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Forum: Tutorials 2016-05-01, 8:48am
Replies: 60
Views: 50,196
Posted By Donna Milliron
BellaDonna Glass

Hayley,

I am a little disappointed that you didn't feel BellaDonna Glass merited an inclusion in this list. With references to Double Helix that go back to 2007 with colors probably not out...
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2014-08-01, 9:25am
Replies: 9
Views: 3,368
Posted By Donna Milliron
Hi Jaci, Honey Glaze is a little trickier to...

Hi Jaci,

Honey Glaze is a little trickier to use since it is a striking AND luster silver glass. It is also harder to troubleshoot because it is affected by time, temp, torch and annealing. I...
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2014-07-30, 9:06am
Replies: 9
Views: 3,368
Posted By Donna Milliron
Actually I mean the luster will be either silver,...

Actually I mean the luster will be either silver, gold, bronze or rainbow - especially with the teals and green and blue glasses (Aqua splash, Teal-icious and Dragon Scales and Moody Blue) the...
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2014-07-29, 3:32pm
Replies: 9
Views: 3,368
Posted By Donna Milliron
Hi - maybe I can help with this glass. ...

Hi - maybe I can help with this glass. BellaDonna Glass works different that the other silver glasses - you want the bead to still be glowing warmly when you reduce it. If the glass is no longer...
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2013-10-03, 12:37pm
Replies: 6
Views: 2,020
Posted By Donna Milliron
Honey Glaze

I am sorry you are having problems with Honey Glaze - we test every single batch for compatibility so I can't understand why this would be happening to you! A crack along the mandrel usually...
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2013-08-20, 10:02am
Replies: 17
Views: 5,223
Posted By Donna Milliron
Tammy

Hi Tammy, I get all the emails for Arrow Springs in my email box and I never saw one from you - where did you send it?

I am at a loss to know why your beads are cracking and breaking. The only...
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2013-08-19, 6:36pm
Replies: 17
Views: 5,223
Posted By Donna Milliron
probably the answer....

I think what happened with the Dip-n-Go Blue Sludge in those posts is this: if you notice, both of the people with major cracks watered it down to get it thinner. The way to get it thinner is to...
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2013-08-15, 9:38am
Replies: 23
Views: 8,190
Posted By Donna Milliron
?

Hi Jaci,

I test every single batch of BellaDonna Glass against Effetre clear for compatibility and none of it goes out if it is even a smidge off. Not sure what the cracking issues might be, let...
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2013-06-30, 12:04pm
Replies: 14
Views: 2,411
Posted By Donna Milliron
Thanks!

Thanks Helene, we try really hard. We have downsized and it's harder by the day - but thanks so much for the pat on the back, I will pass it around!

Donna
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2013-06-30, 11:53am
Replies: 23
Views: 8,190
Posted By Donna Milliron
BellaDonna frit pix

What I find is if I hit the frit with a full on dragon's breath flame I get shiny shiny shiny total metallic finish, silver, gold, copper and rose gold depending on which BellaDonna Glass frit I am...
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2013-06-30, 11:14am
Replies: 14
Views: 2,411
Posted By Donna Milliron
Pixie Dust - the Real True Story!

Hi Bob,

Pixie Dust is a brand name for mica powders. When we began purchasing them in bulk and repackaging them for the convenience of our customers, Steve Moore was the person in charge of...
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2013-06-30, 9:54am
Replies: 20
Views: 3,777
Posted By Donna Milliron
a few ideas for you

Hi Catherine,

We have several options and many different sizes so the tool can feel more like an extension of your hand and compliment your working style - that's what we are always after with our...
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2013-06-26, 10:42am
Replies: 23
Views: 8,190
Posted By Donna Milliron
Using BellaDonna

So I see there are some questions about the BellaDonna glass and hopefully I can get to the bottom of the issue so you get the results you want.

