Messy Color™ Montezuma Ltd Run

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Montezuma Ltd Run (511579)<br />An opaque navy blue laden with silver.

An opaque navy blue laden with silver.

"This navy is incredible and works beautifully with silver glass. A stunner for sure." – Juliette Mullett

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Juliette Mullett
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Caroline Davis
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Jolene Wolfe
Montezuma encased with Effetre Super Clear 006, with spots and spacers in CiM Ra.
Laura Sparling

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  • Montezuma was melted in response to requests to re-create Prussian Blue (which was a happy accident), this time with more silver added.
  • Special thanks to Claudia Eidenbenz for providing the photo in this section.

Join Trudi Doherty's FB group Lampwork Colour Resource Sharing Information for a catalogue of color study.
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Consult Jolene Wolfe's glass testing resource page.

"Montezuma is an excellent jeans color."
Laurie Nessel
"Montezuma is a silver rich navy blue. I did get very subtle streaks of dark green. It is a stunning color very similar to Prussian Blue which is one of my favorite glass colors. Montezuma is a tad different but I feel that Montezuma is an acceptable replacement for Prussian Blue."
Caroline Davis
Left to right: Class M Planet, Prussian Blue, & Montezuma. See more of Claudia’s color comparisons.
Claudia Eidenbenz
"Montezuma is a silver laden blue glass, so in testing, I wanted to push the silver to the limit. The flat tab bead has Double Helix silver glass murrini reduced and encased. The barrel bead has the same murrini but with a sprite dragonfly copper foil encasement. As you can see from the spacers, this silver laden Montezuma yields blues and greens the more it is worked in the flame. Lots of potential in this beautiful glass!" See more at Darlene's blog.
Darlene Collette
"Montezuma is fun and very useful in the palette. It’s a beautiful bright, dark blue when lightly worked in the flame and a darker, unique, navy blue when heated for a longer period of time. It’s another color that 'goes well with denim'."
Gloria Sevey
"Montezuma is a silver-rich navy blue that was an attempt to remake Prussian Blue and it is similar to that but I reckon it’s more of a dead ringer for CiM Class M Planet. In rod form Montezuma is a dark blue but when heated it gets a marine green tinge. If you don’t encase the bead this will remain, but a layer of encasing magically does away with the green, leaving a rich navy blue. This glass behaves exactly the same way as Class M Planet did, even down to its occasional shocky-pop here and there. [Nothing serious – just warm it slowly and carefully.]" Read more at Laura's blog.
Laura Sparling
"This navy is incredible and works beautifully with silver glass. A stunner for sure."
Juliette Mullett
"Montezuma is a great remake of Prussian Blue. Maybe even a bit nicer."
Suzy Hannabuss
"Just on its own this glass is a lovely colour and one of those lacking in the lampwork palette, navy blue. Trouble free in the flame. The beads on the left have silvered ivory and Triton on the surface and have been heavily reduced. The larger bead is partly dark ivory and I've also added some silver wire. The beads on the right are Montezuma with silver foil on half of each bead along with Triton, reduced, and then encased in Effetre clear."
Josephine Wadman
"Montezuma is a very requested color. We only have this color in Reichenbach 96 coe."
Olga Ivashina
"Montezuma is similar to a past colour called Prussian Blue. I think it is pretty close but has even more colour variation between deep blue and teal green. As fine stringer over Ra it looks teal all the way. From left to right: Ra with Montezuma wraps, Ra / Montezuma with silvered ivory wraps, Montezuma with silvered ivory wraps, Montezuma on its own." Read more at Kitzbitz Art Glass' blog.
Jolene Wolfe