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Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2022-10-31, 3:43pm
Replies: 8
Views: 402
Posted By KJohn
those look really similar to Naos's Fire Opals....

those look really similar to Naos's Fire Opals. There is a free tutorial in the archives here, should get you on your way!
Forum: Torch Questions 2022-09-26, 1:18am
Replies: 5
Views: 465
Posted By KJohn
Minors work very well on an oxycon, my alpha does...

Minors work very well on an oxycon, my alpha does as well although could use more. What sort of problem are you having?
I'm in a garage studio in AZ
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2022-09-09, 12:38pm
Replies: 6
Views: 604
Posted By KJohn
Yes I bought mine from Rio Grande too, really...

Yes I bought mine from Rio Grande too, really good price, wish I had bought more
Forum: Free Tutorials 2022-08-29, 11:51pm
Replies: 17
Views: 2,598
Posted By KJohn
these are making me happy!

these are making me happy!
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2022-08-29, 10:53pm
Replies: 6
Views: 604
Posted By KJohn
I don't see any mesh for sale at Glass...

I don't see any mesh for sale at Glass Diversions, I know she used to carry. Was there another one?
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2022-08-29, 10:32pm
Replies: 6
Views: 604
Posted By KJohn
etsy also somewhere like here ...

etsy

also somewhere like here
https://www.goodsjapan.com/mitsubishi-materials-sm15-pmc-jewelry-making-silver-wire-mesh-60mm-60mm-1-5mm_21431_43125?ReferrerID=7
Forum: Safety 2022-08-29, 10:24pm
Replies: 12
Views: 4,139
Posted By KJohn
I use one oxycon for my alpha, soft glass. but...

I use one oxycon for my alpha, soft glass. but it's an M20. I started with an M-15, but I wanted to go faster. LOL

Many small modern torches for glass work will work fine with an oxycon if you are...
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2022-08-13, 1:04pm
Replies: 5
Views: 658
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: 1,233
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: 111
Views: 47,366
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: 10,373
Posted By KJohn
Try David Ridgeway at availableoxygen.com

Try David Ridgeway at availableoxygen.com
Forum: Studio 2022-05-25, 9:10pm
Replies: 111
Views: 47,366
Posted By KJohn
exciting!

exciting!
Forum: Free Tutorials 2022-05-02, 12:21pm
Replies: 1
Views: 656
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: 891
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: 1,029
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: 1,417
Posted By KJohn
beautiful!

beautiful!
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2022-03-17, 7:31pm
Replies: 8
Views: 1,417
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: 2,349
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: 1,329
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: 2,349
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: 847
Posted By KJohn
LOL

LOL
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2021-12-07, 12:29pm
Replies: 7
Views: 1,414
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: 2,210
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: 13,825
Posted By KJohn
thanks

thanks
Forum: Studio 2021-11-13, 10:42am
Replies: 11
Views: 2,499
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.
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