Messy Color™ Luzern Ltd Run

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Luzern Ltd Run (511924)<br />A cloudy transparent pinkish purple.

A cloudy transparent pinkish purple.




"In general, I have found the Cloudy Transparent colours [including Luzern] to be a bit shocky. For the most part, this was quite manageable and well worth the effort, at least for the colours I've tried so far. Heather is the one that I've had the most trouble with out of this group. Another thing common to all of these colours [so far] is that they can be easy to boil, so you really have to watch your heat. This is true not only with fine stringer, but also when applying the glass from the rod to your bead. Work higher up in the flame and a bit cooler to avoid this problem. I have not specifically tested any of these for colour reactions yet. When I do, I might find out something interesting, but so far they do not seem very reactive with other colours." Read more at Melanie's blog. – Melanie Graham

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CiM Luzern
Suzy Hannabuss
CiM Luzern
Melanie Graham
CiM Luzern, tumble etched
Jolene Wolfe
CiM Luzern
Laura Sparling

Messy Tester's Feedback

  • Luzern is a test batch made with the same color pigments as Heather.
Luzern is named for the hometown of our illustrious and loyal CiM reseller crea-arte. This color matches their logo. Thank you, crea-arte, for your support of CiM!
  • Special thanks to Suzy Hannabuss & Jolene Wolfe for providing the photos in this section.

Claudia Eidenbenz’s "Vetrothek" (glass library) is a great resource for color comparisons.
See Kay Powell’s frit testing samples.
Browse Serena Thomas’ color gallery.
Check out Miriam Steger’s CiM color charts.
Consult Jolene Wolfe's glass testing resource page.


"In general, I have found the Cloudy Transparent colours [including Luzern] to be a bit shocky. For the most part, this was quite manageable and well worth the effort, at least for the colours I've tried so far. Heather is the one that I've had the most trouble with out of this group. Another thing common to all of these colours [so far] is that they can be easy to boil, so you really have to watch your heat. This is true not only with fine stringer, but also when applying the glass from the rod to your bead. Work higher up in the flame and a bit cooler to avoid this problem. I have not specifically tested any of these for colour reactions yet. When I do, I might find out something interesting, but so far they do not seem very reactive with other colours." Read more at Melanie's blog.
Melanie Graham
"Luzern is stunning! I’m hoping this can be recreated. It’s a juicy, pinkish purple that is less transparent than Heather but, in my humble opinion, deserves a place in the Messy Color purple palette."
Gloria Sevey
"Luzern is in really small quantities and will be hard to find. It is a slightly darker version of Heather. I really like it." Read more at DragonJools blog.
Dwyn Tomlinson
"This cloudy transparent is called Luzern because its colour matches the logo of Crea-Arte who are located in Luzern/Lucerne in Switzerland. Crea-Arte will be the main place you can get this particular glass. And what a glass it is! I love it. It's a gorgeous, rich orchid pinky-purple and judging by its original number it's a variant of CiM Heather. It melted with no trouble and I only wish I had more of it to play with. Beautiful glass! The beads were photographed indoors in natural daylight." Read more at Laura's blog.
Laura Sparling
"Another stunning cloud color from CiM, similar to Heather, but this one leans more towards the purple scale. On the left I've used it over white to show the wisps of colour, on the right is solid Luzern. This was only produced in a small batch, and will mostly be available at crea-arte since it matches their logo, and Luzern is the owner's hometown. Like Heather, I'm sure this will be one in demand. So I say to Kathy at CiM: 'keep playing and coming up with these fabulous colours, we love them.'"
Trudi Doherty
"A beautiful streaky glass that has a wonderful wispy look and feel to it which creates layers of subtle colours that are wonderfully translucent with fine layers of strands of a heather purple. Not seen another colour like this and is more intense when used on its own, but has a mystical look when used with clear. A versatile colour that can be used in many ways. Less is more with this glass which brings out the beauty of the colour."
Juliette Mullett