Lampwork Etc.
 
AKDesign

LE Live Chat

Enter Live Chat

No users in chat


Donate via PayPal to donate@lampworketc.com

Beads of Courage


 

Go Back   Lampwork Etc. > Library > Boro Room

Boro Room -- For Boro-related tips, techniques, and questions.

Reply
 
Thread Tools
  #1  
Old 2012-03-30, 7:55pm
BeadBlossoms's Avatar
BeadBlossoms BeadBlossoms is offline
Queen Bee
 
Join Date: Oct 26, 2008
Location: Ellington, CT
Posts: 1,253
Default Boro Shade 3's?

I just ordered the Philips titanium boro shade 3 glasses from Frantz -
boro shades. Hopefully these are ok for making beads? Probably should have asked first, huh?
__________________

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 5 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
Donna


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 5 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
Vintage & Contemporary Beads, Findings, Chains, Trinity Brass, Vintaj, Bead Tubing, Bobbins



To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 5 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
Handmade Artist Lampwork Jewelry
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 2012-03-30, 9:31pm
deb tarry deb tarry is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 29, 2009
Posts: 1,958
Default

I use the same type of shade #3 lens, different frame though, they work for me. you may have to add extra lighting to your torch area, they make things pretty dark.
__________________

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
  #3  
Old 2012-03-31, 1:51am
Alaska Alaska is offline
Alaska Boro
 
Join Date: Dec 10, 2009
Location: Anchorage, Alaska
Posts: 1,065
Default

Yes, additional lighting will help. Use a didy shield and shade 3 clip ons for about nine bucks from the local welding shop. An inexpensive way to change to shade 5 if necessary.
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 2012-03-31, 9:08am
BeadBlossoms's Avatar
BeadBlossoms BeadBlossoms is offline
Queen Bee
 
Join Date: Oct 26, 2008
Location: Ellington, CT
Posts: 1,253
Default

Thanks so much - I have the clip on boros, but putting it all together with my regular didys and my clip on magnifying lenses was a bit ridiculous Fitting 2 differrent clip ons onto my didys was a bit heavy. At least now I will be able to clip on only the magnifying lenses. I can't find the removable optix magnifiers in 2.5 power anywhere!
__________________

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 5 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
Donna


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 5 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
Vintage & Contemporary Beads, Findings, Chains, Trinity Brass, Vintaj, Bead Tubing, Bobbins



To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 5 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
Handmade Artist Lampwork Jewelry
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 2012-04-02, 5:31am
glassshack glassshack is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Oct 12, 2009
Location: Surfside Beach, South Carolina
Posts: 98
Default

shade 3's are perfect for beads and smaller objects. You only need to worry about 5's when your working big.
__________________
~ Temet Nosce ~
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 2012-04-04, 8:31am
ABR Dave's Avatar
ABR Dave ABR Dave is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 02, 2008
Location: Bloomington, IN
Posts: 952
Default

5 aren't necessarily just for big work. if you are fuming gold and silver, on any size level, you should have a 5 on. It's all about the flare you are being exposed to, what high metal content the colors have, etc.....not so much depending on the size of your project. someone could do tiny gold fume implosions all day, and definitely be in need of a shade 5. or, if you are working disco sparkle all day, the same could be said, even if just making beads.

3's are great for just boro color though, on any scale. like was mentioned, some good lights go along way to balancing out the dark shades.


as fars the optx in 2.5, we have not been able to get them back in stock for a good while now. not sure what the deal is. maybe i'll give a call and find out.
__________________
ABR IMAGERY
1-812-339-0147
Follow me on Twitter @ABRDave

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 5 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 2012-04-05, 12:14pm
BeadBlossoms's Avatar
BeadBlossoms BeadBlossoms is offline
Queen Bee
 
Join Date: Oct 26, 2008
Location: Ellington, CT
Posts: 1,253
Default

Thanks again for the info! So far, I'm just using regular boro on samll beads, so it looks like I'm ok for now. But I'd love to find those Optix stick on's!
__________________

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 5 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
Donna


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 5 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
Vintage & Contemporary Beads, Findings, Chains, Trinity Brass, Vintaj, Bead Tubing, Bobbins



To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 5 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
Handmade Artist Lampwork Jewelry
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 2:59pm.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.7.5
Copyright ©2000 - 2023, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Your IP: 3.93.74.25