Lampwork Etc.
 
TrueDesign on Ebay

LE Live Chat

Enter Live Chat

No users in chat




Beads of Courage


 

Go Back   Lampwork Etc. > Library > Boro Room

Boro Room -- For Boro-related tips, techniques, and questions.

Reply
 
Thread Tools
  #31  
Old 2008-06-07, 8:41pm
aimee's Avatar
aimee aimee is offline
Spoiled
 
Join Date: Sep 05, 2005
Location: Lake WaConDa, NE
Posts: 1,534
Default

The price of the glass itself is cheap but the shipping seems really high.
__________________
Aimee
"I became insane with long intervals of horrible sanity" Poe

An amazing Cuda with 2 M15's & propane, a Lynx, and a Tondodama torch.


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 5 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 5 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 5 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 5 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 5 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 5 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 5 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
Reply With Quote
  #32  
Old 2008-06-08, 3:19pm
Blueflameart's Avatar
Blueflameart Blueflameart is offline
Booyarashaka
 
Join Date: Aug 28, 2005
Location: Pawleys Island, S.C.
Posts: 498
Default

I forget the company that subs out all the Disney Glass blowers but I was just there and met Mark in the main park ... he was using this glass. He said it was really cheap and Disney buys a lot of it for their artists. Looks like someone's caught on and started a great market
__________________
Chad

"Temet Nosce"

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 5 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 5 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
Reply With Quote
  #33  
Old 2008-06-08, 10:35pm
rckeyes's Avatar
rckeyes rckeyes is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Dec 05, 2007
Location: Raleigh, NC
Posts: 324
Default

Aimee,
When I purchased mine I asked for a combined invoice with better shipping rates.
I purchased 7 pounds and the shipping was like $12.00 I think.
__________________
Rob Keyes
Let us not look back in anger or forward in fear, but around in awareness.

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 5 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
Reply With Quote
  #34  
Old 2008-06-09, 8:38am
Ro's Avatar
Ro Ro is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 24, 2006
Posts: 1,168
Default

the glass is available at lampworking-tools.com
ro
__________________

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 5 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

Gtt Mirage torch with tanked oxygen.
Reply With Quote
  #35  
Old 2008-06-10, 5:45am
Jamn!'s Avatar
Jamn! Jamn! is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 11, 2005
Location: California
Posts: 3,256
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by jana View Post
Nagi,

A couple years ago you gifted me with a buuuunnnnnccccchhhh of boro and there was some ivory in it....I am uterly and completely in love with it and cannot find it again....do you remember where it came from?
Jana are you sure it wasn't a caramel or butterscotch?
__________________

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 5 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 5 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
Heidi

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 5 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
~~
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 5 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
~~
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 5 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
Reply With Quote
  #36  
Old 2008-06-10, 6:34am
nagibeads's Avatar
nagibeads nagibeads is offline
yukue fumei
 
Join Date: Apr 25, 2006
Location: SoCal
Posts: 4,954
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by jana View Post
Nagi,

A couple years ago you gifted me with a buuuunnnnnccccchhhh of boro and there was some ivory in it....I am uterly and completely in love with it and cannot find it again....do you remember where it came from?
Hi Jana!
Great to "see" ya! Sorry I missed your post the first time--thanks Heidi for quoting it

The Ivory that I sent is most probably Colormax Ivory. It doesn't bubble and is so smooth. The rods appear snap cut(sharp ends) instead of machine cut. I think Winship Designs still has a bunch--it was pretty cheap--$20 per pound.
http://www.winshipdesigns.com/home/ws3/smartlist/173/0
I'm glad you like it! The white is nice too. I don't know if they still have it, but the Lavender is awesome--it's more opaque and is a wonderful white in deep encasements.
__________________

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 5 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
nagi

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 5 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
,
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 5 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
,
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 5 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
,
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 5 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
Reply With Quote
  #37  
Old 2008-06-10, 8:11am
nagibeads's Avatar
nagibeads nagibeads is offline
yukue fumei
 
Join Date: Apr 25, 2006
Location: SoCal
Posts: 4,954
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Ro View Post
i just heard from the seller, Zack. the color is chinese glass. available at http://www.lampworking-tools.com
ro
wow--disappointing. they shouldn't label it Italian glass
thanks for the investigating Ro!!!
__________________

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 5 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
nagi

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 5 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
,
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 5 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
,
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 5 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
,
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 5 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
Reply With Quote
  #38  
Old 2008-06-11, 7:14pm
rckeyes's Avatar
rckeyes rckeyes is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Dec 05, 2007
Location: Raleigh, NC
Posts: 324
Default

I made a bunch of beads today with all of these colors. I`ll post pics tommorow evening.

