Messy Color™ Zachary

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Zachary (511589)<br />An opaque baby blue.

An opaque baby blue.

"When you wrap it in silver foil, Zachary becomes a metallic golden yellow. I don't mind this per se because I like an organic look in my work." – Melissa Villadiego

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Messy Zachary, Lapis, and Effetre ink blue
Suzanne Noordewier
Messy Zachary
Heather Sellers
Messy Zachary & Elphaba
Jolene Wolfe
CiM Zachary with Effetre pea green
Chris Haussler
Zachary & Peace, along with light yellow effetre and transparent blue
Gail Witt
Zachary & Hades
Kari Chittenden

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  • Zachary was engineered in response to requests for a blue version of Dirty Martini.
  • Special thanks to Genea Crivello-Knable and Dwyn Tomlinson for providing the photos in this section.

Patricia Frantz used Zachary and Great Bluedini together.
DragonJools blog shows a Zachary based bead with Val Cox's frit Ocelot Spots.
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 base of this bead is Zachary. I used two silver glasses on it . . . Ekho shards and Kronos 2 frit. The Kronos 2 frit fumed yellow around the edges of the frit, but the Ekho did not. I wonder if it has to do with the thickness of the silver glass. Shards being very thin, thus contributing less silver and the frit being thicker, bringing more silver, thus a larger reaction to the equation?"
Erin McMillen
"I have to say that as far as light blue glasses go, Zachary is one of my favourites so far. Because I work on a Minor with a small oxygen concentrator, my flame can tend to be a little reducing. This means that the Italian Light Turquoise and Light Sky Blue [Effetre, and to a lesser degree, Vetrofond] can sometimes give me a little trouble, developing red streaks and/or a grey film if I'm not careful, but Zachary doesn't really do this. Reducing Zachary doesn't have much impact on it at all." Read more at Melanie's blog.
Melanie Graham
Blues comparison including Messy Zachary. Read more at Heather's blog.
Heather Kelly
Zachary, Sherwood, periwinkle, white, and clear. See more Zachary beads at Chris's blog.
Chris Sanderson
"I was playing with some Zachary the other day and put it over Lauscha Blue Violet Opaque. After it came out of my kiln, here's what I got. The pic doesn't do it justice, but the reaction is a very distinct shiny silver mirror line between the two colors."
Patti Parrish
"When you wrap it in silver foil, Zachary becomes a metallic golden yellow. I don't mind this per se because I like an organic look in my work."
Melissa Villadiego
"Zachary makes a nice base for layering, and also stands well on its own. It's not too stiff, but not too soupy and has no bleeding/spreading effect that I could see. It also doesn't tend to separate and streak like Periwinkle can sometimes do." Read more at Kandice's blog.
Kandice Seeber
"Zachary is what some people call baby blue, but it can also be called a very pale periwinkle. When you compare regular Periwinkle with Zachary, Zachary is 50% lighter than Periwinkle." Read more at the Frantz Art Glass blog.
Patricia Frantz
"It actually works up to be slightly paler than the rod colour after heating." Read more at DragonJools blog.
Dwyn Tomlinson