Messy Color™ Slytherin

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Slytherin (511483)<br />A very dense and dark transparent mossy green.

A very dense and dark transparent mossy green.

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Check out Jo's faux malachite recipe using Slytherin. – Jolene Wolfe

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Messy Peace wrapped in silver foil with Slytherin twistie (made with raku & Stone Ground)
Julie Fountain
Messy Slytherin
Melanie Graham
Algae and Slytherin leaves
Lori Bergmann
CiM Slytherin
Chris Haussler
Messy Slytherin
Jolene Wolfe
CiM Slytherin over Elphaba
Jane Harter

CiM Tester Feedback

  • Slytherin was engineered in response to many customer requests for a "green Leaky Pen."
  • Slytherin is an extremely dark transparent green.
"This is a very dark color, so it's really not a good one for a thick base...even in a small spacer, Slytherin does not transmit a lot of light, making it appear black or intensely dark green." – Kandice Seeber
"Slytherin is a very dark green - like a transparent sage, but so dark - you'll need to dilute it. Work thin over white or clear, or pull into stringers. Not really a colour for single colour spacers!" – Dwyn Tomlinson
"The intensity of this transparent colour makes the rods look virtually opaque." – Jolene Wolfe
"Slytherin is a great dense green. The color is wonderful over white.  I especially like this color etched." – Jan Whitesel-Keeton
  • Slytherin was designed to be dense enough to make leaf/vine cane, but testers were divided on whether or not we were successful in this goal.
"I really like Slytherin! It really does hold its own in leaf cane. I will be suggesting this glass in my tree bead tutorial." – Claire Morris
"I like the idea of a dense green like Slytherin but not for twisties or leaf cane. It is the wrong tone or shade or something. I prefer to encase something like Olive or Commando in Oz for leaves or vines.  And I prefer Oz for twisties." – Chris Haussler
"I loved the stiffness of Slytherin, and it made wonderful twisties." – Donna Dorman
"I used Slytherin alone to make dots on the flowers in my Cranberry Pink bracelet [to the right].  Even as a tiny dot it shows off its pretty dark green color. Any other transparent green would have faded out to nothing. I made several twisties with Slytherin paired with Leaky Pen and Rubino.  Really gorgeous results." – Gail Witt
"Slytherin is wonderful in twisties. Have mixed it with other greens and some browns to add visual interest when pulling leaf cane, and it really holds up well. Doesn’t get 'swallowed' by the other colors – it plays nicely with them all." – Kathy Coon
"Slytherin is really dense on its own as a bead or layered over a lighter color, but when I tried making vine cane [Peacock Green with Slytherin stripes] it lost a lot of its vibrancy and looks like a washed out brownish green." – Lori Bergmann
"I like that it has plenty of yellow in the green and is not too jewel like. It seems more natural in shades that you can pull from it. I like using this deep transparent over Khaki for a nice medium shade for leaf cane. But I found that if I didn’t liberally encase the Khaki, it was a little lighter than expected when pulled out." – Marcy Lamberson
"Made a twisty with 2 stripes each of Olive, Elphaba, Split Pea, and Adamantium on a barrel of Slytherin. A perfect twisty for vines." – Pat O'Brien
"To my surprise, Slytherin didn't work well for vine. It looks very dense in rod form, however when used it is not quite dark enough. I know, I know, it really shocked me." – Starleen Colon
"Slytherin is nice but transparent Sage would still be my first choice for vines/leaves. It’s just a little darker/richer in my opinion." – Sue Stewart
  • Special thanks to Genea Crivello-Knable, Jolene Wolfe, Gail Witt, Sue Stewart, & Maija-Leena Autio for the photos in this section.

Julie Fountain made Roly Poly beads with Slytherin.
Join Trudi Doherty's FB group Lampwork Colour Resource Sharing Information for a catalogue of color study.
Claudia Eidenbenz’s "Vetrothek" (glass library) is a great resource for color comparisons.
See Kay Powell’s frit testing samples.
Browse Serena Thomas’ color gallery.
Check out Miriam Steger’s CiM color charts.
Consult Jolene Wolfe's glass testing resource page.

"As I am often doing beads to which I like to use transparent glass very thinly, I am interested in the saturation of glass colour. If the glass is dark it does not necessarily mean it is intense. I made test beads, first a basic bead using only the colour in question and then a white bead I covered quite thickly with the said glass. Ultimate test was a triangle bead using a couple of greens in it. Glass melts very thinly in the triangle beads and it is covered with clear [Effetre 006 in this case] which can kind of dilute it optically even more." Read more at Maikki's blog.
Maija-Leena Autio
"Slytherin is really nice for getting a deep green when encasing- but yes, it is very dark. And stiff!!"
Jane Harter
Check out Jo's faux malachite recipe using Slytherin.
Jolene Wolfe
"Here we have, from the top, Leaky Pen, the unworked rod, hand-pulled white-cored cane, and on the left, a white bead with the white-cored cane applied and melted in. From the bottom, we have Slytherin, the cane, and on the right, the bead. These two nearly black colours have been transformed into a lovely denim and forest colours." Read more at DragonJools blog.
Dwyn Tomlinson
“I got some good colour with the TerraNova2 frit, although the bead ended up so dark it didn't photograph very well, but the star of this show is the neat spreading and fuming thing that the reducing silver glass blend did on top of the Slytherin. I really like it when this happens.” See more tests including Slytherin with copper green, opal yellow, and ivory at Melanie’s blog.
Melanie Graham
"Slytherin is a very dark green - like a transparent sage, but so dark - you'll need to dilute it. Work thin over white or clear, or pull into stringers. Not really a colour for single colour spacers!" Read more at DragonJools blog.
Dwyn Tomlinson
"I made a bead in every green shade of CiM I own, and also in similar Effetre shades." See more comparison beads including etched versions at Lush Blogs.
Julie Fountain
"The dense pigmentation in this glass lends itself well to creating encased striped twistie [on far left] - perfect for complex and subtle vine work on florals maybe. The striped twistie without encasement gave me a surprising result when I came to make my test beads - a thin reaction line on the Peace, midway between the main stripes of Slytherin [second from left]. "
Jolene Wolfe
"When I got my hands on some Slytherin, it at first reminded me a little of Effetre's transparent Sage Green. At a closer look though, you can see that Slytherin is a little more olivine in tone, making it a wonderful shade for autumn color schemes!" Read more at Kandice's blog.
Kandice Seeber