Lampwork Etc.
 
Send a PM to CorriDawn!

LE Live Chat

Enter Live Chat

No users in chat


Jelveh Designs - Glass Beads Torched One-by-One

Beads of Courage


 

Go Back   Lampwork Etc. > Library > Tips, Techniques, and Questions

Tips, Techniques, and Questions -- Technical questions or tips

Reply
 
Thread Tools
  #1  
Old 2017-09-25, 5:42pm
5betsy 5betsy is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 17, 2009
Location: Olympia!
Posts: 337
Default CIM Smurfy

So I've got myself a nice selection of Messy color and just love it.

But. The first rod of Smurfy pretty much popped into instant frit. I tried prewarming the end and that worked OK but only a little.

Anybody have any suggestions?
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 2017-09-25, 9:06pm
KJohn's Avatar
KJohn KJohn is offline
Slogan Challenged...
 
Join Date: Mar 21, 2009
Location: Mesa, Arizona
Posts: 5,200
Default

I always find smurfy to be shocky and I have to keep the rod in the kiln while I'm working with it. It is such a better dk turquoise than dark sky blue or dark turquoise IMO, but those were always a bit shocky too.
__________________
Kristin ~

Facebook:
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.

Etsy:
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
  #3  
Old 2017-09-25, 11:07pm
Ravenesque Ravenesque is offline
Naysayer
 
Join Date: Sep 22, 2009
Posts: 1,202
Default

I haven't found that with Smurfy...yet. But Olive yes, almost every rod every time I order. Guess it just depends on which part of the pull we get. Some rods just won't work even prewarming, if they're one of the ones that violently break I've actually been saving them to send back to Mike! I mean, we wouldn't keep anything else we bought that is unusable right? I have the biggest scar on my chest from a large piece of olive that burnt me so bad, that's when I decided enough. When they break every 1/4 inch or so prewarming won't help.

I agree that they are better than italian turquoises

Last edited by Ravenesque; 2017-09-25 at 11:13pm.
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 2017-09-26, 9:17am
Pat's Avatar
Pat Pat is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 22, 2005
Location: west of Atlanta, Georgia
Posts: 5,361
Default

I had the same experience with Autumn. Frit on a stick. Down my shirt, arm face. Yuk
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 2017-09-26, 2:11pm
Magma's Avatar
Magma Magma is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 11, 2008
Location: Brisbane, Australia
Posts: 1,006
Default

It's really getting annoying that CIM glass is so shocky, I paid a fair amount of money for some Autumn and Ginger and I could barely put the glass in the flame.

And not just those colours, a ton others just blow up on me all the time, they need to fix their product or make it cheaper at least if the batches are not right, surely they test them?
__________________

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


Magma Beads .
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
  #6  
Old 2017-09-26, 4:09pm
KJohn's Avatar
KJohn KJohn is offline
Slogan Challenged...
 
Join Date: Mar 21, 2009
Location: Mesa, Arizona
Posts: 5,200
Default

that's true, I have come to expect some shockiness from all the newer CIMs. Might be a small price to pay for fantastic colors, but how do the other manufacturers avoid it?
__________________
Kristin ~

Facebook:
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.

Etsy:
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
  #7  
Old 2017-09-28, 2:46pm
Magma's Avatar
Magma Magma is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 11, 2008
Location: Brisbane, Australia
Posts: 1,006
Default

It's the way the glass is pulled into rods, not sure why they can't be consistent...
__________________

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


Magma Beads .
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
  #8  
Old 2017-09-28, 8:40pm
5betsy 5betsy is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 17, 2009
Location: Olympia!
Posts: 337
Default

Interesting. I tried some when they had a 96 Coe line and loved it.

I still really like the color palette but it's really hard to find any conversations or reviews that mention this issue at all. So I'm now very glad I got minimum quantities of all of it.

I'll start another general thread about CIM and shockiness.
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 2017-10-09, 8:13am
Snakebite69 Snakebite69 is offline
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Oct 01, 2017
Posts: 28
Default

How do u warm the glass rods? Be for using them?
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old 2017-10-09, 9:09pm
KJohn's Avatar
KJohn KJohn is offline
Slogan Challenged...
 
Join Date: Mar 21, 2009
Location: Mesa, Arizona
Posts: 5,200
Default

put them in the kiln or on top of the kiln, or on a prewarming plate or hot hair curler machine, etc. Something to heat up those ends before you put them in the flame so they won't shatter from shockiness.
__________________
Kristin ~

Facebook:
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.

Etsy:
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
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 1:15am.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.7.5
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Your IP: 34.201.121.213