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Forum: Tutorials 2018-03-08, 3:25am
Replies: 8
Views: 1,015
Posted By Handyann
Superglue isn't really the best for this. All the...

Superglue isn't really the best for this. All the varieties tend to shrink and get brittle with time. A better alternative is a 2-part epoxy. One I use a lot for my restoration work is Devcon - I...
Forum: Tutorials 2018-03-01, 6:15am
Replies: 4
Views: 1,060
Posted By Handyann
A huge Thank You to the very kind folks who...

A huge Thank You to the very kind folks who offered and have sent me this tutorial. I'm not quite up to that standard yet, but am hopeful!
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2018-02-15, 11:44pm
Replies: 46
Views: 4,362
Posted By Handyann
Thanks Hayley. I did spend a lot of time Googling...

Thanks Hayley. I did spend a lot of time Googling and searching the forum before asking. The problem is converting units of pressure to units of volume. Torches seem to be rated in volume units -...
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2018-02-14, 3:45am
Replies: 46
Views: 4,362
Posted By Handyann
Umm.. it might! Thank you. I'll go and see if I...

Umm.. it might! Thank you. I'll go and see if I can get a conversion between PSI and ltr or cu ft. Why can't everyone speak the same language?!! :-)
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2018-02-14, 2:25am
Replies: 42
Views: 1,206
Posted By Handyann
I know this thread has gone wildly off-topic...my...

I know this thread has gone wildly off-topic...my fault!... but the Newbie bit still applies :-D

Quick question - is it possible to reheat an annealed and cold bead please? I made one last night...
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2018-02-10, 1:58am
Replies: 46
Views: 4,362
Posted By Handyann
Hi I know this is an old thread but I was...

Hi
I know this is an old thread but I was interested in all the data on flow rates of gas and oxy. In the UK NG pressure is rated in millibars and I can't find a conversion chart between mbar and...
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2018-02-08, 3:02am
Replies: 42
Views: 1,206
Posted By Handyann
Jeannie - thank you for your encouragement. I...

Jeannie - thank you for your encouragement. I suspect I should probably be doing plain beads myself, to get the base principles down properly, but I can't resist the sooo pretty patterns!

Thanks...
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2018-02-07, 4:17am
Replies: 42
Views: 1,206
Posted By Handyann
:roll:Hi all and thanks again for your invaluable...

:roll:Hi all and thanks again for your invaluable advice.

I'm not going to go on boring everyone with my beadie attempts, you'll be pleased to know! I do have three that I'm reasonably pleased...
Forum: Free Tutorials 2018-02-06, 2:45am
Replies: 193
Views: 94,293
Posted By Handyann
Ah - I should have waited to view the link on my...

Ah - I should have waited to view the link on my laptop instead of my phone - it's all there. YAY!! Thank you PattyK! :-D
Forum: Free Tutorials 2018-02-06, 12:48am
Replies: 193
Views: 94,293
Posted By Handyann
I did check it out before posting Eileen, but it...

I did check it out before posting Eileen, but it only appears to be part of the tutorial with just the photo that's already on the post.

I did find a You Tube video from Denise Baker however,...
Forum: Free Tutorials 2018-02-05, 4:16am
Replies: 193
Views: 94,293
Posted By Handyann
These are gorgeous beads - a bit above my pay...

These are gorgeous beads - a bit above my pay grade just yet though!

I was wondering if the illustrations mentioned at the head of the thread were still available anywhere, please? The given link...
Forum: Tutorials 2018-01-31, 10:01am
Replies: 4
Views: 1,060
Posted By Handyann
Hunting a tutorial

Hi,
Does anyone have the Flurry Bead tutorial by Laura Sparling please? It's an anemone implosion bead. [-o<

The tute was free on her site originally, but I've contacted her and it's now...
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2018-01-31, 3:22am
Replies: 17
Views: 993
Posted By Handyann
In a couple of weeks for me - but my Dad always...

In a couple of weeks for me - but my Dad always said it was better to be over the hill than under it!!
Actually, I was only thinking the other day that my Grannie was definitely an old lady at 60...
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2018-01-30, 10:55am
Replies: 78
Views: 39,106
Posted By Handyann
Thank you Ladypainter - I'll give it a try when I...

Thank you Ladypainter - I'll give it a try when I have some more torch time under my belt. I'm just fascinated trying to work out how some of these beautiful beads are made.
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2018-01-30, 9:55am
Replies: 17
Views: 993
Posted By Handyann
Very true, Speedslug! However, I'm knocking on a...

Very true, Speedslug! However, I'm knocking on a bit and may well be gaga in a few years, so I have a lot to pack in!! :-D
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2018-01-30, 9:48am
Replies: 4
Views: 592
Posted By Handyann
Hi SassyGlass9. As a rank beginner I can tell you...

Hi SassyGlass9. As a rank beginner I can tell you that, if you start using a Hot Head, you'll HAVE to work slower! And the beads don't crack :-D
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2018-01-30, 8:02am
Replies: 17
Views: 993
Posted By Handyann
That is a truly stunning piece of work. I don't...

That is a truly stunning piece of work. I don't think I have enough useful years left to get anywhere near that good :-(
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2018-01-30, 7:57am
Replies: 78
Views: 39,106
Posted By Handyann
I'm a rank beginner, but I think I understand the...

I'm a rank beginner, but I think I understand the theory of pleated beads, at least, although I'm a way off making one yet!

I found this image on Pinterest and can't work out if this is done in a...
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2018-01-28, 11:30am
Replies: 42
Views: 1,206
Posted By Handyann
Thanks so much for the encouragement. I didn't...

Thanks so much for the encouragement. I didn't think they were very good and I do get so annoyed at myself when I can't do something! I'm an antique restorer in 'real life' :-) and precision is my...
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2018-01-28, 8:43am
Replies: 42
Views: 1,206
Posted By Handyann
My first babies!

After lots of blood, sweat, tears and a burn or two, these are the first 'beads' I've made. Lots of things wrong with them, mostly unbalanced and a couple with a sharp hole.

The random colours...
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2018-01-28, 6:42am
Replies: 42
Views: 1,206
Posted By Handyann
Thanks Beatrix, that's a good idea. Even now,...

Thanks Beatrix, that's a good idea. Even now, just a few days in, I can see a marked improvement in the most recent beads.

I'm still trying to sprint when I should be learning to walk, but...
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2018-01-25, 5:16am
Replies: 42
Views: 1,206
Posted By Handyann
The thread on advice for newbies has so much good...

The thread on advice for newbies has so much good stuff in it. Thanks for pointing me to it Eileen.

Thanks too for the advice on thicker stringers Speedslug. I'll try again and perhaps use a punty...
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2018-01-24, 7:57am
Replies: 42
Views: 1,206
Posted By Handyann
You folks are amazing! Eileen, I've just...

You folks are amazing!

Eileen, I've just had an hour on the torch and have made 8 beads which, whilst nowhere near perfect, I'm not ashamed of. That's down to the advice you gave on slowing down,...
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2018-01-24, 3:39am
Replies: 42
Views: 1,206
Posted By Handyann
Thank you Eileen. Such good advice. I must admit,...

Thank you Eileen. Such good advice. I must admit, I'm finding the response of the glass to the Hot Head quite slow. That's probably a good thing for a beginner, but it does make me wonder if I'm...
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2018-01-23, 10:39am
Replies: 42
Views: 1,206
Posted By Handyann
Well, I ended up buying some Tuffy from Tuffnell...

Well, I ended up buying some Tuffy from Tuffnell Glass and it is indeed easy to use and easy to get out of the beads. The data sheet that comes with it actually gives the composition and percentages...
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