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Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2016-04-16, 12:50pm
Replies: 3
Views: 1,513
Posted By Charli!
Teeny tiny soft glass loops

Or soft glass loops of any size- in all honesty. I'm making little tiny off-mandrel rods, but I can't make decent loops to save my life, any advice?

Thanks
Charli
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2015-08-26, 2:45pm
Replies: 10
Views: 2,038
Posted By Charli!
That looks awesome!

That looks awesome!
Forum: Studio 2015-08-26, 2:44pm
Replies: 3
Views: 4,393
Posted By Charli!
Proper studio!

A proper studio! As in, one that doesn't consist of me sitting outside!

Now I have a 'real house' I converted one room to be 'Charli's craft room'.

It started off something like this:...
Forum: Safety 2015-06-11, 1:37pm
Replies: 3
Views: 2,802
Posted By Charli!
Oooooh, interesting. For some reason I thought...

Oooooh, interesting. For some reason I thought that the space heaters must be different elements, but it's cool that its the same thing!

thank you!
Forum: Safety 2015-06-07, 9:54am
Replies: 3
Views: 2,802
Posted By Charli!
Kiln elements- 'quartz tubing'

So some kilns say they have a 'quartz tube'- with the wound elements inside- so you can't poke the element with your mandrel and electricute yourself.
- What is this? What is properly called? Where...
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2015-03-28, 3:39am
Replies: 21
Views: 3,621
Posted By Charli!
Have ordered some reichenbach deep black to try,...

Have ordered some reichenbach deep black to try, thanks!
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2015-03-24, 2:38pm
Replies: 21
Views: 3,621
Posted By Charli!
104coe blacks

A newbie question but I've forgotten anything I used to know about glass!

If I want to do only black and white beads.. which black am I best using? I have rediscovered that intense black bleeds...
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2014-04-28, 2:16pm
Replies: 10
Views: 3,399
Posted By Charli!
All that polymer clay stuff is gorgeous! And I do...

All that polymer clay stuff is gorgeous! And I do still have all that polymer clay, from back before glass....

I really like the chandelier idea (thanks Mina!), so I might have a play with that...
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2014-04-24, 10:41am
Replies: 10
Views: 3,399
Posted By Charli!
Dollhouse Miniatures

I have a family member who is really proud of her 1/12 scale dollhouse, and there's an occasion coming up that will warrant a gift- and i'd like to try and make something for her. But I have no ideas...
Forum: Safety 2013-02-27, 11:20am
Replies: 25
Views: 14,173
Posted By Charli!
The rules for non-dwellings are vastly different,...

The rules for non-dwellings are vastly different, as far as the gas engineers have told me then if you're on commercial premises and people don't live there- you have a lot more leeway and can use as...
Forum: Safety 2013-02-25, 10:27am
Replies: 25
Views: 14,173
Posted By Charli!
Thanks for your help, but GTT have confirmed that...

Thanks for your help, but GTT have confirmed that you can't unscrew the torch fitting :(

'There is no way to remove the stud from the torch and replace with a screw in fitting.

There is no room...
Forum: Safety 2013-02-24, 2:55pm
Replies: 25
Views: 14,173
Posted By Charli!
I'm not trying to be nasty about the...

I'm not trying to be nasty about the neighbourhood plumbers.. but most of them don't seem to want to think, they only want easy jobs! I've struggled to get them to even put a gas line upstairs (as...
Forum: Safety 2013-02-24, 2:49pm
Replies: 25
Views: 14,173
Posted By Charli!
It is maddening! I finally get the opportunity to...

It is maddening! I finally get the opportunity to do this all 'properly', yet i'm not allowed!

I have spoken to the gas-safe certification people, utterly useless, as i am not gas-safe certified...
Forum: Safety 2013-02-23, 12:12pm
Replies: 25
Views: 14,173
Posted By Charli!
Yup they want a threaded end.. but how do you...

Yup they want a threaded end.. but how do you connect a threaded end to the torch?

The torch end (I have a bobcat, but a minor looks largely the same):
282380

So how on earth can I connect...
Forum: Safety 2013-02-21, 12:34pm
Replies: 25
Views: 14,173
Posted By Charli!
How to connect natural gas line to torch

I have a Bobcat that I'd like to run on natural gas- putting a gas line into that room is no problem. The problem is how to connect the gas line (copper) to the torch- as it is not allowed (in the UK...
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2013-01-08, 4:05pm
Replies: 11
Views: 2,715
Posted By Charli!
I knew you guys would come up with some good...

I knew you guys would come up with some good ideas! I can't believe I didn't think of mosaics! Or ceramics! I was so set on the for-sale splashbacks being either a giant sheet of glass, or stainelss...
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2013-01-07, 4:06pm
Replies: 11
Views: 2,715
Posted By Charli!
Kitchen Splashback

I will be having an almost-new kitchen! And I'd really like a funky brightly coloured (rainbow?) splashback behind the hob. Most of the purchased ones are a bit dull, only a single colour, or are...
Forum: Safety 2012-12-02, 2:50pm
Replies: 7
Views: 3,512
Posted By Charli!
How to shut off a duct when not in use?

What's the name for a thing I can use to shut off my lampwork-duct when its not is use? I've just spent thousands insulating the building and making it more air-tight, so i'd appreciate air not...
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2012-11-07, 11:50am
Replies: 57
Views: 18,499
Posted By Charli!
I like my puffy mandrels, but then I prefer to...

I like my puffy mandrels, but then I prefer to make BIG hollow beads. I use 2 or 3 layers of glass, then blow the beads to be 1.5-2 inches diameter.

For smaller hollows I just use two disks, only...
Forum: Safety 2012-10-24, 9:51am
Replies: 12
Views: 3,047
Posted By Charli!
Thanks Mark for your fantastic explanation :)

Thanks Mark for your fantastic explanation :)
Forum: Safety 2012-10-24, 1:37am
Replies: 12
Views: 3,047
Posted By Charli!
Yeah I am struggling with that.. of the six...

Yeah I am struggling with that.. of the six companies I have asked 5 of them won't even speak to me as they don't do small domestic installations, and the last one just shrugged at me and said he...
Forum: Safety 2012-10-23, 3:12pm
Replies: 12
Views: 3,047
Posted By Charli!
Ok.. but why? Just cos I'm nosey, you see. And...

Ok.. but why? Just cos I'm nosey, you see. And I'm thinking if I shouldn't use the chimney then is this because vents shouldn't run upwards? Plan 2 was to make the vent go upwards next to the chimney...
Forum: Safety 2012-10-22, 12:09pm
Replies: 12
Views: 3,047
Posted By Charli!
Venting out of a chimney?

I finally have a house with a spare room that will one day become my craft room! As an old victorian property every single room has a chimney. The chimneys are unused, but not blocked and in good...
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2012-08-25, 10:37am
Replies: 16
Views: 3,439
Posted By Charli!
I work outside, i have a work bench set up off of...

I work outside, i have a work bench set up off of a garden wall- so I have a surface infront of me, but nowhere else (and no roof). I only torch when its not raining, or windy, so not very often! I...
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2012-06-29, 11:03am
Replies: 4
Views: 1,887
Posted By Charli!
You guys are genius, thank you! one thing...

You guys are genius, thank you!

one thing that really helped actually was taking the photo, and using that to compare colours with the colour charts- because when comparing the charts on screen to...
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