Monday, November 19, 2012

Color Obsession

Like most artists, the Fire Divas all have color obsessions. This month, I asked the team, "If you could use just ONE color, what would it be? And... what makes you love it so??"

Cindy of CindyLynneGlass was the first to jump in:
Oh gosh its hard to choose just one color but being that Pink is my favorite color and I wear pink extensions in my hair I have to go with CIM Cranberrry pink. I love that I can get a brighter pink or a deeper cranberry depending on what glass I use as a base, add dichro which is also an all time favorite of mine and it just puts me over the top! Pink and Sparkle?! Puhlease its a girly girls dream!
 Hot Pink by CindyLynneGlass

I had to suggest my personal fave Blue Steel. It's a Bullseye 90 COE but I just LOVE this rich gray - blue. reminds of denim and makes me want to curl up with a good book by a fire with a mug off cocoa! This color is just comfort to me!  You can see it dead center in my Pantone Colors of Spring 2013 set: 

The always elegant Lara Lutrick chose my #2 favorite as her top choice: opal yellow.
Opal Yellow, hands down. I like the blush of peach and pink you can get with the yellow. The base of all three of these beads.Let's have a closer look:

Sonja of SilverRiverGlassWork has another favorite:
Currently, my favorite glass is Psyche, mostly because I never know what its going to do! LOL!

Amy of AmySimsDesigns got a rude awakening upon mentioning her favorite color:
Double Helix Kronos is my go- to single color. I can get so many different shades of blues and greens out of it. ( I'd prefer the original to the Kronos 2, but you can't get it anymore!)
 The other Divas were all so sad to tell her that Kronos 2 is no longer being made either! AGGGGH! The glassworkers greatest dilemma: as soon as you fall in love with something, it goes extinct (and the price goes through the roof!)  This is Amy's current fave with her soon to be former favorite color pinned to the new Fire Divas Pinboard (follow us!)

But colors going extinct isn't the only dilemma faced by glass bead makers. As Rose of Spawn of Flame points out:
It's so hard picking just one color. I don't usually use the glass that morphs into other colors! Right now, this minute, I would choose an oldie - Effetre Medium Red. When it behaves it makes the most beautiful red. Ask me tomorrow and I might just pick something else.


  1. Its true! So many yummy colors to choose from!

  2. Im reading this post and thinking of so many colors that are favorites and feeling really bad for Amy and the death of Kronos 2 it brings back memories of the day I found out ASK glass was going away.... :,-(

  3. Great post and great question. Love to read why people like different things. Sometimes I'll think "no wait, I like that color better."