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Old 2007-06-19, 9:51pm
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Hi everyone, I did some searches but didn't find anything. I want to make birthstone sets and have been trying to pick colors to use for each one. This is what I have so far, does anyone have some suggestions or ideas of colors/better choices etc...

I was originally going for all transparent colors, but will take other suggestions as well, some I won't have a choice.

Thanks for any ideas!

I'm using frants color palette picker right now and have these colors:

January garnet (no idea??)
Feb amethyst ( Light Violet Effectre? maybe?)
March aquamarine
April crystal (clear)
May emerald (Emerald Effetre, light or dark not sure)
June light amethyst/ pearl ( Dark Lavender Premium Transparent Effectre)
July ruby ( Red (striking) Transparent Effetre)
Aug peridot ( Pale Emerald Green Effetre?)
Sept sapphire ( Streaky Sapphire Vetrofond, )
Oct rose / opal (no idea??)
Nov topaz (Light Topaz Vetrofond - isn't there an Effetre color like this?)
Dec blue zircon or light sapphire ( Aqua Light Transparent Vetrofond)
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Old 2007-06-19, 10:53pm
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I am a garnet here and I found that if I mix amethyst and trans red I get a great garnet color. Hope that helps I can't think of the numbers right now. But it is med. amethyst.
oh and my son collects stones and things and I made him an amethyst by covering opaque white in amythyst trans med.
I would go with the dark for may.
If you go with pearl try the ask glass moroccan swirl works great for that look I think.
July sounds good.
Aug I would use maybe uranium yellow. Not sure on that one.
Sept. sounds good and maybe you could try cobalt pastel encased with clear.
If you work with terra I would use that with clear over top. If you mix the two a bit you get a great opal effect. Here is a pic of that. The ball is mixed.

Yes there is a topaz Hawaco glass has a nice topaz so do a lot of others.
Dec sounds right.
My two cents hope that helps.
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Old 2007-06-20, 1:33am
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I would try the Vetro Intense Blue for September. It's a truer sapphire blue and will not streak in the heat.. How about Nyx reduced and encased for Opal?
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Old 2007-06-20, 2:20am
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I hear the lavendar blue transparent changes colors like Alexanderite does for June but I'm waiting for mine to get in so I can try it. I think the Vetrofond medium grass green for August is perfect for peridot. I like the cobalt blue transparent for sapphire but then again I've seen a LOT of very dark sapphires. I think Bordello is the most perfect garnet color I've seen but I'm not normally willing to pay that much for glass. They also carry a very nice topaz color. Lampwork Bead Supplies carries all these colors at http://www.lbsupplys.net/vetrofond.htm Good luck! Thanks, Angelique
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Old 2007-06-20, 3:44am
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I have some ideas!

January garnet (no idea??) CIM bordello, or check glass garnet
Feb amethyst ( Light Violet Effectre? maybe?) Check glass Amethyst
March aquamarine Vetrofond Streaky Aqua (which doesn't streak without lots of work)
April crystal (clear)
May emerald (Emerald Effetre, light or dark not sure)
June light amethyst/ pearl ( Dark Lavender Premium Transparent Effectre)
July ruby ( Red (striking) Transparent Effetre)
Aug peridot ( Pale Emerald Green Effetre?) peridot Check glass
Sept sapphire ( Streaky Sapphire Vetrofond, )
Oct rose / opal (no idea??) I would try CM cirrus over orange dichroic glass
Nov topaz (Light Topaz Vetrofond - isn't there an Effetre color like this?) Medium Amber Effetre
Dec blue zircon or light sapphire ( Aqua Light Transparent Vetrofond) maybe the new odd Vetro Seattle Blue
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Old 2007-06-20, 4:57am
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More ideas for birthstone glass:
January garnet (no idea??) - CIM Bordello
Feb amethyst ( Light Violet Effectre? maybe?)- medium amethyst (eff)
March aquamarine - light aqua (eff)
April crystal (clear)
May emerald (Emerald Effetre, light or dark not sure) - light emerald
June light amethyst/ pearl ( Dark Lavender Premium Transparent Effectre)- CIM blush may look like alexandrite (light amethyst)
July ruby ( Red (striking) Transparent Effetre)
Aug peridot ( Pale Emerald Green Effetre?)- pale apple green (eff) or CIM peacock
Sept sapphire ( Streaky Sapphire Vetrofond, ) - or light grey base encased in CIM leaky pen
Oct rose / opal (no idea??)- clear rolled in light silver or white sparkly pixie dust/mica powder
Nov topaz (Light Topaz Vetrofond - isn't there an Effetre color like this?)- medium topaz (eff)
Dec blue zircon or light sapphire ( Aqua Light Transparent Vetrofond)- light or medium blue transparent (eff)

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Old 2007-06-20, 10:30am
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Definitely CIM Bordello for garnet! If you want to tilt it towards purple (some garnets are) make a base bead in light amethyst then encase with Bordello. Tilt it towards brown (other garnets I've seen) with a base of light amber.

I made a cool ametrine bead this way, half amethyst base, half amber, all encased with Bordello. It's one of the pix I lost when my drive died. (dammit )
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Old 2007-06-20, 10:37am
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Hi,
My birthstone is Amethyst (February). I often use the Effetre transparent Amethyst (light) as my birthstone color. Lauscha also makes a fantastic purple that looks just like a gorgeous deep Amethyst stone!
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Old 2007-06-20, 10:44am
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Great thank you everyone!!! Lots I wouldn't have thought of!! Now I have a nice list of glass to buy! hehehehe Love all the ideas!
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Old 2007-06-21, 2:02pm
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Your welcome love to try and help!
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