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Forum: Tutorials to purchase 2016-03-20, 6:15pm
Replies: 2
Views: 4,094
Posted By Charmaine
Thanks!!

Thanks!!
Forum: Tutorials to purchase 2016-03-20, 5:15pm
Replies: 2
Views: 4,094
Posted By Charmaine
Shaped and encased feathered bead tutorial

yes, that's a mouthful! This is a new tutorial I've been working on, the beads are sort of a combination of several techniques that most of us already know how to do, but it makes a cool bead in the...
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2015-08-07, 1:05pm
Replies: 12
Views: 5,478
Posted By Charmaine
thanks-it still hisses, even if I crank the tank...

thanks-it still hisses, even if I crank the tank open. Just something to get used to I guess.
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2015-08-07, 1:03pm
Replies: 13
Views: 4,439
Posted By Charmaine
just want to chime in that it's really hard to...

just want to chime in that it's really hard to make small hollows on big hole mandrels. my guess is that there's too much hot mandrel and not enough room for the glass to expand..? don't get...
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2015-08-01, 4:52pm
Replies: 12
Views: 5,478
Posted By Charmaine
That is good to hear

That is good to hear
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2015-07-31, 8:13am
Replies: 12
Views: 5,478
Posted By Charmaine
will do, thanks Wayne

will do, thanks Wayne
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2015-07-31, 4:26am
Replies: 14
Views: 3,172
Posted By Charmaine
Just be careful to really look at what you're...

Just be careful to really look at what you're doing pushing clear to the mandrel, I've had the results look like pinking shears were used-little triangles of "not encased" around the hole thinking it...
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2015-07-30, 7:13pm
Replies: 12
Views: 5,478
Posted By Charmaine
I think I will check it with the tank all the way...

I think I will check it with the tank all the way open, I tend to be conservative when I turn it on. I haven't really used the regulator much, so it's not worn out from use, but it's been around the...
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2015-07-30, 5:19pm
Replies: 12
Views: 5,478
Posted By Charmaine
it's pretty much a constant hiss once I turn on...

it's pretty much a constant hiss once I turn on the torch oxygen, I can't detect any leaks, but I'm concerned that this is not good. at least it's not the propane...
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2015-07-30, 4:59pm
Replies: 12
Views: 5,478
Posted By Charmaine
tanked oxygen. this may be a stupid question

I am now using tanked oxygen and my regulator hisses. It seems to be coming from behind the gauges, not from any attachment. Is this normal? I have had a concentrator almost exclusively for 14...
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2015-07-02, 5:29am
Replies: 34
Views: 13,679
Posted By Charmaine
While I don't love the moretti clear, (mine is...

While I don't love the moretti clear, (mine is very scratched from sitting around and moving the studio 3 times..) if you skim off the edges before you use it (just scrape off the offending stuff...
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2015-06-23, 4:44am
Replies: 29
Views: 9,213
Posted By Charmaine
Onlinelabels.com has an "aggressive glue" you can...

Onlinelabels.com has an "aggressive glue" you can choose as a label adhesive that sticks REALLY well to cardboard (I use it for shipping) and I also got it in smaller labels for labeling my Czech...
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2015-04-07, 8:22pm
Replies: 10
Views: 3,456
Posted By Charmaine
I used to make a modeling clay "template" on a...

I used to make a modeling clay "template" on a mandrel so I could see how much glass I would need to have to press correctly.
After you do a few or a million, you do get a feel for the size
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2015-04-05, 10:59am
Replies: 27
Views: 7,280
Posted By Charmaine
Is that lighter color the pink or the white? wow...

Is that lighter color the pink or the white? wow those are pretty
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2015-03-18, 6:34am
Replies: 27
Views: 5,950
Posted By Charmaine
If anyone in VA wants some, during the de-stash I...

If anyone in VA wants some, during the de-stash I ended up with a TON of cut 12" PVC that's not holding glass anymore. I probably have over 50-they fit nicely stacked in mail crates, but it would be...
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2015-03-14, 5:17am
Replies: 24
Views: 5,450
Posted By Charmaine
stainless top

I found one of these on ebay, it's about the size of a metal door:
...
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2015-03-13, 3:52pm
Replies: 8
Views: 2,758
Posted By Charmaine
Typically, higher numbers in a family are darker,...

Typically, higher numbers in a family are darker, too.
Also, Elizabeth's list numbers are the composite colors. Striking rods are in their lampwork line. Notice that your colors end with "2", but...
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2015-02-24, 12:50pm
Replies: 2
Views: 1,793
Posted By Charmaine
I work them way back in the flame, slowly let...

I work them way back in the flame, slowly let them turn colors, but it seems that you are doing that..? how 'bout turning down the Oxygen a bit? I find that hotter is not better.
Forum: Tutorials to purchase 2015-02-12, 9:10am
Replies: 6
Views: 3,999
Posted By Charmaine
:razz:

:razz:
Forum: Tutorials to purchase 2015-02-11, 7:53pm
Replies: 6
Views: 3,999
Posted By Charmaine
Yay!-and are those reduction dots on there? Glad...

Yay!-and are those reduction dots on there? Glad you were successful with the tut!
I find I have to think about those reduction dots a little more, since the back side of the dot is also visible...
Forum: Tutorials to purchase 2015-01-28, 7:47pm
Replies: 6
Views: 3,999
Posted By Charmaine
not yet, but good idea. I'll get on it

not yet, but good idea. I'll get on it
Forum: Tutorials to purchase 2015-01-28, 3:23pm
Replies: 6
Views: 3,999
Posted By Charmaine
Tri Color hollow tutorial in my Etsy Shop! comes with GLASS

tutorial shows you how to make tri color hollows on a mandrel and includes glass so that you have nice gradual color shifts
...
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2015-01-13, 2:35pm
Replies: 22
Views: 9,435
Posted By Charmaine
what about glass opals? it's boro, but wow ...

what about glass opals? it's boro, but wow
http://www.profoundglass.com/store/pc/viewPrd.asp?idproduct=316&idcategory=23
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2014-11-18, 2:11pm
Replies: 25
Views: 6,611
Posted By Charmaine
try putting some filigrana colors together and...

try putting some filigrana colors together and pulling them out like a ribbon.
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2014-07-02, 3:55am
Replies: 16
Views: 4,480
Posted By Charmaine
something to ponder

This may or may not shed some light: sometimes what I found happening, especially with soupy, not stiff glass like Amber Rose, is that it would collapse on itself because of how I would heat it.
...
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