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sundanceartglass 2010-06-05 4:39pm

Offer for Beads of Courage
 
We'd like to offer help too.
We want to offer a $15 gift certificate for 10 beads sent.

Anyone that mails me 10 glow beads - I will give the gift certificate.
My only requirement is that beads are larger than 3/8" in diameter and a limit of 30 beads per person.

Once I have beads I will then box them all up and forward them on to BOC.

Let me know!

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This is a great thing for the kiddos and I'd like to offer my support to beadmakers.
Keep in mind $15 can buy you 3 - 5g bags of Glow Powder
and it only takes about a gram of glow to make 10 beads.

Love to everyone supporting this great cause - Happy Beading and Way to Glow!

Deb 2010-06-05 5:21pm

What a generous offer!

RSimmons 2010-06-05 6:05pm

That's a very generous offer. I just for a request for glow beads a couple of days ago and I've been working to fill it. Thank you for your great support!

Robert

menty666 2010-06-05 6:26pm

I sent a bunch (71) earlier in the week, if they aren't there yet, they should be there on Monday :)

Tom

Robinj 2010-06-05 6:59pm

Can you please post the shipping address?

sundanceartglass 2010-06-05 10:16pm

71 Beads! That's awesome!
Were they all glow glass?

Glow Joe 2010-06-06 5:32am

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Way to Glow Sundance!!!!!!
<3 BOC!!!!

Still need someone to make us that "radiation" milli cane to standardize some glow beads and make it part of the kids "language".....Mr. Simmons.....nudge nudge wink wink...........
<3


here's the Glow Beads I sent in......more to come.....

menty666 2010-06-06 5:46am

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Originally Posted by sundanceartglass (Post 3060605)
71 Beads! That's awesome!
Were they all glow glass?

Clear base, 2 wraps with glowstix, then a clear wrap :)

boro, not 104 though

Deb 2010-06-06 6:23am

Tom, that is wonderful!:D

Glow Joe 2010-06-06 7:57am

Quote:

Originally Posted by menty666 (Post 3060731)
Clear base, 2 wraps with glowstix, then a clear wrap :)

boro, not 104 though

All Hail the Boro-evangelist!!!!!!!!!!
AWESOME TOM!!!!!!

sundanceartglass 2010-06-06 9:19am

Tom that's wonderful!!

Hey Robert let me know when his 71 beads arrive, take a pic so I can see -
And I will give Tom a $30 gift certificate for Sundance

Deb 2010-06-06 12:02pm

I just placed an order for some Glow powder. I'm going to give this a try. :D

sundanceartglass 2010-06-06 1:17pm

Right on Deb!!
Can't wait to see what you guys got in store!!

I know these kids will love these!!

sansan239s 2010-06-06 4:16pm

I'd make gads of glow beads if I had glow powder!! I may just have to put that on my shopping list on Friday (payday ;0) ~ Sandy

Is there a time limited on this generous offer?

Robinj 2010-06-06 4:48pm

Which glow powder color has the brightest glow?

sundanceartglass 2010-06-06 6:55pm

I personally think the aqua has the brightest glow, but the yellow-green is pretty close too.

Not sure how long we are going to offer, I guess we'll see how we do.
BTW we have 5g bags of glow on sale for 45% less than list price!

RSimmons 2010-06-06 7:02pm

Quote:

Originally Posted by Glow Joe (Post 3060727)
Way to Glow Sundance!!!!!!
<3 BOC!!!!

Still need someone to make us that "radiation" milli cane to standardize some glow beads and make it part of the kids "language"......Mr Simmons.....nudge nudge wink wink...........
<3


here's the Glow Beads I sent in......more to come.....

My glow beads are a white base bead, bright blue glow powder and encasement in aquamarine transparent. It gives a fantastic Cerenkov Radiation blue (the color seen in a real reactor) and glows for hours. Our kids here in Atlanta love them and I'm told that they're quite popular around the country where they ended up.

Robert

Elizabeth Beads 2010-06-07 6:47am

What is the easiest way to make glow beads? I have a little powder and a couple of short glow stix. I'm a boro newbie working on a Mega Minor and 8 LPM Oxycon. So the simplest bead formula would be appreciated.

