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Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2014-01-23, 4:34pm
Replies: 9
Views: 4,033
Posted By DKS
I don't like to wave a shard in the flame, it's...

I don't like to wave a shard in the flame, it's too hard to judge how much heat is in it. I hold the shard in the back of the flame, slowly bringing it closer as I heat the spot on the bead, you know...
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2013-10-20, 6:30pm
Replies: 7
Views: 2,238
Posted By DKS
You could add 4 clear dots to speed the process...

You could add 4 clear dots to speed the process up. Either way you want to heat the surface and keep the core cool.
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2013-09-15, 6:36pm
Replies: 9
Views: 2,081
Posted By DKS
The batch can make a BIG difference (as with...

The batch can make a BIG difference (as with raku). Both Multicolour and multicolour dark vary a lot from batch to batch. If it's the standard multicolour your talking about, the pink rods will...
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2013-04-30, 5:20pm
Replies: 19
Views: 4,568
Posted By DKS
Effetre black, lapis and rubino, the vine is...

Effetre black, lapis and rubino, the vine is mostly pea green.
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2013-04-30, 4:50pm
Replies: 19
Views: 4,568
Posted By DKS
Thanks for addressing the problems with your 104...

Thanks for addressing the problems with your 104 clear.

After reading rave reviews of the Uroboros 104 clear, I had high hopes. Unfortunately the one and only bead I made with this clear cracked....
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2013-03-03, 6:03pm
Replies: 44
Views: 7,608
Posted By DKS
Did you start a new batch of Uroboros for this...

Did you start a new batch of Uroboros for this bead? I luckily only made one bead with Uroboros 104, it came out of the kiln ok but cracked a couple of days later. This is a bead that I've made many...
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2012-07-11, 6:24pm
Replies: 9
Views: 1,907
Posted By DKS
I dropped in on a timber floor while it was in a...

I dropped in on a timber floor while it was in a Burgard fitting. I do love their fittings but I find that a bead is more likely to chip if dropped while in the them. I've chipped a couple of beads...
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2012-07-06, 5:24pm
Replies: 9
Views: 1,907
Posted By DKS
Repairing a chipped bead

Iíve repaired beads before and when I chipped one of my favourite beads I thought someone else might benefit from a how-to.

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1) Dip mandrel in bead release (same size mandrel bead...
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2012-04-12, 5:38pm
Replies: 147
Views: 24,347
Posted By DKS
Putting a bead into boiling water, then ice water...

Putting a bead into boiling water, then ice water - would that introduce stress into a bead or does it have become molten before stress appears?
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2012-02-10, 3:54pm
Replies: 28
Views: 4,914
Posted By DKS
I think it was called Hawaiian purple but I'm not...

I think it was called Hawaiian purple but I'm not 100% on that.
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2012-02-10, 3:26pm
Replies: 28
Views: 4,914
Posted By DKS
The purple spacers and scroll beads in Kim...

The purple spacers and scroll beads in Kim Neely's set look like Lauscha, unfortunately it's incompatible with most other glasses and therefore can't be encased. The encased purple she used looks...
Forum: Tutorials to purchase 2012-02-07, 1:26pm
Replies: 34
Views: 8,720
Posted By DKS
Thanks Anouk, I like that one too - great colours.

Thanks Anouk, I like that one too - great colours.
Forum: Tutorials to purchase 2012-02-07, 12:58am
Replies: 34
Views: 8,720
Posted By DKS
Thanks for posting your results, they're looking...

Thanks for posting your results, they're looking great.
Forum: Tutorials to purchase 2011-11-26, 1:51am
Replies: 34
Views: 8,720
Posted By DKS
That's great for your first go Joyce. I look...

That's great for your first go Joyce. I look forward to seeing your later attempts.
Forum: Tutorials to purchase 2011-11-21, 2:08pm
Replies: 34
Views: 8,720
Posted By DKS
As I said on our Aussie forum Tammy, I think it's...

As I said on our Aussie forum Tammy, I think it's fabulous, I can't wait to see where you take it.

I'd love to see more pic's if anyone has them and if anyone's having trouble, you're more than...
Forum: Tutorials to purchase 2011-11-15, 11:15pm
Replies: 34
Views: 8,720
Posted By DKS
Yes, it's so much easier to get out of bed when...

Yes, it's so much easier to get out of bed when there's something in the kiln.
Forum: Tutorials to purchase 2011-11-15, 2:15pm
Replies: 34
Views: 8,720
Posted By DKS
Thanks Karen. All tutorials have now been...

Thanks Karen.

All tutorials have now been sent.
Forum: Tutorials to purchase 2011-11-15, 1:53am
Replies: 34
Views: 8,720
Posted By DKS
De, I've sent you an email. Tammy, I'm so...

De, I've sent you an email.

Tammy, I'm so glad you had fun and can't wait to see the results.
Forum: Tutorials to purchase 2011-11-12, 1:51am
Replies: 34
Views: 8,720
Posted By DKS
Thanks Janet, I've just sent it. It's been...

Thanks Janet, I've just sent it.

It's been years since I was on a hothead, I'm really not sure. It does take a fair bit of heat to get the effect, but if anyone can do it, I think you can DeAnne....
Forum: Tutorials to purchase 2011-11-11, 10:59pm
Replies: 34
Views: 8,720
Posted By DKS
Thankyou. I appreciate your comments

Thankyou. I appreciate your comments
Forum: Tutorials to purchase 2011-11-10, 11:43pm
Replies: 34
Views: 8,720
Posted By DKS
Helen, I hope you get your studio soon. I have...

Helen, I hope you get your studio soon. I have sent the tutorial, enjoy!
Forum: Tutorials to purchase 2011-11-10, 10:56pm
Replies: 34
Views: 8,720
Posted By DKS
The Prism Effect tutorial

My tutorial is now available to purchase on Etsy (http://www.etsy.com/shop/dksLampwork?ref=seller_info). The price is US25. The details below are pasted from my Etsy listing.

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I have been...
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2011-11-08, 9:51pm
Replies: 39
Views: 5,844
Posted By DKS
You need to turn your oxygen up. Good luck

You need to turn your oxygen up.

Good luck
Forum: The Dark Room 2011-02-11, 5:39pm
Replies: 40
Views: 21,639
Posted By DKS
Thanks for sharing this idea Lori, I didn't see...

Thanks for sharing this idea Lori, I didn't see it when it was first posted.

I have a tip too. My day job is picture framing and we always have offcuts of glass and acrylic. If you have a local...
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2011-01-27, 10:04pm
Replies: 36
Views: 6,375
Posted By DKS
I haven't checked all the links given, so don't...

I haven't checked all the links given, so don't know if this has been suggested yet, but do you mean this

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