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Old 2016-04-04, 8:19pm
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Default What colors to mix to make Effetre "Earth?"

So, Earth is no longer available, and it's popping up on auction sites for more than I want to pay. Many of the "Cool Colors" are just mixes of existing colors, so does anybody have suggestions of what I should try to duplicate this one? I'm guessing petroleum green is one of the ingredients...

And, while I'm at it, are the "Avorio" colours just lapis and ivory?

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Old 2016-04-05, 1:18am
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As far as the Avorio, I think they pretty much are combos. I made my own with dark lapis and ivory. My rod is not as pretty LOL but works well. I haven't tried the others.

Personally, I found Earth a bit of a disappointment. There was limited marbling or dual color. Mostly just for a different kind of blue but I wouldn't pay lots for it at all. I know how it gets when you get hooked on the idea of a color. Not sure what the closest blue would be, perhaps a Lauscha?
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Old 2016-04-05, 5:17am
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So what I hear you saying, Kristin, is that you're going to sell me your Earth, cheap, since it's no good anyway?
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Old 2016-04-05, 6:13am
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That was smooth.... you smooth talking devil you..... Hope you find some cheap
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Old 2016-04-05, 6:19am
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HAHAHA!
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Old 2016-04-05, 6:22am
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I only had a few rods, but I wasn't making big beads at the time either.
Hmm, you might try CIM French Blue to mix with the Petroleum. It looks close to me.
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Old 2016-04-05, 6:46am
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I don't know if it possible to mix Earth, but if I was going to try it, my first attempt would be to loosely mix Turquoise or Dark Sky Blue with the lightest Cobalt.
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Old 2016-04-05, 7:25am
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Maybe mix Medium Cobalt Pastel 2/3 and Emerald Pastel 1/3? (216 Grass Green not Emerald)
Batches of Earth varied, some mottle a lot, some not as much.

It's one of my favorite colors.
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Old 2016-04-05, 9:05am
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any pictures of earth for comparison?
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Old 2016-04-05, 6:42pm
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I'm not familiar with emerald pastel but I think Lt. turquoise is close to the color I get from Earth-with a light cobalt color. I think pet. green might have the right reactions but would probably be too dark.
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Old 2016-04-05, 6:45pm
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My last batch doesn't molt at all, was really bummed too. I wish they would make it again but with more green in it
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Here are my test results for Earth. There are some pictures there.
http://melanie-graham.blogspot.ca/search/label/Earth
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Robin, pics for effetre, include the test paddle. It seems to be a mix of green and blue, although the last pic from Dragonjools website doesn't seem to show green. I found it difficult to get the mottling, but I was only doing small beads and it seems to shine in larger beads or sculpture.

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That is lovely!
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Old 2016-04-06, 8:23am
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Hmm. Petroleum green, or maybe mosaic green?
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Old 2016-04-06, 9:48am
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I don't think it has any green in it, but I could be wrong. If either of those two colours were involved, they would pretty much take over.
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I would think maybe copper green and medium cobalt opaque. I use a neutral flame so my copper green stays green. If I have time to play over the weekend (stupid respiratory virus allowing) then I will post pix. I used to do a lot of mixing, so this looks like fun to me.
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Old 2016-04-06, 11:28am
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my guess is it is a mix of CIM french blue, effetre trans. cobalt, and effetre copper green
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Old 2016-04-23, 3:18am
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I would try some sort of green frit that might help with the mottling
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Old 2016-04-23, 9:27am
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my guess is it is a mix of CIM french blue, effetre trans. cobalt, and effetre copper green
can't be french blue because it is cim
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