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Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2019-07-11, 8:12am
Replies: 4
Views: 484
Posted By glassmaker
Thanks for the info. I'll try and hunt them down....

Thanks for the info. I'll try and hunt them down.

The discs are all the same diameter and thickness, very close to the size of a quarter. My understanding (such as it is) is that these were slated...
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2019-07-11, 6:07am
Replies: 4
Views: 484
Posted By glassmaker
Round earring findings?

I need some help on earring mounts. I have a box of dichro disks that are just a hair larger diameter than a quarter and twice the thickness. Unfortunately, I have no idea about the COE of the glass,...
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2018-12-19, 4:11pm
Replies: 8
Views: 1,088
Posted By glassmaker
No. As the others above have said, if the beads...

No. As the others above have said, if the beads are annealed and cooled properly, it doesn't matter what stress might have previously been in them. They will now be properly annealed, assuming they...
Forum: Website help and critique 2018-04-05, 9:05pm
Replies: 20
Views: 4,149
Posted By glassmaker
Still haven't been able to find the time for much...

Still haven't been able to find the time for much more website refinement, but I did pick up a couple of pens that look better than the Sharpie I used for the initial photos. Here's a photo of one of...
Forum: Website help and critique 2018-03-21, 8:48am
Replies: 20
Views: 4,149
Posted By glassmaker
Thanks Val. All of those are good...

Thanks Val. All of those are good observations/suggestions. One or two I've thought of but just haven't had tine to address yet due to other distractions (color menu without examples of corresponding...
Forum: Website help and critique 2018-03-14, 12:44am
Replies: 20
Views: 4,149
Posted By glassmaker
Thanks. "Agate glass" is really just another name...

Thanks. "Agate glass" is really just another name for the StrikingColor silver glass I make. I figure that very few potential penholder customers will be glassblowers/beadmakers, so if I call it...
Forum: Website help and critique 2018-03-12, 10:44pm
Replies: 20
Views: 4,149
Posted By glassmaker
I've added a Paypal shopping cart button below...

I've added a Paypal shopping cart button below each style of penholder - standard, rainbow metallic, and agate glass, instead of just the single button at the top of the page that I added last night....
Forum: Website help and critique 2018-03-12, 9:33am
Replies: 20
Views: 4,149
Posted By glassmaker
Coincidentally enough, that's the same conclusion...

Coincidentally enough, that's the same conclusion I came to after realizing that the full photo of the bookshelves wasn't going to cut it. I used the top right shelf and tried to fade the image as...
Forum: Website help and critique 2018-03-11, 1:27pm
Replies: 20
Views: 4,149
Posted By glassmaker
Yeah, but I've never liked using a coin as a size...

Yeah, but I've never liked using a coin as a size reference for anything but beads and other small items. The Sharpie may not be very classy, but at least it provides a well know reference point...
Forum: Website help and critique 2018-03-11, 11:42am
Replies: 20
Views: 4,149
Posted By glassmaker
LOL on the white lettering. I started with white...

LOL on the white lettering. I started with white on a dark background, like my StrikingColor.com site, but changed it because I have heard exactly the opposite - that black on a light background...
Forum: Website help and critique 2018-03-09, 8:10pm
Replies: 20
Views: 4,149
Posted By glassmaker
My new website

I am in the process of building a new website specifically for the glass penholders I make. Due to time limitations - as well as my own serious HTML coding limitations - it is going to be fairly...
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2017-03-12, 9:00am
Replies: 6
Views: 1,951
Posted By glassmaker
Is the bottle glass compatible? Probably. There...

Is the bottle glass compatible? Probably. There isn't a huge range of composition in typical, contemporary bottle glasses.

Is the statement she made about laying the glasses side by side...
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2017-03-03, 1:02pm
Replies: 8
Views: 3,313
Posted By glassmaker
Yes, compared to most soft glass, boro is very...

