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Forum: Classes, Retreats, Get togethers, Etc. 2016-07-07, 5:14pm
Replies: 0
Views: 2,373
Posted By Patty Lakinsmith
Beau Barrett: Blown Boro Beads in Los Gatos, CA

Beau Barrett is bringing his amazing boro skills to Northern California for a class on January 14/15, 2017 in my teaching studio. I announced this yesterday and there are still a few seats left. We...
Forum: Tutorials to purchase 2015-07-08, 9:46am
Replies: 0
Views: 3,359
Posted By Patty Lakinsmith
Talking Mad Science: Electroforming Tutorial

Hey everyone, just wanted to let you know that I've finally come out with a new tutorial, and it's on electroforming! I've decided to share everything I've learned over the last several years, and...
Forum: The Dark Room 2013-08-05, 11:31am
Replies: 26
Views: 11,421
Posted By Patty Lakinsmith
Mmmm, chocolate truffle. Those look yummy!

Mmmm, chocolate truffle. Those look yummy!
Forum: The Dark Room 2013-08-05, 6:53am
Replies: 26
Views: 11,421
Posted By Patty Lakinsmith
I took one of those gradient files to my local...

I took one of those gradient files to my local printer and had him print it out on banner vinyl at a fraction of the cost of that one on Amazon. It doesn't need to be very big.
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2013-08-04, 1:20pm
Replies: 42
Views: 7,103
Posted By Patty Lakinsmith
Lori's tumbler tip is spot on. Works like a...

Lori's tumbler tip is spot on. Works like a charm.
Forum: Free Tutorials 2013-06-19, 8:43am
Replies: 16
Views: 6,695
Posted By Patty Lakinsmith
Annie is correct on the wire. You can also seal...

Annie is correct on the wire. You can also seal it when you're done with Renaissance Wax to protect the finish (whether you've removed some of the black or left it). Sometimes I use 19 ga,...
Forum: Free Tutorials 2013-01-11, 10:24am
Replies: 16
Views: 6,695
Posted By Patty Lakinsmith
Lampwork leaf headpin tutorial

I just posted a video tutorial on my blog for making leaf headpins on steel wire like this:

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Here's a link to the tutorial...
Forum: Tutorials to purchase 2013-01-04, 12:04pm
Replies: 14
Views: 9,957
Posted By Patty Lakinsmith
Very cool!

Very cool!
Forum: Free Tutorials 2013-01-04, 12:01pm
Replies: 12
Views: 4,561
Posted By Patty Lakinsmith
Laura, just curious - is the metal truly bronze,...

Laura, just curious - is the metal truly bronze, or is it brass?
Forum: Studio 2013-01-04, 12:00pm
Replies: 31
Views: 14,702
Posted By Patty Lakinsmith
Dasi that coffee table is the BOMB!

Dasi that coffee table is the BOMB!
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2013-01-03, 2:56pm
Replies: 42
Views: 5,121
Posted By Patty Lakinsmith
Just wanted to second what Sharon said about...

Just wanted to second what Sharon said about hammering bent mandrels. I use my steel bench block and my chasing hammer, lots of little taps all along the used/bent part of the mandrel while spinning...
Forum: Customer Service Kiosk 2012-12-10, 10:51pm
Replies: 73
Views: 13,110
Posted By Patty Lakinsmith
Did I say aventurine? I meant goldstone. :-)

Did I say aventurine? I meant goldstone. :-)
Forum: Customer Service Kiosk 2012-12-10, 10:48pm
Replies: 73
Views: 13,110
Posted By Patty Lakinsmith
I recall learning to encase aventurine with clear...

I recall learning to encase aventurine with clear to pull stringers in a class one time, and the instructor said to keep the aventurine from getting too hot or it would ruin the color. When I do it I...
Forum: Free Tutorials 2012-07-11, 12:26pm
Replies: 2
Views: 2,559
Posted By Patty Lakinsmith
Dry Sink for bead cleaning photo tutorial

I recently posted a link on my blog to a photo tutorial for setting up a sink for cleaning beads in an area where you don't have any plumbing.
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Forum: Tutorials 2012-07-11, 12:24pm
Replies: 117
Views: 55,804
Posted By Patty Lakinsmith
Great idea Sharon - the kids will love those. :-)

Great idea Sharon - the kids will love those. :-)
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2011-08-21, 10:15am
Replies: 22
Views: 5,277
Posted By Patty Lakinsmith
I just tested the Royal Purple yesterday and...

I just tested the Royal Purple yesterday and wrote it up on my blog. :-) This glass is suhweet!

http://pattylakinsmith.blogspot.com/2011/08/testing-gaffers-g-198-royal-purple.html
Forum: Free Tutorials 2011-05-09, 12:42pm
Replies: 72
Views: 44,077
Posted By Patty Lakinsmith
Thanks for this, DeAnne! Your shopping list saved...

Thanks for this, DeAnne! Your shopping list saved me a lot of work at Lowe's. I did the bulk of the plumbing job yesterday to run my gas in from outside, and am waiting on a few more connectors to...
Forum: Beads of Courage 2010-07-06, 4:14pm
Replies: 11
Views: 2,327
Posted By Patty Lakinsmith
Lori - I think we can vote once per day per email...

Lori - I think we can vote once per day per email address, right? I've got several email addresses, so...
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2010-05-08, 10:57am
Replies: 75
Views: 8,855
Posted By Patty Lakinsmith
De - yes, that is one obvious exception I can...

De - yes, that is one obvious exception I can think of. :-)
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2010-05-08, 9:42am
Replies: 75
Views: 8,855
Posted By Patty Lakinsmith
Great topic! I resonated with the comment that...

Great topic! I resonated with the comment that as we practice (practice, practice) various techniques eventually our voice will emerge. With me I'm not sure whether I have a distinctive style yet...
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2010-03-29, 12:48pm
Replies: 5
Views: 1,291
Posted By Patty Lakinsmith
You can also raise up your tables using "Bed...

You can also raise up your tables using "Bed Risers". Look for them on Amazon.com (through Target, I think), or at places like Bed, Bath, & Beyond. I've used PVC as well as the risers, and both...
Forum: The Dark Room 2010-03-28, 6:46pm
Replies: 1
Views: 2,540
Posted By Patty Lakinsmith
Gradient backdrop on banner vinyl

Just wanted to let you all know about an experiment I'm trying. I had my local printer guy print a gradient sheet (I found the PDF on the web) on the same heavyweight banner vinyl he used for my...
Forum: Classes, Retreats, Get togethers, Etc. 2010-03-24, 4:40pm
Replies: 4
Views: 1,535
Posted By Patty Lakinsmith
Hi Polly! The one just offered in San Diego...

Hi Polly!

The one just offered in San Diego was $150 for a 1-day session, and $300 for the 2-day (included a day of working with models). I presume it would be a similar cost in our area.

Patty
Forum: Classes, Retreats, Get togethers, Etc. 2010-03-24, 2:58pm
Replies: 4
Views: 1,535
Posted By Patty Lakinsmith
Interested in a macro photography workshop in San Jose area?

I just took an awesome macro/jewelry/bead photography workshop last weekend in San Diego with Kyle Cassidy (www.kylecassidy.com), hosted by Kate McKinnon at Jay Whaley's metalsmithing studio. Kyle...
Forum: Torch Questions 2010-01-26, 8:28pm
Replies: 39
Views: 6,397
Posted By Patty Lakinsmith
Thanks for covering for me, Charles! :waving: ...

Thanks for covering for me, Charles! :waving:

When I called the folks at Unlimited Oxygen (where my M10 came from) they asked if I had been changing the filter, and I said no. They had me take...
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