Messy Color™ Clear Glow in the Dark Ltd Run

511834G -

Clear Glow in the Dark Ltd Run (511834G)<br />Clear with glow in the dark frit.

Clear with glow in the dark frit.

"Glow in the Dark! How fun is that?!!! This photo was taken in my bathroom with all the lights turned off. Veeery glowy! Shown here as spacers and encasing a black disc." – Janet Evans

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CiM Glow in the dark
Laura Sparling
CiM Glow in the dark
Caroline Davis

CiM Tester Feedback

  • Many testers loved this glass despite reports of extreme shockiness. **We recommend pre-warming / pre-annealing.**
Note: Some testers loved the testing rods but struggled with their purchased rods; experiences seem to vary on a rod to rod basis.
Please note that glow in the dark rods will be shorter than the standard lengths you have come to expect from CiM.
"We have been missing glow in the dark glass in COE 104! Glow glass in any COE tends to be super shocky and fragile until it's actually in the liquid form. Once you make something with it, the glow lasts and lasts. Preheating the rods or even annealing them prior to use can help with the fragility and ease some of the challenges at the torch. Ultimately, the end results are always worth the little extra effort involved."  -Sheri Spurlock / Melt Glass Art Supply
"I LOVELOVELOVE the glow in the dark glass! Swooooon! Easy melting and lots of glow that's quickly activated by light. Great add to the 104 palette of colors!" [Later Joy wrote that her second testing was intolerably shocky; please note that experiences seem to vary on a rod to rod basis.] – Joy Munshower
"I had no trouble with any glass rods that you sent me. Even glow in the dark melted quite good." – Claudia Eidenbenz
"My beads didn't end up cracking, but the rods were awful. The glow glass shatters with the least heat and I was only able to wrap a small spacer from the first 1/3 of the rod with most of that 1/3 ending up on the table." – Melanie Graham
"With my new method of melting by slowly introducing the glass way up above the flame and then slowly moving down, I had no shocking. I made a couple of rounds and a drum with absolutely no difficulty and they glow very nicely." – Gloria Sevey
"This glow in the dark glass was such a pleasure to work with! The beautiful aqua blue glow was very strong and made for a great effect! The glass melted very easily and was not shocky at all. This glass creates a really cool silhouette look when adding black decoration on the bead. A great addition to the 104 line!" – Michelle Veizaga
"The glow in the dark rods break if you look at them wrong. And you can literally snap them with your fingers with almost no effort. The glow bits in the rods are rather large and I think the breaking happens where there are more of them. I did look at them through a polariscope and did not see any stress." – JameyLynn
"I have used glow powder but it is not as convenient as ready made cane. Definitely a different look as well. CiM's glow rods are quite viscous when hot and crack easily when they cool a bit. But the finished pieces are just fine. I was up very early this morning and discovered a pendant I made with the clear based glow still glowing faintly after 8 hours without light." – Chris Haussler
"From my experience making my own glow in the dark rods and using others, shockiness is kind of the nature of the beast. The trick is to warm high in the flame for some time, then bring it down to the working flame area." – Renee Wiggins
"The glow in the dark was very shocky but all my beads survived." – Lori Peterson

Join Trudi Doherty's FB group Lampwork Colour Resource Sharing Information for a catalogue of color study.
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.

"Glow in the Dark! How fun is that?!!! This photo was taken in my bathroom with all the lights turned off. Veeery glowy! Shown here as spacers and encasing a black disc."
Janet Evans
"This is a glow in the dark like a chocolate chip cookie. Clear, with visible chunks of 'glow.' That lack of control where the glow goes might make some people crazy. But it's still kind of fun. You would get glow spots in random places. I didn't have any problem with this shocking." Read more at DragonJools blog.
Dwyn Tomlinson
"Having never worked a glow in the dark glass before I was apprehensive as how this would both melt and look in the dark. I preheated this rod to avoid any shockiness, particularly as the rod was bigger in diameter than most CiM colours. The clear was clean, bubble and scum free and was on par with Effetre Superclear 006 for quality and cleanliness. This melted beautifully without being soupy. No bubbling or any issues when working the glass. Melts like a dream. If you like a subtle glow in the dark look then this is for you. I would have liked to have seen much more glow in the dark inclusions, however it is still lovely as is."
Juliette Mullett
"Vetrofond clear, a touch of dichroic, aqua glow powder, and the clear based Messy glow glass makes a wonderful fairy tale pumpkin. When I first got the new glow glass, I really wasn't sure I liked the big bits of glow. But as I have worked and played with it, I find it creates some effects that work well. It works well as fireflies or magical sparkles."
Chris Haussler
"The glow glass is awesome if you prewarm it. I stuck the end in the kiln and it melts perfectly. If you don’t prewarm, it shocks all over the place."
Caroline Davis
"The actual glow is a greenish-blue and it really lights up. I ‘fed’ the two beads light with the torch on my iPhone before I wedged myself into the porch cupboard to capture their glow in a photo. What a fun glass! I really enjoyed playing with this one." Read more at Laura's blog.
Laura Sparling
"In rod form, Glow in the Dark is a hazy clear and when you melt it it goes a bit bubbly. The glass is quite soft but not at all shocky. It played nicely with stringer; I used Effetre White 204 for the scrolls on the silver core bead." Read more at Laura's blog.
Laura Sparling