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Forum: Beads of Courage 2014-03-24, 1:55pm
Replies: 12
Views: 2,478
Posted By Emily
It does look perfect -- now how do I order some...

It does look perfect -- now how do I order some Reichenbach and get away without letting myself spend a bazillion dollars? ("Honest -- all those colors just jumped into my cart!")
Forum: Beads of Courage 2014-03-17, 4:32pm
Replies: 12
Views: 2,478
Posted By Emily
Ice cream cone color?

Anyone have any suggestions on what glass color makes a reasonably convincing cone for an ice cream cone? I've been digging out the darkest rods in my dark ivory stash, but it's still way too light. ...
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2013-09-20, 1:45pm
Replies: 5
Views: 1,210
Posted By Emily
Mostly I do what Mimi said, except that I set my...

Mostly I do what Mimi said, except that I set my kiln for 1400 and start watching the strips when they've been at 1400 for five minutes. Usually they take longer than five minutes, but I like them...
Forum: The Dark Room 2013-09-11, 11:47pm
Replies: 76
Views: 30,983
Posted By Emily
I think it was set for center focus, but I'll...

I think it was set for center focus, but I'll double check it.
Forum: Safety 2013-09-11, 1:43pm
Replies: 38
Views: 6,555
Posted By Emily
Audiobooks!

Audiobooks!
Forum: The Dark Room 2013-09-11, 12:54pm
Replies: 15
Views: 6,144
Posted By Emily
I read a photo book that explained the...

I read a photo book that explained the relationship between aperture and depth of field this way:

Imagine ten people standing in line, one behind the other as if they were waiting in line for...
Forum: The Dark Room 2013-09-11, 12:44pm
Replies: 76
Views: 30,983
Posted By Emily
I was playing with my light boxes last weekend,...

I was playing with my light boxes last weekend, and I'm having a terrible time getting decent focus. I don't recall having this problem before, but it's possible that my prior lighting setups were...
Forum: Safety 2013-08-29, 10:55am
Replies: 7
Views: 3,687
Posted By Emily
Sorry, it seems like I wasn't clear in what I...

Sorry, it seems like I wasn't clear in what I wanted. I'm just looking for a way to fix a board or something with a duct in it without damaging my windows, so if I move or, heaven forbid, give up...
Forum: Safety 2013-08-29, 10:25am
Replies: 11
Views: 3,137
Posted By Emily
ACE (Amethyst Contrast Enhancement, or something...

ACE (Amethyst Contrast Enhancement, or something like that) is what we're wearing for soft glass these days. ACE has pretty much replaced didymium, but the old terminology sticks around. (As do the...
Forum: Shows and Festivals 2013-08-19, 12:56pm
Replies: 8
Views: 2,900
Posted By Emily
I'll be there taking classes -- enameling, and...

I'll be there taking classes -- enameling, and Anne Mitchell's class on bails for lampwork beads. Not sure how much time I'll have to browse the show, though. Hope everyone has a GREAT show!
Forum: The Dark Room 2013-08-19, 12:51pm
Replies: 26
Views: 9,795
Posted By Emily
Do you have any sort of graphics program? I used...

Do you have any sort of graphics program? I used Photoshop Elements to make mine. If you don't have one, you can download GIMP for free. It's a free photo-editing and image creating program that...
Forum: Safety 2013-08-19, 12:33pm
Replies: 7
Views: 3,687
Posted By Emily
Window/ventilation question

I'm getting new windows for my torching area. The window openings are the sort of half-size rectangular basement windows. I was planning on getting vinyl sliders, but am open to other suggestions....
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2013-08-14, 1:39pm
Replies: 33
Views: 3,935
Posted By Emily
Buy a sample pack of glass that has the basic...

Buy a sample pack of glass that has the basic Effetre colors -- the opaques (also called "pastels"), the transparents, and the "special" colors, which are the reds, oranges, yellows, and browns. Buy...
Forum: The Dark Room 2013-08-12, 11:23pm
Replies: 26
Views: 9,795
Posted By Emily
By the way, if anyone wants to try Patty's trick...

By the way, if anyone wants to try Patty's trick of having a background printed on a vinyl banner, Vistaprint is having a 50% off sale that includes banners. Small banners are $7.99 (that's the sale...
Forum: The Dark Room 2013-08-09, 1:24pm
Replies: 76
Views: 30,983
Posted By Emily
Thanks, Doug & Hayley! I went ahead and ordered...

Thanks, Doug & Hayley! I went ahead and ordered a set of lightboxes from Doug. I should have gotten the ones he had at the Gathering and saved myself shipping, but I needed time to talk myself into...
Forum: Studio 2013-08-09, 1:01pm
Replies: 25
Views: 6,885
Posted By Emily
I use a sheet of metal from Home Depot,...

I use a sheet of metal from Home Depot, duct-taped to the edges of the table. Make sure you either round off or cover the corners of the metal, so you don't bump into them and gouge yourself. I...
Forum: The Dark Room 2013-08-09, 12:14pm
Replies: 76
Views: 30,983
Posted By Emily
How easy/difficult is it to set up and take down...

How easy/difficult is it to set up and take down the soft boxes? I don't have a good place to leave them up all the time, and if they're a pain to set up, I probably won't end up using them much. ...
Forum: Torch Questions 2013-08-07, 12:24pm
Replies: 10
Views: 3,225
Posted By Emily
Kimberly, do you have any comments on running the...

Kimberly, do you have any comments on running the Scorpion on an Airsep Intensity 10 LPM? Will it do both the inner and outer fires?
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2013-08-07, 11:59am
Replies: 10
Views: 1,464
Posted By Emily
I would try mixing it with clear. Rubino rods...

I would try mixing it with clear. Rubino rods have a clear core anyway. Add more clear, mix mix mix, see what happens.

Alternatively, stripe rubino onto a clear rod and pull out into stringer,...
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2013-08-05, 4:34pm
Replies: 3
Views: 888
Posted By Emily
Coatings by Sandberg is good quality. The...

Coatings by Sandberg is good quality. The premium colors are generally harder to burn off than the regular ones. I think that the premium colors are made with more passes of the coating machine...
Forum: Customer Service Kiosk 2013-08-03, 1:25pm
Replies: 38
Views: 10,022
Posted By Emily
I saw the pictures of how you mounted it. That...

I saw the pictures of how you mounted it. That wouldn't work with my current ventilation setup, but I'm planning to re-do it, so maybe I'll do something similar to the way you mounted yours.
Forum: Customer Service Kiosk 2013-08-03, 1:24pm
Replies: 23
Views: 3,571
Posted By Emily
Thanks! I'll try that.

Thanks! I'll try that.
Forum: Customer Service Kiosk 2013-08-02, 3:39pm
Replies: 38
Views: 10,022
Posted By Emily
The bottom pictures in this post (To view links...

The bottom pictures in this post (To view links or images in this forum your post count must be 1 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.) show the base and arms of the Aura Lens shield. The base on...
Forum: Customer Service Kiosk 2013-08-02, 3:04pm
Replies: 23
Views: 3,571
Posted By Emily
I can't manage to get my iPad to save Soda Lime...

I can't manage to get my iPad to save Soda Lime Times issues. How are you doing it?
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2013-07-31, 11:50pm
Replies: 7
Views: 1,457
Posted By Emily
I don't know what they do in Germany and the...

I don't know what they do in Germany and the Czech Republic, but the Italians who do lampwork sculpture using the "work from big to small" principle do anneal their work (or at least the people doing...
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