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Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2020-06-17, 3:05pm
Replies: 8
Views: 309
Posted By Moira
Sorry, LRJ, I forgot that you use higher voltage...

Sorry, LRJ, I forgot that you use higher voltage in the Antipodes too! :-)

Is there much of a market for used or reconditioned oxycons in Aus? That will save you quite a bit of cash.
Also -...
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2020-06-16, 11:24am
Replies: 8
Views: 309
Posted By Moira
Are you in the UK/Europe? I assume you are since...

Are you in the UK/Europe? I assume you are since you mention 220V.

I don't think the small oxys you see on eBay are up to the job.

The Devilbiss ones, of the type that Tuffnells sell...
Forum: Free Tutorials 2020-05-31, 7:00am
Replies: 52
Views: 33,193
Posted By Moira
Thanks so much for this! I've used enamels before...

Thanks so much for this! I've used enamels before but never this way. I love the painterly effects you get.
Another thing on the must try list! :-)
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2020-02-20, 12:03pm
Replies: 8
Views: 881
Posted By Moira
Fascinating! Id never heard of it before. I...

Fascinating! Id never heard of it before.
I suppose there must have been a copper industry in your area, in the distant past. With the tin in Cornwall, Im sure it was useful in the Bronze Age!
If...
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2019-10-31, 11:13am
Replies: 11
Views: 1,691
Posted By Moira
Here's a previous thread: ...

Here's a previous thread:
http://www.lampworketc.com/forums/showthread.php?t=306068&highlight=lumiere

I never got much better with the stuff, but Beadgal had some lovely examples on her website.
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2019-07-24, 11:48am
Replies: 5
Views: 754
Posted By Moira
In the UK, Tuffnell Glass sell these in a good...

In the UK, Tuffnell Glass sell these in a good range of colours, at a reasonable price.
They will post to anywhere in Europe, and it will be much cheaper than paying postage, handling and customs...
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2019-05-01, 2:29pm
Replies: 4
Views: 821
Posted By Moira
I presume you've seen this? ...

I presume you've seen this?
https://www.bavarianbeads.com/ext/pressentipps_eng.pdf
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2018-12-09, 10:12am
Replies: 10
Views: 1,532
Posted By Moira
You might try abrasive rubber points - I use...

You might try abrasive rubber points - I use these to tidy up my pate de verre, they work well at slow speed on a Dremel, or you can use them in a pin vice as hand tools. No water needed, so you can...
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2018-10-18, 8:25am
Replies: 34
Views: 6,487
Posted By Moira
Elke, your beads are gorgeous, I must try that...

Elke, your beads are gorgeous, I must try that idea!
Thanks very much for sharing the method. :)
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2018-10-15, 1:16pm
Replies: 1
Views: 956
Posted By Moira
I have a donut roller in a similar style, but in...

I have a donut roller in a similar style, but in graphite. The trick is to get the bead fairly close to the shape you want, and use the roller for final shaping - roll the mandrel over the roller so...
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2018-09-16, 1:14pm
Replies: 12
Views: 2,550
Posted By Moira
It was absolutely brilliant! I'd definitely...

It was absolutely brilliant! I'd definitely recommend taking a class with her if you can.

Meantime: if you are working in 104 and don't find the EZ Fire satisfactory, Thompson enamels for 104...
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2018-09-05, 2:06pm
Replies: 12
Views: 2,550
Posted By Moira
I'm so glad you found the link. It's a really...

I'm so glad you found the link. It's a really impressive technique, isn't it?

I'll know a lot more about working with enamels in a week or so - I'm going to do the Astrid Riedel enamel 'painting'...
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2018-09-01, 11:41am
Replies: 12
Views: 2,550
Posted By Moira
After a good deal of rummaging, I've found the...

After a good deal of rummaging, I've found the name of the artist: Deborah Read!
Her tutorial on this method is excellent - as is her work.

I can't find the link to her tutorial, but now you know...
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2018-08-31, 11:39am
Replies: 12
Views: 2,550
Posted By Moira
That does sound interesting! I also have...

That does sound interesting!

I also have hazy memories of someone using a clever technique where you reverse paint an image in enamels onto a piece of flat, clear glass; heat it up in the kiln,...
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2018-07-20, 1:46pm
Replies: 4
Views: 1,244
Posted By Moira
I've added torchworked BE to fused BE pieces with...

I've added torchworked BE to fused BE pieces with no problem - I'm sure it works the same for 104 glass. I believe it's possible to buy 104 Effetre sheet (though no UK supplier), I daresay that's...
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2018-06-30, 1:43pm
Replies: 17
Views: 3,896
Posted By Moira
That might be because your release has thickened...

That might be because your release has thickened up a bit - try adding a little water. Tap water or mineral water is fine, but not softened water, which will ruin it.
Forum: Torch Questions 2018-06-03, 10:07am
Replies: 14
Views: 2,729
Posted By Moira
Just to put my two penn'orth in: I don't know...

Just to put my two penn'orth in: I don't know anyone in the UK that uses a 2-stage regulator for lampwork.

I think the standard setting for a 4 bar propane reg is 'full less half a turn', about 3...
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2018-05-31, 2:07pm
Replies: 18
Views: 2,933
Posted By Moira
I've re-read the tutorial and tried again. ...

I've re-read the tutorial and tried again.

This time I started with a barrel instead of a round bead, very hot; laid the flakes onto a graphite marver instead of putting them in a metal spoon; and...
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2018-05-28, 2:39pm
Replies: 18
Views: 2,933
Posted By Moira
Lumiere lusters

I was delighted to receive my super-sparkly package of goodies from Jetage studio - but I'm finding it a bit hard to work with.

I've used pixie dust before without a problem. But! These flakes...
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2018-05-23, 3:20pm
Replies: 22
Views: 2,712
Posted By Moira
It was Alicia's class in England a few years ago...

It was Alicia's class in England a few years ago that got me started! i was so keen, I went with my arm in a sling having broken my collar bone about a week before! She is a brilliant teacher (even...
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2018-05-20, 4:13am
Replies: 22
Views: 2,712
Posted By Moira
I use BE in the torch to make components to add...

I use BE in the torch to make components to add to my pate de verre. But for beads I use 96 or 104 - it's cheaper, and comes in a huge range of colours.

Also - you can't use Double Helix with BE,...
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2018-04-27, 1:24pm
Replies: 11
Views: 1,770
Posted By Moira
Have you tried the joss stick test? Put it near...

Have you tried the joss stick test? Put it near your torch, and check the smoke vanishes up the ventilation system rather than wafting around the space.

I've never seen a torch pointing towards an...
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2018-04-20, 7:49am
Replies: 12
Views: 1,310
Posted By Moira
My advice would be: don't stop at one book! All...

My advice would be: don't stop at one book! All the authors have a slightly different approach, and different tips to offer. In addition to the books mentioned, I like Kimberly Adams 'Complete Book...
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2018-02-25, 9:23am
Replies: 11
Views: 2,207
Posted By Moira
Oh, good idea! :)

Oh, good idea! :)
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2018-02-16, 3:43am
Replies: 33
Views: 4,071
Posted By Moira
I am very sorry to hear about all the trouble and...

I am very sorry to hear about all the trouble and annoyance you've had.

There was a thread on Frit-Happens (UK) forum a few years ago about the risk of prodding a mandrel up into a hot kiln...
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