Messy Color™ Café Au Lait Ltd Run

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Café Au Lait Ltd Run (511739)<br />A creamy opaque brown with silver.

A creamy opaque brown with silver.




"Café Au Lait is a glass that surprised me. In a simple bead it was just a light ivory/hint o’ latte colour but worked a little longer and pressed in a brass press it became darker with even darker striations where additional glass had been added. Made for a more interesting bead. Melted nice and easy, no problems." – Bianca Gruber

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  • Café Au Lait is is a silver laden brown.
  • Special thanks to Claudia Eidenbenz & Suzy Hannabuss for the photos in this section.

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"I tried Café Au Lait with dark turquoise, no reaction."
Dwyn Tomlinson
"When worked, Café Au Lait is sort of a greige colour [raw linen] but if cooled very rapidly and not re-heated, like the mashed leaves, it does some interesting things. Colour and translucency."
Dwyn Tomlinson
"I love this colour. A beautiful creamy ivory when used with non-silver glass, but when used with a silver glass I got a great reaction. These reactive beads are made with a base of Café Au Lait and Triton hearts. It brings out the darker reds and browns around the edges. Very cool."
Suzy Hannabuss
"This rod is a very pale brown just a shade or two away from a dark ivory. It melts nicely, a bit stiffer than Effetre ivory which can be useful. I’ve decorated it with silver foil and Val Cox September Morning frit. The silver has fumed the glass with golden areas rather than reacting like a traditional ivory and there are veins of silver between areas of frit. I love it. Another nice addition to an organic style palette."
Josephine Wadman
"Café Au Lait is a light neutral opaque glass that was a bit on the gray side when I made it into kitties but was warmer in plain spacers. And then I used silver on it. OMG. Fantastic. This glass loves silver."
Lori Peterson
"Interesting colour shifts. Dove grey with fine striations. I got deeper cream colours near the mandrel. Almost a blend of Painted Hills and Baked Alaska. I love the variations of creams."
Jean Daniels
"This is Cafe Au Lait with Poolside. In rod form this glass is a warm creamy looking mid-brown. The areas where I have added the silver leaf have darkened up  beautifully. The shade of the reaction is very similar in hue to what I previously saw with Birchwood." Read more at Kitzbitz Art Glass' blog.
Jolene Wolfe
Café Au Lait in sunlight.
Bianca Gruber
"A nice opaque glass but some may not like the effect if you need to add glass as it tells on you. My bead has dots on the top of the heart which are quick applications of Café Au Lait which are pale in comparison to the longer worked bead base."
Bianca Gruber
"Café Au Lait is a glass that surprised me. In a simple bead it was just a light ivory/hint o’ latte colour but worked a little longer and pressed in a brass press it became darker with even darker striations where additional glass had been added. Made for a more interesting bead. Melted nice and easy, no problems."
Bianca Gruber
“I made a sculptural bird bead with Café Au Lait. The final color differed from the color of the rod. The result was a pale gray-beige. Whenever glass was added, dark striations formed which makes the color look inconsistent. I began with a clear ‘core’ body and then encased in Café Au Lait. 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
"Café Au Lait is another really nice neutral tone that I am excited about. I didn't get any blush tones on the surface. My sample bead took about 15-20 minutes to make and by that time the surface blushes had gone. The color it changed to is a lovely, soft, warm dove grey color. It's a really nice neutral tone that is pretty unique to the 104 color palette and will lend itself to all sorts of bead designs and color combinations."
Joy Munshower
Left to right: Café Au Lait, Lauscha Latte Macchiato.
Claudia Eidenbenz