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Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2022-08-13, 1:04pm
Replies: 2
Views: 131
Posted By KJohn
if they are dull gray then perhaps you are using...

if they are dull gray then perhaps you are using sterling silver? Happened to me recently ugh. Fine silver is never grey when you are done torching.
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2022-07-09, 4:10am
Replies: 7
Views: 616
Posted By KJohn
yea never heard of it, Phil had a good theory....

yea never heard of it, Phil had a good theory. Especially if it's a family member who is handling the selling.
Find out the COE, that's all you really need right now.
Forum: Studio 2022-06-23, 9:55pm
Replies: 108
Views: 41,984
Posted By KJohn
that would worry me too. I hope they are licensed...

that would worry me too. I hope they are licensed and insured.
Glad you are keeping an eye.
Soon soon!
Forum: Customer Service Kiosk 2022-06-21, 4:13pm
Replies: 7
Views: 9,013
Posted By KJohn
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Try David Ridgeway at availableoxygen.com
Forum: Studio 2022-05-25, 9:10pm
Replies: 108
Views: 41,984
Posted By KJohn
exciting!

exciting!
Forum: Free Tutorials 2022-05-02, 12:21pm
Replies: 1
Views: 428
Posted By KJohn
so lovely! And where to buy silver mesh at a...

so lovely!
And where to buy silver mesh at a halfway decent price these days? Yikes
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2022-04-22, 10:28am
Replies: 3
Views: 689
Posted By KJohn
The main advantage is that it is better quality...

The main advantage is that it is better quality and less hazy or scummy than other clear frits which are really difficult to use.
Use it over reduced or struck silver glass for interesting effects,...
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2022-04-01, 9:32am
Replies: 5
Views: 854
Posted By KJohn
Don't let the bead get too cool. Heating up &...

Don't let the bead get too cool. Heating up & cooling down is what loosens that bead release. And be gentle with marvers or presses, try to press rather than roll.
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2022-03-20, 11:09am
Replies: 8
Views: 1,163
Posted By KJohn
beautiful!

beautiful!
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2022-03-17, 7:31pm
Replies: 8
Views: 1,163
Posted By KJohn
that's just using a reactive stringer over a...

that's just using a reactive stringer over a reactive base, some sort of silver glass frit. We have some members including Kay who do a lot of those so i don't want to guestimate too much. But the...
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2021-12-20, 12:47pm
Replies: 22
Views: 1,915
Posted By KJohn
thanks, no not a teacher but I still do that...

thanks, no not a teacher but I still do that twirling too fast thing too. That warming sounds fine, or in a kiln. The color change won't affect anything although you want to clean off the reduction...
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2021-12-19, 9:40pm
Replies: 6
Views: 1,197
Posted By KJohn
what a nice gift, Bea. Mickey, nothing wrong...

what a nice gift, Bea.
Mickey, nothing wrong with trying to grab some of those gorgeous colors but alas, we have to make do. :)
I love seeing all these new glass peeps here, please come over to the...
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2021-12-19, 9:34pm
Replies: 22
Views: 1,915
Posted By KJohn
Welcome! How are you warming them? and no,...

Welcome!
How are you warming them? and no, glass changes colors with heat, depends on the color. If they stay darker, like the turquoise or some other reduction/striking color, it's ok as it should...
Forum: Free Tutorials 2021-12-15, 5:54am
Replies: 2
Views: 733
Posted By KJohn
LOL

LOL
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2021-12-07, 12:29pm
Replies: 7
Views: 1,261
Posted By KJohn
agree with this ^^ which pink? Rubino is really...

agree with this ^^ which pink? Rubino is really persnickety on the hothead, so you might want to try some of the DH pinks like lotus or rhea, or perhaps Lauscha or CIM. Pinks can take more work, and...
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2021-11-27, 3:01pm
Replies: 11
Views: 1,966
Posted By KJohn
if it helps, the base is clear for that bead,...

if it helps, the base is clear for that bead, it's not a solid opal purple bead.
Forum: Site Announcements 2021-11-17, 9:27am
Replies: 5
Views: 11,961
Posted By KJohn
thanks

thanks
Forum: Studio 2021-11-13, 10:42am
Replies: 11
Views: 2,230
Posted By KJohn
outside the garage, with a hose running through...

outside the garage, with a hose running through an opening on the wall. I don't use quick connects but I probably should.
Forum: Safety 2021-10-30, 3:42pm
Replies: 2
Views: 988
Posted By KJohn
well I had mine installed by the electrician and...

well I had mine installed by the electrician and they did all that, I did need a dedicated line. Sounds like you are the same, but if you don't know the amps and wire size, etc. Perhaps let someone...
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2021-10-30, 3:41pm
Replies: 1
Views: 791
Posted By KJohn
someone looked at that before, and no they won't ...

someone looked at that before, and no they won't

Search threads here or perhaps it was the FB group Lampwork Bead making tips & techniques? I can't recall but I'm sure it has come up before. HTH
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2021-10-23, 10:28am
Replies: 3
Views: 972
Posted By KJohn
there are some CIM browns, still available most...

there are some CIM browns, still available most places. What color in specific are you looking for?
I'm glad I stocked up on some of my favorites, everything seems to be running a bit short lately....
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2021-10-20, 8:09pm
Replies: 2
Views: 539
Posted By KJohn
Hi Regis. what you are describing now has always...

Hi Regis. what you are describing now has always been my experience with the crystals LOL I found that sitting the jar in a pot of water that I have boiled really helped break it up.
I'm sorry you...
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2021-10-04, 9:56am
Replies: 12
Views: 1,071
Posted By KJohn
I was gonna ask the same, Super clear should etch...

I was gonna ask the same, Super clear should etch just fine. It's those other clear varmints that confuse things
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2021-09-23, 6:25pm
Replies: 28
Views: 1,711
Posted By KJohn
I have seen a T shaoed mandrel but it was a long...

I have seen a T shaoed mandrel but it was a long time ago. I don't think they're made now. Trying to recall what they were used for.....I think just connector beads. There wasn't a really big demand...
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2021-09-22, 11:20am
Replies: 28
Views: 1,711
Posted By KJohn
best thing would be to go visit a local...

best thing would be to go visit a local lampworking shop & studio and learn some of the basics. Otherwise what anyone tells you won't make any sense?
Dissertation for what? sounds interesting.
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