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Forum: Boro Room 2016-07-20, 4:52pm
Replies: 28
Views: 6,516
Posted By Elektra
Definitely! We try to do our own research, but...

Definitely! We try to do our own research, but sometimes seeing it is a lot better than reading it. :)
Forum: Boro Room 2016-07-11, 1:34pm
Replies: 7
Views: 3,719
Posted By Elektra
Sorry if I was unclear (hah! pun!), no it's not...

Sorry if I was unclear (hah! pun!), no it's not about beads. I can encase beads just fine (working in soft glass). With boro I'm working on paperweights and marbles, so it's not quite the same.
Forum: Boro Room 2016-06-25, 12:08pm
Replies: 7
Views: 3,719
Posted By Elektra
Yeah, we only have Simax here in the studio. I'm...

Yeah, we only have Simax here in the studio. I'm gearing up for an ornament class right now, but I'll give it a try next week! I'm getting more clear on Monday. :)
Forum: Boro Room 2016-06-23, 11:45am
Replies: 7
Views: 3,719
Posted By Elektra
Encasement Question

Hello Boro Friends,

Ahh! Sorry, my computer sent the post in the middle of typing:

So, I'm a soft glass person at heart. I've started boro in the last year. I'm struggling to get a clean...
Forum: Boro Room 2016-06-23, 11:44am
Replies: 19
Views: 4,715
Posted By Elektra
Holy cow, 20 is a lot of people. I do prefer...

Holy cow, 20 is a lot of people.

I do prefer smaller class sizes. It's easier to get to know your students, and easier to help them when they need it.
Forum: Boro Room 2016-06-23, 8:33am
Replies: 19
Views: 4,715
Posted By Elektra
Primarily we are both self taught at this point....

Primarily we are both self taught at this point. Most of our teachers were during our days in soft glass. Boro has been all through tutorials, videos, and some pointers from people we know who work...
Forum: Boro Room 2016-06-17, 12:33pm
Replies: 19
Views: 4,715
Posted By Elektra
There is a bus stop across the street from our...

There is a bus stop across the street from our studio, and we are a few blocks from the Brown Line. And the bus takes you from the train, to our door practically. So it's pretty easy. You could also...
Forum: Boro Room 2016-06-17, 11:49am
Replies: 19
Views: 4,715
Posted By Elektra
Side note, we originally offered some non-glass...

Side note, we originally offered some non-glass classes. Jewelry making, drawing, etc.

A few ran, but most never did and got no interest. So we bulked up our offerings instead. That helped things...
Forum: Boro Room 2016-06-17, 11:44am
Replies: 19
Views: 4,715
Posted By Elektra
Yeah, we have had that difficulty. We live in a...

Yeah, we have had that difficulty. We live in a one bedroom apartment, we can't really put people up in our home either to help costs. So then we have to add in hotels, etc. Of which there are none...
Forum: Boro Room 2016-06-16, 4:23pm
Replies: 19
Views: 4,715
Posted By Elektra
:lol:

:lol:
Forum: Boro Room 2016-06-16, 3:50pm
Replies: 19
Views: 4,715
Posted By Elektra
That sounds great! Yeah, we have been expanding...

That sounds great!
Yeah, we have been expanding our classes more and more this year to try and offer more options so people will continue with classes. My partner hasn't been full-time with me for...
Forum: Boro Room 2016-06-16, 3:31pm
Replies: 19
Views: 4,715
Posted By Elektra
Thanks for replying! We do have a site, and we...

Thanks for replying!
We do have a site, and we tend to get some feedback through the site. We mostly get people looking for first time lessons, groups, etc. Percentage wise, our students are likely...
Forum: Boro Room 2016-06-16, 1:22pm
Replies: 19
Views: 4,715
Posted By Elektra
How do you find classes?

Hey there!

So, we have a studio here in Chicago. We rent torch time, but we also teach classes.
I'm wondering, where do you find your classes if you are taking any? We promote on our FB and IG...
Forum: Classes, Retreats, Get togethers, Etc. 2016-06-16, 1:19pm
Replies: 0
Views: 2,951
Posted By Elektra
Smile Boro Sculpture Class- Chicago, June 26th.

Hey everyone!

We have a very skilled gentleman that has been working here in our studio, and he is offering a great class on some hollow sculpture work. The class is taught on our minor burners,...
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2015-12-02, 3:03pm
Replies: 21
Views: 3,928
Posted By Elektra
I've done it with propane, and chemtane. And now,...

I've done it with propane, and chemtane. And now, natural gas for a minor.
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2015-11-19, 12:58pm
Replies: 21
Views: 3,928
Posted By Elektra
We are always willing to teach! :) I think...

We are always willing to teach! :)

I think once you figure out the small tricks, they are very very easy. It just might take some mistakes first!

On a HH it takes about 5-8 minutes, and we...
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2015-11-09, 12:05pm
Replies: 21
Views: 3,928
Posted By Elektra
We have always just annealed in the back of the...

We have always just annealed in the back of the torch (using a hot head) and then put in vermiculite. Rarely have cracks. When you're making huge batches of them it's pretty inconvenient to try using...
Forum: Boro Room 2015-10-19, 12:23pm
Replies: 21
Views: 5,523
Posted By Elektra
Very neat!

Very neat!
Forum: Beads of Courage 2015-10-14, 11:31am
Replies: 101
Sticky: Dream Beads
Views: 66,535
Posted By Elektra
Awww! That is so exciting! I don't have any...

Awww! That is so exciting!
I don't have any photos. If Katie has any, let me know! John didn't grab a photo when he was done so he'd love to see how it turned out in the end.

We do intend to...
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2015-10-05, 12:24pm
Replies: 22
Views: 2,790
Posted By Elektra
What a great idea for spacers! I've never thought...

What a great idea for spacers! I've never thought to make them small...when I make drop shaped anything they end up much bigger!
Forum: Beads of Courage 2015-10-05, 12:20pm
Replies: 14
Views: 7,395
Posted By Elektra
Thanks for the clarifications. I know a few...

Thanks for the clarifications.
I know a few people seem to have read the rules and understood it to mean no silver glasses at all. I'm glad I was correct that they need to be encased, and not on the...
Forum: Boro Room 2015-09-28, 11:36am
Replies: 43
Views: 9,126
Posted By Elektra
Glad to have helped, even if it is just a little....

Glad to have helped, even if it is just a little. :)

I hope one day I get my work to a level where I feel I can charge more for some things! But for now, I'm happy where I'm at. I'll keep at it...
Forum: Boro Room 2015-09-23, 1:45pm
Replies: 22
Views: 6,690
Posted By Elektra
Definitely echo the love of Elvis Red. :) I like...

Definitely echo the love of Elvis Red. :) I like the dark red too! I've almost never had trouble getting it to stay red. And the color is so lovely! You'll enjoy it.

And we order from Mountain...
Forum: Boro Room 2015-09-23, 1:41pm
Replies: 43
Views: 9,126
Posted By Elektra
It all depends on you, really! As our...

It all depends on you, really!
As our techniques advance, we change prices. Some things drop as we progress because we deem them to not be our best.

So for implosions, our basic no frills, we...
Forum: Beads of Courage 2015-09-23, 1:29pm
Replies: 101
Sticky: Dream Beads
Views: 66,535
Posted By Elektra
Thanks for the info. My partner made a Lego head...

Thanks for the info. My partner made a Lego head pendant for a boy that came to the IL location this year. :) I think he loved it!
If all goes as planned, we should both be at the host site next...
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