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Forum: Torch Questions 2010-07-14, 11:02am
Replies: 4
Views: 1,633
Posted By klcbeads
If you use the smaller cannister you can get...

If you use the smaller cannister you can get about 12 hours total. To prevent the cannister from freezing up, keep it in a bucket of water while using it.
Forum: Tutorials to purchase 2010-03-22, 12:19pm
Replies: 122
Views: 32,435
Posted By klcbeads
I got mine, and it came quick and with very good...

I got mine, and it came quick and with very good quality pics! Thanks Anouk!!!
Forum: Tutorials to purchase 2010-03-22, 11:45am
Replies: 122
Views: 32,435
Posted By klcbeads
Waiting anxiously for mine! :)

Waiting anxiously for mine! :)
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2010-03-02, 11:25am
Replies: 32
Views: 7,410
Posted By klcbeads
Thanks Angie for your compliments on my dog. I...

Thanks Angie for your compliments on my dog. I love him too!
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2010-01-28, 1:51pm
Replies: 32
Views: 7,410
Posted By klcbeads
It sounds pretty simple but I've felt that orange...

It sounds pretty simple but I've felt that orange glass dipped in baking soda gave the appearance of old terra cota. Maybe coral dipped in baking soda would give it a better hue.
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2010-01-04, 3:06pm
Replies: 32
Views: 4,387
Posted By klcbeads
I simply cannot afford all the new colors so I...

I simply cannot afford all the new colors so I experiment when I have a little extra change in my pocket and can buy some. I had bought Khaos, Luna, and Psyche last summer and since I work on a...
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2009-12-15, 3:46pm
Replies: 47
Views: 9,923
Posted By klcbeads
I have never mastered this technique but if you...

I have never mastered this technique but if you put a transparent dot or line over an opaque base and melt it all the way in it gives a sunken impression on the bead. I think it looks really cool...
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2009-12-10, 11:40am
Replies: 54
Views: 9,049
Posted By klcbeads
Shawnette I would kill for your studio!!!! Look...

Shawnette I would kill for your studio!!!! Look at all that glass :)
Alma, that is nowhere near the mess I JUST (it had been bad for quite some time) cleaned off my workbench this last weekend. ...
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2009-11-16, 10:39am
Replies: 17
Views: 3,785
Posted By klcbeads
I agree. Ditch the Fireworks torch. I had it, I...

I agree. Ditch the Fireworks torch. I had it, I hated it and made so many crappy beads I almost gave up lampworking all together. I do suggest Corina Tettinger's book on lampworking as the...
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2009-10-13, 2:38pm
Replies: 15
Views: 3,085
Posted By klcbeads
Kandyce Seeber does absolutely beautiful brown...

Kandyce Seeber does absolutely beautiful brown beads, I think she even has a free tut on mixing shades of brown on her site www.lampwork.net.
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2009-10-13, 8:55am
Replies: 35
Views: 5,252
Posted By klcbeads
I've experienced the same as DeAnne, but it...

I've experienced the same as DeAnne, but it happened less when I used Mapp and it's usually only when it was a new tank, OR when it was really humid out for some reason. If it was just because it...
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2009-10-08, 9:48am
Replies: 24
Views: 4,303
Posted By klcbeads
If I am using a one pound tank of fuel, I always...

If I am using a one pound tank of fuel, I always have a warm bucket of water underneath the tank so it doesn't freeze up and the flame goes out. My optimum flame is blue colored and the hiss is not...
Forum: Customer Service Kiosk 2009-09-29, 2:43pm
Replies: 56
Views: 9,336
Posted By klcbeads
Love the loose candy! Love the root beer!!!

Love the loose candy! Love the root beer!!!
Forum: Tutorials to purchase 2009-09-24, 1:59pm
Replies: 73
Views: 11,095
Posted By klcbeads
I made one and it turned out good. It was real...

I made one and it turned out good. It was real easy and Laurie's pictures are awesome. Unfortunately I cleaned it out and then my son broke it. I should mention he is still alive.
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2009-08-26, 9:03am
Replies: 18
Views: 2,853
Posted By klcbeads
Do you have a pic of the short rod?

Do you have a pic of the short rod?
Forum: Torch Questions 2009-08-12, 11:46am
Replies: 28
Views: 9,897
Posted By klcbeads
I agree with Shawnette. I have to say I scummed...

I agree with Shawnette. I have to say I scummed up a heck of a lot more beads with the propane cannisters to make propane a bad choice for me. It is a couple bucks cheaper than Mapp but it runs...
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2009-07-23, 12:24pm
Replies: 13
Views: 2,917
Posted By klcbeads
The dots on the second bead on the mandrel would...

The dots on the second bead on the mandrel would have to get pretty hot in order to melt and pull in the other direction. There may be some heat control going on here. I would recommend making the...
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2009-07-22, 12:33pm
Replies: 71
Views: 8,885
Posted By klcbeads
I got my hothead. Really I love it immensely.

I got my hothead. Really I love it immensely.
Forum: Studio 2009-07-15, 7:02am
Replies: 23
Views: 8,215
Posted By klcbeads
My husband made me this glass holder for my...

My husband made me this glass holder for my birthday. I was very happy indeed!
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Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2009-05-20, 11:27am
Replies: 8
Views: 2,017
Posted By klcbeads
My mind could be playing games with me but I'd...

My mind could be playing games with me but I'd swear in the 2nd pic that the third bead from the left has a hint of EDP, not that it's purple or anything. But the beads are real knock outs. Really...
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2009-05-12, 1:41pm
Replies: 1
Views: 1,349
Posted By klcbeads
Sunken Impressions

I am looking to get a "sunken in" impression on beads I have in my head but I cannot remember if it is an opaque base with a transparent design or vice-versa. I know that you heat the base bead as...
Forum: Tutorials 2009-05-06, 9:59am
Replies: 29
Views: 8,492
Posted By klcbeads
I do the same as Ellie. Had dh drill some holes...

I do the same as Ellie. Had dh drill some holes in some scrap wood and they stand straight up and don't lean into each other. It works very well.
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2009-05-06, 9:53am
Replies: 12
Views: 8,139
Posted By klcbeads
Wow. I'm really out of the loop. I never heard...

Wow. I'm really out of the loop. I never heard of a cabochon mandrel. I always thought they were made on the end of a punty. I'm sure I could be mistaken.;-)
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2009-04-23, 11:42am
Replies: 9
Views: 1,843
Posted By klcbeads
Overlapping is verry important or you're gonna...

Overlapping is verry important or you're gonna get a kind of vertabrae bead, which is another way cool effect to try in the future.
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2009-04-17, 12:05pm
Replies: 28
Views: 3,599
Posted By klcbeads
Everyone gave such great advice the best that I...

Everyone gave such great advice the best that I could add is welcome and congratulations on discovering a very expensive, addictive art form!!! All kidding aside, you will love it, but be prepared...
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