STAY TUNED!
__________________
Rob Keyes
Let us not look back in anger or forward in fear, but around in awareness.

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 5 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
Reply With Quote
  #39  
Old 2008-06-11, 10:05pm
nagibeads's Avatar
nagibeads nagibeads is offline
yukue fumei
 
Join Date: Apr 25, 2006
Location: SoCal
Posts: 4,954
Default

Your thoughts?
Or do we have to wait?
all this suspense in the boro room is killing me!
__________________

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 5 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
nagi

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 5 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
,
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 5 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
,
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 5 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
,
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 5 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
Reply With Quote
  #40  
Old 2008-06-12, 5:52pm
rckeyes's Avatar
rckeyes rckeyes is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Dec 05, 2007
Location: Raleigh, NC
Posts: 324
Default

As Promised!

All of these were made with this mercadante glass.
All of them except #1 and #6 were were made with silver strike 5 small frit.

1 - Trans green/rod pickup w/NS-09 yellow
2 - Trans green/rod pickup w/SS5
3 - Trans green/rod pickup w/SS5
4 - Brilliant blue/rod pickup w/SS5
5 - dark cobalt/rod pickup w/SS5
6 - Light trans purple over bibidibobibidiblue
7 - Trans yellow/rod pickup w/SS5
8 - Trans yellow/rod pickup w/SS5
9 - Black/rolled in SS5
10 - Trans orange/rod pickup w/SS5
11 - Trans orange/rod pickup w/SS5

These were all encased with schott artistic except #6
My thoughts?
This is nice glass. It melts smooth, it doesnt bubble, it keeps its color fairly well, you cannot beat the price! the only issue I noticed was that the yellow turns a little darker than the rod after annealing.
Attached Images
   
__________________
Rob Keyes
Let us not look back in anger or forward in fear, but around in awareness.

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 5 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
Reply With Quote
  #41  
Old 2008-06-12, 6:25pm
nagibeads's Avatar
nagibeads nagibeads is offline
yukue fumei
 
Join Date: Apr 25, 2006
Location: SoCal
Posts: 4,954
Default

thanks for the report Rob!
Beautiful beads!
The colors are pretty--too bad the sellers were shady in the auction description. Now I don't trust them and will most likely not buy from them again.(This is just my opinion for me)

If they just came out and said it was Chinese to begin with, I may not have bought the glass, but I may still have bought other things from their store.


Thanks again to everyone for the lowdown--y'all are the best!!!
__________________

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 5 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
nagi

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 5 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
,
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 5 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
,
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 5 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
,
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 5 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
Reply With Quote
  #42  
Old 2008-06-12, 10:02pm
spring_a_leak_in_art's Avatar
spring_a_leak_in_art spring_a_leak_in_art is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 12, 2007
Location: Placerville, CA
Posts: 110
Default

Very cool Rob !! Thank you for posting pics. I really like #3. Those greens are very nice and the interaction between the brillant blue and the ss5 rocks .That yellow looks very orange/amber to me is that about right?

I have to agree with you Nagi that "Italian Clear" is a very misleading.
We made an offer of $66 dollars for the 12 lbs lot and he accepted it and even shipped same day so that kinda makes up for the chinese bit. But that should made clear up front.
__________________
Spring & Jeff

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 5 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
Reply With Quote
  #43  
Old 2008-06-13, 1:08am
Rob Rob is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Nov 03, 2007
Posts: 700
Default

well if its chinese color, winship has great prices on the chinese color and their shipping isn't too terrible either. at least its not if you order a small enough qty to get it cut in half.
__________________
kitten pics- and all other pics are at:

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 5 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
Reply With Quote
  #44  
Old 2008-06-13, 7:52am
nagibeads's Avatar
nagibeads nagibeads is offline
yukue fumei
 
Join Date: Apr 25, 2006
Location: SoCal
Posts: 4,954
Default

OMG--I just clicked on your kittie and chick photos--sooo cute!!!
__________________

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 5 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
nagi

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 5 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
,
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 5 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
,
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 5 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
,
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 5 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
Reply With Quote
  #45  
Old 2008-06-14, 6:55pm
kiko's Avatar
kiko kiko is offline
Hummel factory reject
 
Join Date: Jan 06, 2006
Location: New Yorkish
Posts: 615
Default

Did someone say kittens!!!! Some asshat dropped off a pregnant mama at our farm. Here are my new studio buddies waiting for adoption. Sorry to hijack the thread.... Rob how is your bead crochet coming? Back to your regularly scheduled programming....
__________________

