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suzanne 2008-07-01 1:09am

July boro show and tell, bring em on!
My muse has taken off to mexico and is having tequila's on a beach somewhere, so I took out my boro glass again ( and that is why I love boro so much, no matter how bad your day is, the glass almost always looks good)

have a great day,


sunray 2008-07-01 9:57am

Nice.. Lots of pretty color!!!

suzanne 2008-07-01 10:55am

thank you!

chayes 2008-07-01 2:15pm

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Here is a couple vessels and a improvised rod warmer.

suzanne 2008-07-01 9:41pm

Chris, those vessels are amazing, I love the one on the right, and what a cleaver idea to make your own rodwarmer out of glass!!

Sarabella 2008-07-02 5:44am

Suzanne - your beads always look yummy! Nice vessels & rod warmer Chris - I like the vessel on the left - neat colors.


samandsha 2008-07-02 2:18pm

Suzanne - LOVE those beads, they just glow. Nice job.
Chris - those vessels are awesome. I especially love the one with the lizard...way cool.

I may put this in show and tell pardon the cross post. Here's my lastest shell vessel set:

Mary K 2008-07-03 5:21pm

Little Mermaids
I sea I"m not the only one who longs for the Sea.

Mermaids at the request of my friend Susan.

sandree 2008-07-03 5:30pm

I just saw the sea on my seashore vacation...


sandree 2008-07-03 5:31pm

Oops - that was supposed to be two different seashore beads.


suzanne 2008-07-03 10:32pm

Sandy those are great! Btw I received my stuff the other week, it's fabulous!!!

Kalera 2008-07-03 11:40pm

Such lovely boro, you guys!

Here are a couple of mine:

suzanne 2008-07-03 11:41pm

Kalera , love the bottom ones, they look like a reef:)

Kalera 2008-07-03 11:50pm

Thank you! :D

pierces*designs 2008-07-04 6:32am

I have a few to share!

pierces*designs 2008-07-04 6:34am

Kalera I love those bottom ones too!

Everyone has gorgeous stuff!

Sandree, those are very reminiscent of an ocean scene.

chameleon 2008-07-04 11:20am

there is lots of amazing work in here and i'm bit of a newbie at this boro lark so I hope you dont mind me posting these, they are big hole beads that i am putting silver cores in -

pierces*designs 2008-07-04 3:54pm

Becky, where's your pic?

Kim V 2008-07-04 5:59pm

I was fortunate to be able to take a class with John Kobuki last weekend. Here are a couple of the ones I made.....keep in mind that I don't DO marbles...shows what a good teacher he is!! If you ever get the opportunity to take a class with him, jump at it!! Now, don't go thinking that every one I did was ok....there are a couple that are "put away" :D :D :D

joebirder 2008-07-04 9:52pm

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Great stuff everyone...

debgay 2008-07-05 4:45pm

Here are a couple of marbles I made in class

These are some things I did at home.

Three Muses Glass 2008-07-06 10:22am

Amazing work everybody!!! I've been playing around with boro again.:-)

playingwithfirebeads 2008-07-06 12:10pm

Those are awesome Deb. I wish I could have been there.


nagibeads 2008-07-06 12:53pm

Gorgeous gorgeous work everyone!! WOW!!
I am in awe!!!

dogsrlove 2008-07-06 8:55pm

A offering of Momka for July. . .


suzanne 2008-07-07 12:18pm

wow Vanessa, that first pendant looks like a human body, just beautiful!

nagibeads 2008-07-07 12:36pm

Vanessa-they're gorgeous!

dogsrlove 2008-07-07 4:49pm

Thanks friends!


menty666 2008-07-08 7:59am

Here's a little bottle I was playing around with the other night. I meant for the marble to sit deeper into the face but I got impatient :)

nagibeads 2008-07-09 7:16am

he's got an outie!
Very cool!
I love the contrast of color between the green and the red orange. Beautiful!
Also, the idea of the embedded marble is cool!

G.L.McBead 2008-07-09 11:15am

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These are some I made awile ago,not sure if I posted or not

JeanneJ 2008-07-09 3:25pm

This is my first post here and my first boro post. I started working with it in January, and I love it!
A set of Alaskan thunder & clear frit, and I think the pendant is triple passion.
on a minor, tanked ( the torch, not me:grin:

debgay 2008-07-09 4:21pm

Cool bottle Tom.I was in class with you wasnt I? Beautiful beads and pendants I love Momka.

glassroger 2008-07-09 5:31pm

Here's a couple of new dragon pendants.

