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Forum: Sale Rack 2017-09-26, 10:23pm
Replies: 33
Views: 1,977
Posted By Mina
I hope it is before school is in session so I can...

I hope it is before school is in session so I can go
Forum: Beads of Courage 2017-06-23, 9:21am
Replies: 6
Views: 3,061
Posted By Mina
Any way to translate this?

Any way to translate this?
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2017-05-22, 1:10pm
Replies: 82
Views: 11,752
Posted By Mina
How would that work if you can't mix glass?

How would that work if you can't mix glass?
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2017-04-30, 6:56am
Replies: 82
Views: 11,752
Posted By Mina
It scummed pretty easily so I had to use a cooler...

It scummed pretty easily so I had to use a cooler flame. The bottle itself is a bit thicker than other bottles so it is a little harder to break. I like to break it down into strips then melt them...
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2017-04-29, 12:34pm
Replies: 25
Views: 4,555
Posted By Mina
Just made this bead. Waiting to see how it holds...

Just made this bead. Waiting to see how it holds up before I make it into jewelry. It has a clear base, then effetre light red, encased in CIM marshmallow.
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2017-04-29, 12:22pm
Replies: 82
Views: 11,752
Posted By Mina
I finally got the labels off the bottle of Bombay...

I finally got the labels off the bottle of Bombay Sapphire Gin, got it cut into strips, and pulled rods to make some beads. I will be making a necklace and earrings with the smaller bead grouping to...
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2017-04-22, 7:44pm
Replies: 82
Views: 11,752
Posted By Mina
Working on tanked O2 now so it is possible for me...

Working on tanked O2 now so it is possible for me to melt bottles. I was trying to make beads using strips of glass but was really struggling with the weird shape so I made some rods and it worked...
Forum: Free Tutorials 2017-03-30, 9:28am
Replies: 5
Views: 3,473
Posted By Mina
My first attempt at making shards. It went well...

My first attempt at making shards. It went well all things considered. The little "parison" made a huge difference. It's like when you are blowing up a balloon...that first little bit is an effort,...
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2017-03-29, 8:58pm
Replies: 19
Views: 2,119
Posted By Mina
I tried the method that adds a gather of glass to...

I tried the method that adds a gather of glass to the end of the mandrel. It worked great! I was successful in all three attempts.
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2017-03-26, 4:39pm
Replies: 2
Views: 812
Posted By Mina
Concentrator modifications

How are 02 concentrator modified for lampworking?
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2017-03-25, 12:07am
Replies: 19
Views: 2,119
Posted By Mina
thanks...Ill go check it out

thanks...Ill go check it out
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2017-03-24, 10:53am
Replies: 5
Views: 796
Posted By Mina
Kathy, so you only make single color shards or do...

Kathy, so you only make single color shards or do you mix them?
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2017-03-24, 10:40am
Replies: 5
Views: 796
Posted By Mina
Shards

I have finally decided to try my hand at making shards. Color combinations are not one of my strong suites, so I was wondering if you might share your shard recipes?
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2017-03-24, 10:27am
Replies: 19
Views: 2,119
Posted By Mina
I'd love to see Jennifer's tutorial but the link...

I'd love to see Jennifer's tutorial but the link no longer works. Anyone willing to repost it?
Forum: Safety 2017-03-17, 12:23pm
Replies: 3
Views: 839
Posted By Mina
I use a mini cc. If my vent was set back a little...

I use a mini cc. If my vent was set back a little it would accommodate a larger flame.
Forum: Safety 2017-03-17, 10:03am
Replies: 3
Views: 839
Posted By Mina
There is a gray cover over the opening (in front...

There is a gray cover over the opening (in front of the torch) to keep the cold air out when I'm not torching. The only thing I would change in this set-up is I would push it all back about 5-8...
Forum: Torch Questions 2017-02-22, 5:44pm
Replies: 3
Views: 752
Posted By Mina
When considering whether or not to buy a...

When considering whether or not to buy a compressor, keep in mind that they don't last as long as the concentrators do. I would recommend you research how many hours you can expect a homefill to...
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2017-02-04, 11:00am
Replies: 1
Views: 1,087
Posted By Mina
Thread selection

Is there a way to select or block threads? I only read/visit some of them and would rather not have to scroll through all of them to find the few I frequent.
Forum: Tutorials to purchase 2017-01-31, 6:50pm
Replies: 32
Views: 4,340
Posted By Mina
That is what I did. I ended up with an...

That is what I did. I ended up with an interesting multicolored bead. Sorry the pic is so big. I don't know how to make it smaller from my iPad
Forum: Tutorials to purchase 2017-01-31, 4:22pm
Replies: 32
Views: 4,340
Posted By Mina
I haven't showed anyone mine yet. I don't have a...

I haven't showed anyone mine yet. I don't have a straight sided lentil, so it is not as neat as it could be. I ended up making a lentil and practicing on it with different colored stringers. After...
Forum: Tutorials to purchase 2017-01-30, 6:28pm
Replies: 32
Views: 4,340
Posted By Mina
Hope you have better luck than I'm having Tillie....

Hope you have better luck than I'm having Tillie. My bead release keeps breaking and I think it is because my studio is just too cold. I did manage to make one fuglie before I got chilled.
Forum: Tutorials to purchase 2017-01-29, 9:35pm
Replies: 32
Views: 4,340
Posted By Mina
Lol....I can't torch for a couple of days but I...

Lol....I can't torch for a couple of days but I have been mentally designing and executing these beads. I'm so excited to try them out. :happy:
Forum: Tutorials to purchase 2017-01-28, 12:03am
Replies: 32
Views: 4,340
Posted By Mina
Tillie, how about a little challenge? between you...

Tillie, how about a little challenge? between you and me...who will post a half decent bead (using this tutorial) first ? You game? we have one week to create, then on Feb 4th we post our offerings. ...
Forum: Tutorials to purchase 2017-01-27, 1:38pm
Replies: 32
Views: 4,340
Posted By Mina
ok Tillie...lets see it. Time to show and...

ok Tillie...lets see it. Time to show and tell...lol.

I just purchased the tutorial. Without even trying to make a bead I have already learned a couple of things just from watching the video....
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2017-01-27, 8:27am
Replies: 16
Views: 2,297
Posted By Mina
Thanks Heather. I just wanted to know so I could...

Thanks Heather. I just wanted to know so I could establish if the EDP I have is "old stuff."
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