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Why my goddesses have weird names - Testing Glass

Updated: Dec 30, 2020

I name my goddesses after the glass I use. I am working on a glass testing page that gives lampworkers like me a honest description of the glass, how it works in the flame, properties and overall comparisons of different glass and colours.

Ballerina CIM 918

All glass is worked in a neutral flame and kiln temp 940F

Cool translucent pink. Almost an opalescence to it. Thinner applications creates a more transparent look but more glass has a soft semi-transparent look. Will bubble with longer flame time. Soft melting glass. I love it with Goddess. Beads left to right Ballerina, Pink Lemonade, Tutu, Pink Dogwood, Peony, Rose Quartz, and Charlotte. Will bubble with long flame time. Rosebud base done in Cotton with Ballerina petals and tips with DH Rhea. Cotton rosebud with tips in Ballerina has a soft pink transparent pink. Also paired with Unicorn and Lovebirds




CIM Blueberry Muffin 663

All glass is worked in a neutral flame and kiln temp 940F

Beads left to Ink Blue and Anchor. Very versatile and nice glass to work with. Really dark opaque when used only as bead. Dots on Peace have a small beige line, barely visible. One clear a nice true blueberry transparent colour and soft edges


CIM Candlelight 322

All glass is worked in a neutral flame and kiln temp 940.

Please change this name to OMG. Clear version of cornsilk. So awesome in the flame. Soft smooth melting and no bubbles! Changes to a beautiful amber in the heat and then goes back to the most stunning pale yellow. This is a must! Tried Phaeton DH for lovely colours.

Cotton CIM 832

All my tests are done in a neutral flame and kiln temp 940F

A little on the beige side compared to Unicorn. Works nice in the flame. A touch more opaque than unicorn. Pairs nicely with the new chocolate. Beads left to right as comparison are Cotton, Unicorn, Spooky, Egg White, and Dirty Laundry. Made a rosebud with cotton as the base with Ballerina. See the test on Ballerina. Works nice in the flame with soft colour

Goddess CIM 573

Nice colour and east to work with. Semitransparent blue rod has a lovely shade to it. The longer you work the more chance of bubbling. Less time in the flame give nice uniform colour. Beads left to right Goddess, Birthstone, Cerulean, Daydream, Adriatic, and Andrew. Pairs nice with Ballerina.

Lovebirds CIM490

All my tests are done in a neutral flame and kiln temp 940F

Semitransparent. soft green that is so nice to work with. Easy melting and consistent colour throughout. New Onyx goes on so well and is easy to pull nice workable stringers. Pressing into leaf also makes it a little more transparent. Interesting effect happened when layering Ballerina, Unicorn and this green. Got a soft turquoise line between the green and Unicorn. The shade changed and may have been caused by the Ballerina. Cool effect. Beads left to right Mantis, Electus Parrot, Budgerigar, Anole, Ectoplasm, and Jelly Bean

CIM Onyx 833

All glass is worked in a neutral flame and kiln temp 940F

Nice black that pulls well in the flame. I like the way the stringers go on the glass. A little softer that Hades. When worked in the flame for a while you will get a pearl like sheen in some areas. Great webbing effect on ivory. Need very thin stringer for cool separation. Less work on the bead gives a nice shiny black with stringers and dots.

CIM Peacock Feather 576

All glass is worked in a neutral flame and kiln temp 940F

Semi transparent colour works well in the flame. Left to right, Cerulean, Daydream, and Adriatic. A little more of a yellow tint compared to the other colours. Nice reactions with Copper Green and Red Copper Green. Will go well with Ivory.

CIM Peony 919

All glass is worked in a neutral flame and kiln temp 940F

Beads left to Pink Dogwood and Ballerina. Shocky to work with and a lot of scumming working with it. Tried different flame times and temp and still got areas showing devitrifying. Pulls beautiful stringer and you get nice colour that way.


Persian Green 495

All glass is worked in a neutral flame and kiln temp 940F

Beautiful shade of sea glass colour, with a semi opaque appearance. Easy to work with good overall shade. Paired with Unicorn and some silver makes it pop! A small dot of DH Melia reduced matches the green so well. Beads left to right Persia