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Forum: Boro Room 2018-02-16, 8:19am
Replies: 6
Views: 1,301
Posted By gmkcpa
I've been waiting for a curious person. Hi,Dave....

I've been waiting for a curious person. Hi,Dave. This is how I made the eyes for the aliens and their pets. I used Momka's Brown Glitter (MB-092). Pull a short stringer (an inch is enough) of it...
Forum: Boro Room 2018-02-09, 2:26pm
Replies: 10
Views: 1,217
Posted By gmkcpa
I work boro, with a Carlisle CC. Last time I...

I work boro, with a Carlisle CC. Last time I checked, I get about 8 marbles out of a tank. I use 3/4" clear rod. I have a foot pedal for the outer flame, which I use aLot. I've never heard of...
Forum: Boro Room 2018-02-09, 2:06pm
Replies: 10
Views: 1,217
Posted By gmkcpa
When Oxy tank runs to low to make a marble-what do you do?

I've been making marbles for the past 15 years. I own two Oxy tanks that are about 54" high with a diameter of 9.1" (holds 251 cu ft). I've got a gauge on it, I know how much oxy I need to make a...
Forum: Boro Room 2018-02-04, 9:12am
Replies: 5
Views: 1,075
Posted By gmkcpa
Make your own ‘handy andy’ - get an appropriate ...

Make your own ‘handy andy’ - get an appropriate
Tweezer at a flea market for $1 and bend the ends in.
Forum: Free Tutorials 2018-02-03, 7:20am
Replies: 25
Views: 42,690
Posted By gmkcpa
Dull milky color usually means way too much...

Dull milky color usually means way too much silver. I did the Alien Skull marbles in the Boro Room. First I fumed
the Maria with a lot...
Forum: Boro Room 2018-01-19, 11:10am
Replies: 6
Views: 1,301
Posted By gmkcpa
Alien Kid brought his pets with him

This is all with just gold and silver fume. Here's the kid

http://www.lampworketc.com/forums/uploadedimages.php?viewid=318265

These are his pets
...
Forum: Boro Room 2018-01-14, 2:37pm
Replies: 4
Views: 1,036
Posted By gmkcpa
Alien Skull Marbles in Gold/Silver fume

I've been trying to figure out how to get colors using gold and silver fume for a long time. The big thing was to get green. So I made marbles and I got green. But then, don't know exactly what I...
Forum: Boro Room 2017-09-10, 7:23am
Replies: 6
Views: 2,002
Posted By gmkcpa
You can also try using Borostix white. This...

You can also try using Borostix white. This white is not as dense as all the other whites, and I have used it as a white base for beads for years with no problems.
Forum: Boro Room 2017-09-03, 2:34pm
Replies: 26
Views: 8,562
Posted By gmkcpa
The second way - putting the encased opal into...

The second way - putting the encased opal into the maria before starting to lay down your lines to make a flower - did not result in any air bubbles, however neither did the first way - after making...
Forum: Boro Room 2017-08-29, 2:50pm
Replies: 26
Views: 8,562
Posted By gmkcpa
When I did it by putting it into the lens you ...

When I did it by putting it into the lens you
Could see the clear glass from the tube I used
To encase the opal. So I tried my next marble by
Making the opal the very first thing that I put onto...
Forum: Boro Room 2015-12-22, 8:27pm
Replies: 5
Views: 1,668
Posted By gmkcpa
I think the boro site is most geared to boro, and...

I think the boro site is most geared to boro, and this IS the boro site. Over the past 7-8 years or so, on this site, I learned how to improve my marbles, pendants and beads, all in boro. (I never...
Forum: Boro Room 2015-12-22, 9:38am
Replies: 16
Views: 3,250
Posted By gmkcpa
The borostix 4" bars of white work really well,...

The borostix 4" bars of white work really well, with essentially no boiling unless of course you blast it with a good-sized torch in a neutral to oxidizing flame. Over the years I've gotten used to...
Forum: Boro Room 2015-11-22, 10:15am
Replies: 1
Views: 1,384
Posted By gmkcpa
Looking for GA Blue Passion #5186

I just ran out of Glass Alchemy #5186 Blue Passion. They don't seem to sell it any more. I'm looking to buy three 7mm rods of it. Can anyone help me?
Forum: Boro Room 2015-09-02, 3:39pm
Replies: 10
Views: 2,734
Posted By gmkcpa
Just wondering - I don't think Elvis refers to...

