Lampwork Etc.
 
Mountain Glass Arts

LE Live Chat

Enter Live Chat

No users in chat


The Flow

Glacial Art Glass


 

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

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

Reply
 
Thread Tools
  #1  
Old 2014-07-02, 9:40pm
Mountain Snail's Avatar
Mountain Snail Mountain Snail is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Oct 08, 2010
Posts: 855
Default another use for the bell flower press

Make your flower on wire and smash and twist the ends.
Attached Images
 
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 2014-07-02, 10:30pm
steiconi's Avatar
steiconi steiconi is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Dec 24, 2011
Location: Big Island of Hawaii
Posts: 245
Default

Wow, those are gorgeous. They look like the Venetian blown beads.
__________________
As my old costume teacher used to say, "Poor taste costs no less."
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 2014-07-03, 4:39am
JavaGirlBT JavaGirlBT is offline
A True Woofer
 
Join Date: Jun 13, 2005
Location: the land of nod
Posts: 3,895
Default

Those are so pretty!
__________________
Ellen

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 5 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 2014-07-03, 8:38am
Deb L's Avatar
Deb L Deb L is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 05, 2010
Location: Rural southwest Ohio
Posts: 427
Default

I actually like your use better than the original! Very attractive!
__________________
Deb


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 5 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 2014-07-03, 8:54am
jaci's Avatar
jaci jaci is offline
Glass-aholic
 
Join Date: Mar 21, 2007
Location: CT, tolland CT
Posts: 4,332
Default

Wow! Love these!!! Thank you for sharing
__________________
Minor 10lpm Oxy-Con + HH on Propylene . . . . . .

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.
hand dyed silk ribbons in many colors!
WASHERS & TOPPERS - layering components for interchangeable glass topper and to use in other jewelry/metalwork.:
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 2014-07-03, 8:58am
Mountain Snail's Avatar
Mountain Snail Mountain Snail is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Oct 08, 2010
Posts: 855
Default

Thanks everyone. I also did a few without twisting the ends but I don't care for them as much. Such a great tool and now I will get even more use out of it. Hope you all can too!
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 2014-07-03, 9:48am
Jennefer's Avatar
Jennefer Jennefer is offline
KitseyBelle
 
Join Date: Sep 03, 2005
Location: Central Point, OR
Posts: 137
Default

Now I want one!
__________________
Jennefer
Just moved up to a Minor on a concentrator.....so much to discover!
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 2014-07-03, 9:50am
Eileen's Avatar
Eileen Eileen is offline
Loving learning
 
Join Date: Oct 11, 2010
Location: Florida
Posts: 11,591
Default

So pretty! So they turn out hollow? I like that better than the flowers too!
__________________
My current "hot" fantasy involves a senior discount on glass & tools!
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 2014-07-03, 12:04pm
glassymom's Avatar
glassymom glassymom is offline
Mr Brutus RIP
 
Join Date: Apr 29, 2006
Location: Central Florida
Posts: 4,369
Default

Beautiful!!!
__________________

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
  #10  
Old 2014-07-03, 5:18pm
Mountain Snail's Avatar
Mountain Snail Mountain Snail is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Oct 08, 2010
Posts: 855
Default

There is a small amount of air trapped but they aren't what I would call hollow.
Reply With Quote
  #11  
Old 2014-07-04, 6:45pm
RavenMad RavenMad is offline
Wow. Just Wow.
 
Join Date: Jan 11, 2012
Location: Washington state
Posts: 115
Default

Cool!! Thanks.
Reply With Quote
  #12  
Old 2014-07-05, 11:18am
brendah brendah is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 17, 2009
Location: Bay Area, CA
Posts: 307
Default

Those are beautiful! How were you able to grab all the ends to twist? I think I need a bellflower press now, lol.
Reply With Quote
  #13  
Old 2014-07-06, 8:26pm
Mountain Snail's Avatar
Mountain Snail Mountain Snail is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Oct 08, 2010
Posts: 855
Default

Immediately after you make the flower in the press use either tweezers or mini mashers and squash and rotate, squash and rotate, squash and rotate. You should end up with the glass flower shape left untouched at the base and the tip should be kind of a glob that you can then gently heat and twist and pull to get the finished twisty look.

Does that make sense or should I take a picture next time I torch?
Reply With Quote
  #14  
Old 2014-07-06, 8:37pm
glass butterfly glass butterfly is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Dec 17, 2011
Location: Virginia
Posts: 484
Smile

It makes sense but could you please take a picture the next time you torch. Pictures are so much easier to understand. I have a bell flower press but have been afraid to use it since the process of globbing the glass into the flower bowl and somehow getting the wire in also, is too confusing. Thanks. Lydia
Reply With Quote
  #15  
Old 2014-07-06, 8:46pm
Mountain Snail's Avatar
Mountain Snail Mountain Snail is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Oct 08, 2010
Posts: 855
Default

I will snap some pictures.
Reply With Quote
  #16  
Old 2014-07-06, 9:03pm
glass butterfly glass butterfly is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Dec 17, 2011
Location: Virginia
Posts: 484
Smile

Thank you. I really appreciate that. Lydia
Reply With Quote
  #17  
Old 2014-07-07, 2:54am
Speedslug's Avatar
Speedslug Speedslug is offline
Phill
 
Join Date: Mar 21, 2009
Location: Winnebago, MN
Posts: 2,489
Default

Thanks Branda. That is a very cool addition to this tools capabilities.

