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Old 2014-06-17, 2:32pm
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Hi glassy friends,
As most of you know I am more comfortable with boro but lately have been dabbling in soft glass even though it makes me nervous.

I actually made some decent rainbow twisties and was wondering what to do with them. They look great as a twisty, but once I put them on a bead they lose the defined colors and get all mixed up. Should I do a pleated bead? How do you use them in the best way to show the rainbow colors? Please show pics if you have them.

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Old 2014-06-17, 2:41pm
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Are the encased in clear, individually?
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Are the encased in clear, individually?
I encased the whole gather in clear before I pulled it. Is that good?
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Old 2014-06-17, 4:17pm
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When I end up with a bunch I don't have a specific use for, I make them into snakes for BOC...



I know that's not exactly what you were asking
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those are so stinking cute!
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Old 2014-06-17, 4:43pm
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Did you use transparent or opaque colors, and on what core? I've had some do well & some not so much.
I have better luck with the opaques. I made a button & used one as the outer rim, left pretty round, and it did OK. Some BOC beads too, not that either is perfect, but they kept the rainbow colors better than the transparent colors for me.

I think these were made with opaques, not 100% sure though.
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Old 2014-06-18, 4:54am
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If you want them to look like they do as a twistie rather than spreading out on the bead surface, keep them raised instead of melting them all the way in. You can also use an opaque core under your transparents to stop the back stripes showing through, if that's what is making it muddy.
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I used a white core and a combo of transparent and opaque. Thanks everyone for your answers!
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Old 2014-06-25, 7:01am
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I make the rainbow twisties the same general way. I put clear between the colors sometimes, sometimes just corresponding transparents. Anyways... I lay it down w/o pulling, and then press it down a little with a marver and put a strip of clear over it then slowly melt it in and press gently so it's not distorted too much. Sometimes I put the clear on before I marver the twistie. Slices make cool murnini too, or the push n twist dots. Keep cool controlled heat either way.
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I like to make earrings out of mine:

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Old 2014-06-25, 7:31pm
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Very cute Shelley !
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Try encasing each of the colors in clear. That should keep them separated.
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