Messy Color™ Solar Storm Ltd Run

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Solar Storm Ltd Run (511224)<br />A clear base with reddish orange, orange, and purple stripes.

A clear base with reddish orange, orange, and purple stripes.

"CiM streamers make great hair." Check out Maria's YouTube review. – Maria Schoenenberger

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  • Solar Storm is clear with 203 Pimento, 618 Simply Berry, and 217 Harvest streamers.
"Solar Storm is by far my favorite of the streamers. I think it has the best colors and looks great over white." – Suzanne Cancilla-Fox

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"Solar Storm, I do like it in the flowers."
Dwyn Tomlinson
“Solar Storm is pretty pretty pretty. Warm red and orange ribbons makes it a very fun glass to work with. Smooth melting and colour changes with lots of layers.”
Jean Daniels
"I think Solar Storm might be my favourite 'streamer' colour so far. I am looking forward to trying the rest of them because I really like the streaky look they give. It's like the streaks you get when you apply coloured frit to a bead using a clear gather to transport and spread it except that the end result is easier to control and more predictably coloured. There's a time and place for both and I am glad to have this option in orange. With all of the streamer colours, I've found that it's important to use a contrasting opaque colour underneath them as the bead 'core' so that they have something to sparkle against. Otherwise, the lighter streamers get really lost against the bead hole." Read more at Melanie's blog.
Melanie Graham
"The Solar Storm core of this pendant creates a tangle of orange diffused by an encasement of Lumen."
Laurie Nessel
Blown hollows [clockwise: Dollhouse Misty, Robert E., a test batch with aventurine, Solar Storm, Lingonberry, & Pink Pansy].
Laura Bowker
"Solar Storm is one of CiM's streamer glasses. I have to say that I’m not in love with most of the streamers, but Solar Storm has just enough colour to make it interesting. The effect is pretty subtle though, so I find it works best over something else. Shown here as spacers, over white and over silver foil."
Janet Evans
“The new CiM Streamer glasses are all transparent with stripes of various opaque colours running the length of the rod. When used they result in ribbons and wisps of colour suspended in the glass. I’ve put these together in one post because usage wise the Streamers are all pretty much the same. They melt smoothly with no shocking, hazing or bubbling. Great to work with. This glass needs to be used carefully to get the best out of it. You can’t just slap it on the mandrel all cattywampus and expect it to look great. You need to wrap it or layer it on with care so that the streamers can stream. I feel that this glass lends itself perfectly to discs and hollows due to the way these types of beads are constructed. I opted for hollow beads and all of the ones pictured were made with the two disc method, not blown.” Read more at Laura’s blog.
Laura Sparling
"Here is Solar Storm self wrapped, and on Peace with one wrap. Nice coverage! On the big bead, it’s got a Unicorn core, with slow wraps and encased with Effetre super clear. Again I note that the color streamers easily migrate through the ESC. Cool!"
Jenefer Ham
“The ‘Streamer’ colors like Solar Storm make playful, fun beads. 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. Solar Storm was then wound onto this bead. This gives the opportunity to see encasement in a variety of common beadmaking situations.”
Kim Fields
"CiM streamers make great hair." Check out Maria's YouTube review.
Maria Schoenenberger
"I have used Solar Storm here as an encasing layer over a thin core of Brown Eyed Girl. The rod is predominantly clear glass with fine lines of red and orange running the length of it. Solar Storm is described as containing purple stripes too but I am not seeing them in this trio of hearts." Read more at Kitzbitz Art Glass' blog.
Jolene Wolfe
"Solar Storm is a 'Streamer' colour. It is a core of clear glass with lines of red and orange running along it. It melts smoothly with no shocking issues. I've been a bit messy with my applications to create random folds, twists and swirls in the colours but I bet someone will do something really cool with very precise applications of these Streamers. The colours show brightly, even when pulled thin. L-R show a plain spacer of Solar Storm then wrapped over the following, white, CiM Beeswax Misty and Milky and finally Effetre Bright Acid Yellow."
Heather Johnson
"I used the various streamer rods to make birdy bodies. The glass makes pleasant wispy swirls in the transparent glass. I rotated the rod fairly slowly while in the flame to make the base beads. The wings, beak, and tail are clear and the head is lightly reduced Clio. [Left to right: Sea Anemone, Prometheus, Solar Storm, Bird's Nest.]"
Lori Peterson