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chrissij 2012-02-18 10:12am

This tutorial is, perhaps, more fabulous than anticipated. :)

AKDesigns 2012-02-18 10:26am

Thanks everyone! That darn Storm Tutorial was a hard act to follow.

alb6094 2012-02-18 11:46am

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Originally Posted by VivianLampwork (Post 3900583)
This is a very good tutorial. :)

Seconded. It lives up to it's title completely. :D

Kacz 2012-02-18 12:16pm

Just got mine, looks wonderful! Thanks for the instant download too.

Jo K.

killerbeedz1 2012-02-18 11:56pm

Just read through the tutorial and it looks great. I can't wait to play tomorrow.

Patsy

j2canoe 2012-02-19 8:51am

4 Attachment(s)
I started a Webbing thread in the Gallery section - but I wanted to post them here too. Here are some webbers that I made from Amy's Wonderful tutorial yesterday..... I really, really LOVE this technique! I wonder if I can get it into a marble somehow...hmmmmm :)

AKDesigns 2012-02-19 10:11am

Wow those are GORGEOUS! I'm sure you can do a marble with it. :)

GlassGalore 2012-02-19 12:07pm

Amy, for those who have your other tutorial which includes a 'chapter' on webbing too, what is the advantage of purchasing this new Webbing Techniques Guide?

Cheri 2012-02-19 12:26pm

Amy... Just outstanding! Can't wait to give it a try!

AKDesigns 2012-02-19 12:29pm

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Originally Posted by GlassGalore (Post 3901660)
Amy, for those who have your other tutorial which includes a 'chapter' on webbing too, what is the advantage of purchasing this new Webbing Techniques Guide?

Good question! I included the standard webbing technique in my Storm Tutorial having no idea that 2 years plus later, I'd have taken the webbing technique to a whole different level. This new tutorial has step by step instructions on Standard Webbing, Heavy Webbing, Dirty Webbing, Webbing with Silver Foil, Webbing with an Activator and Webbed Dots. There is also a color guide for every Double Helix glass color that the techniques work well on.

AKDesigns 2012-02-19 12:30pm

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Originally Posted by Cheri (Post 3901679)
Amy... Just outstanding! Can't wait to give it a try!

Thanks so much!

And thanks to all those that have sent me nice emails, PM's and FB comments. I appreciate all of it! :)

GlassGalore 2012-02-19 12:38pm

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Originally Posted by AKDesigns (Post 3901688)
Good question! I included the standard webbing technique in my Storm Tutorial having no idea that 2 years plus later, I'd have taken the webbing technique to a whole different level. This new tutorial has step by step instructions on Standard Webbing, Heavy Webbing, Dirty Webbing, Webbing with Silver Foil, Webbing with an Activator and Webbed Dots. There is also a color guide for every Double Helix glass color that the techniques work well on.

Thank you for the detailed answer. Definitely tells me there is plenty more to learn and I'll have to get this one too! :koolaid:

killerbeedz1 2012-02-20 11:35am

I own both the storm tutorial and the webbing tutorial and love them both. They are two of my favorites! I love all the details Amy puts into her tutorials and different examples of what glasses look like once the technique is used. The Webbing Tutorial is another hit as far as I'm concerned! Thanks Amy!

Patsy

madelyn1 2012-02-21 4:46am

What a fast download! Just a super tutorial with step by step and gorgeous pictures! Thank you for sharing this beautiful technique.
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Shirley

AKDesigns 2012-02-21 2:29pm

Thank so much Patsy! That means a lot. :)

Thank you Shirley! I hope everyone has fun playing at the torch!

Ekkie 2012-02-21 6:18pm

I'm not getting very good results and I know I'm doing something wrong. I wonder if I'm reducing too much as I tend to overdo everything. I just get a solid block of tan reduction that doesn't break up.

Any suggestions?

AKDesigns 2012-02-21 7:05pm

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Originally Posted by Ekkie (Post 3904318)
I'm not getting very good results and I know I'm doing something wrong. I wonder if I'm reducing too much as I tend to overdo everything. I just get a solid block of tan reduction that doesn't break up.