Do I have to encase, or can I make a simple solid bead rolled in glow powder or a simple solid bead with a glow stringer? Is white the best base color? And what is the best base color if my glow stix are white?

Thanks ever so!

Liz

menty666 2010-06-07 9:33am

Quote:

Originally Posted by erose (Post 3062389)
What is the easiest way to make glow beads? I have a little powder and a couple of short glow stix. I'm a boro newbie working on a Mega Minor and 8 LPM Oxycon. So the simplest bead formula would be appreciated.

Do I have to encase, or can I make a simple solid bead rolled in glow powder or a simple solid bead with a glow stringer? Is white the best base color? And what is the best base color if my glow stix are white?

Thanks ever so!

Liz

Hi Liz!

It sounds like you have a couple of options at your disposal.

With the glow powder you can do one of two things:

Make a bead, roll it in the powder, give a tap to shake the excess, give it a quick and gentle heat in the flame, then encase with a layer of clear or transparent.

Or make and pull a rod with the stuff. Make a lollypop with clear , heat one side, lay it in the glow powder, quick gentle heat to help it stick, then lay clear or transparent over top of the glow to encase it then pull it out into a rod and continue from there.


With the glow stix, give them a good wash to make sure they're clean of factory schmutz (i.e. refractory residue from the molds), preheat them in the kiln, punty up and pull them down into a thick stringer. You can then lay this down over your base color, and then encase with a transparent or clear.

I always encase because glow can cook out while you're shaping if you're not careful, encasing helps keep that from happening, at least in my experience.

Red's don't do so well over top of glow since it blocks the light that charges the stuff, but greens and blues work nicely.

The base of the glow powder and the glow stix is going to look white, so use something complimentary underneath.

Oh, and you might consider running your kiln a little hotter (1100 or so) with the boro glow; it likes heat.

Hope that helps!

Glow Joe 2010-06-08 7:21pm

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Here's the colors so far minus LS-001 White aka/ LUMI
Chart made with love for ya'll by Tara Provini!

Deb 2010-06-09 3:52pm

Those look great! :D

RSimmons 2010-06-09 5:57pm

Joe- Check your PM.

Robert

Glow Joe 2010-06-10 1:51pm

Quote:

Originally Posted by RSimmons (Post 3067232)
Joe- Check your PM.

Robert

Thanks Robert!!!!!

Didn't see that!!

:waving:

RSimmons 2010-06-11 7:23am

Quote:

Originally Posted by sundanceartglass (Post 3060944)
Tom that's wonderful!!

Hey Robert let me know when his 71 beads arrive, take a pic so I can see -
And I will give Tom a $30 gift certificate for Sundance

I'm on it and will let you know as soon as I hear from our receiving person. I'm at Bead and Button at the moment.

Robert

Deb 2010-06-19 8:18pm

I made 5 beads with the aqua glow powder today. What an awesome product. These beads are so cool! I'm going to try another glow color tomorrow. :D

Angie09 2010-06-20 11:20am

Just bought the boro glow stix so will start making my BOC beads as soon as it arrives. Nice promo Sundance!!! You have inspired me!!! \\:D/

Deb 2010-06-20 3:00pm

Well, of the 5 beads I made yesterday, 2 cracked. I used moretti white as a base, rolled them in the glow powder, and encased with dark transparent aqua. Any suggestions?

menty666 2010-06-20 3:03pm

Quote:

Originally Posted by Deb (Post 3084524)
Well, of the 5 beads I made yesterday, 2 cracked. I used moretti white as a base, rolled them in the glow powder, and encased with dark transparent aqua. Any suggestions?

I'd defer to Joe, but if I were to guess I'd say bump up the heat slightly in the kiln so the powder layer cools a little more slowly than it did.

Deb 2010-06-20 3:25pm

Tom, they look like incompatibility cracks. If no one else has had this problem, I am wondering if I got a rod of BE mixed in with my moretti.

RSimmons 2010-06-21 5:35am

I usually put these beads in the kiln pretty hot and the continue to turn the mandrels while they cool to kiln temp slowly for about 30 seconds before I put them down. I very rarely get any cracking.

Robert


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