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Old 2009-06-07, 9:08am
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Brent, If you are following this, or anyone else!! I always have trouble with my tubing when I blow it out. It seems to be thinner in some spots, and not blow out evenly. I was told to get my gather hotter, and I did (soupy hot), but it still had the thin spots. I was thinking that I might need a different flame?? I am kinda lost on it! HELP!

If you wait a second before blowing out, your glass will even the temps a little better. Then blow slowly. As you blow slowly, the thin spots cool a little faster (because they are thinner) and everything evens out.

That is kind of hard to explain I guess. It is best when doing bigger things. Sometimes I'll use a series of little puffs rather than a continuous puff. (spinning everything the whole time of course). Hope that helps.
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Morning all!!! I work only in soft glass, and I don't have any tubing, (it's on the "list" tho!) There are a couple of ways to do this and achieve the same effect.
You can use a hollow mandrel and blow out a nice bubble OR, make a hollow bead on a regular mandrel, get it nice and round, add your dots, and start covering the dots with clear dots. Just keep going, and going and going. LOL!!! I get the same depth, and the loverly colors, only using my ever-so-pretty 104 glass. I'll post pictures after I get everything moved and set up again. Hope this helps? AND I hope I'm not sticking my nose in where it doesn't belong, lol
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Morning all!!! I work only in soft glass, and I don't have any tubing, (it's on the "list" tho!) There are a couple of ways to do this and achieve the same effect.
You can use a hollow mandrel and blow out a nice bubble OR, make a hollow bead on a regular mandrel, get it nice and round, add your dots, and start covering the dots with clear dots. Just keep going, and going and going. LOL!!! I get the same depth, and the loverly colors, only using my ever-so-pretty 104 glass. I'll post pictures after I get everything moved and set up again. Hope this helps? AND I hope I'm not sticking my nose in where it doesn't belong, lol
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I would do the last step only after it has been cooled
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Old 2009-06-09, 9:20pm
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Thanks for this tutorial. It's very inspiring and gives me a good reason or two to get my boro and silver glasses out again!

I'm soooo glad I didn't sell my boro!
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Depending on the size tubing, you need a certain size torch-not just to blow the bubble, but to keep the whole thing warm enough so it doesn't crack while you are putting down dots.
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Bump.....another technique on my 'to-do' list...
Thanks for the neat tute....
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Shawnette,

Is this the technique you used for the body of the awesome sea turtle you were wearing when we met in Orlando?

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Very cool. Thanks!
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Thank you, thank you ! Much appreciated, just started lamp work and tips like this are very very helpful !
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Is this the technique you used for the body of the awesome sea turtle you were wearing when we met in Orlando?

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Just saw this! No, the turtle I wear is an implosion.
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Bump!

Because I wanna try this tomorrow
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Hey, this is very cool! How did I not see this before? Thank you for sharing this!
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Well, I attempted one just now. I didn't have my laptop or anything with me so I just went by what I could remember from reading the post a couple dozen times. Will post a pic as soon as get it out of the kiln. =) This was fun.
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Now there are two... I like the overall shape of this one... but I need to get the pattern down... I had come back to the 'puter and google 'cause I couldn't remember if honeycomb is five or six sides...
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Thanks for the bump Shawnette.

This is going into my things to try next list right at the top.
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I now have 3 in the kiln. I have yet to get a nice dot pattern down. But the pendant part is getting better. Off to google again. =)
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I now have 3 in the kiln. I have yet to get a nice dot pattern down. But the pendant part is getting better. Off to google again. =)
My dot patterns suck, but I don't care. I should probably practice more. I should probably actually do some prep and at least have the proper rods ready, but I don't care to do that, either... I'm the worst.
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I saw you on Periscope! I'm so glad you did that. I learned a couple things. I'll post pics in a bit, turns out... I like the first one I did better than the second and the third. I need another concentrator or a homefill so I can use the outter fire of my torch. More heat. =)
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My first three attempts. Middle is the first one. I like it best. On the right is the second and left is the third. Gonna play again today. =)
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