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Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2018-11-10, 5:37am
Replies: 4
Views: 200
Posted By FosterFire
I love the vertical one. I can see so many design...

I love the vertical one. I can see so many design possibilities. The horizontal one looks like it would also be challenging to work with the finished shape.
Forum: Boro Room 2018-08-03, 7:02am
Replies: 10
Views: 922
Posted By FosterFire
Interesting. I have about 10 pounds I had planned...

Interesting. I have about 10 pounds I had planned to use in my 8th grade classroom but my hot plate doesn't get hot enough. I purchased from a vendor on Ebay. The ten pounds was about the size of a...
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2018-07-17, 10:09am
Replies: 4
Views: 727
Posted By FosterFire
I have reheated beads in the kiln for re-working...

I have reheated beads in the kiln for re-working them. Remember that even if the mandrel is sticking out of the kiln that the metal will be way too hot to hold with bare skin. Metal is an excellent...
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2018-07-17, 10:07am
Replies: 9
Views: 936
Posted By FosterFire
If anyone has the old Vetro dark transparent...

If anyone has the old Vetro dark transparent purple, it was perfect assuming you mean a good quality amethyst.
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2018-05-19, 3:27pm
Replies: 4
Views: 660
Posted By FosterFire
I've never made them on elastic and I do still...

I've never made them on elastic and I do still sell some. I don't do nearly as many shows as I am teaching (8th grade science) full time now.
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2018-05-19, 2:40pm
Replies: 22
Views: 1,403
Posted By FosterFire
I started beadmaking on Bullseye. I only went to...

I started beadmaking on Bullseye. I only went to Moretti (104) after a Leah Fairbanks class. I have many pounds of Bullseye that will be finding a new home eventually.
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2018-03-30, 7:20am
Replies: 12
Views: 1,103
Posted By FosterFire
Be careful of overworking the transparent orange....

Be careful of overworking the transparent orange. You will get more red if it's overheated after striking.
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2018-03-30, 7:19am
Replies: 10
Views: 1,053
Posted By FosterFire
You might be able to find kiln wash at a ceramic...

You might be able to find kiln wash at a ceramic supply store. Bead makers used it for years before official bead release came along.
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2018-03-30, 7:15am
Replies: 11
Views: 918
Posted By FosterFire
I had corals from the early 2000s with a rough...

I had corals from the early 2000s with a rough surface. Mine were labeled "Moretti" and went gray in the flame but returned to coral after gentle reheating.
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2018-03-30, 6:16am
Replies: 31
Views: 3,882
Posted By FosterFire
I don't use Z99 often but I am not getting rid of...

I don't use Z99 often but I am not getting rid of it either. I figure I can use anything I have. I have enough curdled ivory to last until I die and then some. I don't care that others think it's all...
Forum: Sale Rack 2018-01-19, 7:34am
Replies: 2
Views: 754
Posted By FosterFire
and I really want some. really.

and I really want some. really.
Forum: Free Tutorials 2018-01-14, 4:11pm
Replies: 385
Views: 135,176
Posted By FosterFire
Love it! Thank you.

Love it! Thank you.
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2018-01-01, 7:58am
Replies: 16
Views: 6,678
Posted By FosterFire
To clarify: I like using copper leaf to get...

To clarify: I like using copper leaf to get special effects. I like using silver foil so the foil shows up and isn't burned off easily. Palladium foil is wonderful when not encased because it can get...
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2017-12-31, 12:11pm
Replies: 21
Views: 2,825
Posted By FosterFire
yup. ditto.

yup. ditto.
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2017-12-11, 6:15pm
Replies: 3
Views: 509
Posted By FosterFire
The recipe I gave was for the transparent version.

The recipe I gave was for the transparent version.
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2017-12-11, 8:14am
Replies: 3
Views: 509
Posted By FosterFire
You can also make your own. I think it's 50-50...

You can also make your own. I think it's 50-50 Effetre periwinkle and dark amethyst.
Forum: Boro Room 2017-12-01, 5:00am
Replies: 8
Views: 1,632
Posted By FosterFire
I've been a fan of the consistent good quality...

I've been a fan of the consistent good quality from Glass Alchemy. I haven't purchased from the them recently (teaching is taking up all my time right now) but for 10 years I have gotten great top...
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2017-10-29, 11:17am
Replies: 11
Views: 837
Posted By FosterFire
I was told to turn it away from yourself because...

I was told to turn it away from yourself because it was safer, but around means all the way around so frankly I think that's not true. I turn either way depending on the bead. I have had nerve damage...
Forum: Safety 2017-07-29, 12:09pm
Replies: 17
Views: 2,304
Posted By FosterFire
I realize that conventional wisdom is "don't...

I realize that conventional wisdom is "don't breathe the dust" and I don't recommend it, but it is actually more hazardous to breathe household dust than bead release dust, as a comparison.
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2017-07-13, 5:18am
Replies: 12
Views: 1,644
Posted By FosterFire
Sadly, I let someone else hold it, that person...

Sadly, I let someone else hold it, that person dropped it on concrete floor and it broke. It was a sad moment. I try to remember Kevin O'Grady saying "it's glass, it breaks.don't worry about it." It...
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2017-07-06, 9:04pm
Replies: 12
Views: 1,644
Posted By FosterFire
Here is my try from this morning although I have...

Here is my try from this morning although I have no idea if the colors will show up on monitors. There is definitely some lavender-ish purples where I used the Dragon.
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2017-07-06, 6:53pm
Replies: 12
Views: 1,644
Posted By FosterFire
Here is my try from this morning although I have...

Here is my try from this morning although I have no idea if the colors will show up on monitors. There is definitely some lavender-ish purples where I used the Dragon.
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2017-07-01, 6:59pm
Replies: 2
Views: 956
Posted By FosterFire
Try dark amethyst over periwinkle. It's cheap,...

Try dark amethyst over periwinkle. It's cheap, easy, reliable and looks awesome. Add some rubino if you're feeling bold.
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2017-07-01, 6:43am
Replies: 12
Views: 1,644
Posted By FosterFire
Dragon's Blood turning blue over Zephyr

I just tried some Dragon's Blood over clear. It turned a steady sky blue and stayed that way.Tried reducing it and no change. Tried hotter, let it cool to no-glow and it stayed a steady blue. And...
Forum: Sale Rack 2017-06-30, 3:13pm
Replies: 27
Views: 3,019
Posted By FosterFire
Oooooo yum

Oooooo yum
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