Messy Color™ Ballerina Ltd Run

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Ballerina Ltd Run (511918)<br />A misty opal bright pink- same hue as Peony.

A misty opal bright pink- same hue as Peony.

"Ballerina is slightly lighter, in the rod it looked more misty, but the bead came out looking more transparent and looks extremely close to Blush [one of my favourite pinks]." – Trudi Doherty

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Darlene Collette
"The heart with the light shining through the bead really shows off the mistiness."
Laura Sparling
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Dana George

CiM Tester Feedback

  • Ballerina / Peony were melted as misty / milky opal equivalents to our popular opal color Rose Quartz [which is opaque-ish after annealing].
"I made small hearts, about 15mm in size, and you can see that the Peony has a beautiful rosey glow and falls in between Rose Quartz and Ballerina." – Trudi Doherty
"I found Ballerina harder to bloom color [than its milky counterpart, Peony]." – Darlene Collette
  • Special thanks to Trudi Doherty & Claudia Eidenbenz for providing the photos in this section.

Join Trudi Doherty's FB group Lampwork Colour Resource Sharing Information for a catalogue of color study.
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"Ballerina is a very delicate pink that is really great to work with. I encased it in super clear."
Sandra Beingessner
"Ballerina is a cool translucent pink. Thinner applications create a more transparent look but more glass has a soft semi-transparent look. Will bubble with longer flame time. Soft melting glass. Beads left to right: Ballerina, Pink Lemonade, Tutu, Pink Dogwood, Peony, Rose Quartz, and Charlotte. Rosebud base done in Cotton with Ballerina petals and tips with DH Rhea. Cotton rosebud with tips in Ballerina has a soft transparent pink. Also paired with Unicorn, Lovebirds and Goddess." See more at Jean's blog.
Jean Daniels
"Oh be still my heart, I love Peony & Ballerina! They are slightly more saturated versions of the long out-of-stock colors Rose Quartz and Cotton Candy. Peony is less transparent and has a slightly more intense color than Ballerina."
Caroline Davis
Left to right: CiM Rose Quartz, Ballerina, and Peony. See more of Claudia’s color comparisons.
Claudia Eidenbenz
"Ballerina was amazing, no scumming or boiling and not shocky. It was also super easy to work in the flame with no signs of devitrification or discoloring. Ballerina also played really nicely with silver wire without going too golden!"
Michelle Veizaga
"This set of beads uses Ballerina. It is a soft pink that I had a bit of a challenge in getting anything but a transparent. The single bead is a base of Ballerina with my hand-blended Pendragonfyre frit. Apart from the spacers, the remaining beads are Ballerina over a core of CiM Peace with more of my frit. This would be lovely for a summer wedding bracelet." Read more at Darlene's blog.
Darlene Collette
"Ballerina etched vs. shiny. Such a pretty colour both ways!"
Trudi Doherty
"These are 918 Ballerina and 919 Peony. Lovely translucent Peony is reminiscent of Rose Quartz, a CiM color from a long time ago. Ballerina is a misty opal which, when I worked it into beads, was nearly transparent. These beads are super tiny so maybe for larger masses of glass, its misty qualities would be more apparent. I did experience a bit of devitrification on the Peony when using it for sculpture. Still, even with the finicky quirks, it is a beauty."
Lori Peterson
"Ballerina is a new beautiful transparent pink."
Suzy Hannabuss
"A very feminine and beautiful princess pink with a delicate inner pink glow that just bounces off the light throughout. Love pink? You will adore Ballerina."
Juliette Mullett
"Ballerina has been engineered to look misty opal. There is a delightful just barely there cloudy look to them. From top to bottom - Ballerina with Poi dots, Ballerina, encased Ballerina." Read more at Kitzbitz Art Glass' blog.
Jolene Wolfe
"The pair of hearts in the center of this picture are made with CiM Rose Quartz. The spring 2020 release of new glass from CiM contains two lovely pinks that are re-engineered versions of CiM's iconic Rose Quartz. From right to left - encased Peony, Peony, Rose Quartz, Ballerina, encased Ballerina." Read more at Kitzbitz Art Glass' blog.
Jolene Wolfe
"Ballerina is one of CiM’s misty opals and it’s such a pretty shade of pink. The smaller the bead, the less opal mistiness you get happening and the glass appears transparent. You can see this in the spacers. The hearts, however, take me a while to make and there’s a lot of cooling, shaping and reheating involved. You can see the resulting misty opal effect best in the thicker top half of each heart bead where there is more glass. Ballerina was smooth and not at all shocky to use. A really beautiful glass." Read more at Laura's blog.
Laura Sparling
"Ballerina is absolutely amazing. It is very soft, very nice, without any dirt and very easy to work. The difference between Ballerina & Peony in thick forms is not so remarkable. In terms of quality of glass, brightness, soft and pleasant- these two are bestsellers!"
Olga Ivashina
"Ballerina is slightly lighter, in the rod it looked more misty, but the bead came out looking more transparent and looks extremely close to Blush [one of my favourite pinks]."
Trudi Doherty
"CiM sure does make some pretty pinks, and these new ones do not disappoint! Like many of their new colours, they make 2 with the same hue. One an opal that stays translucent Peony, and a misty opal Ballerina. Both melted fuss free in the flame. Both delicate and feminine and great to see in coe104!"
Trudi Doherty