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Old 2017-11-20, 11:13pm
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Default Help with getting my implosion to spiral?

Hey everyone Ive been desperately trying to figure out how other artists get their implosions to have that gorgeous spiral to them. Is it from puntying up to the back or front and twisting it? I've tried this but it doesn't quite look like the spiral implosions I'm going after. Is it from simply spinning it very fast while imploding? If anyone has any tips or tricks it would be much appreciated. Thanks for your time!!

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Old 2017-11-21, 9:04am
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Old 2017-11-21, 11:01am
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Old 2017-11-21, 11:08am
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I'm trying to achieve an affect similar to this. Do I need to punty up and twist it or is from spinning the pendant very fast while imploding?
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Old 2017-11-21, 1:53pm
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It is not from spinning the pendant very fast while imploding.


I have never done anything like that but the videos I have watched make me think this was imploded then twisted with a huge amount of glass added and then removed on both the lens and the back sides.

It could also have been done on the inside of a glass tube and then condensed into a solid with rotations on both ends in opposite directions.

Its a beautiful work but I can see an easy decade of experience in the skill of making it.
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Old 2017-11-21, 3:28pm
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^yes this, twist the top

I would post in the boro room if you are working with boro
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Old 2017-11-22, 8:41pm
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^yes this, twist the top

I would post in the boro room if you are working with boro
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Ah that's what I thought. I've been twisting the bottom not the top so now I know where I've been going wrong. Thank you all so much!
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Old 2017-12-02, 9:50am
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Make 100 of them and it will become easy. It also will allow you to make them your own rather then like someone else's. Really.
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Old 2017-12-02, 6:23pm
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Make 100 of them and it will become easy. It also will allow you to make them your own rather then like someone else's. Really.
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Old 2017-12-04, 1:59am
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Make 100 of them and it will become easy. It also will allow you to make them your own rather then like someone else's. Really.
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This section is called "Tips, Techniques, and Questions"
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Old 2017-12-04, 6:28pm
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Make a 100...but if you are making it wrong, you can make 1,000,000 and will still not be right!

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Old 2017-12-08, 5:30pm
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Make a 100...but if you are making it wrong, you can make 1,000,000 and will still not be right!

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Haha! Ridiculous. This is not rocket science. There is no right or wrong way. If you figure it out on your own, you have actually learned something about the material beyond one single technique. That is how you progress.
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Old 2017-12-09, 6:54am
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Words of wisdom right there.
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Old 2017-12-13, 11:36am
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Ah that's what I thought. I've been twisting the bottom not the top so now I know where I've been going wrong. Thank you all so much!
Thanks for posting your question! I'm glad you got an answer--asking such questions helps all of us on the forum. Karen
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Old 2017-12-14, 9:56am
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Old 2017-12-18, 6:57pm
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My response was not intended to suggest that asking is inappropriate but that the question is short sighted. Its a ridiculously easy skill assuming you have worked to understand the basics of working with this material. In my experience it would be best in a situation like this to teach concepts and understanding rather than to supply a cookbook or tutorial on one single technique. Its tempting to jump right into a tutorial but honestly it shortcuts the whole learning process. You can surely learn one single thing or if you resist taking the easy path and take the approach I suggest, you will learn so much more. There are no shortcuts worth taking with this material.
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Old 2017-12-29, 6:37am
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Since no one actually answered your question - I will. After you have placed your dots on the maria and imploded them, get the back of the maria hot enough to make the glass move, then take a cold rod of glass (I like to use a smaller mm size - say around 4mm) and stab into the middle of your circle of dots (don't go too deep - just on the surface) and give it a half twist. Let the smaller rod cool and snap it off (wiggle back and forth until the glass snaps). Resmooth the back of the maria. You can then put on your backing color.
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