Messy Color™ Gossamer Ltd Run

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Gossamer Ltd Run (511837)<br />A misty opal white.

A misty opal white.




"A really pretty opal white that is very delicate and subtle in colour. I feel this would be better worked with another colour to bring out the opalness more. But on its own still really pretty. Highly recommend preheating the rod. Melts beautifully and consistently. A winner from me." – Juliette Mullett

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CiM Gossamer
Trudi Doherty

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"The round beads were created with a base of Gossamer on which hand blown shards of CiM Tahitian Pearl were gently added and melted into the surface. Tahitian Pearl has a matte pearlescent shine creating an antique armour-like look to each bead. A couple of spacers of Gossamer are included to show the glass in its natural form." Read more at Darlene's blog.
Darlene Collette
"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
"A really pretty opal white that is very delicate and subtle in colour. I feel this would be better worked with another colour to bring out the opalness more. But on its own still really pretty. Highly recommend preheating the rod. Melts beautifully and consistently. A winner from me."
Juliette Mullett
"Gossamer is just a little less translucent than Portal. I did need to preheat Gossamer to avoid shockiness. No issues with bubbling or scumming. Played nicely with dichroic and silver glass on the same bead!"
Terri Herron
"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
"I love how Gossamer holds its very light translucency consistently. It’s great if you want to make a sculptural piece like this and not have it build up too much opacity. But, the opalescence in it is there and does not dissipate when heated. Amazingly consistent. Love it! It’s also very easy to work with, I had no problems with compatibility shocking or scumming up. Just for reference, I use a Hot Head torch for all of my glasswork."
Alexis Berger