Messy Color™ Gossamer Ltd Run

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

A misty opal white.

A comparison of Lumen and Gossamer. – Janet Evans

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  • Gossamer is a white misty opal with just a hint of opalescence.

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Lumen is on top, Gossamer on bottom.
Jolene Wolfe
A comparison of Lumen and Gossamer.
Janet Evans
"These little fish beads are made with white opal colours. There are two shades with different hues and levels of opacity. The set with Fremen [light turquoise] fish is made with Gossamer. The pair with Oobleck [bright lime] fish are made with Lumen. Gossamer is much more translucent than Lumen and seems to me to have a pretty ice-like quality to it." Read more at Kitzbitz Art Glass' blog.
Jolene Wolfe
"Lumen 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
"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
"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 Lumen. 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 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