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Old 2018-08-26, 3:47am
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Here is a piece of boro and I am in the process of faceting. The original glass was imploded Mighty Moss and gold and silver fume stretched into an egg shape.

I have a bunch of marbles and stuff with surface issues I never got back to. Now to figure out how to make a bail. Any suggestions?



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Old 2018-08-26, 6:51am
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I love looking at this thread! I still haven't hooked up to the bigger torch and the oxygen tank. Does the oxygen leak out like from tires? If so I probably need a refill!
It shouldn't. As long as the seals are good and the valve is closed ... it should keep.
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Faceted…Teardrop

Here is a piece of boro and I am in the process of faceting. The original glass was imploded Mighty Moss and gold and silver fume stretched into an egg shape.

I have a bunch of marbles and stuff with surface issues I never got back to. Now to figure out how to make a bail. Any suggestions?



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Lovely. Do you want a glass bail? or a traditional metal bail. Rio has all sorts of glue on bails to showcase that beauty!!
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Old 2018-08-26, 7:27am
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Lovely. Do you want a glass bail? or a traditional metal bail. Rio has all sorts of glue on bails to showcase that beauty!!
Thanks. I have some of Rio’s sterling bails, like a ring with a post, but I was thinking about a wire wrap but I never have done wire wrap and don’t exactly know how to do it. I guess I could just drill a hole and glue the end of the wire into the hole...
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Wow, I love all these beads. I'm just starting out with my torch. I've worked with fused glass for years and teach it at a not of profit studio in Southern California. I need to practice on the torch a LOT longer.
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Thanks. I have some of Rio’s sterling bails, like a ring with a post, but I was thinking about a wire wrap but I never have done wire wrap and don’t exactly know how to do it. I guess I could just drill a hole and glue the end of the wire into the hole...
I do some basic wire wrapping but I wouldn't wrap that beauty ... you want to showcase those facets not detract with wire. JMO
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Old 2018-09-03, 6:34am
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Well, adding a glass bail, that ship has sailed. There is wire wrapping or drilling a hole and glueing a bail on it (pictured). To me, this method is kind of unsightly because the mechanics of the connection is visible. I am just soliciting any other way to present it as a pendant.

This project is on hold because it takes two weeks to obtain supplies from HIS Glassworks. Why anything that takes two weeks to ship is a mystery to me. It reminds me of “Oh Brother Where Art Thow” where he want’s to buy Dapper Dan hair jelly, LOL.

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I finally got all the supplies to finish this. I am still wondering how to mount it. Drilling a hole kind of scares me.

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I finally got all the supplies to finish this. I am still wondering how to mount it. Drilling a hole kind of scares me.

Brilliant job!!!
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Dave, that's so gorgeous and sparkly!
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Wonderful! Curious to see how you would finish it
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My mind just went to a wizards wand with a crystal in the handle...

So Beautiful!!
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Gorgeous! I don't know that I would even try for a bail. Just make a stand and enjoy it there.
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