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Old 2005-10-25, 5:33pm
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I am wanting to get into making furnace glass beads and have the basic idea of it all but want actual pictures - I hate wasting glass! Anyone have good pics or can direct me, also any tips would help too!

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Old 2005-10-26, 5:51am
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Mingo and Asho describe how they make their beads on their website, in both words and pictures. HTH

Mingo and Asho makes furnace beads
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Old 2005-10-31, 6:26pm
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Are you asking about pulling tubing for blown beads or chevron beads?
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Old 2005-11-04, 7:06pm
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oohh I don't know what a chevron bead other than it is the place I fill my Durango up with gas. I spent Saturday in the studio pulling cane and made some "furance glass" rods. It worked!! Now I have to figure out how to fire polish them properly. Know I know why they are so expensive!!

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Old 2005-11-18, 12:04pm
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Hi Michelle

I think they use a rock tumbler to polish the ends don't they? They sure don't put one bead at a time back in the glory hole!

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Old 2005-11-19, 1:04am
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Some use a tumbler with a polishing compound but I figure I would just fire polish them in the kiln. I have not done this yet and have a piece of the cane staring me in the eye.

One more thing to do.

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