Messy Color™ Mermaid

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Mermaid (511586)<br />An opaque teal.

An opaque teal.

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Left to right:
Atlantis, Effetre 356 dark turquoise alabaster, Tardis, Electric Avenue, Mermaid – Claudia Eidenbenz

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Messy Mermaid, Celadon, Smurfy, and Fremen
Chris Haussler
Amy Hall
CiM Mermaid with Effetre Coral Peach blown glass hollows
Diane Brinton
Messy Mermaid with silver reactive glass
Sue Stewart
Messy Mermaid & light ivory
Darlene Collette
Messy Mermaid
Joy Munshower

CiM Tester Feedback

  • Mermaid is unique to the 104 glass color palette.
"Mermaid is the perfect color teal that I've been looking for. I've used the Vetro odd Ocean Green in the past, but not only is it really hard to get, but it boils/sparks/bubbles very easily. Mermaid will eventually start to spark after lots of working, but it's really lovely glass to work with, and the color after working is a lovely teal blue." – Carol Oliver
"Mermaid looks like a cross between Petroleum Green and Dark Turquoise. This color has received the strongest positive response from most beadmakers and rightly so because it is beautiful and fills an empty place in the present glass color palette." Read more at the Frantz Art Glass blog. – Patricia Frantz
  • Special thanks to Genea Crivello-Knable for providing the photo in this section.

Chris Sanderson blogged Mermaid with Vetrofond Odds as earthy fall tones.
Take a look at beads Darlene Collette made with Mermaid, Gaia, Olympic Rain, & Triton.
Darlene Collette put Lapis dots on light amber spacers.
See how Darlene Collette used Mermaid, Effetre Teal, Violet, and Light Purple with 99% fine silver.
Darlene Collette mixed Mermaid & Effetre Butter Yellow.
Genea Crivello-Knable did a study of how to produce a crisp lime green & aqua starburst using Mermaid.
Sue Stewart made a bead with Pulsar & Mermaid with Effetre silver color #2.
Darlene Collette used Heffalump, Mermaid, Simply Berry & DH Aurae for a watercolor effect.
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.

"The drops are Cornsilk and the snakes eyes are Mermaid. I love how stiff Mermaid is compared to other glass, making raised decorative embellishments with it is a breeze. Having different viscosities to choose from is always an advantage."
Alexis Berger
Left to right:
Atlantis, Effetre 356 dark turquoise alabaster, Tardis, Electric Avenue, Mermaid
Claudia Eidenbenz
Check out Aja Vaz’s beads made with Mermaid scrolls in the winter 2013 issue of The Flow.
Aja Vaz
Check out Renee’s Ocean Trio murrini tutorial using Mermaid in the October 2013 issue of the Soda Lime Times.
Renee Wiggins
Take a look at Heather Kelly’s tutorial for a gremlin eye using Mermaid in the October 2012 issue of the Soda Lime Times.
Heather Kelly
Mermaid with baking soda.
Rachel Childers
"I do this bead to promote Autism Awareness, which is represented by four colors: red, yellow, blue, and teal. Mermaid is the perfect color teal for this. The puzzle piece murrini was made by The Glass Zone out of Mermaid, and the multicolored frit on the bead also includes Mermaid and Cornflower. Mermaid is also the color used to promote sexual assault awareness, so it is the perfect color for sculptural ribbons/murrini etc."
Carol Oliver
"If you zoom in on the pic you can see the difference in [Mermaid] shiny and etched." Read more at Genea's blog.
Genea Crivello
"Oceana Amulet Basket" - Blown and torch worked glass. 25" high, 28" wide.
Laura Donefer
"Here is my CiM Spaceman who was just selected to go up on the next space shuttle. This is through Beads of Courage. He's Mermaid and Zachary."
Marcy Lamberson
Striking Color over Mermaid.
Carol Oliver
“Mermaid turned out to be a gorgeous shade of teal that was great to work with. I found it pitted a lot less than similar colours in the 104 line, for a very smooth finish.” Read more at Two Glassy Ladies’ blog.
Amy Hall
"Reducing Mermaid results in a brick-red coating. I don't like it, so I'll probably never do this again. Some people might think it's attractive, though, and it's a deeper red than the coating that forms on turquoise." Read more about Melanie's Mermaid tests, including Mermaid with Copper Green, silver leaf, Triton, ivory, and dark violet.
Melanie Graham
"Love this brand new colour from CiM: Mermaid, gorgeous rich blue-y sea green with some nice streaking, etches beautifully and also has that great dark-outline-reaction with Effetre ivory." Read more at Lush blogs.
Julie Fountain
"By looking at the side view of the Mermaid & Fremen bead you can see a darker band of blue around the center and a lighter shade around the bead hole. It seems not only does Mermaid cause this very interesting color band, but also retains a crisp design instead of it's normal organic reaction!"
Genea Crivello
"Designs are twisted and raked in rainbowy raku stringers. The neat thing about Raku is that it seems to escape Mermaid's organic nature and all of the lines and dots remain crisp. Usually Mermaid has more of an organic nature to it and likes to swallow dots and lines." Read more at Genea's blog.
Genea Crivello
"Mermaid is about two shades darker [than ASK Tribal Turquoise], but it's a beautiful shade of opaque teal." Read more at Melissa's blog.
Melissa Villadiego
"Mermaid is a teal that does not duplicate any of the Effetre/Vetro colours. Mermaid falls between Dark Turquoise - being just a little greener, and not quite as green as Petroleum Green." Read more at DragonJools blog.
Dwyn Tomlinson
"Apparently, I got a bad rod, because when I was recently asked to re-test it just in case, I had a completely different experience than the last time. So here I am to update you on the properties of this pretty glass!" Read more at Kandice's blog.
Kandice Seeber
Find out why Kandice Seeber thinks Mermaid is "highly reactive" and "persnickity" at her blog.
Kandice Seeber