Messy Color™ Pizzazz Ltd Run

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Pizzazz Ltd Run (511641)<br />A misty opal that color shifts between pink-purple and blue-purple depending on your lighting.

A misty opal that color shifts between pink-purple and blue-purple depending on your lighting.

Left to right: Jacaranda, Pizzazz, Wisteria, Crocus. – Olga Ivashina

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CiM Pizzazz with Glass Diversions Kismet frit
Darlene Collette
CiM Pizzazz
Laura Sparling
CiM Pizzazz over Glycerin
Carol Ann Savage
CiM Pizzazz with Reichenbach deep black
Jolene Wolfe
CiM Pizzazz
Trudi Doherty
CiM Pizzazz
Hillary Lawson

CiM Tester Feedback

  • Testers noted that Pizzazz color shifts based on different lighting.
"Pizzazz is gorgeous but does color shift a bit depending on your light source. It's a nice pinky purple in natural light but changed to a muted blue-grey-purple under the artificial lighting in my photo cube." – Joy Munshower
"I’ve gone around the house with the beads trying them under different lights to see if the glass shifts colour to a more blue tone but most lights we have are LED and they don’t induce the same colour shift thing as older style lighting and fluorescent lights do so I can’t give a definitive answer on that one." – Laura Sparling
  • Special thanks to Joy Munshower & Claudia Eidenbenz for the photos in this section.

Join Trudi Doherty's FB group Lampwork Colour Resource Sharing Information for a catalogue of color study.
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Consult Jolene Wolfe's glass testing resource page.

"Pizzazz is a knockout! A smooth clear amethyst and lavender shade. Easy melting and shaping. I love this flowery colour."
Jean Daniels
Left to right: Jacaranda, Pizzazz, Wisteria, Crocus.
Olga Ivashina
“This gorgeous mauvey purple is a little on the bluer side in hue. It has all the lovely qualities of Crocus and Wisteria in transparent form. I found it easy to work, maybe a tad stiffer than some other 104 coe's, with no problems with shockiness. Shown here in rod form, as a sculpted flower, a hollow heart, as a spacer and encasing white.”
Janet Evans
“If you know me, you know that purple is my absolute favorite color! This new shade is just as beautiful as its Crocus and Wisteria cousins! I have nothing bad to say about this glass. It melted so beautifully and I had no issues with scumming and boiling. It even played quite nicely with the wraps of fine silver that I used to accent the hearts. There was some fuming but the overall tone of the glass stayed this gorgeous semi translucent color. I really hope more of this or Wisteria can be made as it’s truly a color the 104 palette needs!”
Michelle Veizaga
"Pizzazz is another wonderful purple from CiM. Not completely transparent like Jacaranda, not really misty like Wisteria but somewhere nicely in the middle. I love working with CiM pinks and purples as they are always a delight to work with. Pizzazz is no exception. It melts smoothly, holds its heat nicely and I didn't get any boiling when using fairly fine stringers for the detail on my sheep. Bonus, it also kiln fuses nicely into little droplets."
Heather Johnson
"Pizzazz [far left] is an incredible misty purple with a beautiful blue undertone. Easy to work and another glorious nuanced color."
Bling Squared Cute Glass
"These round beads have a simple sprinkling of the glass frit gently melted into the surface. You will notice that all but the one bead at the end used Pizzazz over a white core of CiM Peace. The neutral core seemed to show a brighter hue to the purple glass, otherwise it was darker than I would have as the solid base. I also tested Pizzazz with the addition of silver foil under the Kismet frit. In areas where the frit was absent, Pizzazz did emit a brownish hue as a reaction to the silver foil. The spacer beads show the pure color of Pizzazz." See more at Darlene's blog.
Darlene Collette
"Pizzazz is incredibly beautiful and so versatile as it works so well with other colours in the pink or purple palette. Works wonderfully with silver glass. Melts like butter, no boiling or scumming, but would recommend preheating."
Juliette Mullett
"Pizzazz is a lovely glass and it melted well even without pre-heating. I found it to be a very close match to Jacaranda. In my test beads, if you mixed them up, it was hard to tell which one was which."
Bianca Gruber
"Woo hoo, look at this purple! This wonderful shade is just slightly translucent, and is a noticeably warm color under warm lights, incandescent, etc."
Dwyn Tomlinson
"I almost feel like I should be doing the jazz hands when I think of this one, funny how a name can have such a strong connection. I thought at first it was going to be very very close to its predecessor Jacaranda. However looking at them together, while there is a family resemblance, Pizzazz has far more warmer pink undertones. It's beautifully misty, easy to work with and such a joy that CiM brings us colours that no one else can!"
Trudi Doherty
"Pizzazz, what a wonderful glass! I found this rod a bit shocky so into the kiln it went for a minute to pre-warm . . . that was all it took. This glass is really, really stiff to work with, shaping the cone bead here took some time . . . not a problem really, I just need more patience! It makes for fabulous hollow beads though due to the viscosity. I didn’t have to worry about it turning into a soupy mess while building the discs and condensing the form. Pizzazz has the color changing properties similar to Jacaranda which gives it a little extra variation in hue. I like this one!"
Angela Dose
"Pizzazz was fine to work with. No shocking or bubbling. For these beads I used the Pizzazz as a thin encasing layer over a core of CiM Heffalump. Because of the slightly foggy quality of the Pizzazz I thought I would get some sort of stringer reaction happening so I opted for Effetre Light Turquoise 232 stringer to test this and NO! No dark reaction lines or feathering. I really heated the scroll bead seeing if I could get a reaction line [a darker line running through the centre of the applied stringer] to happen but nope, it stayed crisp and clean. Interesting." Read more at Laura's blog.
Laura Sparling
"Pizzazz is a beautiful colour. It's a vibrant opalescent mid-purple which seems to have its own special kind of internal glow about it! It is a stiff but well behaved glass to work with and falls into the what you see is what you get in terms of rod colour compared to the finished beads." Read more at Kitzbitz Art Glass' blog.
Jolene Wolfe
"I made a sculptural bird bead with Pizzazz. I found it very stiff and difficult to work with for sculpting. I began with a clear ‘core’ body and then encased in Pizzazz. This gives an opportunity to see the color encased. The head, wings and tail were added straight from the rod. I used Reichenbach Deep Black for the base of the beak followed by Effetre Pastel Yellow. The eyes were also Reichenbach Deep Black."
Kim Fields
"Pizzazz is gorgeous but does color shift a bit depending on your light source. It's a nice pinky purple in natural light but changed to a muted blue-grey-purple under the artificial lighting in my photo cube. It was also stiffer than I anticipated it to be. It wasn't a problem, it was just unexpected."
Joy Munshower
Left to right: Ornela Fuchsia hell, CiM Pizzazz.
Claudia Eidenbenz