Kitzbitz Art Glass

This resource page on the working properties of CiM glass began as a research project by members of the Frit-Happens community in the form of a prize competition Frit-Happens CiM Competition Thread in November 2008. The information below was originally collated and has since been further updated by Jolene Wolfe (kitzbitz art glass) and is intended as a guide only. Last updated on the 17th of January 2012.

Many thanks to Kathy Seamands of Creation is Messy for permission to use the official paddle pictures to illustrate this resource page. For a wonderful colour chart by Miriam Steger showing CiM glass in bead form please visit Facet Design.

Creation in Messy 104 colours and stock numbers:

 

511101

maraschino

dense trans bright red released Dec 2010

 

[511102

valentine

bright opaque red released Dec 2010  

 

511109

bordello

intense translucent deep red

 

511128

sangre

striking colour

opaque red

no brown reaction with fine silver, can take on a blue cast when worked in a heavy reduction flame

 

511229

clockwork

intensely saturated striking glass, fairl stiff

deep orange

becomes more opaque in a reduction flame

 

511241

creamsicle

not a spreading colour

opaque orange

 

511277

phoenix

striking colour

Orange

 

511346

ghee

strikes from light yellow to shades of caramel

semi opaque light yellow

 

511351

stoneground

works well in slightly reducing flame of a HH - reduction colour is orangey

opaque light brown

reacts with fine silver - reacts with ivory

 

5112402

celadon

not a spreading colour

opaque turquoise

reacts with ivory - little reaction with fine silver

 

511413

peacock green

shocky - anneal from hot - works well in slightly reducing flame of a HH

translucent light green

 

511430

elphaba

not a spreading colour - reduces to brown tones - Can appear striated

opaque light green

 

511448

dirty martini

perfectly complimented by Reichenbach antique clear

opaque pale green

has a strong reaction with nero intenso - fumed easily by silver glass and SiS and reacts beautifully with fine silver leaf

 

511449

kryptonite

striking - does not work well in slightly reducing flame of a HH

semi opaque light green

does not react strongly with silver glass

 

511475

commando

opaque green

 

511476

olive

opaque green

 

511478

oz

vibrant trans green

 

511481

splitpea

heavy natural striations within this colour

opaque green

 

511482

mojito

light trans green

 

511483

slytherin

very intensely saturated colour

dark trans green

 

511487

poison apple

vibrant opal green

 

511492

sherwood

opaque forest green

 

511497

appletini

transparent bottle green

 

511499

rainforest

greenish teal opal

 

511500

azure

transparent blue

 

511508

leaky pen

Intense colour - work high in flame as may pit - works well in the slightly reducing flame of a HH - spreading colour - takes on a metallic hue when reduced - stiff glass - takes longer to etch

semi translucent dark blue

looks black over rubiono oro

 

511512

halong bay

shocky - anneal from hot - works well in slightly reducing flame of a HH

opal light blue

 

511519

glacier

light striations within this beautiful

opaque light blue

 

511531

lapis

works well in slightly reducing flame of a HH - reduces to a metallic sheen

dark opaque purple blue

 

511543

sapphire

may pit if heated too quickly

transparent medium blue

 

511547

electric avenue

works well in slightly reducing flame of a HH

opal medium blue

brown reaction with fine silver - when heavily reduced goes deep terracotta - reacts with ivory

 

511550

chalcedony

opal light blue

has a light reaction with fine silver

 

511562

ming

opal deep blue

colour becomes more opaque the longer it is worked

 

511563

pulsar

may pit if heated too quickly

transparent medium blue

reacts with ivory

 

511568

freman

 

opaque sky blue

reacts with silver - reacts with ivory

511569

smurfy

 

opaque turquoise

reacts with ivory

511570

grumpy bear

some striation

opaque periwinkle

 

511586

mermaid

some striation

opaque teal

 

511589

zachary

 

opaque baby blue

 

511590

great bluedini

 

intense transparent teal

 

511598

atlantis

 

bluish teal opal

 

511618

simply berry

 

semi opaque light purple

superheat with nero intenso stringer for "lace" effect - does not react as a base for silver glass

511632

thai orchid

intense colour - some striation - works well in slightly reducing flame of a HH

opaque violet

does not react with silver glass or SIS - spreads when superheated over a softer opaque base

