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Old 2014-03-02, 8:18pm
chevygirl70 chevygirl70 is offline
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Location: Tucson, Arizona
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Not sure if you're trying to break it up to make into frit or if you're just trying to get smaller more manageable chunks.... I work my roughly 2 - 3 inch chunks easily into stringers. I pick up a chunk (from Tucson gem show) with pliers or hemostats, wave and gently heat the goldstone at the top part of the flame and let it get red hot. At same time I am heating 104 rod of clear. Wind clear onto the red hot part of gold stone, twist the two together really well, then pull. It looks a little muddy as stringer, but applied it's still sparkly, especially reduced. I'll see if I can dig out something to take a pic of and post.
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