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Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2018-07-16, 5:16am
Replies: 2
Views: 148
Posted By jsknow4445
Kiln working COE 104

Does anyone here use 104 for fusing / kiln work? Wondering if it's possible to fire polish beads in the kiln - and just curious about using some of the beautiful rods and frit in the kiln. Perhaps...
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2018-06-29, 8:46am
Replies: 14
Views: 979
Posted By jsknow4445
Yes this is true - found several lampworking...

Yes this is true - found several lampworking groups on facebook - seems to be lots of selling groups as well. I like FB for connecting to Like Minded folks.
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2018-06-12, 10:59am
Replies: 5
Views: 314
Posted By jsknow4445
Checked there first - she is sold out - but thank...

Checked there first - she is sold out - but thank you for the suggestion.
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2018-06-12, 7:38am
Replies: 5
Views: 314
Posted By jsknow4445
Source for stud earring posts?

I've been trying to find the stainless steel posts to make stud earrings - just the posts not the ones with the glue pads. Anyone have a source for these?

I'm assuming you need commercial posts...
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2018-06-02, 5:11am
Replies: 4
Views: 419
Posted By jsknow4445
Etching

I just love the organic appearance of mat beads. Do most of you use chemical etching cream or a tumbler with silicon carbide grit? Is there any benefit of one over the other and does either on have...
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2018-06-01, 6:18am
Replies: 11
Views: 745
Posted By jsknow4445
Taking your comment to heart - as I'm new to bead...

Taking your comment to heart - as I'm new to bead making - I do have ventilation in my studio added especially for my torch but I'm not sure I have an optimal set up yet as I have noticed a sore...
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2018-05-28, 3:44pm
Replies: 18
Views: 955
Posted By jsknow4445
A very timely request - I just ordered some...

A very timely request - I just ordered some today. I have a friend that has been working with it for a little while - she loves it. I've seen her work with stringers she had made with it. I'll ask...
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2018-05-26, 7:33pm
Replies: 8
Views: 549
Posted By jsknow4445
Seriously - just Hades and silver can give all of...

Seriously - just Hades and silver can give all of these colors - must try that for sure.
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2018-05-26, 7:31pm
Replies: 8
Views: 549
Posted By jsknow4445
This is amazing - just what I was looking for, I...

This is amazing - just what I was looking for, I love the color index - how fun is that!! Thank you very much. Oh, added some silver pink to my ongoing cart at Frantz - it looks delicious.
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2018-05-26, 7:21pm
Replies: 8
Views: 549
Posted By jsknow4445
wow tons of great info here - this is very...

wow tons of great info here - this is very helpful - thank you!

June
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2018-05-26, 6:51am
Replies: 8
Views: 549
Posted By jsknow4445
Reactive glass colors

So I'm interested in learning more about what colors will react with silver foil. I am way over my head here but hoping I can make sense. Bullseye has a chart that lists the colors that react with...
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2018-05-25, 5:55pm
Replies: 21
Views: 775
Posted By jsknow4445
Oh my, I just found Anouk Jasperse Flickr...

Oh my, I just found Anouk Jasperse Flickr photostream the other day - what amazing beads - the colors are surreal.

Making SG stringer would be a good way to play and practice without being so...
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2018-05-25, 5:39pm
Replies: 21
Views: 775
Posted By jsknow4445
Thank you so much for all of the suggestions - I...

Thank you so much for all of the suggestions - I can see firepolished edges would be very helpful. Do you recommend to use thin instead of 3mm strips for torch work?

Also very grateful for the...
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2018-05-25, 5:24pm
Replies: 21
Views: 775
Posted By jsknow4445
I get BE rods all the time from my supplier AAE...

I get BE rods all the time from my supplier AAE Glass in Cape Coral FL - they just wrap bundles of them in bubble wrap and place in the center of a box of packing peanuts - I have never had any...
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2018-05-24, 4:41pm
Replies: 14
Views: 979
Posted By jsknow4445
You know, that is true - all types of arts /...

You know, that is true - all types of arts / crafts come in and out of the lime light. There is a network of skilled beadmakers still carrying the torch, sharing and teaching so that's something to...
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2018-05-24, 4:21pm
Replies: 14
Views: 979
Posted By jsknow4445
Yes absolutely will continue - though it is...

Yes absolutely will continue - though it is frustrating, at times I feel like I just wasn't meant to be a beadmaker - encountering one issue after another related to my lack of technical skills -...
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2018-05-22, 6:24am
Replies: 14
Views: 979
Posted By jsknow4445
The good ole days......

Being new to lampworking - I look around a lot for tips, tutorials, just general knowledge and inspiration. I find some of the most beautiful beads - crazy talented artists - just makes me drool, my...
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2018-05-20, 7:44am
Replies: 4
Views: 525
Posted By jsknow4445
Are you talking about using lampwork beads on...

Are you talking about using lampwork beads on elastic for bracelets or Kevin O'Grady style solid glass bracelets?

Either way - I think bracelets are always popular.
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2018-05-20, 7:34am
Replies: 21
Views: 775
Posted By jsknow4445
Good suggestion - I will try preheating in the...

Good suggestion - I will try preheating in the kiln - I was thinking it might get too hot to touch if I had the annealing program running?
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2018-05-20, 7:30am
Replies: 21
Views: 775
Posted By jsknow4445
Leah is a favorite artist of mine - so yes I...

Leah is a favorite artist of mine - so yes I would have done the same! Keep me in mind if you decide to detash you 90 glass, I would be interested.

Thanks June
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2018-05-20, 7:24am
Replies: 21
Views: 775
Posted By jsknow4445
I have a pate de verre class coming up in October...

I have a pate de verre class coming up in October at AAE glass with Alicia Lomne. I have always admired that process - looking forward to learning more.
Evelyn Gottschall Baker is also teaching...
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2018-05-20, 7:16am
Replies: 21
Views: 775
Posted By jsknow4445
Thank you - that's a good tip. I have not tried...

Thank you - that's a good tip. I have not tried strips yet just rods but was thinking of trying it to see if I like it.
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2018-05-14, 11:04am
Replies: 13
Views: 898
Posted By jsknow4445
I was also thinking about a crock pot full of...

I was also thinking about a crock pot full of vermiculite on high - stick the rods in and they should be at least half covered. Would probably need to wipe them off before using them. I have an...
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2018-05-14, 8:25am
Replies: 13
Views: 898
Posted By jsknow4445
Rod Heaters

I have encountered some colors both 90 and 104 that just seem to shatter no matter how careful and slowly I enter the flame. Pre-heating rods are a way to solve this problem? The heaters are not...
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2018-05-11, 2:03am
Replies: 21
Views: 775
Posted By jsknow4445
Thank you for link Eileen - love watching...

Thank you for link Eileen - love watching talented lampworkers at torch. Certainly have heard the name before but didn't realize she used Bullseye.
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