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Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2017-10-04, 6:45pm
Replies: 8
Views: 2,766
Posted By SWCreations
I am guessing something is incompatible because...

I am guessing something is incompatible because my second bead cracked too. It took a few days out of the kiln. Sad :(
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2017-10-01, 7:31am
Replies: 33
Views: 7,339
Posted By SWCreations
It seems like it can vary per rod at times. Some...

It seems like it can vary per rod at times. Some rods are less shocky than others. I do love the colors though, especially Oyster Mushroom, Chai, and Mocassin.

Although this week, I had one...
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2017-10-01, 6:42am
Replies: 8
Views: 2,766
Posted By SWCreations
Question How Long Does It Take To Crack

Question. How long does it take beads to crack if they are going to crack? I noticed on occasion a bead will make it out of the kiln okay to later crack. Not sure if I got it too cold or if the...
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2017-09-23, 3:21pm
Replies: 4
Views: 2,124
Posted By SWCreations
Good question. I guess retaill.

Good question. I guess retaill.
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2017-09-23, 6:30am
Replies: 4
Views: 2,124
Posted By SWCreations
Question Pricing Lampwork Beads

Hey, do any of you have advice for pricing lampwork beads? Obviously you don't want to over-price, but under-pricing hurts fellow beadmakers. Any suggestions or recommendations would be welcome. I...
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2017-09-10, 5:33pm
Replies: 1
Views: 2,057
Posted By SWCreations
Question Val Cox Frit with Goldstone

I have quite a bit of frit from Val a cox that has Goldstone. I have tried using this frit in multiple ways, it not super successful. Do you have any tips how to use this frit without burning off the...
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2017-09-09, 6:48pm
Replies: 156
Views: 52,524
Posted By SWCreations
I think I have too many colors :) although I...

I think I have too many colors :) although I usually order 1/4 lb unlesss I discover I really like it and then I order more. The exception is order plenty of white, black, and ivory (light and dark)...
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2017-09-09, 8:47am
Replies: 19
Views: 4,464
Posted By SWCreations
Strawberry Shake

I will give it a try. Do you have any reactive color suggestions?
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2017-09-09, 6:45am
Replies: 20
Views: 5,917
Posted By SWCreations
I am not sure. I noticed it took a while, but...

I am not sure. I noticed it took a while, but ended up with a spiderweb crack right where the CZ was placed. Maybe they cool differently than the glass? Thermal shock in that spot?
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2017-09-09, 6:36am
Replies: 19
Views: 4,464
Posted By SWCreations
Strawberry Shake

This thread is old, but... I did not have success with this color either. I ended up with a mostly white (barely pink) bead and one tiny pink streak.

Although, it may have worked better as a base...
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2017-09-03, 12:27pm
Replies: 51
Views: 23,840
Posted By SWCreations
Ossa Double Helix Glass

I really enjoy Ossa by Double Helix.

You get different looks depending if you reduce or not. The left is less reduced and leaves a shimmering transparent layer, the right bead is reduced.

The...
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2017-09-03, 12:20pm
Replies: 20
Views: 5,917
Posted By SWCreations
CZ Cracking Glass

Hi all,

My CZs are pretty small, but I am noticing some of my beads are cracking where the CZ is placed. Is there a way to avoid this? I noticed it does not happen in every bead, but it would be...
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2017-07-27, 3:29pm
Replies: 90
Views: 32,395
Posted By SWCreations
Almost looks like Ossa?

Almost looks like Ossa?
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2017-07-01, 2:59pm
Replies: 2
Views: 2,307
Posted By SWCreations
Question How to Make Vivid Purple Glass Beads?

Question, so I do understand how to accomplish vivid pink. I am still learning this craft and it does seem to take a while to master.

Are there other vivid colors that can be accomplished? Is...
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2017-03-11, 6:45am
Replies: 6
Views: 2,571
Posted By SWCreations
One more question. What is the best gauge to use?...

One more question. What is the best gauge to use? I wanted to buy some from Rio Grande. Thanks


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Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2017-03-08, 7:20pm
Replies: 6
Views: 2,571
Posted By SWCreations
Question About Fine Silver

Hey everyone,

Do you need to use a respirator when using fine silver. I have an exhaust fan when using silver?

Thanks


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Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2015-10-04, 6:12am
Replies: 5
Views: 2,789
Posted By SWCreations
Question Trouble with Clio Silver Glass

I was hoping one of you could help me figure out why my Clio beads are very blue/green instead of pink. I also see red, which I am guess is coming from the striking orange.

This bead is layered...
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2014-10-29, 12:24pm
Replies: 17
Views: 4,801
Posted By SWCreations
I have found such a love for Frits now that I am...

I have found such a love for Frits now that I am beginning to learn how to use them. I have some sampler Frits and I want to expand my blend collections.
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2014-09-21, 7:56am
Replies: 2
Views: 1,805
Posted By SWCreations
Question Clear Scummy Bubbles

When my clear has more scummy bubbles, does that mean I am using too much heat or oxygen? I am trying to figure out if it is me or the glass.

Thank you
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2014-08-11, 6:49am
Replies: 2
Views: 1,825
Posted By SWCreations
Cubic Zirconia

I just put my first CZ into beads yesterday, I need some practice but Corina has a blog post on glueing them to a mandrel (worked perfectly). Any idea where I can purchase CZs in bulk?

Also,...
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2014-07-26, 6:39am
Replies: 22
Views: 5,046
Posted By SWCreations
So glad I read this post. The dark pink alabaster...

So glad I read this post. The dark pink alabaster bubbled no matter how I tried. I will try to move it out further.
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