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Old 2014-05-27, 6:22pm
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Red face Hollow bead question

Does anyone here make large, thin-walled hollow beads by using tubing and pulling points? If so how hard is it to do and is it cost effective?
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Old 2014-05-29, 10:14pm
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Might ask in the boro room
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Old 2014-05-30, 11:41am
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There is an Italian style of soft glass hollow bead that involves blowing a small bubble on a blow pipe. It can be pretty cool but takes a lot of practice to learn. Learning to pull points for boro beads can be a challenge but is a great way to do some interesting 'inside out' styles of hollow beads.
I'm 'point pulling challenged' but mainly I need more practice, used to do it but can't seem to make it work these days.

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Old 2014-06-01, 9:19am
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Yeah I was wondering if you could blow soft glass on the end of a pipe for beads. Thanks for the reply
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