Messy Color™ Bird's Nest Ltd Run

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Bird's Nest Ltd Run (511732)<br />A clear base with orange, yellow, green & black streamers.

A clear base with orange, yellow, green & black streamers.

"I did a quick test with cutting one of the Bird's Nest streamer rods into murrini." – Jenefer Ham

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From left to right - Horehound, Brown Eyed Girl and Burnt Sugar encased with Bird's Nest
Jolene Wolfe
CiM Bird's Nest
Claudia Eidenbenz
CiM Bird's Nest
Suzanne Cancilla-Fox
CiM Bird’s Nest
Laurie Nessel
CiM Bird's Nest over a pea green core with transparent black
Joy Munshower
CiM Bird's Nest
Jennifer Borek

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  • Bird's Nest is clear with 203 Pimento, 305 Sunflower, 419 Iguana, and 820 Hades streamers.

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“Ribbons of black, pale yellow, orange and green. Reminds me of all the twigs and strings that our feathered friends use to make their homes. I got two different shades. One a warm yellow shade and another a cool clear tan. Love this so much!”
Jean Daniels
"What I thought was a shade of brown ended up being a wee bit of a pleasant surprise! Used in the background on the base bead over white, Bird's Nest is a wonderful glass - slightly stiff, no bubbling or shocking and if placed right the subtle lines in various colors give an organic feel like that of a bird's nest."
Tammy Mercier
"Like most of the transparent clear-based streamer glasses, I think Bird's Nest shows off the effect better when encasing a solid colour or foil. However, Bird’s Nest has more colour than some of the other streamers which produces some interesting results. It’s worth more investigation. Shown here as spacers, over white and encasing silver foil."
Janet Evans
"I did a quick test with cutting one of the Bird's Nest streamer rods into murrini."
Jenefer Ham
“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
"These hollow beads are a great way to really see the Bird's Nest streamers within the glass. The streamers stayed true and the glass melted smoothly and consistently in order to create these hollow rounds." See more at Darlene's blog.
Darlene Collette
“The ‘Streamer’ colors like Bird's Nest 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. Bird's Nest was then wound onto this bead. This gives the opportunity to see encasement in a variety of common beadmaking situations.”
Kim Fields
"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
"I expected to like Bird's Nest, and I do! There’s enough strands of color, and they’ve got good contrast. Even just wrapped on itself, it’s interesting."
Jenefer Ham