Any suggestions?

Someone else had this problem too. You know when I say "up to 25 seconds"? Well I guess depending on your set up it can take even longer. You can't over cook. Sometimes I keep cooking long after the break up for a minute or two so it's not possible to overdo it. My guess is that you aren't doing it enough.

What glass are you using?

Also, just an FYI to everyone, until you're comfortable with all the different techniques it's best to stick with the "This work best on" glass colors that I list.

tracidawn78 2012-02-21 8:28pm

Do you want pics here, in the gallery, or both?

TELL ME WOMAN.

AKDesigns 2012-02-21 8:34pm

Both. :)

tracidawn78 2012-02-21 8:37pm

FINE.

Ok, copy/paste from my gallery post:

You know how I feel about you and your tuts. I'd marry you both if it were legal.

Is it ok to tell people our combos on here? or will that give too much away?

http://lampworketc.com/forums/pictur...pictureid=5288

http://lampworketc.com/forums/pictur...pictureid=5287

And I HATED this one before it went in the kiln. It was so ugly, grimy, brown, and ooky. I finally slapped 2 murrini on it and said fuck it. I was very pleasantly surprised when I opened the kiln and it magically developed color.

http://lampworketc.com/forums/pictur...pictureid=5289

I think I'm gonna hook up my minor for the first time ever and give it a shot on that. I'm melting stuff during the reduction cycle on my cricket that I don't think I should be melting.

AKDesigns 2012-02-21 8:40pm

Thanks Traci! Great beads! If your bead gets overheated during the process just pull it out and let it cool and then continue cooking...

Adrian Goertz 2012-02-21 9:53pm

All I have to say about the tutorial is: "YUM and WOW!"

Adrian

AKDesigns 2012-02-22 10:50am

:lol: Thank you Adrian.

jamie lynne 2012-02-22 1:06pm

Here are a couple I made. :)

http://i593.photobucket.com/albums/t...img_9214-1.jpg

http://i593.photobucket.com/albums/t...img_9255-1.jpg

http://i593.photobucket.com/albums/t...img_4408-2.jpg

and an older one

http://i593.photobucket.com/albums/t...patina13-1.jpg

My beads actually talk. It's amazing. :love: you Amy

Polgarra 2012-02-22 1:19pm

I love Jamie Lynne's bead, they have the best attitude and look good!

AKDesigns 2012-02-22 2:14pm

:lol: You're such a freak. And don't be hatin' on my Penthouse.



Or my Summer home.


LisaF 2012-02-22 2:17pm

What size reduction flame are we using here, and where in the flame does the bead go?
I'm getting so-so results, but not good enough to post a picture yet. I want beads like Bitty's!

AKDesigns 2012-02-22 2:35pm

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Originally Posted by LisaF (Post 3905256)
What size reduction flame are we using here, and where in the flame does the bead go?
I'm getting so-so results, but not good enough to post a picture yet. I want beads like Bitty's!

I don't do any dragon's breath or anything like that. I just crank up the propane a little. If you have my Storm Tutorial, figure 4 has a picture of my reduction flame. Actually here....


The bead would go pretty much in the right upper corner of the picture. Sometimes I put the whole bead right in the center of the flame and sometimes I have it under the flame with just the surface of the bead skimming the flame. I hope that helps.

This is such a different way to use silver glass that it does take some practice to get used to it. I'm happy to help. Even if a bead looks ugly, encase it and see what happens.

jamie lynne 2012-02-22 5:22pm

Sweet ride.

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Originally Posted by AKDesigns (Post 3905251)
Or my Summer home.


Lisa, my beads are UGLY before they are encased. Seriously, if anyone saw what they looked like before they are encased they would think I stuck a cat turd on a mandrel.

The clear seems to pull apart the webbing more.

I use the silver foil method, and a fairly heavy reduction flame. PM me if you want more info, I don't want to spoil Amy's tutorial sales by flappin my mouth too much.

Eileen 2012-02-22 5:41pm

I'm pretty sure I heard that top one saying "I wish I belonged to Eileen" LOL


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