Monday, May 14, 2012

CiM Testing - Gooseberry

Kerry from Affordable Inspirations asked me to test some new Cim glass colors, so I was more than happy to help out ;)

Kerry also sent a range of colors to test with the new ones and I stuck to the color range that she sent me, which was Gooseberry mixed with Cranberry, Split Pea, Canyon de Chelly and Heffalump.

This is Gooseberry. Gooseberry was a pain in the butt. It did not want to melt, and I use a Mini CC torch. Because you had to crank up the heat to melt the stuff, it discolors to a darker murkier green than what it is supposed to.   The floral cane was made with Canyon de Chelly striped with Lapis, Blue Moon and Cranberry.

Here it is looking a teeny bit lighter in the form of a 40mm lentil focal. Gooseberry also doesn not seem to like Dichro. If you look closely at the photos you will see cracks all up and down where the dichroic is laid.

Spacers from Left to right: Gooseberry etched and unetched, Split Pea etched and unetched, Heffalump etched and unetched.  As you can see, Gooseberry does NOT etch!  Even after an hour.

And Gooseberry here is swirled with Cranberry, Canyon de Chelly and the roses stringer is made with Heffalmup encased with Cranberry. I love how Canyon reacts with Cranberry on the edges.

You can see more photos of glass testing on Affordable's page here. More colors to come in the next post!


  1. Hmmm Carli, Gooseberry is a bit yuk, isn't it. I wonder how it would go silvered? Probably not CIM's most successful experiment - especially with the cracking issue.

  2. I have trouble with Gelly's Sty Pink and Kryptonite cracking. My pink monster made with Gelly's Sty cracked quite badly all on its own and anything in Kryptonite larger that about 10 mm cracks for me.