Messy Color™ Atlantis

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Atlantis (511598)<br />A bluish teal opal.

A bluish teal opal.

"Here you can see Electric Avenue [top] next to Atlantis. The Atlantis is a little greener and a little denser." Read more at DragonJools blog. – Dwyn Tomlinson

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Messy Atlantis
Trudi Doherty
Messy Atlantis, Azure, & Rainforest
Gloria Sevey
Messy Atlantis & Rainforest
Gail Witt
Atlantis, Sherwood, Smurfy, Phoenix, Unique Pumpkin, & Tuxedo
Kari Chittenden
Messy Atlantis and Clio
Darcy York
Atlantis with Poseidon and Reichenbach dense black
Chris Haussler

CiM Tester Feedback

  • Atlantis is unique to the 104 glass color palette.
"Atlantis is an amazing addition to the color palette! There is NOTHING like it! Electric Avenue is definitely bluer when compared to Atlantis." – Genea Crivello
  • Atlantis is difficult to photograph.
"I had to tweak Atlantis 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
"Atlantis 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, Atlantis is more saturated than can be shown here." Read more at Kandice's blog. – Kandice Seeber
  • Special thanks to Genea Crivello-Knable (x2), Darcy York, & Kandice Seeber for providing the photos in this section.

Join Trudi Doherty's FB group Lampwork Colour Resource Sharing Information for a catalogue of color study.
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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.

"Atlantis is described as a bluish teal opal which I think is quite accurate. This glass can vary in it's translucency depending on the amount of heat applied during the bead making process. In this set of beads, I paired it with Double Helix Aurae silver glass frit and I am pleased with these glittering rounds!" Read more at Darlene's blog.
Darlene Collette
"I made 4-5 per mandrel and let the heat do what it wanted to do for a varied effect. Some beads stayed more translucent than others."
Gloria Sevey
Left to right:
Atlantis, Effetre 356 dark turquoise alabaster, Tardis, Electric Avenue, Mermaid
Claudia Eidenbenz
"Atlantis is not noticeably different when used as a thin partial encasement layer." Read more at Kitzbitz Art Glass' blog.
Jolene Wolfe
Take a look at Kaz Baildon’s sea heather murrini tutorial with Atlantis in the October 2013 issue of the Soda Lime Times.
Kaz Baildon
“When making my opal wing dings I noticed that this staggering actually STRUCK my glass from the KILN DOOR OPENING AND CLOSING! The rush of cool air from opening the kiln door along with the hot temps of the inside of the kiln cause the glass to strike and become ‘cloudy’. So with that in mind the beads really need to be as far inside the kiln as possible so that the temperature around them stays even. So the other tip I will do for very finicky colors like Atlantis is to wait to work those colors at the end of my lampworking session. The idea behind working them last is that they will have less kiln door opening and closing on them than the rest of the beads to avoid striking.” Read more on this topic at Genea's blog.
Genea Crivello
"Atlantis with 99% Fine Silver Wire." Read more at Darlene's blog.
Darlene Collette
"Atlantis is wonderful in how it appears in various light or darkened shades within the same glass." See more at Darlene's blog.
Darlene Collette
"As spacers, this color tended to vary in opacity a lot more - it was hard to actually make two alike! There is some streaking in some of the more opaque spots." Read more at Kandice's blog.
Kandice Seeber
Atlantis with TAG Fire Lotus.
Sue Stewart
"I was excited that Atlantis keeps its translucency when encased with Messy Clear. The clear layer makes it so luminous and beautiful. It 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
"Here you can see Electric Avenue [top] next to Atlantis. The Atlantis is a little greener and a little denser." Read more at DragonJools blog.
Dwyn Tomlinson
"This is Atlantis, a translucent dark aqua/teal . . . It is a great ocean colour! I have posed it here with some Swarovski crystals in the colours Caribbean Blue Opal - which is is a very good colour match. All three of these are solid colour, the smaller one on the left was made last and probably got the least amount of heating and cooling - it is darker, and more translucent. This is a very dark translucent colour [and] can easily function as an opaque." Read more at DragonJools blog.
Dwyn Tomlinson
"As is with most CiM opals, Atlantis is a bit stiff. The color is very true in rod form when you let the bead cool before putting in the kiln. However, if you hit certain spots in the flame, then quickly put it in the kiln, the color turns lighter. You can see the color change along the bottom portion of the right cabochon." Read more at Melissa's blog.
Melissa Villadiego
Atlantis with Triton.
Darlene Collette
"Atlantis is a medium turquoise semi-opaque, similar to Effetre Medium Turquoise Alabastro, but a little more vibrant, a little more reactive, maybe a little darker and much less irritating to work with. Atlantis seems to darken in colour with repeated striking." Read more at Melanie's blog.
Melanie Graham