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Forum: Studio 2018-04-21, 3:25pm
Replies: 9
Views: 1,546
Posted By dsglass
Oh, but I'm pretty much the complete opposite of...

Oh, but I'm pretty much the complete opposite of elegant. :lol:

This will be the first time I'll be in a space that I *can* paint - growing up, my folks had different opinions on themes/color...
Forum: Studio 2018-04-21, 2:33pm
Replies: 9
Views: 1,546
Posted By dsglass
Also: by the time I move in, there will not be a...

Also: by the time I move in, there will not be a single drop of beige left in the house... :lol:

My current plans for the outside of the house:
...
Forum: Studio 2018-04-21, 2:29pm
Replies: 9
Views: 1,546
Posted By dsglass
Talking finally, my very own studio!~

...well, eventually, anyway. ;)

After years of living in a small not-flame-friendly apartment and renting bench space in a shared studio, I'll be moving across the country to a house with lots of...
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2017-10-08, 5:19pm
Replies: 13
Views: 1,699
Posted By dsglass
Self-cleaning bead release sounds tempting...

Self-cleaning bead release sounds tempting (although having to call makes it unlikely i'll ever get to try it), but how strong is it? I make big beads on small mandrels, work really hot, and put all...
Forum: Safety 2017-10-08, 4:57pm
Replies: 17
Views: 2,451
Posted By dsglass
...You do realize that that statement requires...

...You do realize that that statement requires pics, right? :D
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2017-09-23, 4:56pm
Replies: 37
Views: 2,661
Posted By dsglass
If it works for long narrow beads with small...

If it works for long narrow beads with small holes, I'm in; bonus points if they hold up to repeated use. And if the mandrels can be made even smaller than 1/16" (and less bendy than regular thin...
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2017-09-21, 12:31am
Replies: 0
Views: 737
Posted By dsglass
Ah, Google, don't ever change...

[doh! this was supposed to be in the bathroom - not sure how I ended up here. is there some way to delete it? :hide: ]
Forum: Safety 2017-08-17, 11:20pm
Replies: 11
Views: 2,143
Posted By dsglass
I'm a big fan of second skin hydrogel pads for...

I'm a big fan of second skin hydrogel pads for really nasty burns - like finger-through-the-flame burns. It's basically like walking around with a layer of cool water over the burn; it helps with...
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2017-07-06, 8:23pm
Replies: 12
Views: 1,678
Posted By dsglass
Nice! :) (and nice bead, in general :) ) ...

Nice! :) (and nice bead, in general :) )

Are you feeling better about the color?
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2017-07-05, 11:06pm
Replies: 12
Views: 1,678
Posted By dsglass
[re-posted from the Bathroom by request; lots of...

[re-posted from the Bathroom by request; lots of pics, most were previously posted either in the bathroom or the Gallery]

[also, it's "Dragon", not "dragon's blood". but now i kind of want to see...
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2017-06-24, 3:47am
Replies: 12
Views: 2,349
Posted By dsglass
So it's not just me, then? I don't remember it...

So it's not just me, then? I don't remember it usually taking this long...

(also: how long they last kind of depends on how you use them... the 3/32" one that maybe gets used on a handful of...
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2017-06-23, 12:36am
Replies: 28
Views: 2,331
Posted By dsglass
Yeah, that's either Ossa or one of the pre-ossa...

Yeah, that's either Ossa or one of the pre-ossa test batches. Seriously yummy colors... Have you tried not encasing it, yet? A whole other universe of yummy colors. :geek:

(Chloe is a newer...
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2016-02-10, 12:19am
Replies: 18
Views: 2,494
Posted By dsglass
Were you using teeny tiny diamond drill bits, or...

Were you using teeny tiny diamond drill bits, or regular ones? Because if you're working wet you shouldn't be breaking glass with a diamond bit...
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2016-02-10, 12:16am
Replies: 18
Views: 2,494
Posted By dsglass
How small is a small hole, and how big are the...

How small is a small hole, and how big are the beads you want to make? What do you mean by "regular wire"?

I use the smallest mandrels Arrow Springs sells - 1/29", I think? - for my "tiny" beads,...
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2016-01-12, 2:34am
Replies: 15
Views: 3,370
Posted By dsglass
Is the ultra stronger than the regular blue? ...

Is the ultra stronger than the regular blue? Does it come in regular, or only the dip 'n go?
Forum: Shows and Festivals 2015-09-28, 6:43am
Replies: 10
Views: 3,308
Posted By dsglass
2105? That's some serious advance planning... ;)

2105? That's some serious advance planning... ;)
Forum: Studio 2015-09-03, 11:04pm
Replies: 22
Views: 9,115
Posted By dsglass
....organize? 8-[

....organize? 8-[
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2015-04-16, 9:31pm
Replies: 21
Views: 2,571
Posted By dsglass
I <3 mine. I use the $6 ones too, for organizing...

I <3 mine. I use the $6 ones too, for organizing (ish) the rods on my worktable; these ones are great for preheating and for starting to melt the next rod in the queue. It took some time to get...
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2015-01-23, 4:01pm
Replies: 8
Views: 1,421
Posted By dsglass
It probably has to do with customs/taxes? The...

It probably has to do with customs/taxes? The best solution is probably to place two seperate orders - bonus, this way if you're ordering any colors that have limits, you can get twice as much! :D
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2015-01-20, 5:40pm
Replies: 16
Views: 2,074
Posted By dsglass
I keep mine in a tall glass swing-top bottle. It...

I keep mine in a tall glass swing-top bottle. It still settles, and I still have to occaisionally add water, but it doesn't dry out anywhere near as fast as any of the other containers I've tried -...
Forum: The Dark Room 2015-01-19, 11:17pm
Replies: 3
Views: 3,103
Posted By dsglass
For really sharp pictures, manual focus is best. ...

For really sharp pictures, manual focus is best. A tripod and a remote will eliminate camera shake, and a macro lens will allow you to get in close.
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2014-11-26, 4:49pm
Replies: 10
Views: 2,590
Posted By dsglass
Oh! See, *now* I'm intrigued... :D Not exactly...

Oh! See, *now* I'm intrigued... :D Not exactly a pink person (I don't expect to ever use up the thing of gold ruby I bought like ten years ago, as for example), but I do like dark purpley reds......
Forum: The Dark Room 2014-11-18, 4:59pm
Replies: 13
Views: 5,033
Posted By dsglass
Set the focus with the lights still on; do a few...

Set the focus with the lights still on; do a few test shots at different (slow!) shutter speeds, check the results, and tweak from there.
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2014-09-24, 1:02pm
Replies: 29
Views: 1,948
Posted By dsglass
Some of my favorites: Adamantium, Dirty...

Some of my favorites:

Adamantium, Dirty Martini, Schoolhouse, Ghee, Glacier, Lapis, Grape Ape, Hades, Commando, Mojito, Slytherin, Honey Mustard, Atlantis, Gunmetal
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2014-09-16, 9:45am
Replies: 26
Views: 3,449
Posted By dsglass
I work standing... The last thing I'd want...

I work standing... The last thing I'd want around hot glass and open flames is a chair on wheels - seems like a disaster waiting to happen. (but then, I don't like rolly office chairs when I'm not...
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