Messy Color™ Jacaranda Ltd Run

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Jacaranda Ltd Run (511636)<br />A transparent lavender purple that color shifts depending on the lighting.

A transparent lavender purple that color shifts depending on the lighting.

"Gosh, could there be a more beautiful tanzanite purple? This is my favorite color in the whole wide world! This heart is solid Jacaranda." – Jenefer Ham

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CiM Jacaranda
Hillary Lawson
CiM Jacaranda
Laura Sparling
A core of CiM Jacaranda encased with Kismet
Jolene Wolfe
CiM Jacaranda & Kniphofia
Angela Dose
CiM Jacaranda
Laurie Nessel
CiM Jacaranda
Melanie Graham

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  • Jacaranda is basically a transparent version of Wisteria/Crocus. It is a color shifter- in natural light, Jacaranda is a lavender. In fluorescent light, it has a blue tint.
  • Special thanks to Claudia Eidenbenz for the photos in this section.

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"Like Effetre's light lavender, Jacaranda is a glass that changes color depending on the lighting . . . . this is not quite as extreme a color change as Effetre's, and frankly, I prefer the blue shift end of the color range in Jacaranda."
Dwyn Tomlinson
"Jacaranda is a very pretty transparent lavender. It's a bit pinker than Effetre Dark Lavender, and I expect that it does the same colour shifting thing. I think CiM Jacaranda is exactly the same colour as Crocus, but because it is more transparent it just seems brighter. I added some to the order I already placed after I made these beads because I really enjoyed using this colour. . . . Silver stays silver under Jacaranda. " Read more at Melanie's blog.
Melanie Graham
"Jacaranda is slightly translucent. Use an oxidizing flame to burn off any reducing, or exploit this feature to create splashes of very appealing opaline and silver yellow. It is a truly luscious color."
Laurie Nessel
“An eye-popping crocus color with light translucency. This torso took 1.5 hours to make and developed wispy silver-yellow strike patches on the interior. They are gorgeous and possibly a result of slight reduction while applying the color, but more experimenting is in order.”
Laurie Nessel
"Jacaranda, wow!! What a stunning purple!! It's a transparent glass which melts beautifully in the flame, doesn't burn and not shocky whatsoever. I don't think I've seen a colour like this before, in this test pair I've used it on top of a thin white core and encased in clear, I've added small CiM Celadon dots as an accent. Can't wait to do more with it."
Regis Teixera
"Gosh, could there be a more beautiful tanzanite purple? This is my favorite color in the whole wide world! This heart is solid Jacaranda."
Jenefer Ham
"Jacaranda changed its density and hue. It may be a color shift due to a different light source [natural light vs. artificial lighting in my lightbox]. It DID become more transparent than in rod form . . . or maybe I need thicker layers for more opacity."
Joy Munshower
"A beautiful soft floral pastel purple in a gorgeous transparent. Shown here over foil, over white and as spacers."
Janet Evans
"Love Jacaranda! Dark as a lentil bead, pale over white, both are great colors."
Suzanne Cancilla-Fox
"From the family of Wisteria and Crocus, Jacaranda is much more transparent. Mixed here with silver glass these two glass colours are made for each other. No shockiness or bubbling, an absolute pleasure to work with that produces beautiful results."
Juliette Mullett
"Jacaranda is a vibrant transparent purple. This bead set was created using Jacaranda as the base glass. Layered dots of CiM Black Currant and CiM Simply Berry were layered with Double Helix Kalypso, a silver infused glass. Clear portal dots of Double Helix Zephyr were added to capture the mother of pearl reduction shine of the silver glass. Some beads have metallic highlight dots while others were dotted with CiM Black Currant. The spacers: four are CiM Simply Berry and two are Jacaranda. Jacaranda is a beautiful purple glass that melted smoothly and it is a beautiful addition to the purple palette." Read more at Darlene's blog.
Darlene Collette
"Jacaranda is a beautiful transparent lavender. Like all the lavenders, shifts from pink in natural light to blue in artificial light. 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. Jacaranda was then wound onto this bead. This gives the opportunity to see encasement in a variety of common beadmaking situations."
Kim Fields
"Jacaranda is a beautiful glass! Easy to work with- no scum, boiling or pitting- and a beautiful complement to my favorite bright juicy color combos. I found that this glass does have the color shifting properties of most lavender transparents . . . in natural light it is a yummy true lavender and in fluorescent lighting it takes on a blue tint. Both beautiful shades. It layers flawlessly. I work rather hot and it withstood that. In the image I used Jacaranda as well as Kniphofia and Butternut in the twisty and Butternut for the polka dots."
Angela Dose
Left to right: Ornela Fuchsia hell & Jacaranda. See more of Claudia's color comparisons.
Claudia Eidenbenz
"Jacaranda is a vivid lavender similar in hue to the old batch of Effetre dark lavender I have, although Jacaranda is slightly pinker in tone. Jacaranda was lovely to sculpt with, not too stiff yet held its shape."
Lori Peterson
"Jacaranda is like a less translucent/more transparent version of Crocus. Jacaranda is transparent in rod form but it developed a soft mistiness as I used it and it has retained this after annealing. The effect is really pretty. The rod was ever so slightly shocky in that it fractured several times but not enough to send fragments flying. Apart from that it’s fuss-free." Read more at Laura's blog.
Laura Sparling
"In the rod, Jacaranda looks like it might be a misty opal but when worked it turned quite transparent, still has a little haze to it though. Not hard to work with. A good amethyst translucent purple."
Alexis Berger
Left to right: Wisteria, Crocus, Jacaranda, & Jellyfish. See more of Claudia's color comparisons.
Claudia Eidenbenz
"Wow what a beautiful colour! Jacaranda is the transparent version of Wisteria [Misty] and Crocus [Milky]. Absolutely stunning and so smooth to work with."
Suzy Hannabuss
"Jacaranda is a lovely purple in rod form and solid bead form. When layered semi-thinly over dichroic, it is an extremely pale purple. Not shocky and no issues with bubbling or scumming. Played nicely with dichroic and silver glass on surface."
Terri Herron
"Jacaranda looks great by itself [top] but also makes a wonderful layering colour. The hearts here are made with Effetre dark teal [left] and Effetre mid purple [right] encased with Jacaranda. The lilac purple layer has given the darker core colours a real lift and the resulting hearts have a kind of gem-tone quality to them." Read more at Kitzbitz Art Glass' blog.
Jolene Wolfe
"Jacaranda is a fabulous pale purple glass which is wonderful to work with. I tend to work hot and find many pale colours fussy and easy to boil but Jacaranda takes all the heat I can throw at it without any drama! Here is a close look at Jacaranda as spacers. It is such a beautiful bright spring time lavender purple." Read more at Kitzbitz Art Glass' blog.
Jolene Wolfe
"Jacaranda is a masterpiece. The color is the same like Crocus and Wisteria but Jacaranda is almost transparent."
Olga Ivashina