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Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2017-10-03, 2:04pm
Replies: 8
Views: 1,399
Posted By allicat
It's hard to say when they'll crack, if they are...

It's hard to say when they'll crack, if they are going to, because it depends on why. I do find heat related cracks show up almost immediately. Compatibility cracks can happen quickly, or take a...
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2017-09-26, 4:08pm
Replies: 4
Views: 1,228
Posted By allicat
Although I marked the rods, the names confused me...

Although I marked the rods, the names confused me (they're too much alike LOL). So I'm not 100% sure which is which; I *think* the front vessel was Skylla and the trim on the back on is Skiron. Sorry...
Forum: Customer Service Kiosk 2017-08-25, 11:54am
Replies: 1
Views: 1,793
Posted By allicat
Double Helix is what other businesses should be aspiring to

So excited! I had the pleasure of popping over to Double Helix earlier today where Jed was kind enough to give me & my best bud the tour. Gotta say, Jed's expertise and ability to explain it made my...
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2017-06-28, 6:25pm
Replies: 6
Views: 1,037
Posted By allicat
2 sites to check out; maybe they'll help! ...

2 sites to check out; maybe they'll help!

This is from Listen-up's site: http://www.listen-up.org/kitty/beads/mix%20chart/color%20chart.htm

Some ideas here as well:...
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2017-06-27, 4:28pm
Replies: 3
Views: 867
Posted By allicat
Dunno if this helps but CIM is produced in China....

Dunno if this helps but CIM is produced in China. Maybe contacting them to see if they have any Asian dealers?
Forum: Sale Rack 2017-06-15, 3:14pm
Replies: 16
Views: 2,393
Posted By allicat
I was under the impression the old owners...

I was under the impression the old owners wouldn't sell their recipes. So is this a new Vetrofond clear? Or did they get a hold of the old recipes?
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2017-04-21, 3:53pm
Replies: 9
Views: 1,700
Posted By allicat
It's not your HH, so don't stress about that. As...

It's not your HH, so don't stress about that. As Kristin said, those sort of rods are built of layers of color. Take a look at these rods of Tomato Soup:

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Notice how the rods on the upper...
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2016-03-16, 6:38pm
Replies: 5
Views: 1,362
Posted By allicat
Try here:...

Try here: http://web.archive.org/web/20130927233019/http://users.zoominternet.net/~beadgoodies/other/nice_effects.jpg

And this is Bullseye's reactive glass PDF:...
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2016-03-03, 2:31pm
Replies: 19
Views: 2,899
Posted By allicat
I use one of these; the drawers are just deep...

I use one of these; the drawers are just deep enough for most (not all) wire spools:

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Harbor Freight has em; sometimes they have a coupon for $20 off as well:...
Forum: Auctions, self promotion, and related things 2016-02-26, 5:11pm
Replies: 4
Views: 1,764
Posted By allicat
Aw bugger. I'd have totally added the scallops to...

Aw bugger. I'd have totally added the scallops to the order I placed recently if they were available; they're awesome!
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2015-12-29, 7:43pm
Replies: 10
Views: 2,894
Posted By allicat
I highly recommend DeAnne's (theglasszone) skull...

I highly recommend DeAnne's (theglasszone) skull tutorial to get the basics, and
Ikuyo Yamanaka's stunning flower murrini tutorials, which are also on Etsy:
...
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2015-12-18, 8:53pm
Replies: 4
Views: 1,160
Posted By allicat
Msg essiemessy; I know she has. Make take her a...

Msg essiemessy; I know she has. Make take her a little bit to respond tho - she isn't on here as much as she used to be.
Forum: Auctions, self promotion, and related things 2015-12-11, 9:43am
Replies: 7
Views: 2,500
Posted By allicat
Yay, it worked! I had actually read about...

Yay, it worked!

I had actually read about Safyre yesterday here:...
Forum: Auctions, self promotion, and related things 2015-12-10, 7:27pm
Replies: 7
Views: 2,500
Posted By allicat
*sob* It won't let me play either.

*sob* It won't let me play either.
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2015-12-02, 3:23pm
Replies: 21
Views: 5,613
Posted By allicat
Dunno if this will help, but take a look about...

Dunno if this will help, but take a look about 1/3 way down: http://www.vikinganswerlady.com/vikbeads.shtml
Forum: Free Tutorials 2015-11-02, 1:06pm
Replies: 54
Views: 18,383
Posted By allicat
Thank you Margaret!

Thank you Margaret!
Forum: Free Tutorials 2015-11-02, 5:23am
Replies: 54
Views: 18,383
Posted By allicat
You can find it on the Wayback Machine/Internet...

You can find it on the Wayback Machine/Internet Archives:

http://web.archive.org/web/20130602034626/http://mzglass.com/tutorials
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2015-10-18, 10:29am
Replies: 3
Views: 1,349
Posted By allicat
CIM Sakura (if you can find it :( ), Caboose for...

CIM Sakura (if you can find it :( ), Caboose for me.
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2015-10-16, 3:54pm
Replies: 29
Views: 4,829
Posted By allicat
A HotHead torch :)

A HotHead torch :)
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2015-10-16, 10:31am
Replies: 29
Views: 4,829
Posted By allicat
Squirrel? Squirrell?! *grin* Good to see you girl...

Squirrel? Squirrell?! *grin* Good to see you girl (love the new avatar pic...ooooo, a light!).

And yeah, trying to make it hollow requires more coordination and dexterity than I'm able to muster...
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2015-10-15, 8:24pm
Replies: 8
Views: 1,353
Posted By allicat
Be aware the kiln isn't as much an issue...

Be aware the kiln isn't as much an issue ventilation wise as is the glass melting at your torch. Many of the glasses are made with chemicals toxic to breathe (copper, cadmium and cobalt to name a...
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2015-10-11, 3:59pm
Replies: 29
Views: 4,829
Posted By allicat
LOL Ever try to melt boro with a HotHead? I'd be...

LOL Ever try to melt boro with a HotHead? I'd be still trying to melt the same rod from the nursing home.

Gonna give it another go tonight. Got the kiln annealing time changed and will try a diff...
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2015-10-11, 7:36am
Replies: 29
Views: 4,829
Posted By allicat
Hrmm. I am using a HH, but everything goes...

Hrmm. I am using a HH, but everything goes directly into the kiln and this puppy was in there all by its lonesome, so not affected by other bead temps.

And this is another bead made with the same...
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2015-10-10, 8:29pm
Replies: 29
Views: 4,829
Posted By allicat
Poop poop poop. Yeah, I can try to remake with...

Poop poop poop. Yeah, I can try to remake with just a Mojito core, assuming my last 2 rods of it are enough. I initially cored it with clear so I would have some Mojito for the smaller beads; there...
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2015-10-09, 7:43pm
Replies: 29
Views: 4,829
Posted By allicat
LOL It's such a damn big bead I'd be afraid to...

LOL It's such a damn big bead I'd be afraid to Eileen; I'd probably have a heart attack if it decided to blow apart when reintroduced to the flame.
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