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Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2020-08-22, 10:30am
Replies: 16
Views: 767
Posted By rainygrrl
So you’ve got some regular black mixed in. My...

So you’ve got some regular black mixed in. My hands are very shaky so I can’t do precision work but I still have a lot of fun making a variety of beads. Enjoy!
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2020-08-15, 8:36pm
Replies: 16
Views: 767
Posted By rainygrrl
Good advice from others above. It’s always...

Good advice from others above. It’s always possible that a mistake happened. But pull the end as thin as you can, and IB will stay black. The webbing is easiest with hair-thin stringers (you can...
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2020-05-29, 8:03pm
Replies: 22
Views: 1,966
Posted By rainygrrl
OMG, I have been meaning to place an order with...

OMG, I have been meaning to place an order with Howaco. Thanks for the heads up. Off to the candy shop! :)
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2020-05-29, 8:01pm
Replies: 10
Views: 899
Posted By rainygrrl
Hi there, and welcome. I know nothing about...

Hi there, and welcome.

I know nothing about that kiln, but when my chili pepper with a different controller has had a problem, it has been the relay. Once it would shut down while coming up to...
Forum: Torch Questions 2020-05-20, 12:30pm
Replies: 11
Views: 1,221
Posted By rainygrrl
Fun! Why are there 3 sets of knobs? One for the...

Fun! Why are there 3 sets of knobs? One for the inner ring, one for the outer ring, and ??
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2020-05-14, 1:58pm
Replies: 85
Views: 15,604
Posted By rainygrrl
Thanks Eileen! I enjoyed rereading this. ...

Thanks Eileen! I enjoyed rereading this.

Something I don't think has been mentioned...
Always put glass rods down on your bench with the hot end AWAY from you. :)
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2020-04-19, 10:05am
Replies: 10
Views: 905
Posted By rainygrrl
:lol: Frit does make sense.

:lol: Frit does make sense.
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2020-04-19, 10:04am
Replies: 22
Views: 1,966
Posted By rainygrrl
Thanks for the update.

Thanks for the update.
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2020-04-17, 10:12am
Replies: 22
Views: 1,966
Posted By rainygrrl
Some are still listed on the CIM site as...

Some are still listed on the CIM site as available in April.
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2020-04-02, 6:23am
Replies: 1,000
Views: 215,749
Posted By rainygrrl
Thanks! I was just thinking about this thread...

Thanks! I was just thinking about this thread the other day.
Forum: Tutorials 2020-03-19, 1:34pm
Replies: 20
Views: 11,700
Posted By rainygrrl
Love SLT!!! I’ve subscribed since the first...

Love SLT!!! I’ve subscribed since the first issue in 2011 (I think)! If you are considering buying back issues, there used to be a cumulative Table of Contents and an index of tutorials (with...
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2020-03-18, 8:11am
Replies: 25
Views: 1,056
Posted By rainygrrl
Thanks Phill, I can’t wait to try this!

Thanks Phill, I can’t wait to try this!
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2020-03-17, 9:42am
Replies: 25
Views: 1,056
Posted By rainygrrl
Lorraine, thanks for mentioning not to torch when...

Lorraine, thanks for mentioning not to torch when tired or distracted. I do the same.

Phill, where do you position that mirror to see the underside of the flame? I should try that. TIA.
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2020-03-16, 8:38am
Replies: 25
Views: 1,056
Posted By rainygrrl
DJ, I love your description of your frustrating...

DJ, I love your description of your frustrating day at the torch.

Eileen, thanks for linking to that thread. It is one of the great ones!
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2020-03-14, 12:47pm
Replies: 9
Views: 2,565
Posted By rainygrrl
Me too.

Me too.
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2020-02-24, 9:13pm
Replies: 4
Views: 836
Posted By rainygrrl
That totally sucks. Foster Fire bead release has...

That totally sucks. Foster Fire bead release has been one of the top options for the past 15 to 20 years, and that’s what I’ll purchase next.
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2020-02-20, 2:51pm
Replies: 8
Views: 1,260
Posted By rainygrrl
That is interesting. I’ve never heard of it...

That is interesting. I’ve never heard of it before.
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2020-02-12, 10:49am
Replies: 5
Views: 920
Posted By rainygrrl
To add to Eileen's great explanation... The...

To add to Eileen's great explanation...

The cooling bubbles are erroneously sometimes called "annealing bubbles." I like them better than vermiculite, but the cost is higher and they need to be...
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2020-02-10, 9:22pm
Replies: 8
Views: 596
Posted By rainygrrl
So do I. I think it helps. I use a mix of...

So do I. I think it helps. I use a mix of FosterFire, Bucket of Mud, Fusion, and something else that Iíve forgotten. :lol: Whatever the composition is, it works great for me and has for several...
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2019-11-26, 5:49pm
Replies: 6
Views: 718
Posted By rainygrrl
Are you talking about a beadroller? If so you...

Are you talking about a beadroller? If so you might find some helpful info on cgbeads.com.
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2019-11-20, 3:13pm
Replies: 8
Views: 994
Posted By rainygrrl
That’s awesome, Rudy! I just want to add...

That’s awesome, Rudy!

I just want to add that if someone wants to tumble polish, use a barrel dedicated to the shot. Never use any abrasives in it.
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2019-10-25, 2:57pm
Replies: 11
Views: 1,904
Posted By rainygrrl
Sorry, no. It would be interesting to see such a...

Sorry, no. It would be interesting to see such a comparison.
Forum: Free Tutorials 2019-09-18, 9:01pm
Replies: 5
Views: 2,060
Posted By rainygrrl
I haven’t watched the video yet, but that looks...

I haven’t watched the video yet, but that looks cool!
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2019-09-18, 8:56pm
Replies: 7
Views: 1,213
Posted By rainygrrl
When you light your torch, turn on the propane a...

When you light your torch, turn on the propane a bit and light (not wide open or you will likely singe the hair on your hand), then slowly turn on the oxygen, then adjust proportions. After a while...
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2019-09-18, 8:50pm
Replies: 7
Views: 1,012
Posted By rainygrrl
You can also learn a lot by playing without...

You can also learn a lot by playing without making any beads. Try to pull some stringers, which will help you learn a bit about heat control, and be useful later for decorating beads. Maybe make...
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