Messy Color™ Rainforest

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Rainforest (511499)<br />A greenish teal opal.

A greenish teal opal.

"The shoulders of the focal bead are made from Rainforest- a green teal opal glass that is dense and deep in it's hue. With 99% silver wire, the bead shines with no adverse reaction." Read more at Darlene's blog. – Darlene Collette

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CiM Rainforest & Ocher
Darlene Collette
Messy Rainforest
Melanie Graham
Messy Rainforest
Robert Jennik
Messy Rainforest
Genea Crivello
Rainforest, Elphaba, Peace & Tuxedo
Kari Chittenden
Rainforest with dichro encased in Appletini
Patricia Frantz

CiM Tester Feedback

  • Rainforest is a unique addition to the 104 glass color palette.
"Rainforest is an amazing addition to the color palette! There is NOTHING like it! It stayed opal after annealing. Electric Avenue is definitely bluer when compared to Rainforest." – Genea Crivello
  • Rainforest is difficult to photograph.
"I had to tweak Rainforest just a bit in Photoshop to get the color closer to how it appears to my eyes. Seems like natural light is the best for photographing this hue." – Genea Crivello
"Rainforest was very, very hard to photograph. It tends to look a bit washed out and dirty in most pictures . . . which I suspect has something to do with the translucency. Looking at the CiM website, I see I am not alone on this issue. In real life, Rainforest is more saturated than can be shown here." Read more at Kandice's blog. – Kandice Seeber
  • Special thanks to Darcy York & Genea Crivello-Knable (x2) for providing the photos in this section.

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"The shoulders of the focal bead are made from Rainforest- a green teal opal glass that is dense and deep in it's hue. With 99% silver wire, the bead shines with no adverse reaction." Read more at Darlene's blog.
Darlene Collette
Melanie uses Rainforest frit in her blend "Crocodile Tears." See more of her 104 compatible FrittyBits blends.
Melanie Graham
Rainforest with 99% fine silver foil and Val Cox Purple Rose frit. See more at Darlene’s blog.
Darlene Collette
Rainforest with DH Aurae. See more at Darlene's blog.
Darlene Collette
"I love the wonderful opal teal hue of Rainforest. It is perfect for the beautiful 'tide pool' elements I create on my ocean themed focals!"
Genea Crivello
"Rainforest doesn't go opaque quite as easily, and sometimes will only opacify in spots on the same bead [near the hole, most of the time] and stay translucent elsewhere." Read more at Kandice's blog.
Kandice Seeber
Rainforest with TAG Tibet.
Sue Stewart
"I was excited that Rainforest keeps its translucency when encased with Messy Clear. The clear layer makes it so luminous and beautiful. Rainforest will 'bleed' out of the encasement layer, but it's not visible to the naked eye. It is very apparent when melting the glass. Lampworkers may want to keep this in mind when creating designs with dots as the 'bleeding' will distort a design placed on the encasement layer."
Genea Crivello
"I was talking to someone a few weeks ago about this new colour, and the words they said to me about it were, 'I'm not going to order any Rainforest - it looks just like Mermaid.' Well, I guess this colour and Mermaid can look approximately the same hue of teal, depending on how much the Rainforest has been struck, but that's really where the similarity ends. Where Mermaid is stiff, pasty and streaky and beautiful in its own way, Rainforest is soft and buttery, and because it is a semi-opaque, has a sort of inner glow to it. Rainforest also has much more interesting reactions with other colours than Mermaid does." Read more at Melanie's blog.
Melanie Graham
"And here we see Rainforest - posed with some Swarovski crystals in Palace Green Opal. The centre bead - with is Rainforest over white, is a pretty good match for this colour. The self-coloured bead on the right, however, shows quite different." Read more at DragonJools blog.
Dwyn Tomlinson
"From right to left, we have self coloured, over white, and over clear. The solid colour bead has the appearance of an opaque, and appears to have gone opaque on the sides, possibly from heating and cooling, or a different cooling speed. It is quite a dense colour, and certainly reads as an opaque like this. But - as a thin layer over white, it has a luminosity that an opaque would not have. And over clear, you can see that it is actually a translucent." Read more at DragonJools blog.
Dwyn Tomlinson
"For some reason, the color came out a lot darker than what is depicted on the CiM website. Which is strange, because in rod form, it's close to the picture. Anyways, Rainforest reacts in a similar fashion to Atlantis, when you let the bead cool then put it in the kiln... it becomes darker. Hit your bead with the flame and put it in the kiln quickly, it turns several shades lighter." Read more at Melissa's blog.
Melissa Villadiego
Rainforest with raku shards.
Darlene Collette