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Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2010-11-24, 9:18am
Replies: 22
Views: 1,798
Posted By mariak
Grumpy Bear turned green? Really? Pictures...

Grumpy Bear turned green? Really? Pictures please!

Maria
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2010-11-24, 9:16am
Replies: 15
Views: 2,287
Posted By mariak
Did you try striking the beads at the end,...

Did you try striking the beads at the end, working cool, working really hot...? Just ideas for what to try.

Maria
Forum: Safety 2010-11-24, 9:10am
Replies: 5
Views: 1,614
Posted By mariak
That's unfortunate! Are there other ventilation...

That's unfortunate! Are there other ventilation hoods that are better but still have minimal assembly?

Maria
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2010-07-05, 9:27am
Replies: 3
Views: 781
Posted By mariak
Okay, thanks! That really helps, I think I'll go...

Okay, thanks! That really helps, I think I'll go ahead with the ASC/5 then.
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2010-07-04, 4:55pm
Replies: 3
Views: 781
Posted By mariak
Single vs. Multiple Segment Kiln Controllers

I'm planning to buy an Arrow Springs Kiln and Kiln Controller (found at http://www.arrowsprings.com/html/kilns_controllers.html), and don't know the difference between the single- and multiple-...
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2008-08-11, 9:44am
Replies: 9
Views: 1,361
Posted By mariak
I think I'll look at the clockwork. Liz- do you...

I think I'll look at the clockwork. Liz- do you know whether the Reichenbach you mentioned is in coe 96 or coe 104? has anyone used the vetro tangerine sparkle? Do you know of any lighter...
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2008-08-11, 9:25am
Replies: 106
Views: 12,083
Posted By mariak
*snicker* I understand where Martina is coming...

*snicker*
I understand where Martina is coming from, I've wondered about the same thing (selling something as opposed to, say, posting it here.) On the other hand, I don't mind paying for the...
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2008-08-11, 9:15am
Replies: 10
Views: 1,334
Posted By mariak
I read somewhere that Corina Tettinger says her...

I read somewhere that Corina Tettinger says her base bead cracks sometimes when she is encasing, and she just finishes the encasing and melts it all back together. Also, I wouldn't recommend...
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2008-08-11, 9:08am
Replies: 42
Views: 5,178
Posted By mariak
I think Kim Miles makes beads like that. You can...

I think Kim Miles makes beads like that. You can find her beads here (http://www.kimmiles.com/MemorialBeads.html). Maybe you could email her for tips?

-Maria
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2008-08-08, 4:14pm
Replies: 21
Views: 2,299
Posted By mariak
oh, also I was playing today with the twistie I...

oh, also I was playing today with the twistie I mentioned (the caramel/chocolate one) and discovered that used over moretti dk. ivory, it turns purplish/bluish/greenish.

-Maria
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2008-08-06, 7:21pm
Replies: 9
Views: 1,361
Posted By mariak
Transparent Orange??

Hi,
I keep noticing that I don't have a transparent orange (as in, "oh, that would be a cool bead- oh wait, I don't have trans. orange") and I can't make the striking stuff work for me. The Vetro...
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2008-08-06, 1:52pm
Replies: 21
Views: 2,299
Posted By mariak
I made a kind of chocolate/caramel color one:...

I made a kind of chocolate/caramel color one: paddle of dk. red-brown (special), do 3-4 stripes of SIS on one side, cover with dk. topaz, do 2-3 more stripes of SIS on top of that. on the other...
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2008-07-18, 7:19am
Replies: 18
Views: 2,640
Posted By mariak
purple rubino trouble

Hi! I got a kiln a month or so ago, and I have figured out that if I do any more than a THIN layer of Effetre Rubino Oro it turns purplish instead of staying pink. Does anyone else have this...
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2008-07-16, 3:31pm
Replies: 3
Views: 1,149
Posted By mariak
Iris Gold HELP!!

I just got some iris gold in the mail and I can't get it to do its magic! It doesn't look gold AT ALL, especially when I encase it. I see it reducing but it doesn't turn gold, just a greenish brown...
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2008-07-16, 3:20pm
Replies: 13
Views: 1,678
Posted By mariak
Also, you're supposed to be able to case a lot of...

Also, you're supposed to be able to case a lot of things you couldn't if you do a base of, say, clear, and then the color on top of that, and then encase. Some colors I think it depends on the batch...
Forum: Tutorials 2008-07-11, 8:57am
Replies: 52
Views: 13,762
Posted By mariak
Does anyone have a good color combo for red...

Does anyone have a good color combo for red roses? Maybe two, the lighter type and the really intense kind- I've tried to make a cane and it looked really pretty, but the roses melted into blobs and...
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2008-06-30, 8:09am
Replies: 35
Views: 5,015
Posted By mariak
on the site it says it can be air- or flame-...

on the site it says it can be air- or flame- dried... has anyone tried flame-drying it? i'm a tad impatient, i'm afraid... :roll:
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2008-06-25, 1:42pm
Replies: 17
Views: 3,961
Posted By mariak
This thread is convincing me to buy some of that...

This thread is convincing me to buy some of that dichro I've been scared to get. What do you pre cut it with? (It seems like it can be pretty finicky and I would probably get scum if I tried to burn...
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2008-06-24, 11:26am
Replies: 6
Views: 1,779
Posted By mariak
Carol- how would you make a stringer of silver...

Carol- how would you make a stringer of silver foil? I've tried some on clear but it has to be an encased stringer or the silver burns away, and if it's encased it wouldn't get a reaction, would...
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2008-06-20, 7:54am
Replies: 105
Views: 26,867
Posted By mariak
Lulie- I know zoozii's has tools for making round...

Lulie- I know zoozii's has tools for making round beads on their site, under "preorder items", because people want a lot of different sizes for those.
I don't have any presses but am saving up for...
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