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Forum: Boro Room 2018-09-19, 7:12pm
Replies: 102
Views: 4,671
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: 428
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: 102
Views: 4,671
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: 102
Views: 4,671
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: 651
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: 32,071
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: 673
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: 566
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: 4,140
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: 684
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: 607
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...
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2018-07-01, 9:20pm
Replies: 13
Views: 1,163
Posted By KJohn
I use a kiln and stick a few rods in partways. I...

I use a kiln and stick a few rods in partways. I dislike the residue I get on the ends but for me it is much safer than one of those heaters. I had one for about five minutes and they get scorching...
Forum: Customer Service Kiosk 2018-06-21, 6:52pm
Replies: 12
Views: 10,598
Posted By KJohn
Hey Cinnamon, sorry about the bad news you...

Hey Cinnamon, sorry about the bad news
you could also check out FB, there are some destash groups for lampworking, sales go really well there. You might get more if you piece it out but I don't know...
Forum: Boro Room 2018-06-17, 9:54am
Replies: 102
Views: 4,671
Posted By KJohn
thank you so much, Susan :love: I just...

thank you so much, Susan :love:

I just finished 10 hours of torching last night and still not caught up on my customs. Can we say 'overcommitted' ? LOL Maybe next week......Post some more pretties!
Forum: Boro Room 2018-06-17, 9:52am
Replies: 102
Views: 4,671
Posted By KJohn
I have exactly this problem also! I have many...

I have exactly this problem also! I have many beads that I cannot get off the mandrel either.
Forum: Boro Room 2018-06-15, 3:07pm
Replies: 102
Views: 4,671
Posted By KJohn
Susan, i would love it. I whacked one of my...

Susan, i would love it. I whacked one of my oxycons out of commission. I still need to figure out how to take it apart and take a pic for the repair guy, it might be something I can do myself. So I'm...
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2018-06-15, 2:54pm
Replies: 6
Views: 790
Posted By KJohn
I have some Pixie stix, or Hotstix, I forget what...

I have some Pixie stix, or Hotstix, I forget what they are called. They have the best dichro combos, but they are thick enough that the sides always ALWAYS haze up. I hate to use them for anything...
Forum: Boro Room 2018-06-14, 5:50pm
Replies: 102
Views: 4,671
Posted By KJohn
Susan, those are beatiful pairs! Love that...

Susan, those are beatiful pairs! Love that delicious pink.
Rebecca, love the texture of those wings. The blue beads are gorgeous

Edit: I didn't mean to leave out Dave's tiny elephant and other...
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2018-06-14, 5:48pm
Replies: 19
Views: 1,287
Posted By KJohn
I think Elke pointed out that reduction makes the...

I think Elke pointed out that reduction makes the blue, so just strike the Clio to have pinks. I will try that as well. I love that rich color, even your "mistake" is gorgeous Elke. Petra, you still...
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2018-06-13, 4:30pm
Replies: 19
Views: 1,287
Posted By KJohn
gorgeous! So Elke, are you saying it kiln...

gorgeous!

So Elke, are you saying it kiln strikes, and we should not expect much color before that?
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2018-06-12, 9:06pm
Replies: 19
Views: 1,287
Posted By KJohn
I was surprised too, I didn't think I had that...

I was surprised too, I didn't think I had that much trouble getting color the last time I used it. But it really looked like murky amber. **sigh** I think Kalypso spoiled me. I will need to play with...
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2018-06-11, 10:08pm
Replies: 19
Views: 1,287
Posted By KJohn
hehe funny i'm giving advice, I just tried some...

hehe funny i'm giving advice, I just tried some clio beads last night and they suck. Stayed sort of amber. I didn't use a base for them, I guess my fault. yuck.

Petra, have you tried again yet?
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2018-06-10, 6:56pm
Replies: 19
Views: 1,287
Posted By KJohn
if it has been a while since you used silver...

if it has been a while since you used silver glass, (or made beads) you may find you need to work out the timing again. I did set aside my silver glass for a while, and had to get the hang of it...
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2018-06-07, 6:07pm
Replies: 10
Views: 654
Posted By KJohn
yes the opalinos and alibasters (sp?) burn...

yes the opalinos and alibasters (sp?) burn easily. That is burnt glass, too hot, too long or too close to the torch head.
Forum: Boro Room 2018-06-04, 6:48pm
Replies: 102
Views: 4,671
Posted By KJohn
Susan, I didn''t know you could use foil with...

Susan, I didn''t know you could use foil with boro. Those look like fossil eggs, if they were pink LOL Very cool
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