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Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2013-02-15, 12:14am
Replies: 43
Views: 6,383
Posted By spixton
I use wet floral bricks. They sell one for dry...

I use wet floral bricks. They sell one for dry flowers but it is not as dense. They last a long time but have to be replaced every couple of years. But they are cheap.
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2013-02-15, 12:11am
Replies: 16
Views: 2,584
Posted By spixton
Mine are not as pretty as Elizabeth's but I use a...

Mine are not as pretty as Elizabeth's but I use a base of black then blue and white enamel, mixed together, on top.

I've tried everything else and like the black the best.
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2013-02-10, 1:24pm
Replies: 8
Views: 1,675
Posted By spixton
have you used a concentrator before? Mine, which...

have you used a concentrator before? Mine, which I use for lampworking, sound like they are breathing but it seems the output is steady. Might it just be the sound?

I'm also curious as I've...
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2013-01-16, 3:45pm
Replies: 25
Views: 4,948
Posted By spixton
I love Arrowsprings kilns. They have great...

I love Arrowsprings kilns. They have great customer service too. Craig is very patient and will walk you through programing. I think they are comparable to Glasshive, you might check out size and...
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2012-12-22, 9:36pm
Replies: 16
Views: 2,728
Posted By spixton
thanks everyone. I should be able to find...

thanks everyone. I should be able to find something. Lori, I've noticed cute smiles like this on your things, great to see your tool Thanks for posting!
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2012-12-22, 1:29pm
Replies: 16
Views: 2,728
Posted By spixton
Great idea. But, if you google "turkey trusser"...

Great idea. But, if you google "turkey trusser" as I did, it's very confusing.
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2012-12-22, 9:36am
Replies: 16
Views: 2,728
Posted By spixton
What type of tool makes those cute little smiles on "people" beads?

I hope you know what I mean, I was just looking at Lezlie's CK snowmen, like this one: ...
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2012-11-04, 10:14pm
Replies: 57
Views: 15,656
Posted By spixton
What is Paula Canant's method? Is it the one...

What is Paula Canant's method? Is it the one most of us use? Put on 2 disks, keep building them across the top until them meet?
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2012-10-29, 7:20pm
Replies: 9
Views: 1,501
Posted By spixton
You guys are the best, thanks so much. I'll...

You guys are the best, thanks so much. I'll check Ace and Lowe's.
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2012-10-26, 5:45pm
Replies: 9
Views: 1,501
Posted By spixton
Ack! I just broke the "y" connector for my oxy concentrators

Where do I get another? It's just a little white plastic thing. Not those fancy metal ones they sell and Frantz of which I have no idea what they are used for.

I'd also like a longer hose (I...
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2012-09-29, 9:15am
Replies: 19
Views: 2,152
Posted By spixton
Thanks Paula. And is it safe to assume the soft...

Thanks Paula. And is it safe to assume the soft clear is also "reformulated" to make it more compatible with other 104 glass?
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2012-09-28, 11:24pm
Replies: 19
Views: 2,152
Posted By spixton
I have a question about clear. Some places sell...

I have a question about clear. Some places sell clear and "soft" clear and some places sell "reformulated" clear and "soft" clear. Are there 3 or are all of the "regular" clears reformulated?
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2012-09-24, 4:23pm
Replies: 8
Views: 1,687
Posted By spixton
Thank you everyone! What I have is the dark 96. ...

Thank you everyone! What I have is the dark 96. Looks just like the picture. I hadn't noticed the ends looking like a target but they do!

Is the 104 as pretty in beads? Amber, did Dawn use...
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2012-09-24, 2:00pm
Replies: 8
Views: 1,687
Posted By spixton
What does a rod of multicolor dark look like?

I saw a beautiful set by Dawn last week and she said it was multicolor. I know I bought some so I have searched through all my glass, quite a task, and nada. I did find some rather large diameter...
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2012-09-24, 1:46pm
Replies: 22
Views: 5,907
Posted By spixton
I have one like Leslie but I'm starting to think...

I have one like Leslie but I'm starting to think I like my old method better. Before I would load the kiln and when it was full of beads I would move the ones that had been in the kiln for a time to...
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2012-09-24, 1:37pm
Replies: 16
Views: 3,432
Posted By spixton
I've never seen any. Might be out there...

I've never seen any. Might be out there someplace. Maybe check European suppliers?
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2012-09-10, 10:26pm
Replies: 32
Views: 7,675
Posted By spixton
my favorite is tourmaline. I bought lots of...

my favorite is tourmaline. I bought lots of smoke which I love.
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2012-08-09, 8:40pm
Replies: 21
Views: 2,803
Posted By spixton
I take a handful. lay them on the counter then...

I take a handful. lay them on the counter then slide/roll them on the counter. The mandrels rubbing against each other gets most of it off. Dunk them in water and roll them around some more if you...
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2012-07-28, 12:43am
Replies: 3
Views: 1,681
Posted By spixton
Custom jewelry tags. Supplier? Advice?

I'm making 200 ornaments for a wedding. I was going to put custom murrini on the ornaments but its not working the way I want so I thought I'd get custom jewelry tags with the couple's names on...
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2012-07-26, 10:43pm
Replies: 10
Views: 1,917
Posted By spixton
I have many bead rollers. The ones I use ALL the...

I have many bead rollers. The ones I use ALL the time is the rounds. I have all the sizes but the ones I use the most are the small, the large and the jumbo. I use the disc, smallish one, on...
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2012-07-11, 7:37pm
Replies: 20
Views: 4,532
Posted By spixton
I have one from Arrow Springs (AF1313-C). I LOVE...

I have one from Arrow Springs (AF1313-C). I LOVE it. I also have an Aim kiln, 8X8 inside measurement. Both work great for middle of the mandrel work on 12" mandrels.

The best part you don't...
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2012-07-11, 7:13pm
Replies: 49
Views: 6,779
Posted By spixton
move the kiln

Come summer, I move my kiln as far away from me as I can. It's "summer spot" is more in the middle of the room. When it is in it's "winter spot" its against a wall and puts off a lot more heat. Or...
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2012-05-28, 9:21pm
Replies: 26
Views: 5,231
Posted By spixton
I do tons of sculpture and as far as I know, with...

I do tons of sculpture and as far as I know, with very little breakage. Having said that, you do need to be careful. As others have said, extra heat is needed and very thin sticky out things...
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2012-04-28, 10:29pm
Replies: 17
Views: 3,999
Posted By spixton
I'm glad, but surprised to hear it. I mean glad...

I'm glad, but surprised to hear it. I mean glad it worked so well for you. I've had two and both were bunk! Battery gave out well inside a year.

Maybe I should try again.
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2012-04-28, 9:22am
Replies: 25
Views: 3,466
Posted By spixton
As to the silver leaf sticking to your fingers,...

As to the silver leaf sticking to your fingers, rub your fingers over graphite first. Then it won't stick to your fingers.

Very thin silver leaf is best for some applications like on the whole...
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