The biggest problem I have found is with artists...
Forum: Customer Service Kiosk 2012-09-12, 10:23am
Replies: 7
Views: 2,575
Posted By Donna Milliron
Wow!

I missed this thread somehow - thanks for the great comments! I am so happy you like the glass! thank you, thank you, thank you!!!!

Donna Milliron

Arrow Springs - Milliron Tools - BellaDonna...
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2012-09-10, 4:36pm
Replies: 25
Views: 9,459
Posted By Donna Milliron
The Real Story - from Arrow Springs!

When we began what people said about us was this “there is always something new at Arrow Springs” – it was an exciting time full of amazing creativity, we were helping to make possible a whole new...
Forum: Sale Rack 2011-06-21, 10:42am
Replies: 36
Views: 10,077
Posted By Donna Milliron
another black?

Hi Lori,

how many blacks are out there - lol - this is another one I don't have handy so I'll have to see about getting some.

Thanks, Donna

P.S. any others out there anyone? who knew?
Forum: Sale Rack 2011-06-20, 11:52am
Replies: 36
Views: 10,077
Posted By Donna Milliron
I gotta tell ya.....

I was kinda scared to try the Hades against Black Diamond! I had only used it once before so I thought what if this inexpensive black would do the same or better than Black Diamond?

Black...
Forum: Customer Service Kiosk 2011-06-18, 4:17pm
Replies: 12
Views: 2,867
Posted By Donna Milliron
Ask Craig!!!!!

Craig at Arrow Springs is THE ORIGINAL tool maker for lampworking! When he first started there weren't even mandrels, rod rests or top mounts - some of his first tools! He's got more knock-offs out...
Forum: Customer Service Kiosk 2011-06-18, 4:13pm
Replies: 29
Views: 8,368
Posted By Donna Milliron
no Vetrofond black, try the new Black Diamond?

When I was testing my new Black Diamond the Vetrofond black came the closest to matching it - but Black Diamond didn't spread as much as the Vetro did. If that is what you are missing about the...
Forum: Sale Rack 2011-06-17, 9:11pm
Replies: 36
Views: 10,077
Posted By Donna Milliron
Black Diamond compared to CIM Hades

Okay, so I finally got a pound of Hades to try next to Black Diamond. I make sure that the stringers I start out with on the bead are as close in size as I can get them. I tried the Hades and Black...
Forum: Sale Rack 2011-06-09, 3:25pm
Replies: 36
Views: 10,077
Posted By Donna Milliron
Black Diamond compared to CIM Hades

Hi Chris,

no I have not had a chance to compare Hades to Black Diamond - it's a color we don't carry. I will make a point of getting some to see the difference and I will post photos when I do. ...
Forum: Sale Rack 2011-06-09, 3:23pm
Replies: 36
Views: 10,077
Posted By Donna Milliron
Yes! Black Diamond will be at Bead and Button!

Thanks for asking! We sent BellaDonna Black Diamond to the show and it will be in Arrow Springs Booth. The photos I put up here were taken off of the displays they have there, so you can see them...
Forum: Sale Rack 2011-06-08, 12:40pm
Replies: 36
Views: 10,077
Posted By Donna Milliron
Thanks Angie!

I am way better at glass chemistry than photoshop - lol! Thanks for fixing this for me, it looks way better now!

Donna
Forum: Sale Rack 2011-06-08, 10:10am
Replies: 36
Views: 10,077
Posted By Donna Milliron
Why a New Black? See for Yourself!

Why a new black? Why ? We did a test showing stringers melted in on white - on the top are Effetre, CIM and Vetrofond blacks and on the bottom is

BellaDonna Black Diamond.

Black Diamond...
Forum: Customer Service Kiosk 2011-03-05, 2:58pm
Replies: 15
Views: 5,447
Posted By Donna Milliron
photos of Purplescent

This is a link to the photos on facebook - they say you don't need to have a fb account to see them - let me know if it does/doesn't work? Thanks!
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