Just wondering - I don't think Elvis refers to 'swivel hips Presley'. Is there an interesting story here?
Forum: Boro Room 2015-08-31, 6:11pm
Replies: 10
Views: 2,734
Posted By gmkcpa
Got Pictures - 3 Purple Sable beads

This is what I got - a front shot and a back shot...
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Forum: Boro Room 2015-08-30, 4:23pm
Replies: 10
Views: 2,734
Posted By gmkcpa
Elvis Purple Sable - Wow!

I've had this color for a few years and just tried it out. The results blew me away-just what I was looking for. I didn't know this color has greens, blues, browns, yellows and stuff in it.
...
Forum: Boro Room 2015-07-20, 1:18pm
Replies: 4
Views: 2,120
Posted By gmkcpa
A year or so ago I bought 5 Gilson opals. I've...

A year or so ago I bought 5 Gilson opals. I've put 4 of them into marbles, using different techniques and am happy with my results. BUT, to take an opal, smash it into pieces and use those pieces...
Forum: Boro Room 2015-05-25, 4:11pm
Replies: 7
Views: 2,332
Posted By gmkcpa
187551187550 Here's one more. Thank you,...

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Here's one more. Thank you, LampworkEtc, for keeping my old uploads. I call this one "Hole in the Seafloor". The edge is from my seafloor implosion. After imploding the edge I heat...
Forum: Boro Room 2015-05-25, 4:00pm
Replies: 7
Views: 2,332
Posted By gmkcpa
220632220634 Don't want to do a flower on a...

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Don't want to do a flower on a maria? This was my very first attempt, many years ago, at a cat's face in a marble, and its an implosion using a 5/8" or 3/4" rod with a maria.
Forum: Boro Room 2015-05-25, 3:54pm
Replies: 7
Views: 2,332
Posted By gmkcpa
255952255951 Here is a marble made on a maria...

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Here is a marble made on a maria starting with a 3/4" boro rod. Its an implosion. I call it a seafloor marble. Others call it a reef marble. I did this years ago. I've got a new...
Forum: Boro Room 2015-05-25, 12:18pm
Replies: 9
Views: 1,565
Posted By gmkcpa
Regarding 'boiling': IF you are using...

Regarding 'boiling':

IF you are using crayon colors to decorate the back of a marble, which you are going to have to heat up really hot to round out - crayon colors are going to boil. Even when...
Forum: Boro Room 2015-01-06, 1:56pm
Replies: 16
Views: 3,841
Posted By gmkcpa
Medium to heavy gold fume covered with light to...

Medium to heavy gold fume covered with light to medium silver fume, and then covered with clear glass stringers generally gives me alot of green. This is with a CC burner and tanked oxy on Symax. ...
Forum: Boro Room 2014-10-23, 10:35am
Replies: 12
Views: 2,034
Posted By gmkcpa
WHAT works really well? If I make a marble with...

WHAT works really well? If I make a marble with a fumed flower inside, after annealling it for 5 hours at 1050 I should drop it into a bucket of water? Obviously I do not understand how that...
Forum: Boro Room 2014-09-28, 7:55am
Replies: 6
Views: 2,019
Posted By gmkcpa
Sorry about your gold leaf. However, as far as...

Sorry about your gold leaf. However, as far as your burn, I swore by ice for years - immediately put a cube on the burn and keep it there for at least 1/2 hour. Then I came across a little 'Silver...
Forum: Boro Room 2014-01-29, 11:59am
Replies: 29
Views: 4,071
Posted By gmkcpa
I've used NS-Indigo Aventurine many times as a...

I've used NS-Indigo Aventurine many times as a backing for 1-1/2" to 2" marbles, and never had a cracking or 'checking' problem, but then again I anneal ALL my marbles that size for 5 hours at 1050,...
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