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Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2018-05-17, 12:57pm
Replies: 22
Views: 1,548
Posted By 28676bhe
Try annealing your glass if you're cutting it...

Try annealing your glass if you're cutting it into strips to fire in a torch for beads before using. i usually use 1000, hold 10, AFAP down to 900, hold 20, 100 dph to 700, off.
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2018-05-17, 12:53pm
Replies: 13
Views: 1,293
Posted By 28676bhe
I run into rods that have an air bubble all the...

I run into rods that have an air bubble all the way down, and there is nothing that I can do to get rid of it. Sometimes, I collapse the rod by reannealing it at about 20 degrees above the temp...
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2018-05-11, 1:59pm
Replies: 11
Views: 1,182
Posted By 28676bhe
I seem too lose the pretty and subtle shine of...

I seem too lose the pretty and subtle shine of shampoo glass unless i melt one huge blob and place that hot blob on the mandrel without further heat to shape the bead nicely. looks like a croissant...
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2018-05-06, 12:55pm
Replies: 11
Views: 1,182
Posted By 28676bhe
pearl color and shine?

Is anyone aware of a pearlized (natural - cream) color in rod form - any coe is fine, lighter than an ivory.

Thanks!
Barbara
Forum: Tutorials 2018-04-10, 2:20pm
Replies: 15
Views: 3,211
Posted By 28676bhe
what about using an air duster spray before...

what about using an air duster spray before glueing the component in? Or baking at 200DF for 30 to 45 minutes?
Forum: Tutorials 2016-03-26, 10:55am
Replies: 41
Views: 140,515
Posted By 28676bhe
Has this been completed as of yet? Would I find...

Has this been completed as of yet? Would I find that list elsewhere? Thanks!
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2015-07-30, 3:54pm
Replies: 21
Views: 2,394
Posted By 28676bhe
What you are seeing is the reaction of the silver...

What you are seeing is the reaction of the silver next to the glass. I use 30 gauge fine silver wire, and you're using 28 - not too much difference. I usually melt the silver in a bit more than...
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2015-07-08, 10:13am
Replies: 61
Views: 7,987
Posted By 28676bhe
I cut my mandrels with a diamond cut off blade...

I cut my mandrels with a diamond cut off blade for my Dremel. Then run it around the cut edge to smooth it. Most of my bent mandrels always have one good end, so this is a 'save' for them. Cut off...
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2015-07-08, 10:06am
Replies: 16
Views: 1,694
Posted By 28676bhe
I burn it off opaques, too, and use that end for...

I burn it off opaques, too, and use that end for the beginning of my bead. i'm lazy......!
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2015-06-28, 10:46am
Replies: 15
Views: 2,180
Posted By 28676bhe
Blow on the spot you have just twisted with the...

Blow on the spot you have just twisted with the stringer until it cools enough to break the stringer off (wiggle it).......just don't get so close to the bead that you wind up "kissing" it. That...
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2015-06-27, 12:08pm
Replies: 13
Views: 1,360
Posted By 28676bhe
Also, try an oxy rich flame. Propane can turn...

Also, try an oxy rich flame. Propane can turn some frits much darker.
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2015-06-26, 10:40am
Replies: 4
Views: 946
Posted By 28676bhe
Spoke with a refurbisher and crew of a oxycon...

Spoke with a refurbisher and crew of a oxycon repair place and they all agreed Invacare had the fewest problems of any brand. Check your filter, it may be loose causing that noise.
Forum: Safety 2015-06-08, 9:17am
Replies: 3
Views: 1,696
Posted By 28676bhe
I started off annealing my beads in a little 8 x...

I started off annealing my beads in a little 8 x 8 Hot Box kiln. Went to the welder's and had them cut two 2.5 by 5" SS plates. Then they bent them in half for me. I put the angled covers at...
Forum: Studio 2015-06-08, 9:03am
Replies: 3
Views: 2,828
Posted By 28676bhe
I would file a claim with UPS on your oxycon. It...

I would file a claim with UPS on your oxycon. It won't hurt SLC Glass in any way, but it would be good if you could get a new case for it. Down the road, long after UPS has forgotten you, you may...
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2015-05-26, 6:35pm
Replies: 13
Views: 1,440
Posted By 28676bhe
5 lpm (liters per minute) is the minimum needed. ...

5 lpm (liters per minute) is the minimum needed. Two Y'd together gives good results when each is set @ 4 ppm and the propane isn't turned way up. It's difficult to find a 10lpm in the used home...
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2015-05-22, 1:02pm
Replies: 17
Views: 2,141
Posted By 28676bhe
It costs almost nothing to run a bead kiln...

It costs almost nothing to run a bead kiln through a full cycle.......maybe $3 or $4 ? My huge coffin kiln that I use for fused glass costs a little over $5.00 per load. Minimal! You throw away...
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2015-05-05, 4:45pm
Replies: 6
Views: 1,352
Posted By 28676bhe
Will any of this work with other Iris colors?

Will any of this work with other Iris colors?
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2015-04-15, 4:31pm
Replies: 1
Views: 678
Posted By 28676bhe
Reactions. Large vs. small?

Has anyone found that striking/reducing, coaxing colors out of a bead, seems to be easier working a large bead rather than a small?

I have tried to make beads out of lots of silver/ reactive...
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2015-04-07, 9:07pm
Replies: 16
Views: 2,457
Posted By 28676bhe
Silver foil or silver leaf?

Which applications, types of beads effects, etc. why choose leaf? Why choose foil?

Are there any "rules" to go by?

How many of you just use foil? Why?
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2015-04-06, 12:51pm
Replies: 27
Views: 4,265
Posted By 28676bhe
I melt mine in a regular flame, making as large a...

I melt mine in a regular flame, making as large a gather as I dare to. Then I touch the marver and spin the gather out into the best bead that I can get. Period. That's it. No shaping, no more...
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2015-03-31, 4:45pm
Replies: 2
Views: 631
Posted By 28676bhe
DC area in April?

What not to miss? Galleries? Shows? Food? Glass?
Forum: Customer Service Kiosk 2015-03-01, 7:44pm
Replies: 54
Views: 20,009
Posted By 28676bhe
It's a retailer's game, just like $9.99 is NOT...

It's a retailer's game, just like $9.99 is NOT $10.00
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2015-03-01, 11:28am
Replies: 11
Views: 1,804
Posted By 28676bhe
Craig's list - but you have to be patient.

Craig's list - but you have to be patient.
Forum: Tutorials 2015-02-23, 9:35pm
Replies: 3
Views: 6,185
Posted By 28676bhe
If you find one, or decide to try it on your own,...

If you find one, or decide to try it on your own, please keep my name as I'm looking for some already made!
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2015-02-21, 11:53am
Replies: 15
Views: 1,725
Posted By 28676bhe
You can also use clear enamel from Thompson's.

You can also use clear enamel from Thompson's.
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