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Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2018-12-09, 12:00pm
Replies: 10
Views: 372
Posted By Winter Fire
I've been using my Dremel with EverRun diamond...

I've been using my Dremel with EverRun diamond and finishing bands from HisGlassworks: https://www.hisglassworks.com/shop/catalogsearch/result/?x=0&y=0&q=everrun. They come in 3/8" and 1/2" sizes. ...
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2018-08-23, 9:01am
Replies: 13
Views: 1,105
Posted By Winter Fire
I came back with ideas for color combinations...

I came back with ideas for color combinations after a recent visit to an art museum--that started the juices flowing.
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2018-06-29, 4:12pm
Replies: 17
Views: 2,165
Posted By Winter Fire
Also check out the International Society of Glass...

Also check out the International Society of Glass Beadmakers page on Facebook. There are still a lot of great beadmakers out there making wonderful stuff.
Forum: Website help and critique 2018-05-14, 12:20pm
Replies: 12
Views: 2,764
Posted By Winter Fire
Thanks, Debbie. I'll give them a try. Good luck...

Thanks, Debbie. I'll give them a try. Good luck with getting buyers--your stuff is beautiful.
Forum: Website help and critique 2018-05-14, 11:31am
Replies: 12
Views: 2,764
Posted By Winter Fire
I like it. It was easy to navigate and looks...

I like it. It was easy to navigate and looks good.

I'm thinking of setting up a website too--was the IndieMade site easy to use to get it set up? Can you get a domain name through them? So...
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2017-10-24, 2:02pm
Replies: 15
Views: 1,266
Posted By Winter Fire
A very good exercise to do when you're starting...

A very good exercise to do when you're starting out is to do Heather Trimlett's 40-Bead Project. You can find it here: http://www.heathertrimlett.com/40-bead-project/ or here: ...
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2017-09-07, 8:12am
Replies: 13
Views: 1,102
Posted By Winter Fire
Heather Trimlett's Round Up tools are great for...

Heather Trimlett's Round Up tools are great for making round beads. http://heathertrimlett.bigcartel.com. She also sells a tool for shaping disks.
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2017-07-21, 10:44am
Replies: 433
Views: 67,214
Posted By Winter Fire
Harbor Freight welding apron, $10. ...

Harbor Freight welding apron, $10. http://https://www.harborfreight.com/split-leather-welding-apron-45193.html
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2016-12-30, 9:48pm
Replies: 17
Views: 3,032
Posted By Winter Fire
That's lovely, Eileen.

That's lovely, Eileen.
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2016-03-01, 12:24pm
Replies: 19
Views: 2,527
Posted By Winter Fire
I mis-read that as "wine" storage. LOL.

I mis-read that as "wine" storage. LOL.
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2015-12-06, 2:50pm
Replies: 4
Views: 1,019
Posted By Winter Fire
I've just washed them in warm soapy water. I...

I've just washed them in warm soapy water. I think the wax sealant is a good idea--I'll have to try that.
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2015-08-28, 3:01pm
Replies: 46
Views: 4,589
Posted By Winter Fire
If you're using wonky beads in the mix, make sure...

If you're using wonky beads in the mix, make sure you count the "good" beads when you put them in the tumbler-- they all look alike with gunk all over them and it helps to know how many you're...
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2015-05-11, 12:19pm
Replies: 7
Views: 1,288
Posted By Winter Fire
The last couple of shows I've put out bowls of...

The last couple of shows I've put out bowls of loose beads with the bowl of large beads marked $5, medium $3 and small $1. I initially thought those prices might be too high, but I was surprised...
Forum: Beads of Courage 2015-04-09, 10:27am
Replies: 3
Views: 2,936
Posted By Winter Fire
Thanks, Robert. I'll put them in with the box...

Thanks, Robert. I'll put them in with the box with the rest of the beads, but in a separate bag so your volunteers don't have to sort through them all.
Forum: Beads of Courage 2015-04-06, 3:09pm
Replies: 3
Views: 2,936
Posted By Winter Fire
Can BOC use small beads?

Our group donates beads to BOC and as I was preparing to send them, I noticed that somebody had put about 60 small (less than 10mm) beads in, all with 1/16 holes. They're really cute but can BOC use...
Forum: The Dark Room 2015-02-15, 6:29pm
Replies: 8
Views: 5,619
Posted By Winter Fire
Thanks for the information, Pat. I'm just...

Thanks for the information, Pat. I'm just getting set up to try to take some decent pictures of my beads and jewelry and this will help a lot.
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2014-12-03, 1:49pm
Replies: 15
Views: 1,414
Posted By Winter Fire
I've got one of these:...

I've got one of these:...
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2014-12-01, 3:13pm
Replies: 9
Views: 1,085
Posted By Winter Fire
Hope it works for you!

Hope it works for you!
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2014-11-30, 6:51pm
Replies: 9
Views: 1,085
Posted By Winter Fire
For my military camouflage beads for Beads of...

For my military camouflage beads for Beads of Courage, I use the following colors:
Army/Marine Corps Woodland pattern--Base CIM Army Men, Commando or Olive, black, brown and CIM Stone Ground;...
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2014-11-16, 1:25pm
Replies: 12
Views: 2,140
Posted By Winter Fire
You can sign into the Square website on your...

You can sign into the Square website on your computer and enter your inventory so you don't have to do that on your phone, but it's all there in the Square app on the phone when you need to use it.
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2014-11-10, 2:20pm
Replies: 5
Views: 1,885
Posted By Winter Fire
I fell in love with this at the Metal Clay By The...

I fell in love with this at the Metal Clay By The Bay conference in September where I got to try it on some of my metal clay pieces. You really can see through the wheel as you're polishing. I had...
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2014-10-28, 1:52pm
Replies: 16
Views: 2,611
Posted By Winter Fire
I bought some 1/2 inch acrylic tubes at the local...

I bought some 1/2 inch acrylic tubes at the local plastics store and cut them up into 9 inch pieces. I also bought some 1/2 disks and glued one to the end of each of the tubes with acrylic cement. ...
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2014-08-24, 11:00am
Replies: 17
Views: 2,835
Posted By Winter Fire
I bought some acrylic cubes at the local plastics...

I bought some acrylic cubes at the local plastics store and drilled holes in them to accept acrylic rod to create risers for display. They also work pretty well for photographing beads. One thing I...
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2014-07-07, 2:52pm
Replies: 11
Views: 2,269
Posted By Winter Fire
Or, if you ever used a knife blade to jimmy coins...

Or, if you ever used a knife blade to jimmy coins out of your piggy bank when you were a kid, you can use the same technique and use a needle or pin to jimmy dried bead release out of hollow beads. ...
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2014-05-03, 4:23pm
Replies: 33
Views: 6,231
Posted By Winter Fire
I borrowed a friend's 20mm five point Bellflower...

I borrowed a friend's 20mm five point Bellflower press last summer and loved it so much I bought one for myself by the end of the week. I use 1/16 inch stainless steel welding rod 308 because it's...
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