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kandice 2014-02-21 4:55pm

CiM Glass Testing - new Sunset and Jellyfish
 
Hi all! I just blogged about two of the new CiM limited runs that we are testing right now. Take a look here -
http://coloraddictionblog.blogspot.c...t-ltd-run.html

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tilegoddess 2014-02-21 5:39pm

You always do such a fantastic job with your color testing!! Thanks so much!! You ROCK!! :D

kandice 2014-02-21 6:03pm

Thanks Joy! I am glad you like it. :)

Elizabeth Beads 2014-02-22 7:08am

Very helpful review Kandice. I now *need* some Sunset.

glvz 2014-02-22 4:13pm

Ooooh, pretty!

Georgia

RavenMad 2014-02-22 7:58pm

Wow! Thanks!

queenofsheba52 2014-02-23 11:24am

Going for a lookie right now!

:). Helene

tassiebeads 2014-02-28 7:04pm

Does anyone have any idea when these and other new CIM colors will be on the market?
These are definitely "must-haves"!

Jenfire 2014-02-28 8:41pm

Kandice,
I so enjoy your testing and your blog on new colors!
Thank you for putting forth such a professional effort!
Jen

kandice 2014-03-01 4:45am

Well, CiM said February, but that didn't happen, so I can only assume it's very soon. Frantz's website has them listed, but you can't purchase them yet - they also say "coming soon". I hope so - I want several of the new ones!

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Originally Posted by tassiebeads (Post 4543332)
Does anyone have any idea when these and other new CIM colors will be on the market?
These are definitely "must-haves"!


nagibeads 2014-03-01 9:28am

WOW Kandice! you make every color gorgeous….thank you for hte testing--it is always so helpful!

kandice 2014-03-05 11:35am

Sadly, the Jellyfish is ridiculously expensive. Just came out today, and I am not happy with the price. It's a gorgeous color, but I won't be buying it at that price. :(

beadgal 2014-03-05 4:06pm

What's the difference between Jellyfish and Purple Haze? Purple Haze is 88.00 a lb.

kandice 2014-03-05 4:21pm

Purple Haze has more of a pinkish tone, and Jellyfish is a true dark lavender. Both color shift, in different light. I blogged about both of them, so you can see pics of them on my blog.

beadgal 2014-03-05 6:28pm

Thanks, I'll check!!

FosterFire 2014-03-06 6:32am

I've never had any problems with cased oranges or corals cracking but I use the old stiff Lauscha. Can't wait to see when these come out. Yum!

BeadBlossoms 2014-03-06 9:23am

I'm thinking not many people are going to pay $16.88 price for a quarter pound of purple glass - heck it's inching close to silver glass prices. Why is it so pricey? Reichenbach mystic violet is a beautiful purple and it's $8.50/lb when it's not on sale, and Lascha purples are about the same. What makes this so expensive?

Elizabeth Beads 2014-03-06 9:42am

This is one color that different vendors have priced differently.

julieann1674 2014-03-06 9:44am

My Jellyfish is $13.00 for a 1/4lb or you can buy by the rod. :)


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Originally Posted by BeadBlossoms (Post 4546697)
I'm thinking not many people are going to pay $16.88 price for a quarter pound of purple glass - heck it's inching close to silver glass prices. Why is it so pricey? Reichenbach mystic violet is a beautiful purple and it's $8.50/lb when it's not on sale, and Lascha purples are about the same. What makes this so expensive?


PaulaD 2014-03-06 10:52am

I am in the middle of moving right now but I have had Lauscha purple at half off for ages. I still have the 8 to 10 at half off which is just $12.00 a lb. It was only on sale because I had a lot of it. It is a wonderful purple and so is SuperNova which is purple with silver in it! New Lauscha is coming in at much higher prices than mine..

EchoTantuli 2014-03-06 12:39pm

I have to agree with some of the prices nearing silver glass prices. It would be one thing if they do cool things, but most don't. Why pay that much if you can find the colors in another line or COE, but that's just me. Some are worth it to me, and others just don't intrigue me enough for the prices.

Flonche 2014-03-06 12:50pm

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Originally Posted by EchoTantuli (Post 4546835)
Why pay that much if you can find the colors in another line or COE

The thing is, you can't (see that bit about Effetre not producing 081), or you won't be able to in a near future. It's not about personal choices, it's about how supplies for our hobby (or for some of us, our job) are getting more and more difficult to find as raw material prices increase and production means are monopolized.

PaulaD 2014-03-06 3:03pm

Yeah the world is really changing...

kandice 2014-03-07 1:28am

Neither Lauscha purple and Reichenbach mystic violet are anything like Jellyfish or any other lavender, so it's not sensible to compare them.

BeadBlossoms 2014-03-07 5:48am

I wasn't comparing them but rather making a point that other purple glasses can be made at a reasonable cost, so why is this purple so expensive? I know there are differences in the various manufacturers and hues, but wouldn't the raw materials to make glass purple (such as manganese, etc) be pretty much the same?

Flonche 2014-03-07 7:12am

It is a good point Donna, but I think it's because there are as many recipes for purple as there are different purples, if that makes sense. Not two glassmakers have the same formula for the different purples in their brand and some may be more expensive to make than others, even though they all look purple to some of us. So, maybe one ingredient in the recipe for Jelly Fish and other $90/lb purples is the problem, whereas all the other ingredients that are common to other purples in the market are still available and affordable... for now.
If you could dig out more info about the mine from which the ingredient for our Jelly Fish is extracted (whatever that is), you would have part of the answer.
But even then, Paula said Lauscha prices are going up, and as for Reichenbach, that might be the case too.
Also, the cost of labor is rising fast in China, and while that's great news for the Chinese themselves, the rest of the world is having sticker shock about previously cheap manufactured goods.

JavaGirlBT 2014-03-07 11:39am

I think the element used to make transparent purples is neodymium and I ran across an article that said in the last 5 years the price of it has increased 10-fold. Although the same article said the price had plummeted recently. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Neodymium

PaulaD 2014-03-07 5:40pm

China controls most of the rare element mines in the world. About 90%. Rare elements are the things that put color into your glass.

If fuel prices really explode in Europe glass could become to expensive to even make. Of course *I*have enough glass for the rest of my life so I don't have to worry about that! China has been buying up oil properties all over the world in anticipation of rising fuel prices happening so they should not be hurt as much..

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Glass_c..._color_marking

Sadie Mae 2014-03-07 6:37pm

Fabulous link Paula--thanks!!!

PaulaD 2014-03-09 7:22pm

welcome!


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