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Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2018-10-15, 12:51pm
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Views: 43
Posted By jsknow4445
Bavarian "spacer-max" press

Does anyone use the Bavarian "spacer-max" press to make disc beads? I just can't seem to get it - hoping for some tips - like do you roll the mandrel along the press or press at intervals or ??? ...
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2018-09-11, 8:00pm
Replies: 4
Views: 250
Posted By jsknow4445
Silver and Anise white

I've decided that I was using a rod of Anise White by mistake - thinking it was plain opaque white. I understand that the Anise White will react with the silver to make a caramel color - it was said...
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2018-09-11, 4:41am
Replies: 4
Views: 250
Posted By jsknow4445
Yellow stains around fine silver wire embellishments

The fine silver trails on my beads are getting yellow stains around them when I press in a brass bead press. Anyone know why this happens and how to prevent it - very annoying. Using graphite...
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2018-09-11, 4:29am
Replies: 12
Views: 704
Posted By jsknow4445
Oh my - what a lucky woman you are - the thought...

Oh my - what a lucky woman you are - the thought of that gives me goosebumps!
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2018-09-05, 10:19am
Replies: 12
Views: 704
Posted By jsknow4445
Yes - I asked for confirmation and was told that...

Yes - I asked for confirmation and was told that similar to using 90 and 96 frits on our beads a thick application of the EZ fire enamels is likely to crack - works fine with a light hand in thinner...
Forum: Tutorials to purchase 2018-09-04, 5:35am
Replies: 3
Views: 532
Posted By jsknow4445
This is a great class - so much information...

This is a great class - so much information shared with such patience and care. These bracelets are perfect for lampwork cabs.
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2018-09-04, 2:44am
Replies: 12
Views: 704
Posted By jsknow4445
here is the tutorial

here is the link I found

http://deborahreadcom.blogspot.com/search?q=painted+beads+101

Thank you for finding her name - what a cool idea - I recall loving her etching on copper designs. I...
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2018-08-31, 3:23am
Replies: 12
Views: 704
Posted By jsknow4445
I asked the manufacturer for some specific tips...

I asked the manufacturer for some specific tips on how to use the enamels for lampworking this is what I learned. Sounds like a very versatile product - can't wait to try some of these ideas. Just...
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2018-08-25, 9:42am
Replies: 12
Views: 704
Posted By jsknow4445
EZ Fire Enamels on beads

Wondering if anyone has used the EZ Fire Enamels on lampwork beads? Widely used on fused glass but states that they are used for beadmaking too. Curious if they are used wet to paint on completed...
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2018-07-20, 4:17am
Replies: 4
Views: 699
Posted By jsknow4445
I work a lot with fusing bullseye coe 90 - and...

I work a lot with fusing bullseye coe 90 - and have lots of contact with groups and friends that are experts in that area. Most fusers either haven't been exposed to coe104 or have no interest in it...
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2018-07-16, 5:16am
Replies: 4
Views: 699
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: 17
Views: 1,850
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: 451
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: 451
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: 639
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: 988
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: 1,415
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: 899
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: 899
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: 899
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: 899
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: 22
Views: 1,132
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: 22
Views: 1,132
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: 22
Views: 1,132
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: 17
Views: 1,850
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...
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