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 5 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 5 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

Last edited by kiko; 2008-10-09 at 10:58am.
Reply With Quote
  #46  
Old 2008-06-14, 8:31pm
nagibeads's Avatar
nagibeads nagibeads is offline
yukue fumei
 
Join Date: Apr 25, 2006
Location: SoCal
Posts: 4,954
Default

HEEEELP! They are too cute!!!
If I lived closer I would totally adopt one! They are soooooo precious!
Thanks for the photo!!
__________________

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 5 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
nagi

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 5 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
,
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 5 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
,
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 5 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
,
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 5 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
Reply With Quote
  #47  
Old 2008-06-15, 6:48am
kiko's Avatar
kiko kiko is offline
Hummel factory reject
 
Join Date: Jan 06, 2006
Location: New Yorkish
Posts: 615
Default

I don't think a bubble mailer would work.
__________________

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 5 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 5 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
Reply With Quote
  #48  
Old 2008-06-15, 8:49am
nagibeads's Avatar
nagibeads nagibeads is offline
yukue fumei
 
Join Date: Apr 25, 2006
Location: SoCal
Posts: 4,954
Default

LOL!
__________________

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 5 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
nagi

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 5 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
,
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 5 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
,
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 5 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
,
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 5 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
Reply With Quote
  #49  
Old 2008-06-15, 12:11pm
e. mort's Avatar
e. mort e. mort is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Nov 06, 2005
Location: Austin - Texas
Posts: 2,708
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by kiko View Post
Did someone say kittens!!!! Some asshat dropped off a pregnant mama at our farm. Here are my new studio buddies waiting for adoption. Sorry to hijack the thread.... Rob how is your bead crochet coming? Back to your regularly scheduled programming....
Those are some cuties. I really like that one in the back with the big eyes in the second picture. Unfortunately, you are a bit to far away from Austin.
__________________
Eric

The world is a dangerous place, not because of those who do evil, but because of those who look on and do nothing. ---- Albert Einstein


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 5 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
Reply With Quote
  #50  
Old 2008-06-15, 12:38pm
Rob Rob is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Nov 03, 2007
Posts: 700
Default

well maybe not. When Angelique comes up to get her kitten from me she might be willing to take a second back to Texas with her. can always ask her

Rob.
__________________
kitten pics- and all other pics are at:

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 5 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
Reply With Quote
  #51  
Old 2008-06-16, 2:14am
kiko's Avatar
kiko kiko is offline
Hummel factory reject
 
Join Date: Jan 06, 2006
Location: New Yorkish
Posts: 615
Default

He is cute Eric! There are an abundance of kittens here in the northeast this time of year. Especially where I live in the country. If we didn't intervene we would be inundated. The older cats we feed and spay/neuter. They remain barn cats.
__________________

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 5 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 5 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
Reply With Quote
  #52  
Old 2008-06-17, 10:02am
isellrejer's Avatar
isellrejer isellrejer is offline
I'm too sexy for my shirt
 
Join Date: Mar 30, 2006
Location: Georgia
Posts: 3,164
Default

The little gray one is a cutie. I wish you lived closer. I just went an got a kitten from the pound. One of our older kitties disappeared about 2 months ago. DH got the kitten for Father's Day....hehehehe Can't refuse that....lol
__________________
Jerri


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 5 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.



To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 5 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.



To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 5 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
#K58
Reply With Quote
  #53  
Old 2008-06-17, 7:47pm
kiko's Avatar
kiko kiko is offline
Hummel factory reject
 
Join Date: Jan 06, 2006
Location: New Yorkish
Posts: 615
Default

Shelter kittens need homes too! Glad you made a home for one Jerri .
The little grey with the blue eyes is my favorite too. He is very charming and is the most friendly. We just attended a friends 40th b-day party. I thought maybe 4 kittens would be a nice gift?
__________________

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 5 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 5 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
Reply With Quote
  #54  
Old 2008-07-31, 7:25pm
dogmama45's Avatar
dogmama45 dogmama45 is offline
Carol Bouler Owens
 
Join Date: Feb 22, 2008
Location: Aiken, SC
Posts: 96
Default Thanks for putting the pictures out there!!

Did you buy your glass from the "lampworking-tools" guy on Ebay? I bought some on a buy it now yesterday and I'm still waiting for a total shipping price from them. I'm glad to hear your thoughts on it. I'm just starting to use boro and figured while I'm learning to work with it, cheap is better!
================================================== ==

All of these were made with this mercadante glass.
All of them except #1 and #6 were were made with silver strike 5 small frit.

