Thursday, 25 March 2021

CiM Testing: Avalon Misty and Avalon Milky

Handmade lampwork glass bead in Creation is Messy Avalon Misty

Avalon is a very pale green and there are two versions of it - misty and milky. The photo above shows the misty version.

Handmade lampwork glass bead in Creation is Messy Avalon Misty
CiM Avalon Misty

Like most of the other CiM opals Avalon Misty does that ‘batik’ effect thing with stringer. This bead is pure Avalon Misty with scrolls in Effetre Lavender Blue 247.

Handmade lampwork glass bead in Creation is Messy Avalon Misty

In the top photo and also in the one above you can see the yellowish flash that the CiM misty opals have when the sunlight shines through them. Avalon Misty is a very pretty glass that was fuss-free to work with. Guaranteed to get you humming Roxy Music too!

The milky version of Avalon is denser opacity-wise than its misty counterpart, but still a bit see-through.

Handmade lampwork glass beads in Creation is Messy Avalon Milky
CiM Avalon Milky

Avalon Milky is such a lovely pale mint green and I always want to pair this kind of colour with lavender.

Handmade lampwork glass beads in Creation is Messy Avalon Milky

The beads here are plain Avalon Milky with polka dots and spacers in Effetre Lavender Blue 247 and you can see that the polka dots have done that darker-in-the-middle, slightly feathery batik thing.

Avalon Milky was a tiny bit bubbly but that’s pretty standard with a lot of these translucent glasses. No shocking or scumminess, though.

The picture below shows an Avalon Milky bead next to an Avalon Misty bead so you can see their differing opacities and that ethereal opal-like flash of the misty version.

Handmade lampwork glass beads in Creation is Messy Avalon Misty and Avalon Milky
CiM Avalon Milky (left) and Misty (right)

All beads in this post were photographed indoors in natural daylight.

7 Comments

Sally said...

Oooh that Avalon is a pretty glass! I love what you did with it Laura!

Laura Sparling said...

It is a really pretty glass, the misty version in particular. Looks lovely when the light catches it.

Judith Johnston said...

Oh my! Avalon Misty is just beautiful and I love it with 247 lavender. Question is will my fingers be fast enough when they release it? Although as time goes on I find I am much less inclined to fork out ££s for the "limited" release colours than I once was no matter how lovely they are.

Laura Sparling said...

I hear you. I’m pretty chill with glass and if I end up getting some I do, and if I don’t, I don’t. I honestly believe that the CiM limited colours should be rationed, peak Covid bumpaper and pasta style, to stop greedy glass hoarders buying it all up.

Lori Bergmann said...

Hi, Laura! Do you happen to know how these versions compare in color to the Sea Glass batch? We never got it here in the U.S. and I was hoping this would be really close?

Laura Sparling said...

Hi Lori. Sea Glass and Lady of the Lake had a touch more blue to them and Avalon is not as saturated as either of them, so they’re kind of similar but I’d say that Avalon is not a substitute for Sea Glass. Hope that helps.

Lori Bergmann said...

Thank you! That info helps a lot and will keep my fingers crossed they will make Sea Glass again someday...