Yes, compared to most soft glass, boro is very stiff.
Forum: Auctions, self promotion, and related things 2017-01-31, 3:30pm
Replies: 2
Views: 1,063
Posted By glassmaker
:) Thanks Karen. Your glass will go out...

:)

Thanks Karen. Your glass will go out tomorrow morning. I hope it works very well for you.
Forum: Auctions, self promotion, and related things 2017-01-30, 8:46pm
Replies: 2
Views: 1,063
Posted By glassmaker
StrikingColor glass is available

If anyone is interested, there is some short-irregular StrikingColor cane and some discounted shards in my Etsy store right now. I've been trying to round up and clean out the odds and ends in my...
Forum: Auctions, self promotion, and related things 2016-10-10, 10:05am
Replies: 1
Views: 1,097
Posted By glassmaker
Handmade Glass Penholders - $22.50 each

New penholders in different colors in my Etsy shop (https://www.etsy.com/shop/StrikingColor) now. Buyer's choice of color. (Buyers can indicate the one(s) they want by the color of the Sharpie(s).)
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Forum: Auctions, self promotion, and related things 2016-09-28, 9:05pm
Replies: 1
Views: 1,372
Posted By glassmaker
Miniature Pumpkin Paperweights for Halloween

With Halloween coming I decided to make something I used to make for the Corning Museum of Glass gift shop when I lived in upstate NY, and would sell like crazy this time of year - miniature pumpkin...
Forum: Auctions, self promotion, and related things 2016-07-18, 10:22am
Replies: 3
Views: 1,534
Posted By glassmaker
Sorry Greg. Rebecca is right about a typo in the...

Sorry Greg. Rebecca is right about a typo in the link. I've fixed it so the link should work correctly now.
Forum: Auctions, self promotion, and related things 2016-07-18, 3:48am
Replies: 3
Views: 1,534
Posted By glassmaker
StrikingColor Glass Sale

I've put together a new Paypal shopping cart on my StrikingColor Glass website (http://strikingcolor.com/summer_sale.html) to experiment with selling some glass directly off there, rather than...
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2016-07-16, 10:26am
Replies: 16
Views: 4,291
Posted By glassmaker
If you're impressed by the driver in the car, you...

If you're impressed by the driver in the car, you may like this one too Eileen, although the significance may escape youngsters who weren't around in 1994. (Hint: If you can't tell, the car is a...
Forum: Auctions, self promotion, and related things 2016-06-02, 7:11pm
Replies: 5
Views: 1,775
Posted By glassmaker
StrikingColor Glass sale

There is finally some new StrikingColor silver glass cane in my ArtFire store. I'll be adding some more through the weekend too. Everything is 15% through this weekend and 10% off after that, until...
Forum: Auctions, self promotion, and related things 2016-05-25, 10:37pm
Replies: 7
Views: 2,439
Posted By glassmaker
With Memorial Day weekend fast approaching I've...

With Memorial Day weekend fast approaching I've decided to have a holiday penholder sale. From now through June 1 penholders will be $25 with flat $5 shipping for any quantity. Buy one, shipping is...
Forum: Auctions, self promotion, and related things 2016-05-25, 1:39pm
Replies: 7
Views: 2,439
Posted By glassmaker
Handmade Silver Glass Penholders

After a year out of action due to a motorcycle accident (bad deer = dead deer) I finally have my glass furnace up and running again so I decided to make some glass penholders. They are in my...
Forum: Beads of Courage 2016-03-02, 1:19pm
Replies: 14
Views: 7,361
Posted By glassmaker
I just happened to stumble across this thread. As...

I just happened to stumble across this thread. As a maker of silver glass, albeit on a rather small scale, I would like to clarify a few things regarding the use of silver glass for BOC beads - or...
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2015-04-26, 9:39am
Replies: 3
Views: 1,073
Posted By glassmaker
Essentially the same glass as Kimble R6, which...

Essentially the same glass as Kimble R6, which has a COE of 93 from 20-300C and an annealing point of 522C (971F). Should have pretty good compatibility with most German colored furnace rods (Kugler,...
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