511645

heffalump

colour appears to "shift" in different lighting conditions - looks lovely coated with 00 lead crystal frit (sugared)

opaque light lavender

brown reaction with fine silver

511652

count von count

colour appears to "shift" in different lighting conditions

transparent light purple/blue

 

511654

grape ape

works well in slightly reducing flame of a HH - some striation

opaque medium purple

does not react with silver glass,reacts with Kugler 104 green, copper colours and CiM plum, can "swallow" stringer

 

511655

eggplant

striking colour, saturated and intense spreading colour, works well in slightly reducing flame of a HH

opaque dark purple

 

511658

plum

works well in slightly reducing flame of a HH - Looks beautiful encased in clear - spreading colour - striking colour

opal light purple

reacts with ivory - not fumed by gold leaf - can "swallow" stringer - reacts with grape ape - reacts with copper colours

 

511660

crocus

Looks beautiful encased in clear

semi opaque light purple

 

511661

evil queen

opaque deep purple

 

511667

poi

some striation

opaque dark lilac gray

 

511701

ginger

can be shocky

opaque light neutral pink

less reactive than ivory

 

511722

canyon de chelly

works well in slightly reducing flame of a HH - heavy striation - striking colour

opaque silver light brown

no lacing with nero intenso, looks great with raku

 

511742

sepia

colour appears to "shift" in different lighting conditions - work cool

transparent pale pink/amber

Does not lace with nero intenso, no fuming with silver glass, very effective with SiS, looks nice etched

 

511780

maple

trans mid brown

 

511788

mink

opal chocolate brown

 

511806

cirrus

striking colour - shocky - anneal from hot - does not etch - works well in slightly reducing flame of a HH

semi opaque white

reduces to yellow/brown - Dots of leaky Pen and Reichenbach gold violet "pool" when melted in to cirrus - becomes more opaque the longer you work it in the flame - can be fumed by silver

 

511820

hades

dots crisp melted down over Effetre white, dots bleed into CiM peace, works well in slightly reducing flame of a HH

opaque intense black - even as stringer

reacts with ivory and opal yellow, laces as stringer over some base glasses including Effetre coral when superheated, fumes to iridescent green/blue with fine silver, reacts with palladium.

 

511834

clear

work cool

transparent clear

 

511835

peace

saturated colour

shimmering opaque white rod

 

511859

marshmallow

Looks beautiful encased in clear

semi opaque white

 

511872

tuxedo

black

Effetre white stringer breaks up organically over a tuxedo base

 

511874

adamantium

opaque dark grey

 

511885

gunmetal

soft glass

black glass

turns silver/pewter in a neutral to oxygen rich flame

 

511904

gelly's sty

likes to be worked hot

opaque light pink

 

511907

rose quartz

likes to be worked hot (may devit in a cooler flame), looks lovely coated with 00 lead crystal frit (sugar frit)- striking colour

semi opaque light pink

brown reaction with fine silver

 

511915

pink champagne

colour appears to "shift" in different lighting conditions

translucent light pink

brownish tint when used to encase white

 

511921

blush

trans pale pink

 

511926

cranberry pink

reactive spreading colour, makes beautiful vivid pink when encased over white and a dark fuchsia over ivory, generally burns less easily than Effetre Rubino Oro

semi opaque rich dark gold pink, available in two distinct shades (511926-1 light & 511926-2 dark)

very reactive with dirty martini, lapis

 

511957

desert pink

works well in slightly reducing flame of a HH, very reactive with fine silver

opaque pale pink

 

Ltd runs

511103

crimson

striking colour, colour shifts from red to brown in different lighting

dense trans crimson

 

511104

ruby slippers

striking colour, colour shifts from red to brown in different lighting

dense trans garnet

 

511140

lipstick

opaque red brown (brick)

 

511201

marigold

bright opaque light orange

 

511223

pumpkin

striking colour

deep opaque yellow

 

5112301

canary

dark opaque yellow

 

5112302

submarine

dark opaque yellow

 

5112401

seafoam

light opal green

 

5112403

army men

grey green opaque

 

5112404

jade palace

emerald/teal opal

 

511479

soylent

opaque green

 

511484

algae

transparent greyish green

 

5112501

caribbean sea

light opal green

 

5112502

midnight

colour shifts, purple in natural light, navy in artificial light

dense transparent purple/navy

 

5112503

mint lozenge

minty opal green

 

511504

blue suede shoes

dark opal blue

 

511505

french blue

has some striation

opaque bright blue

etches beautifully - reacts with ivory

 