Thanks for looking!

menty666 2008-07-09 5:49pm

Yep Deb, that was me. It was lovely meeting you :)

Love the dragon pendants, Roger!

suzanne 2008-07-10 12:41am

Roger, those dragons are amazing, I had to go and bid on the queen:)

nagibeads 2008-07-10 6:57am

G.L.--cool set! Encased poke beads are always so pleasing! :-D

Jeanne--beautiful set! I love it! The pendant is beautiful too!!

Roger--WOW!! Your dragons are amazing!! I love them!!!

jjglass 2008-07-10 7:41am

Wow, nice work! Love the dragons Roger!

My first attempt at a jelly fish and dot box marbles:

Elegance_1 2008-07-10 8:13am

Everything here is absolutely lickable and fantastic! Now excuse me while I get something to wipe off my screen....

bclogan 2008-07-10 8:14am

Well, my stuff isn't near as nice as everyone else's but I'm mighty proud of it. After a year, I was FINALLY FINALLY able to make some plain round boro beads without burning off each and every mandrel... only shortened a couple of them...

The vast majority of these were made with NS Rust and Paula's Rainbow Sands frit. The colors aren't quite right - I need to work on my photography and Photoshop skills next...!

And of course, did some Pandora's....

As well as buttons....

And "regular" beads...

Kim V 2008-07-10 9:21am

Barbara, don't feel took me forever to be able to make simple round boro beads! I can sooooo understand!1
Speaking of simple, these are nothing elaborate, just some simple beads and spacers. I was playing with an experimental Momka color (got from Moretti and More on Etsy) and some Venbead frit. I also wanted to see how small I could get the spacers. I love the redish purple with a bluish haze. Wish the pictures weren't quite so dark and showed the true colors better.

Kim V
PS-Love what you all are doing....but I really LOVE the dragons!!!!!

Mary K 2008-07-10 9:49am

Roger your Dragons....OMG they are cool.
Here is my latest and last for a while, as I badly
burned my hand making it.

Slightly unfinished sea star.

nagibeads 2008-07-11 8:24am

jj--the jellyfish rocks! Love your marbles!!!

Barbara-beautiful beads! I love the pinky red set--nice color!

Kim-I love how the top 2 beads glow--just gorgeous!

Mary--I LOVE your starfish! It looks like it's dusted with sugar--beautiful! :koolaid::koolaid:

aimee 2008-07-11 10:12pm


Originally Posted by glassroger (Post 1950017)
Here's a couple of new dragon pendants.


suzanne 2008-07-12 2:45am

hands off Aimee... I want that one!

sandree 2008-07-12 6:10am

Jeanne - so glad you showed your work - looks great! JJglass - I love the jellyfish - I've always wondered how to do that - would you mind explaining? Wow - KimV - I am so jealous. I would love to take a class with John Kobuki - maybe someday!


Kim V 2008-07-12 8:01am

Sandy, thanks and if you ever get the chance grab it!! I used his technique yesterday to make some pics yet, maybe later today....I'm heading out to explore it again :D

aimee 2008-07-12 8:58am


Originally Posted by suzanne (Post 1953925)
hands off Aimee... I want that one!

HAHA!!! I saw you said you were bidding.

jjglass 2008-07-12 3:33pm

Hey Sandy, thanks :), and Kobuki rocks. nuff said.

For the jelly, I blew a bubble on a 30 mm medium wall tube and opened the end. I fumed the inside of the tube and drew a ring around the inside with a 4mm rod. I fumed it again and laid some lines down with a 2 mm and 4 mm rod. I close up the tube and start to condense it down. Once it is condensed and the bottom of the tube is near the top of the head, I use suction to pull the head together and draw the tentacles into the center of the body. At that point you have to rip off the jelly from the tube and finish up the marble. Hope this helps :)

Kim V 2008-07-13 1:37am

Here's one of the pendants that I made using JK's flowers technique. The others that I made all have way too many bubbles. :-( Today's focus at the torch will be to see if I can lessen the amount of those :-)

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