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I'm going to post this as a link to my site, I put the tutorial on my site last night, actually my loyal Web Meister did (I'm pretending to know nothing about web site maintenance....)
See if this works
IT DOES!!!!! WOW
see post #14 for a few more hints!
Very nice....you make it look so easy. HAH! We shall see, newbie that I am, if I can do it. I'll post pics when I have something slightly resembling a heart.
Cool Tutorial Lynne,
Thanks!! I'll have to try it soon. Hubby leaves tomorrow am.. so no torching til he gets back... :sad:
Your hearts are the perfect shape to me, I gotta try this! :)
Anyone going to post some pictures of their finished hearts? I have some more interesting hearts made into jewellery in both jewellery archives and the for sale page on my site....
Thanks. I had waited for the hearts spotlight. I'm going to give this a try.
Maybe I'll have it down in time for Valentine's.
If the bottom edge of the heart is getting too thin you can chill it with a spoon or something that is steel and curved so that it stays thick enough that it doesn't crack as you are working on the top.... of course the cracks don't show up until tomorrow...
Thanks so much......I'm off to give it a whirl
Funny, i do my hearts that way too!
Some valentine inspiration... to get everyone in the mood!:love:
Lynne GREAT Tut! I do mine that way too, but I don't spin... I'll give it a whirl! (Pun intended) LOL
Thanks for taking the time to share!:love:
Great tutorial! I will give this a try on Sunday.
I make my hearts the same way too! Lately I've been making them slightly different by starting out with the cone shape, then adding extra wraps of glass to the wider end down to the middle of the cone (concentric rings of glass). Heat and flatten. The bead now resembles an ice cream cone with ice cream on top :) Heat gently while holding bead angled down in the flame, so you're really heating mostly the widest part. Spin to flare out the wings of the heart and keep angling it down to maintain the bumps on top of the heart. Crease with knife. Voila! I wish I had a pic but they are hearts with a "neck" to them.
Actually I usually add one extra wrap at the top too now... (lip wrap if you'r ea glass blower) prior to flattening... I also have a curved knife will take a picture and post here that I use all around the 'bottom' after the heart has been flattened...I gently push the glass up... it makes the top puffier and it also 'freezes' the glass on the bottom .... so that it stays put!
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