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Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2019-05-18, 10:03am
Replies: 87
Views: 16,406
Posted By DesertDreamer
I just threw away ALL of my remaining Devardi...

I just threw away ALL of my remaining Devardi glass (@8 lbs) because I was tired of growling at it every time I sat at my bench. That was more liberating than a bra-burning!!! (Showing my age. LOL)
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2019-03-24, 11:21am
Replies: 1
Views: 435
Posted By DesertDreamer
Question Dichro wondering out loud

I figured I'd ask the Collective Wisdom before getting all complicated and wasting my time. :)

I've collected little bits of dichro for years, about the size of #1 frit or slightly larger. I've...
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2019-03-24, 10:42am
Replies: 10
Views: 640
Posted By DesertDreamer
Agree! Fast service, always helpful, and I really...

Agree! Fast service, always helpful, and I really appreciate the single rod availability for colors I just want to "taste."
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2019-03-07, 9:35am
Replies: 12
Views: 896
Posted By DesertDreamer
I've been using a 50/50 mix of Fusion and...

I've been using a 50/50 mix of Fusion and Fosterfire for about 12 years. Holds well even with twisting and pushing, cleans easily, and even tolerates boro beads. It's a bit sensitive to humidity...
Forum: Free Tutorials 2019-02-14, 4:11pm
Replies: 5
Views: 1,043
Posted By DesertDreamer
This is gorgeous! Thank you so much for sharing!

This is gorgeous! Thank you so much for sharing!
Forum: Free Tutorials 2019-02-14, 4:09pm
Replies: 2
Views: 637
Posted By DesertDreamer
This is how I make dichro twisted canes! :) Once...

This is how I make dichro twisted canes! :) Once you have the dichro backed (with clear or any color), curl up the backing glass so it covers the edges, then you can work it into any complex cane you...
Forum: Boro Room 2019-02-14, 3:44pm
Replies: 2
Views: 778
Posted By DesertDreamer
Variable Annealing Temps?

Got a new torch (Carlisle Hellcat) a few months ago and I'm back to working with boro. I've been reading about new colors, and keep finding annealing info beyond the usual 1050. If you're using some...
Forum: Sale Rack 2016-09-04, 10:20am
Replies: 28
Views: 6,662
Posted By DesertDreamer
I use 96 about 60% of the time. I have a large...

I use 96 about 60% of the time. I have a large stash of Val Cox's colors, a bunch of Gail's GG Glass (love her Duos!), and pounds & pounds of Gaffer and Reichenbach. I, too, am heartbroken that...
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2016-07-05, 4:29pm
Replies: 11
Views: 1,810
Posted By DesertDreamer
Looks like opalinos to me. I looooove the yellow...

Looks like opalinos to me. I looooove the yellow and use it often. I think the lighter one on the left is probably ivory opalino.
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2016-07-05, 4:27pm
Replies: 11
Views: 2,136
Posted By DesertDreamer
Wow! I've had my picklepot (@2 cup size) going on...

Wow! I've had my picklepot (@2 cup size) going on and off for eight or nine years. BUT I've drained it and cleaned it regularly, too. Half the time it dries out in the crock before I'm done with it....
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2016-07-05, 4:20pm
Replies: 93
Views: 20,902
Posted By DesertDreamer
I love this thread! Thank you Robin. \\:D/ I...

I love this thread! Thank you Robin. \\:D/

I started messing with recycled bottle glass in 1997. My true love was the cobalt blue of Arizona Iced Tea bottles of the time. I drank a bottle almost...
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2016-06-27, 4:54pm
Replies: 23
Views: 6,239
Posted By DesertDreamer
Make your white base as thin as you can and...

Make your white base as thin as you can and encase it with your transparent out to your desired size. The thicker the transparent, the more depth is has, especially after etching.
Forum: Tutorials to purchase 2016-03-25, 11:55am
Replies: 13
Views: 4,895
Posted By DesertDreamer
Like this? To view links or images in this...

Like this?

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Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2015-04-05, 12:40pm
Replies: 57
Views: 13,310
Posted By DesertDreamer
I've been doing a bunch of layered dots in the...

I've been doing a bunch of layered dots in the last year or so, mostly medieval repro beads. The first few dots are placed with a full rod, then I drop to a medium hand-pulled stringer, then a...
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2015-04-05, 12:36pm
Replies: 0
Views: 745
Posted By DesertDreamer
Optic Mold Question

Murrini makers, a question: I want to make a murrini with a distinct "sun" or 8-pointed star in the center. I'm perusing optical molds and trying to figure out which would be the best for a relative...
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2015-04-02, 8:40am
Replies: 21
Views: 2,517
Posted By DesertDreamer
I've been using CIM Hades and CIM Peace as my...

I've been using CIM Hades and CIM Peace as my ultimate layering combination for a few years now, for both raised, stacked dots and melted-in layers. I make a lot of historic reproduction beads with...
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2015-02-20, 2:26pm
Replies: 7
Views: 1,910
Posted By DesertDreamer
I haven't seen it in person yet, but CIM Caboose...

I haven't seen it in person yet, but CIM Caboose looks like it might be a reasonable replacement.
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2015-02-20, 2:24pm
Replies: 10
Views: 2,280
Posted By DesertDreamer
One of the very first glasses I worked with,...

One of the very first glasses I worked with, other than the usual 104, was the beautiful blue Arizona iced tea bottles. I cut off the bottom and the neck and then cut strips. That was such a pretty...
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2015-01-29, 11:11am
Replies: 6
Views: 939
Posted By DesertDreamer
Make sure that your edges are very clean,...

Make sure that your edges are very clean, especially if they are raw, cut edges. I wipe mine down with alcohol and white vinegar just before using. Also, if they're raw, a firm swipe of clear or the...
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2014-10-26, 12:54pm
Replies: 6
Views: 1,125
Posted By DesertDreamer
I like Joe's the best: To view links or images...

I like Joe's the best:
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Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2014-10-26, 12:52pm
Replies: 8
Views: 1,182
Posted By DesertDreamer
You can use 22K gold wire, but obviously it's NOT...

You can use 22K gold wire, but obviously it's NOT cheap. It will behave just like fine silver. A few inches of 28 or 30 gauge wouldn't be breathtakingly pricey, but it all depends on how much your...
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2014-10-26, 12:43pm
Replies: 17
Views: 2,172
Posted By DesertDreamer
There's some serious OCD going on in that initial...

There's some serious OCD going on in that initial list. :D

I do keep water (in a square glass flower vase I got cheap at Michael's) but I've never 'killed' a bead with it. I use it for cooling...
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2014-10-26, 12:31pm
Replies: 16
Views: 2,923
Posted By DesertDreamer
I'll ditch the last inch or two if it's a common...

I'll ditch the last inch or two if it's a common color sometimes, but often I drop them all in a container and toss bits on an "end of day" bead that gets raked and twisted for some fun effects.
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Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2014-09-13, 3:49pm
Replies: 63
Views: 14,859
Posted By DesertDreamer
That was one of the very first colors I ever used...

That was one of the very first colors I ever used in my first class with Kate Fowle-Meleney, way back in 1997. Scared the stuffing outta me! Kate said "oh no, not again!" and told me to put it aside....
Forum: The Dark Room 2014-09-01, 2:22pm
Replies: 15
Views: 8,053
Posted By DesertDreamer
DSLR Recommendations?

My son got his bequest money from my Mom's estate last month. He's putting most of it in savings, but since he's majoring in photography he wants to buy a good mid-level DSLR. (Sweet kid, he's even...
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