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DawnT 2007-11-05 10:48am

Boro Newbie Thread
This is the discussion and show and tell thread for the Boro Tutorials posted in this thread:

Please limit discussion to this thread so we can keep the tutorials easy to find in the tutorial thread.

I'll be adding the tutorials from our first couple of months over on WC this week. Feel free to ask questions or show us your work!

Kare TX 2007-11-05 11:36am

Yeah! Boro newbies will be newbies no more!!!!

DawnT 2007-11-05 12:57pm

Ok here's my first butterfly from Kare's tut. Blue Moon and clear:

Jodi_B 2007-11-05 1:22pm

Quick question...

If we frequent both WC and LE do you want us to post our pics in both forums?


DawnT 2007-11-05 1:35pm

It's up to you Jodi. I think we have some that visit only one and some of us that visit both so I'd say yes so everyone can benefit from everyone else's experiences. I don't mind seeing things twice!

Jamn! 2007-11-05 2:39pm

Very nice tutorial!!

Emily 2007-11-05 3:40pm

Wonder if that style of butterfly would work for Beads of Courage, or if they want more of a "bead" rather than the loop on the wing? I have a whole dish of ghastly mutant butterfly beads, and I'm starting to despair of ever getting decent ones.

SadiesJewels 2007-11-05 4:25pm

OH yay ... now I have tutorials I can follow ... rather than suffering and forging ahead unknowingly!

Over the Moon 2007-11-05 5:59pm

Fabulous job both you and Karen are doing, Dawn! :love:

Kare TX 2007-11-05 7:25pm

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Here is one of my first butterflies from Kare's Tut. He was done with GA Tequila Sunrise and Momka Exotic Citrus Grapefruit. ( yea his body and face look like a alien) Sadly he and the heart in this picture are no more, they were lost in the great dog attach of Oct.

beadaddicts 2007-11-05 8:43pm guys got things moving quickly!! I'm off to look through the tutes. I feel a boro day happening tomorrow!!

Oh boy....can't wait to try the butterfly!!

Paul Ewing 2007-11-05 9:50pm

These are some of the butterflies I made using this tutorial.


DawnT 2007-11-05 10:19pm

They're wonderful Paul!

Kare TX 2007-11-06 5:51am

Those are beautiful!!!

SadiesJewels 2007-11-07 9:25pm

I have some boro glass on order and am looking forward to giving the tuts a try!


Rob 2007-11-07 11:15pm

thank you to those whom have p[osted tutorials in the newbie thread. I have been reading them with interest.


Kare TX 2007-11-08 5:49am

If there is something you specific you would like to see let DawnT know. There are also some additional links over on the WC boro tutorial page that we haven't moved over yet(in the Glass tech forum).

Beckah 2007-11-08 12:14pm

I've been struggling with butterflies but I think I'm improving. This is what came out of the kiln this morning -- and the photography still needs work as well.

I couldn't even get a halfway decent image of my most recent implosion but here's another heart -- they're getting plumper and more heart-like.

And, I do like the bead on the mandrel for loops but I'm determined to figure out how to do a free-form loop as well... but, as you can see, more PPP is needed.

DawnT 2007-11-08 12:16pm

Beckah they both look great! I am still trying to learn the loops as well. I have just been using the bead method and trying to make sure it's melted together REALLY well!

RuskinDesigns 2007-11-08 1:27pm

Can I offer a shameless plug for a tool that makes perfect bails: check this out :)

Beckah 2007-11-09 8:46am

Thanks, Dawn! As I look at the photo again, I didn't get the colors true. I was pretty happy with the colors that I got out of the amber purple (I'm not sure which one I used) in the butterfly but it's not showing up very well in my photo. I guess it's time for another visit to Scott's excellent levels tutorial in the darkroom!

Thanks, Jodie for the link.

pipyr 2007-11-09 9:00am

You guys are awesome!! I'd really like to do a tut...just not sure what on earth I'll do it on! :rolleyes: I'll think of something I'm the meantime, good for all of you!! I just love seeing softies get sucked into the world of boro!! :twisted: :badgrin:

Kare TX 2007-11-09 6:59pm

Pipyr, your shapes are so unique I can't wait to see what you come up with!!! I love the way you use silver (PMC?) with your glass.

earlbacher 2007-11-09 9:15pm

how exciting!!! you do some fantastic work pipyr, looking forward to your tut...

Jamn! 2007-11-11 11:57am


Originally Posted by RuskinDesigns (Post 1473555)
Can I offer a shameless plug for a tool that makes perfect bails: check this out :)

I don't see a picture of the tool. Do you have a picture of it?

I would also love to see a tutorial from you Pipyr!

Kare TX 2007-11-11 4:43pm

Heidi (hot coles) had a picture over on WC in the Boro newbie (bn) thread. I'll see if I can find it later and give you a link.

Kare TX 2007-11-11 4:58pm
tool picture

RuskinDesigns 2007-11-12 6:42am


Originally Posted by Kare TX (Post 1478137)

Nope - that's not it - but the same principle. These are pliers. I have to run back home in a little while - I will get a pair and snap a picture.

Kare TX 2007-11-12 7:44am

I like pliers!! I always seem to get caught up in forceps at the worst time.

RuskinDesigns 2007-11-12 8:26am

OK - here they are. They can be purchased at or through me - pm me if interested.

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