Messy Color™ Dollhouse Misty Ltd Run

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Dollhouse Misty Ltd Run (511927)<br />A misty opal pink.

A misty opal pink.

"I didn’t think the silver made a lot of difference to the Dollhouses while I was making them, but when I put my sample beads next to the ones I made with silver- yes, silver does yellow the pink." – Jenefer Ham

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CiM Dollhouse Misty
Joy Munshower
CiM Dollhouse Misty
Laura Bowker
CiM Dollhouse Misty
Laurie Nessel
CiM Dollhouse Misty
Hillary Lawson
CiM Dollhouse Misty & Milky
Trudi Doherty
CiM Dollhouse Misty
Anna Miller

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  • Dollhouse Misty/Milky is our 907 Rose Quartz formula [which turned opaque-ish after annealing] reengineered into a misty/milky opal. So were Ballerina/Peony, but Dollhouse is a more successful rendition.
"The photo shows the misty and milky versions of Dollhouse next to each other." Read more at Laura's blog. – Laura Sparling
  • Special thanks to Laura Sparling & Claudia Eidenbenz for 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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Consult Jolene Wolfe's glass testing resource page.

"I decided to create a gummy bear with Dollhouse Misty and it did not disappoint. Lovely pink, I think my favorite! It has an internal glow to it, it flashes pink light when reflecting sun rays- just lovely!"
Anna Miller
Left to right: Diaphanous Misty, Diaphanous Milky, Ballet Slipper, Inca Rose, Ballerina, Dollhouse Misty, Dollhouse Milky, Gelly's Sty.
Bianca Gruber
A comparison of Dollhouse Misty & Milky.
Laurie Nessel
“This is the same formula, using Erbium, as CiM Rose Quartz but translucent [Misty]. Easy to work and gorgeous. It’s a bit of a splurge but incomparable!”
Laurie Nessel
"Dollhouse Misty blew out wonderfully." Blown hollows [clockwise: Dollhouse Misty, Robert E., a test batch with aventurine, Solar Storm, Lingonberry, & Pink Pansy].
Laura Bowker
Check out Maria's YouTube demo of pink elephants using Dollhouse Misty & Milky.
Maria Schoenenberger
"A warm, soft, rosy pink, it’s not quite as intense as last year’s Peony. I did not have as many shockiness issues with this glass as I did with Peony, it was much more well-behaved. Shown as spacers, over white, and over foil."
Janet Evans
"This post will show a few comparison beads as a glimpse of Dollhouse and its reactivity to silver glass and fine silver wire. Dollhouse Milky and its Misty sister are reminiscent of the CiM Rose Quartz glass from years ago. My 'go-to' test for any new glass is to pair it with silver glass or 99% fine silver wire. This allows me to test reactivity in a small bead before creating a full set of beads. Note the slight intensity of the transparent vs. translucent in the spacer beads of each set. The silver leaf and dots of DH Aurae silver glass used in the Dollhouse Misty was heated and passed in a reduction flame to fume the bead with a golden hue. The Dollhouse Milky barrel bead was worked cooler in the flame and quickly wrapped with 99% fine silver wire. As a result, there is no fuming and the silver wire had no reaction. So based on how you treat these glasses and the chemistry of the flame, you can achieve either option." See more at Darlene's blog.
Darlene Collette
"At first glance, the Misty and Milky colors looked identical. After using them, I found the Milky to be much more intense than the Misty. Both mixes are beautiful. I made a simple spacer bead. I also made a second bead with a base of Effetre Super Clear. The left side was then encased in Effetre white to represent the opaque, the middle in CiM Marshmallow to represent the translucent, and finally the right remained clear to represent the transparent. Dollhouse Misty was then wound onto this bead. This gives the opportunity to see encasement in a variety of common beadmaking situations.”
Kim Fields
"I didn’t think the silver made a lot of difference to the Dollhouses while I was making them, but when I put my sample beads next to the ones I made with silver- yes, silver does yellow the pink."
Jenefer Ham
"I like both Dollhouse Misty & Milky. The Misty has an opal quality and Milky is a little brighter in color. They look good over white with stringer."
Suzanne Cancilla-Fox
