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Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2016-11-03, 5:50pm
Replies: 10
Views: 3,757
Posted By sjm
Most of my rings are wrapped shanks with one...

Most of my rings are wrapped shanks with one bead. I like to make them in an average size, maybe 6 1/2 - 7, and if I need a larger size I can stretch them by gently tapping them along my ring ...
Forum: Free Tutorials 2016-06-30, 4:29pm
Replies: 10
Views: 11,445
Posted By sjm
So cute! I would never have figured this out on...

So cute! I would never have figured this out on my own. I can't wait to try it.
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2016-06-01, 8:15am
Replies: 16
Views: 5,696
Posted By sjm
Thank You

Thank you all for your kind words. I have to hand it to my car enthusiast husband for some direction as I went along.
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2016-05-30, 7:54pm
Replies: 16
Views: 5,696
Posted By sjm
Woody Bead

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Here are two Woody beads that I completed. I have an entire assortment of sample cars to get to these. :grin:
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2016-05-18, 7:44pm
Replies: 16
Views: 5,696
Posted By sjm
Exclamation Car Beads

I have been asked to make a car bead, a woodie to be precise. I have searched and cannot find anything even close. Has anyone seen any beads made to look like cars that I may get some ideas from? I...
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2016-04-01, 1:18pm
Replies: 33
Views: 9,377
Posted By sjm
I just made my first glass headpins for flower...

I just made my first glass headpins for flower centers and was so pleased with them until one popped off as I was making a necklace. Now I'm worried that the others might pop off after I've sold the...
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2016-02-10, 8:13am
Replies: 18
Views: 3,836
Posted By sjm
Dsglass, by regular wire I do mean wire off of a...

Dsglass, by regular wire I do mean wire off of a spool. Getting the wire really straight is a problem so there may be some slight curve to the wire. The leaves I'm making are only about 1/2" long so...
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2016-02-09, 7:58am
Replies: 18
Views: 3,836
Posted By sjm
Lots of great tips. Thanks.

Lots of great tips. Thanks.
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2016-02-08, 12:03pm
Replies: 18
Views: 3,836
Posted By sjm
Thanks for your replies. I cleaned the wire with...

Thanks for your replies. I cleaned the wire with steel wool, but didn't use any soap so that may have helped. I may have the bead release too thin, but want to keep the hole small so didn't want the...
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2016-02-08, 10:13am
Replies: 18
Views: 3,836
Posted By sjm
Thin mandrels

I want to make beads with very small holes. I have tried using regular wire, but can't remove the beads from the mandrels even though I use the same bead release. Do the 1/16" regular mandrels work...
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2015-04-03, 9:26am
Replies: 82
Views: 15,356
Posted By sjm
I began lampworking about 2 years ago and Devardi...

I began lampworking about 2 years ago and Devardi was my first "practice" glass because of the prices. I learned how to use it by pre-warming and didn't know that most glass didn't require this...
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2014-12-21, 6:32pm
Replies: 26
Views: 4,574
Posted By sjm
I recently ordered a tumbler, but just for my...

I recently ordered a tumbler, but just for my wirework links. However, I'm wondering if I can tumble my handformed bead connectors in order to polish the wire parts before assembling my pieces into a...
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