Messy Color™ Ballet Slipper Ltd Run

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Ballet Slipper Ltd Run (511932)<br />A soft and pale cloudy transparent pink.

A soft and pale cloudy transparent pink.

Ballet Slipper vs. Inca Rose. – Olga Ivashina

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CiM Ballet Slipper with Val Cox Sadie Hawkins frit
Darlene Collette
CiM Ballet Slipper
Jean Daniels
CiM Ballet Slipper
Bianca Gruber

CiM Tester Feedback

  • Ballet Slipper is a cloudy transparent. Many testers report that our cloudy transparents are prone to shockiness or breakage. **Please pre-warm / pre-anneal rods accordingly.**
  • Special thanks to Claudia Eidenbenz for the comparison photo in this section.

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"Ballet Slipper is a cloudy transparent colour. It's a beautifully soft pink with a touch of peach that gives a warm tone. I was pleasantly surprised as it looked paler in the rod, and despite these beads being relatively small [14 x 9 mm], the colour has certainly bloomed. Here it looks like a solid colour, and I'd like to experiment a bit more layering this over white to see if the pigment effect becomes more visible. As cloudy colours contain inclusions, I pre-heat these prior to use, [not for long] and I had no issues using it."
Trudi Doherty
"Ballet Slipper is a cloudy pale transparent pink. Some testers had noted some shockiness so I followed their recommendation to pre-heat the rod of glass. It is such a beautiful glass, I didn’t want to waste a bit. It melted beautifully and is definitely a lovely color. As it was pale, I decided to to use it as a canvas backdrop to a beautiful Val Cox frit named Sadie Hawkins." See more at Darlene's blog.
Darlene Collette
"Ballet Slipper is a pigmented color so the results are wonderfully swirly. I found this to be a very pale pink, lovely tone but oh my gosh, was it ever shocky. Once you got a bit on the mandrel, though, the pink didn't burn out, so that was nice."
Lori Peterson
"Ballet Slipper is incredibly beautiful and so versatile as it works so well with pretty much any colour you put with it. Works wonderfully with silver glass. Melts like butter, no boiling or scumming, but would recommend pre-heating."
Juliette Mullett
Left to right: Diaphanous Misty, Diaphanous Milky, Ballet Slipper, Inca Rose, Ballerina, Dollhouse Misty, Dollhouse Milky, Gelly's Sty.
Bianca Gruber
"What a good description! Ballet Slipper is just the colour of a pale pink ballet slipper but in a cloudy transparent. It melted easily but I worked it in a cooler flame as I got a little bubbling scum if I melted it hot from a cool rod. I pre-heated this rod and had no problems with it! Very very beautiful!!"
Bianca Gruber
"Ballet Slipper is a soft pink. To me this color is a great pale cherry blossom pink. It is a more moonstone-like color being translucent but having very even color! I would recommend warming this rod in the kiln as I did get just the slightest amount of shock even warming in the back of the flame. Otherwise I cannot say anything bad about this color! Like all of the other pinks it had very little reaction with the fine silver I laid down."
Michelle Veizaga
“I made a sculptural bird bead with Ballet Slipper. A very pale pink. Found the color a bit streaky and a little shocky. I began with a clear ‘core’ body and then encased in Ballet Slipper. This gives an opportunity to see encasement with the color. 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
Left to right: Ballet Slipper, Inca Rose.
Claudia Eidenbenz
"Ballet Slipper is a gorgeous, soft cloudy transparent pink. I’m a huge fan of pink glass and this one is no different. I didn’t pre-warm these rods and worked a little farther back in the flame to preserve the delicate color and the glass was a dream to work with. As I built my hollow bead, I noticed this glass has a streaky quality about it. I don’t mind it at all, in fact I feel it adds a layer of interest when looking into the finished bead. Lovely glass!"
Angela Dose
Ballet Slipper vs. Inca Rose.
Olga Ivashina
"I really liked this glass! I'm not a 'pink' person at all . . . but this was a really nice subtle shade of pink that was soft and not 'in your face' pink. This glass is also streaky, in that there are more opaque streaks throughout the translucent part of the glass. I think it's really attractive."
Joy Munshower