Nice of you to share.
__________________
The Zombie Apocalypse is Upon Us.
Reply With Quote
  #18  
Old 2014-07-08, 2:41pm
Mountain Snail's Avatar
Mountain Snail Mountain Snail is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Oct 08, 2010
Posts: 855
Default

I will actually make a little video. I tried to take pictures last night and they are atrocious.
Reply With Quote
  #19  
Old 2014-07-08, 7:35pm
rainygrrl's Avatar
rainygrrl rainygrrl is offline
dances with ideas...
 
Join Date: Sep 15, 2005
Location: Rochester, MN
Posts: 2,346
Default

That is awesome and innovative. Thanks for sharing!
__________________
Roberta
If it makes you happy, then its a good thing. ~ Terryd

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 5 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
Reply With Quote
  #20  
Old 2014-07-08, 11:12pm
Mountain Snail's Avatar
Mountain Snail Mountain Snail is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Oct 08, 2010
Posts: 855
Default

I so glad you all like the idea. If anyone makes any I would love to see pictures. Video probably tomorrow evening.
Reply With Quote
  #21  
Old 2014-07-09, 2:32am
micsmom's Avatar
micsmom micsmom is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 21, 2008
Location: PA
Posts: 181
Default

Love them. They look antique!!
Reply With Quote
  #22  
Old 2014-07-09, 3:20am
dla's Avatar
dla dla is offline
what's a senior moment ?
 
Join Date: Jun 14, 2005
Location: East of Atlanta
Posts: 3,000
Default

I tried a couple of them the other day. There is a bit of a learning curve. The one on the left is fine. Twist looks lopsided but it's not. The one on the right though - I got the pliers twisted in the glass a bit too much so it's thick and lopsided. lol ! They are hollow though I can say that. This is the 20mm size.

__________________
Debbie


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 5 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
Reply With Quote
  #23  
Old 2014-07-09, 5:06pm
Eileen's Avatar
Eileen Eileen is offline
Loving learning
 
Join Date: Oct 11, 2010
Location: Florida
Posts: 11,591
Default

Even the one you say is lopsided is pretty. Reminds me of a rosebud.
__________________
My current "hot" fantasy involves a senior discount on glass & tools!
Reply With Quote
  #24  
Old 2014-07-11, 2:45pm
JavaGirlBT JavaGirlBT is offline
A True Woofer
 
Join Date: Jun 13, 2005
Location: the land of nod
Posts: 3,895
Default



I made some new earrings today! Thanks for the idea. I think it's a really pretty way to make bellflowers.
__________________
Ellen

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 5 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
Reply With Quote
  #25  
Old 2014-07-11, 6:30pm
Sue in Maine's Avatar
Sue in Maine Sue in Maine is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 14, 2005
Location: The Rocky Coast State!
Posts: 6,599
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by JavaGirlBT View Post


I made some new earrings today! Thanks for the idea. I think it's a really pretty way to make bellflowers.
Ellen!!! WOW!!! You just broke the curve on the learning curve! Those are beautiful.

I think I'm going to try this at Pam's 50th Birthday Glass Jam coming up in Rockland!

Sue
__________________
Sue Walsh
The past is history,
The future is a mystery
and the present is a gift.
Reply With Quote
  #26  
Old 2014-07-11, 6:50pm
squid's Avatar
squid squid is offline
Ass-kicking Cephalopod
 
Join Date: Jun 19, 2006
Location: Duh, Squidville
Posts: 9,521
Default

Wow Ellen, those are gorgeous!
__________________

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
  #27  
Old 2014-07-11, 7:15pm
JavaGirlBT JavaGirlBT is offline
A True Woofer
 
Join Date: Jun 13, 2005
Location: the land of nod
Posts: 3,895
Default

Thanks, Ladies!
__________________
Ellen

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 5 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
Reply With Quote
  #28  
Old 2014-07-12, 3:07am
beadnsprite beadnsprite is offline
Beadnsprite
 
Join Date: Nov 30, 2010
Location: Halifax, NS
Posts: 21
Default

Too funny Sue! I was just thinking of Pam and going to send her a quick message about these beads.

What there's a Glass Jam for her birthday, I'm kicking myself that I didn't know. I would have loved to have surprised her.
Reply With Quote
  #29  
Old 2014-07-13, 11:24am
Mountain Snail's Avatar
Mountain Snail Mountain Snail is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Oct 08, 2010
Posts: 855
Default

You guys did great! Love it! I can't wait to see more.
Reply With Quote
  #30  
Old 2014-07-21, 9:30am
FosterFire's Avatar
FosterFire FosterFire is offline
SCIENCE Teacher!
 
Join Date: Jul 19, 2005
Location: Wylie, TX
Posts: 2,129
Default

very nice!
__________________
Yes, I am FosterFire Bead Release.
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 8:49am.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.7.5
Copyright ©2000 - 2023, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Your IP: 3.236.47.240