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Forum: Sale Rack 2019-01-27, 10:02pm
Replies: 3
Views: 359
Posted By KJohn
That's fast, Mike. Thanks!

That's fast, Mike. Thanks!
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2019-01-26, 10:43am
Replies: 8
Views: 414
Posted By KJohn
I used to use 006 for super clear, not terrible...

I used to use 006 for super clear, not terrible most of the time. I always wash my glass anyway. But lately with all the encased beads I'm making, I find clarity to be so important that I hate taking...
Forum: Sale Rack 2019-01-23, 12:33am
Replies: 3
Views: 359
Posted By KJohn
ooh new colors from Effetre? And....where are the...

ooh new colors from Effetre? And....where are the pics, ya tease?
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2019-01-10, 6:56pm
Replies: 4
Views: 408
Posted By KJohn
breaking in half is thermal, so sorry! that...

breaking in half is thermal, so sorry! that sounds very disappointing. Make sure that they have all over heat before putting into kiln, and they are not too near the door. More info would be great....
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2018-12-30, 10:26pm
Replies: 10
Views: 553
Posted By KJohn
yay, glad to see you Pia, are you melting again?

yay, glad to see you Pia, are you melting again?
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2018-12-12, 9:52am
Replies: 7
Views: 630
Posted By KJohn
Frantz had a pale ivory a while back, if that is...

Frantz had a pale ivory a while back, if that is what you are thinking of? I recall that, haven't seen anymore for ages.

There is an ivoryish, pale...
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2018-11-19, 8:09pm
Replies: 8
Views: 651
Posted By KJohn
It will relieve the stress but not any cracks...

It will relieve the stress but not any cracks that have formed from that stress. So the sooner, the better :)
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2018-10-15, 3:34am
Replies: 34
Views: 4,440
Posted By KJohn
so, that last bead for example, it relies on the...

so, that last bead for example, it relies on the core color for the color, and then has a clear twisty with one color such as white or ivory, wrapped around it, and then encased?
Thanks Elke,...
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2018-10-11, 11:56pm
Replies: 34
Views: 4,440
Posted By KJohn
where does the white or ivory come in if we are...

where does the white or ivory come in if we are only using 4 stripes, is it 2 silver glass and 2 white?
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2018-10-10, 11:44am
Replies: 10
Views: 742
Posted By KJohn
What kind of torch are you using. It actually...

What kind of torch are you using. It actually sounds like you may be burning or sooting it. In which case, you will get the dark & grey with any type of glass. It needs to be away from the torch...
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2018-10-09, 8:14pm
Replies: 10
Views: 742
Posted By KJohn
I don't know about Devardi 90, but a lot of 96 is...

I don't know about Devardi 90, but a lot of 96 is quite dark and needs to be mixed with clear or used over a lighter base. I assume yu are talking about transparents?
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2018-10-07, 11:30pm
Replies: 7
Views: 810
Posted By KJohn
Slytherin is sort of a dark olive green, very...

Slytherin is sort of a dark olive green, very dark. Substitutes would be lighter but could include dark greens on the yellow side. So CIM Eel is similar, I think a little lighter....Eff Kiwi...
Forum: Free Tutorials 2018-09-28, 4:16pm
Replies: 196
Views: 106,006
Posted By KJohn
glad this got bumped, I want to try some more....

glad this got bumped, I want to try some more. Love this type of bead.
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2018-09-28, 4:08pm
Replies: 11
Views: 953
Posted By KJohn
I would try making or flattening stubby cones,...

I would try making or flattening stubby cones, that would get you close to a bell shape.
Using one of the olive rollers that are partial shapers, what is the name? Arrowsprings carry those.
...
Forum: Boro Room 2018-09-19, 7:12pm
Replies: 130
Views: 11,178
Posted By KJohn
Wonderful! Curious to see how you would finish it

Wonderful! Curious to see how you would finish it
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2018-08-24, 1:37pm
Replies: 2
Views: 955
Posted By KJohn
I suppose as much as someone will pay for it, if...

I suppose as much as someone will pay for it, if it is up for auction. Perhaps someone here has some. Otherwise there are also some lampworking destash groups on FB, you can post a request there as...
Forum: Boro Room 2018-08-12, 10:16am
Replies: 130
Views: 11,178
Posted By KJohn
what a job that was, so tiny. I don't know how...

what a job that was, so tiny. I don't know how anyone does that. Muscle memory, counting off, diagrams...pretty!
Forum: Boro Room 2018-08-10, 7:52am
Replies: 130
Views: 11,178
Posted By KJohn
I love the reef pendant so much, and the first is...

I love the reef pendant so much, and the first is a great design. Nice job! You should post more often, we love to see what everyone has been up to, especially the boro folks. They seem a bit shy :)
Forum: Boro Room 2018-07-31, 8:01pm
Replies: 10
Views: 1,438
Posted By KJohn
That is a neat experiment, Dave. Curious to see...

That is a neat experiment, Dave. Curious to see what you come up with, also.
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2018-07-31, 8:01pm
Replies: 156
Views: 34,555
Posted By KJohn
I find that there are some colors that I LOVE,...

I find that there are some colors that I LOVE, and quite a few that are a bit interchangeable. I don't know if that is the "proper" lampworker opinion. I will always try out something new. But I hang...
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2018-07-31, 7:58pm
Replies: 13
Views: 1,197
Posted By KJohn
I find grasshopper to be a relatively consistent...

I find grasshopper to be a relatively consistent green. I don't' know if it is too light for your use, but I like to use it for focals.

Edited to say: I look again and I do see some little streaks...
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2018-07-18, 4:20pm
Replies: 7
Views: 737
Posted By KJohn
yes EDP pink I was thinking, too. I wish I had...

yes EDP pink I was thinking, too. I wish I had bought pounds and pounds, but who doesn't? LOL
Forum: Presses 2018-07-08, 9:48am
Replies: 9
Views: 5,506
Posted By KJohn
It is! It's still one of my personal faves all...

It is! It's still one of my personal faves all these years later!
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2018-07-05, 3:52am
Replies: 8
Views: 890
Posted By KJohn
yes I would try some adjustments first. If i...

yes I would try some adjustments first. If i recall, that is a pretty powerful unit. Nothing worse than spending time fiddling with the equipment. LOL

I hope you get to melting soon :)
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2018-07-04, 11:27am
Replies: 6
Views: 833
Posted By KJohn
There are some threads on here about that. I've...

There are some threads on here about that. I've sort of dabbled, not really switched. I can tell you that clear is your best friend. And a good bead release. And that 1/16's are VERY tricky to use...
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