Messy Color™ Portal Ltd Run

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Portal Ltd Run (511836)<br />A misty opal white.

A misty opal white.

"Portal and Gossamer are beautiful. They fall in between Swan/London Fog and Cirrus. Really find it hard to tell between the two. Very nice to work with." – Suzy Hannabuss

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CiM Portal
Trudi Doherty
CiM Portal
Alexis Berger

CiM Tester Feedback

  • Some testers reported Portal was etch resistant.
"I threw a couple of Portal spacer beads into my etching fluid, and they came out shiny. I couldn't possibly wait for a kiln cycle to be sure, so I made a paddle of teal glass with Portal dots and the Portal resisted etching . . . Hallelujah!! I used liquid etchall for about 5 mins. I couldn't say if left in for a longer time how much it would continue to resist, but that was enough time to etch normal glass." – Trudi Doherty
  • Special thanks to Claudia Eidenbenz for the photo in this section.

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Consult Jolene Wolfe's glass testing resource page.

"Portal is a new misty opal white. This bead set was created using Portal as the base glass. Layered dots of CiM Prussian Blue, a deep opaque blue laden with silver, and rare Double Helix Olympia Rain. Clear portal dots of Double Helix Zephyr were added to capture the stormed reaction of the silver glass. Each portal turned a pretty green as a result of the reaction between the two silver laden glasses." See more at Darlene's blog.
Darlene Collette
Left to right: London Fog, Portal. See more of Claudia's color comparisons.
Claudia Eidenbenz
"Portal is a fabulous white moonstone color, I love how it keeps its translucency very consistently. It was not prone to scumming, popping or cracking. Easy to work with. [I work on a Hot Head.]"
Alexis Berger
"Portal is an ethereal cloudy white similar to Cirrus. It was a bit soft to sculpt with but worth the effort. I just love the effect."
Lori Peterson
"I encased this bead in Effetre superclear 006. Sometimes I get a yellowing if the clear goes on a bit too hot with the white opals. To be honest, though, I think it adds to its delight."
Juliette Mullett
"Portal and Gossamer are beautiful. They fall in between Swan/London Fog and Cirrus. Really find it hard to tell between the two. Very nice to work with."
Suzy Hannabuss
"Portal is a lovely glass that when used as encasing will soften the colors. Portal is more translucent than Gossamer. I needed to preheat it to avoid shockiness. No issues with bubbling or scumming. Played nicely with dichroic and silver glass on the surface of the bead."
Terri Herron
"Portal is a stunning opal-moonstone colour. Subtle yet elegant with a misty veil illuminating throughout that dances in the light. I preheated this rod as similar colours like this I found very shocky, so I would recommend preheating. Works well with silver glass and once preheated it melts like a dream. I love everything about this colour as you can make it as subtle as you want and jazz it up with other glass."
Juliette Mullett
"I adore CiM's opal colours, but there really is something special about the white ones. They really have an ethereal quality to them and even used on their own they look spectacular the way the light diffuses through them. Of the two, Portal appears to be more translucent and a touch brighter, while Gossamer leans closer to a whiter shade. I adored London Fog and I really loved to use it to encase with in place of clear as it gave a softer effect. I'm going to look forward to playing more with these two colours to see what happens. Creativity is like opening a door to a magical pathway!"
Trudi Doherty