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Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2013-08-20, 9:59am
Replies: 18
Views: 4,870
Posted By pretties
McMaster Carr has a lot of inexpensive small...

McMaster Carr has a lot of inexpensive small jars:

http://www.mcmaster.com/#standard-jars/=o5cn3c
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2013-07-02, 9:30am
Replies: 10
Views: 3,059
Posted By pretties
It's cool that you are getting back into it. What...

It's cool that you are getting back into it. What happens to me is every time I am not melting glass for some time (a couple of months) I come back with a slightly different take on my style....
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2013-04-14, 8:17pm
Replies: 43
Views: 6,391
Posted By pretties
I have a carrier that came with 12 plastic photo...

I have a carrier that came with 12 plastic photo storage boxes. They hold 4 x 6 photos and they are 1" thick. You can find them at containerstore.com and search for 12 case photo storage. I got mine...
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2013-02-11, 8:03am
Replies: 203
Views: 36,494
Posted By pretties
I didn't know enough to know what to expect so I...

I didn't know enough to know what to expect so I was not afraid at all. After that you learn how to work safely and learn the limitations of your skills so as to not attempt work that you don't know...
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2013-02-04, 3:24pm
Replies: 25
Views: 6,468
Posted By pretties
Large crunchers all the way. It is extremely...

Large crunchers all the way. It is extremely versatile and you are not restricted to a size
Forum: Boro Room 2012-11-26, 10:28am
Replies: 21
Views: 6,416
Posted By pretties
Well worth it!! Phillips is the best. I have 1.5...

Well worth it!! Phillips is the best. I have 1.5 readers in Boro safety glasses and soft glass safety glasses. It is a huge improvement over a couple of layers of glasses.
Forum: Boro Room 2012-11-14, 10:56am
Replies: 71
Views: 13,294
Posted By pretties
Beautiful everyone!!! Roger, Your work is...

Beautiful everyone!!! Roger, Your work is completely stunning and I just bought both of your dragon tutorials. Patty
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2012-10-07, 10:02am
Replies: 12
Views: 3,044
Posted By pretties
Hi Patty, if you just wipe it with ammonia it...

Hi Patty, if you just wipe it with ammonia it will take any discoloration off. I never used a tumbler, Patty
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2012-10-07, 9:41am
Replies: 12
Views: 3,044
Posted By pretties
Hi Patty, from what I remember ammonia cleans...

Hi Patty, from what I remember ammonia cleans brass very nicely.
Good Luck, from another Patty!
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2012-10-06, 4:49pm
Replies: 46
Views: 8,813
Posted By pretties
Bill Brown at Philips Safety Eyewear just made me...

Bill Brown at Philips Safety Eyewear just made me a pair of Ace 3 with the 1.5 magnifying lenses and they are fantastic. I love them! They were well worth it at under $200 and I had them within a...
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2012-10-01, 9:53am
Replies: 9
Views: 2,595
Posted By pretties
I think I remember someone saying they have to be...

I think I remember someone saying they have to be the same capacity. I used 2 5 lpm's on a Cricket and they worked very well. I got a Scorpion and it works great with the 2 5lpm's also.
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2012-09-20, 9:45am
Replies: 14
Views: 4,142
Posted By pretties
I use a Scorpion and have 2 - 5 lpm concentrators...

I use a Scorpion and have 2 - 5 lpm concentrators Y-ed together. It works fantastic and I am very happy with the flame, I just got it in the past couple of months. For some reason the gauge only goes...
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2012-09-03, 2:40pm
Replies: 22
Views: 4,548
Posted By pretties
Hi Niki, welcome. Be patient and stick with that...

Hi Niki, welcome. Be patient and stick with that dream of glass working. That being said, I glasswork but polymer clay might also be an option for your creative outlet right now. I have seen...
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2012-08-29, 9:41am
Replies: 12
Views: 2,524
Posted By pretties
Thanks everyone!!!!! The grabbers are more for...

Thanks everyone!!!!! The grabbers are more for safety in case one gets dropped and I can pick it up easily. The molds at Devardi are the best price I have seen. I had already got the 4 hole mold from...
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2012-08-26, 8:07pm
Replies: 12
Views: 2,524
Posted By pretties
Thanks! Deb, Yes the bubble are for cooling Boro...

Thanks! Deb, Yes the bubble are for cooling Boro practice marbles. I don't want to have my kiln on all day because I am just learning to do implosion marbles, I just took a weeklong class with John...
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2012-08-26, 7:07pm
Replies: 12
Views: 2,524
Posted By pretties
Tools

Where is the best place to get marble molds (I have to get 1.25 through 2"), marble holders (for hot marbles when you are finishing the punty mark) graphite pad. I also have to get annealing beads...
Forum: Torch Questions 2012-08-20, 9:33am
Replies: 12
Views: 4,176
Posted By pretties
I use a paper clip

I use a paper clip
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2012-06-17, 2:57pm
Replies: 13
Views: 5,154
Posted By pretties
Thanks Suzanne!

Thanks Suzanne!
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2012-06-16, 8:22am
Replies: 13
Views: 5,154
Posted By pretties
Hi! Beautiful caps and bead Ronnie. Where does...

Hi! Beautiful caps and bead Ronnie. Where does everyone get the flat discs to make bead caps out of. Thanks! I have the Domingo tool from Harbor Freight and have to get a punch yet. I want to find a...
Forum: Boro Room 2012-02-03, 8:09pm
Replies: 75
Views: 14,868
Posted By pretties
I will be taking his class in Pittsburgh in late...

I will be taking his class in Pittsburgh in late July. Can't wait. It's a 5 full day class!
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2012-02-01, 10:42am
Replies: 30
Views: 6,625
Posted By pretties
Hi Becky, I totally understand. I completely...

Hi Becky, I totally understand. I completely agree with GlassPuppy's first thread. Set time aside. When I want to glasswork but don't know really what I want to do I make murrini cane or twisted...
Forum: Boro Room 2012-01-12, 10:39am
Replies: 1
Views: 1,305
Posted By pretties
Moving on to Boro

Hi All!! I just bought a bunch of Boro and I will get it in about 1.5 weeks. I have been beadmaking using COE 104 glass for about 6 or 7 years. I still want to work with soft glass too, not together...
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2011-10-14, 11:51am
Replies: 0
Views: 1,027
Posted By pretties
Masher

250926Does anyone know where to get the big masher in the picture? Thanks!!! Patty
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2011-07-20, 9:22am
Replies: 8
Views: 2,540
Posted By pretties
Thank you all very much!!!!!

Thank you all very much!!!!!
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2011-07-18, 6:21am
Replies: 8
Views: 2,540
Posted By pretties
Dragon or Butterfly tutorial

Hi Everyone! Does anyone know of tutorials (and / or) directions on getting started making butterfly or dragon beads. I want to start making focals with pictures of stylized dragons and butterflys (a...
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