1 - Trans green/rod pickup w/NS-09 yellow
2 - Trans green/rod pickup w/SS5
3 - Trans green/rod pickup w/SS5
4 - Brilliant blue/rod pickup w/SS5
5 - dark cobalt/rod pickup w/SS5
6 - Light trans purple over bibidibobibidiblue
7 - Trans yellow/rod pickup w/SS5
8 - Trans yellow/rod pickup w/SS5
9 - Black/rolled in SS5
10 - Trans orange/rod pickup w/SS5
11 - Trans orange/rod pickup w/SS5

These were all encased with schott artistic except #6
My thoughts?
This is nice glass. It melts smooth, it doesnt bubble, it keeps its color fairly well, you cannot beat the price! the only issue I noticed was that the yellow turns a little darker than the rod after annealing.[/quote]
Reply With Quote
  #55  
Old 2008-07-31, 8:15pm
Blueflameart's Avatar
Blueflameart Blueflameart is offline
Booyarashaka
 
Join Date: Aug 28, 2005
Location: Pawleys Island, S.C.
Posts: 498
Default

After talking to some friends I must admit I feel way different about all this "cheap" glass. It does too much to our market and makes it even harder for the people that started all this great glass in the first place.

To make a long story short when we went to Disney a couple months ago I met a glass blower in The main park ... nice nice guy .. talked and watched for at least an hr ... come to find out that every bit of glass he was using was this Chinese supplied glass ... they buy so much of it that their price is crazy low ... like 1.23 a pound low because of just how much they bought ... anyhoot , having a studio I was really excited about stocking these very basic colors just to have a cheaper glass .... blah! Sux to think what it's doing to NorthStar, GA, Momkas so on and so on ... sad as hell really. I'll pass ... if I want cheap I'll go and get some cases of clear, sandblast and oil paint em for color till then I'll support our vendors here in the USofA ...
__________________
Chad

"Temet Nosce"

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 5 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 5 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
Reply With Quote
  #56  
Old 2010-05-10, 8:05am
DRN DRN is offline
DRN
 
Join Date: May 10, 2010
Posts: 1
Default

I have been using Mercadante glass for approx 6 years. I have found it to hold it's color, rarely boil, rarely streak, coe is accurate, and it is a joy to work with. The bonus is the price. Why pay $$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$ when one can pay pennies on the $ for glass that actually works correctly. I have yet to have a bunch that says it is color xyz that upon annealing or torching ends up being a mix of blue, green, white, etc...When I use color I want the color it says to end up being the color that is completed and annealed. Works for me.........Oh, btw, I have purchased from Lampworking-Tools in the past. Everything from boro glasses to tools and including their Mercadante glass. Maybe it is just the fact that I live in the east but I have yet to have a problem with the shipping costs. In fact I find the shipping cost from them to be much less than going with the west coast suppliers. Go figure.......
Reply With Quote
  #57  
Old 2010-05-10, 10:07am
Kalera's Avatar
Kalera Kalera is offline
I'm a lilac!
 
Join Date: Jun 09, 2005
Location: Portland, Oregon
Posts: 8,793
Default

Why did you bump a two-year-old thread just to talk up a product and vendor, for your first post?
__________________
-Kalera

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 5 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
*
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 5 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
Reply With Quote
  #58  
Old 2010-05-10, 10:22am
HWCGlass's Avatar
HWCGlass HWCGlass is offline
Harold Williams Cooney
 
Join Date: Jan 13, 2009
Posts: 713
Default

^^ got to love a good question.
__________________
Studio for the American Trade Bead; Advancing the craft of glass beadmaking through the art of self-collection.
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 5 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

American Trade Bead Food Program; Necklace auctions
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 5 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
, entertainment that improves Colorado.
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 5 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
Reply With Quote
  #59  
Old 2010-05-10, 10:24am
squid's Avatar
squid squid is offline
Ass-kicking Cephalopod
 
Join Date: Jun 19, 2006
Location: Duh, Squidville
Posts: 9,521
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Kalera View Post
Why did you bump a two-year-old thread just to talk up a product and vendor, for your first post?


good catch.
__________________

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 5 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

DOG is my co-pilot
Cricket w/two 5 lpm oxycons - and sometimes a Minor.
Reply With Quote
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump




All times are GMT -7. The time now is 7:36pm.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.7.5
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Your IP: 18.209.104.7