511571

cornflower

some striation

opaque periwinkle blue

 

5112601

mulberry

colour shifts, purple in natural light, navy in artificial light

opal purple

 

5112602

purple haze

colour appears to shift in different lighting

transparent light purple

 

511653

larkspur

colour appears to "shift" in different lighting conditions

transparent pale purple/blue

Does not lace with nero intenso

 

511656

black currant

looks almost black when used on it's own

very dark transparent purple

 

511702

aubern

dense transparent red/brown

less reactive than ivory - reacts with fine silver foil - reacts with celadon

 

511703

butter pecan

opaque pale pink

less reactive than ivory - reacts with fine silver foil - reacts with celadon

 

511717

khaki

works well in slightly reducing flame of a HH

opaque neutral gray

reacts with fine silver

 

511765

chai

light opaque brown

 

511773

tamarind

opaque mid chocolate brown

 

511795

adobe

adobe brown opaque

 

5112804

indigo

very dark transparent blue

 

511864

charcoal

very dark trans gray

 

5112891

hippo

light opaque gray

 

511893

african gray

keeps cat's-eye sheen, good base for silver

opaque mid grey

 

511896

oliphaunt

good base for silver

opaque grey, blueish. not brown

 

51124901

cotton candy

milky pink moonstone

 

511939 - cored cane

cranberry pink and gelly's sty

cored cane, heart shaped cranberry encased with gelly's sty

streaky pink when worked


511938 - cored cane

peace and gelly's sty

cored cane, heart shaped peace encased with gelly's sty

streaky pink and red when worked


511994

razzleberry

hot pink

 

Uniques

511128-1

sangre

darker than regular sangre

 

511140-1

lipstick

lighter than regular lipstick

 

511140-3

lipstick

lighter than 5111140-1

 

511223-3

Pumpkin

not a spreading colour

lighter than regular pumpkin

 

511223-3

pumpkin

 

translucent burnt orange

 

511333

sunshine

never went in to full production

soft buttery yellow

 

511351-1

stone ground

lighter than regular

 

511413-2

peacock green

slightly blueish compared to regular

 

511413-3

peacock green

more saturated than 511413-2

 

511427

tabby gray

never went in to full production - looks great with SiS

silver gray

 

511430-1

elphaba

very similar to regular

 

511430-2

elphaba

petroleum green

 

511430-3

elphaba

darker than regular

 

511449-1

kryptonite

turns opaque more quickly than regular

 

511531-1

lapis

more purple than blue

 

511618-1

simply berry

lighter than regular

 

511618-2

simply berry

darker than regular

 

511644

dusk

never went in to full production - colour shifts under different lighting

blue gray shade

looks a more neutral gray when used to encase white

 

511656

blackcurrant

almost black when used on its own

very dark purple

 

511701-1

ginger

lighter than regular

 

511703-3

butter pecan

darker than regular

 

511703-3

butter pecan

more yellow than regular

 

511742-1

sepia

more amber than regular

 

511742-2

sepia

melt came out blue

 

511806-1

cirrus

striking colour

strikes to opaque more easily than regular cirrus

 

511806-2

cirrus

striking colour

slight blue tint

 

511904-1

gelly's sty

less saturated than regular

 

511957-1

desert pink

brighter than regular

 

511957-2

desert pink

peachier / more brown than regular

 

Two batch annealing schedules for CiM

525 (Celsius) annealing schedule for batch annealing

Ramp up         0-150  degrees       1 hour    

                   150-315  degrees    1 hour  

                   315-425  degrees    1 hour  

                   425-525 degrees     1 hour

                   Held at 525 for 30 minutes

Ramp down     525-425 degrees     2 hours

                   425-370  degrees    1 hour

                   370-315  degrees    1 hour

                   315-205 degrees     1 hour

Turn off kiln and remove beads the next morning.

555 (Celsius) annealing schedule for batch annealing

Ramp up         0-150 degrees         1 hour

                   150-315 degrees      1 hour

                   315-425 degrees      45 minutes

                   425-510  degrees     45 minutes

                   510-555  degrees     45 minutes

                   Held at 555 for 30 minutes

Ramp down     555-510 degrees       1 hour

                   510-455 degrees       1 hour

                   455-400 degrees       1 hour

                   400-290 degrees       1 hour

                   290-230 degrees       1 hour

Turn off kiln and remove beads in the morning.

Information researched by CiM tester Lorraine Chandler

 

Further information

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