"Dollhouse is a gorgeous Misty and Milky pink. The Misty version is more transparent and the Milky version is more opaque. Both are lovely and both are very easy to work with. No shockiness at all, even without pre-heating. The Misty is on the left and the Milky is on the right."
Heather Johnson
"CiM have been working towards a more standardised amount of opalescence across their Milky and Misty opal glass lines. They have also simplified the naming by giving a single name to the hue followed by the tag Milky or Misty. These pretty pinks are called Dollhouse. The difference between Milky and Misty glass in these two shades is much easier to see when you have the beads in your hands. I have found it very tricky to capture in a photograph. Milky beads on the top row, Misty beads on the bottom row. I hope it gives an idea of the very subtle difference between them. Milky beads look whiter or more pastel to my eye." Read more at Kitzbitz Art Glass' blog.
Jolene Wolfe
"Dollhouse is a beautiful pink and really nice to work with. Dollhouse Misty in my opinion is an exact replica of Peony. My picture shows them next to each other and I cannot see a difference. I love all misty colours so a big fan of this new pink."
Suzy Hannabuss
"The most beautiful opal pink with semi translucency, almost cloudy/veil like. The pink is reminiscent of Rose Quartz. The light bounces throughout the beads with a gorgeous rose pink inner glow. I preheated this rod, as it would have been really shocky otherwise. I highly recommend pre warming the rod before use. Melted beautifully, like butter. Works beautifully with silver glass. If you like pink, you will love this colour. A must have for all pink glass lovers."
Juliette Mullett
"This glass is very similar to Peony from last year. So, of course I love it. Dollhouse Milky and Misty are both so dreamy and super easy to work with. No shocking, no popping, and as smooth as silk to melt. Great for sculpture. Just a love fest all around."
Lori Peterson
"Dollhouse Misty is a lovely light pink. Not shocky and no issues with bubbling or scumming. Played nicely with dichroic and silver glass on surface."
Terri Herron
Left to right: Ballerina, Peony, Dollhouse Misty, Dollhouse Milky. See more of Claudia's color comparisons.
Claudia Eidenbenz
Left to right: Rose Quartz, Dollhouse Misty, Dollhouse Milky. See more of Claudia's color comparisons.
Claudia Eidenbenz
"Dollhouse Misty has the translucent opalescent thing going on that CiM does so well. I had no troubles at all with this one. It melted nicely with no shocking or scumming." Read more at Laura's blog.
Laura Sparling
"Over the past few production runs, CiM has not only been working on gorgeous colours, but gorgeous colours that keep their transparent/translucent qualities even after heating & cooling and garaging. They have for some colours, also split their production pot to make two versions of the same colour  … a misty [more transparent] and a milky [more translucent] version, giving artists much more control over the kind of beads they want to make rather than being restrained by what the market offers. These pinks really have the Miami art deco meets ice cream sundae vibe! Misty falls between Ballerina and Peony while Milky is more saturated. Both are beautiful strong pinks. And I'm really glad that they share the same name, as it's obvious that the colours are related. Both melted smoothly with no issues."
Trudi Doherty
"I really like this glass. It was not very shocky, didn’t burn up as fast as other pinks, stayed true to color unlike other pastel transparent pinks that turned yellow or orangish. I didn’t like it over white because it almost disappeared. The palest bead has a twisty made with Dollhouse and Green Opalino over white and you can see how super pale it is. Usually white [at least in my experience] under a transparent makes the transparent pop. The elephant has a couple of minor 'scorch' marks from over heating which tells me it needs to be melted in the coolest part of the flame and for not too long. With that being said, it held up in the heat a good while before making those marks— much better than I’ve seen other pinks do. The mini blown glass vessel was easy to blow. I put Effetre white dots on the pink heart, transparent pink dichro on the lone pink bead [gorgeous reaction] and made a plain pair of beads just to see how the glass looked by itself."
Susan Parry