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Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2018-08-14, 10:51pm
Replies: 11
Views: 566
Posted By Listenup
I do this to keep the roaming cats and squirrels...

I do this to keep the roaming cats and squirrels from sleeping in my planters and crushing the flowers. It works well.
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2018-05-26, 2:05pm
Replies: 25
Views: 1,795
Posted By Listenup
Elke, that bead you pictured is beautiful.

Elke, that bead you pictured is beautiful.
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2018-05-26, 1:39pm
Replies: 8
Views: 870
Posted By Listenup
You might find something to help you here: ...

You might find something to help you here:
http://www.listen-up.org/kitty/beads/frit.htm

I'm way behind on updates, but this project has been going on for several years.
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2017-11-07, 1:55am
Replies: 6
Views: 1,006
Posted By Listenup
Is this the new "Best" clear? If not, which one...

Is this the new "Best" clear? If not, which one is?

:badgrin: :hide: :badgrin:
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2017-10-31, 10:09pm
Replies: 12
Views: 1,526
Posted By Listenup
I :love: electric yellow - such an interesting...

I :love: electric yellow - such an interesting color. 10 years ago I was exploring the properties of this glass and put up a page about it. Love it for color mixing too. ...
Forum: Torch Questions 2017-10-26, 3:09pm
Replies: 15
Views: 1,203
Posted By Listenup
I should also mention that after I light mine...

I should also mention that after I light mine with a BBQ lighter, I stick it over to the side and cover it with a kevlar sleeve so there's little chance of it getting hit by a piece of popping glass.
Forum: Torch Questions 2017-10-25, 9:46pm
Replies: 15
Views: 1,203
Posted By Listenup
Hi Mike. I use a BBQ lighter to light mine,...

Hi Mike. I use a BBQ lighter to light mine, though I have used a striker, and a match as well. I'm pretty sure at the gathering I went to (a few years back) they used strikers. - Oops, my bad, you...
Forum: Safety 2017-09-30, 1:47pm
Replies: 17
Views: 2,135
Posted By Listenup
I just dump mine into the grass at the end of our...

I just dump mine into the grass at the end of our front porch. Haven't noticed a problem yet.
Forum: Tutorials 2017-09-04, 11:00am
Replies: 23
Views: 3,203
Posted By Listenup
I never worried that you meant it that way, and...

I never worried that you meant it that way, and the way you described is exactly how I planned on doing it. All is good.
Forum: Tutorials 2017-09-03, 5:18pm
Replies: 23
Views: 3,203
Posted By Listenup
I'm working on it. I have one mandrel in the...

I'm working on it. I have one mandrel in the container now (Eileen's Challenge: free brass frit tutorial in the game room (http://lampworketc.com/forums/showthread.php?t=301795)). I'd take a pix of...
Forum: Free Tutorials 2017-08-31, 11:58am
Replies: 69
Views: 50,606
Posted By Listenup
Bumping this back up. Looks like a fun one to try.

Bumping this back up. Looks like a fun one to try.
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2017-08-13, 8:00pm
Replies: 18
Views: 1,234
Posted By Listenup
I have a number of charts on my website. What you...

I have a number of charts on my website. What you want to look at is the second column. If a color will spread, that column will show it.

http://www.listen-up.org/kitty/beads/frit.htm
Forum: Tutorials 2017-07-17, 9:03pm
Replies: 23
Views: 3,203
Posted By Listenup
I love that idea Darleen. Not a waste of mandrels...

I love that idea Darleen. Not a waste of mandrels for me since I replaced most of mine in December so I've got plenty of old ones to spare. I've got my tutorials sorted out (mostly) and am ready to...
Forum: Tutorials 2017-07-14, 4:17pm
Replies: 23
Views: 3,203
Posted By Listenup
Wouldn't have to just be me, any one could join...

Wouldn't have to just be me, any one could join in. I might even add a mini-tut or two of my own along the way.



Thanks. You're so sweet to think so.
Forum: Tutorials 2017-07-13, 10:52pm
Replies: 23
Views: 3,203
Posted By Listenup
I think this would be getting into muddy waters -...

I think this would be getting into muddy waters - teaching someone how to do make a bead so they wouldn't have to buy the tutorial. That's a slippery slope I'm not wanting to go down, but I will add...
Forum: Tutorials 2017-07-12, 12:27pm
Replies: 23
Views: 3,203
Posted By Listenup
Love your ideas. I had never thought of tagging...

Love your ideas. I had never thought of tagging each one. I should because some might be similar.

Yes, you'll get pix when I get some done. I should clarify one thing though. You can NEVER have...
Forum: Tutorials 2017-07-11, 7:36pm
Replies: 23
Views: 3,203
Posted By Listenup
Lightbulb Too many tutorials?

I have so many tutorials, I can't remember what all I have. I've come up with something that I think I'm going to try. I'm going to make a bead or two from each of the tutorials I have, but I'm not...
Forum: Tutorials 2017-06-28, 2:26pm
Replies: 68
Views: 13,382
Posted By Listenup
Please PM me too. Just call me Clueless in SA.

Please PM me too. Just call me Clueless in SA.
Forum: Customer Service Kiosk 2017-06-26, 4:43pm
Replies: 10
Views: 2,731
Posted By Listenup
CZ's come to mind.

CZ's come to mind.
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2017-06-08, 10:05pm
Replies: 31
Views: 4,255
Posted By Listenup
Thanks for linking my page. I never noticed...

Thanks for linking my page. I never noticed before but those stacks of beads actually look like mustaches or lips to me now.
Forum: Free Tutorials 2017-05-20, 2:04pm
Replies: 10
Views: 2,313
Posted By Listenup
That's a great tip. Thanks for posting it.

That's a great tip. Thanks for posting it.
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2017-05-20, 1:51pm
Replies: 12
Views: 1,778
Posted By Listenup
You may be able to find what you're looking for...

You may be able to find what you're looking for here:
http://www.listen-up.org/kitty/beads/frit.htm

I still have loads of colors to test to add to all this, I'll try to get to that this summer....
Forum: Torch Questions 2017-05-02, 4:51am
Replies: 9
Views: 1,265
Posted By Listenup
I should not have called the color turquoise,...

I should not have called the color turquoise, brain fart there because that implies an opaque color. I should have said aqua which is transparent. Sorry about that.
Forum: Torch Questions 2017-05-01, 2:00pm
Replies: 9
Views: 1,265
Posted By Listenup
I think you may be boiling the turquoise color in...

I think you may be boiling the turquoise color in the frit - this color is known for that (doesn't seem to matter what brand.) Work way cooler - either turn the flame down or work farther out in the...
Forum: Free Tutorials 2017-04-01, 7:34pm
Replies: 5
Views: 4,041
Posted By Listenup
Beautiful!

Beautiful!
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