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Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2007-06-06, 4:53am
Replies: 23
Views: 2,330
Posted By Kikki
You don't have to clip the mandrel. If I have a...

You don't have to clip the mandrel. If I have a bead that is permanently stuck I stick the mandrel in the kiln for a while to heat it up thoroughly and then plunge it in some ice water. Repeat if...
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2007-05-23, 10:20am
Replies: 6
Views: 1,548
Posted By Kikki
It's great if you want to clean off the scum off...

It's great if you want to clean off the scum off copper green as well! :-)
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2007-05-15, 12:10pm
Replies: 27
Views: 5,470
Posted By Kikki
Nah, not for this kind of bead you don't! ...

Nah, not for this kind of bead you don't!
Well, I suppose it's technically possible to do it that way but my method is easier! LOL.

Good luck!
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2007-05-15, 12:06pm
Replies: 27
Views: 5,470
Posted By Kikki
Oh, and there's a pretty nifty graphite marver...

Oh, and there's a pretty nifty graphite marver out there for making round, round beads!
Take a look here: To view links or images in this forum your post count must be 1 or greater. You currently...
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2007-05-15, 12:02pm
Replies: 27
Views: 5,470
Posted By Kikki
To make a round bead you have to make it wider...

To make a round bead you have to make it wider from the beginning. It's darn near impossible to melt down a "high" donut shaped bead into a round bead.
Make your base like a small cylinder, the...
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2007-05-15, 11:58am
Replies: 22
Views: 3,282
Posted By Kikki
I use small soya sauce dishes found in the local...

I use small soya sauce dishes found in the local Chinese supermarket. They are square, appr 2"x3", and perfect as it's possible to roll the bead in the frit without spilling.
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2007-04-28, 7:44am
Replies: 8
Views: 1,362
Posted By Kikki
Here is what I do: Take a bunch of thin...

Here is what I do:

Take a bunch of thin mandrels (I use 1/16" that has been cut in half) and a bottle of white glue. Dip the end of a mandrel very lightly in the glue and put a cz on the very end...
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2007-04-04, 10:25pm
Replies: 7
Views: 1,723
Posted By Kikki
Can I order this on-line?

Can I order this on-line?
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2007-04-01, 12:18am
Replies: 18
Views: 3,199
Posted By Kikki
You will have some serious cracking, Aimee, if...

You will have some serious cracking, Aimee, if you try to encase the Lauscha red with Effetre clear. If you use it with Lauscha clear instead it will be just fine. And it's a gorgeus shade of red!
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2007-03-30, 6:40am
Replies: 2
Views: 1,084
Posted By Kikki
Using stamen cane

I know there all different methods of using stamen cane. Which is your preferred metod?

I've tried both to push it in, blow and snap it off and to nip off a short piece and hold it with my pliers...
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2007-03-29, 10:47pm
Replies: 6
Views: 1,388
Posted By Kikki
It looks like Effetre ivory with silver foil and...

It looks like Effetre ivory with silver foil and trails of trans amber and aqua. I'm as baffled as you are as to why it's changing! I too thought that it would stay the same after it was finished and...
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2007-03-28, 12:51am
Replies: 17
Views: 2,909
Posted By Kikki
I like the Lauscha, just like Kevan, but there...

I like the Lauscha, just like Kevan, but there are a few things I never use it for.
On top of R4 dichro is one of them, cracks every time.
I never use it on top of silver either, don't like the...
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2007-03-26, 4:42am
Replies: 30
Views: 4,210
Posted By Kikki
I never try to shape lentils etc by hand, I...

I never try to shape lentils etc by hand, I always press them.
But on the other hand I didn't get a press until I had the basics down, nice rounds beads with nice puckers.
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2007-03-25, 12:05am
Replies: 3
Views: 1,243
Posted By Kikki
I usually describe a stringer as being like a...

I usually describe a stringer as being like a spaghetti sized glass rod!
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2007-03-23, 10:44am
Replies: 9
Views: 1,390
Posted By Kikki
10 x 14 mm is pretty average for me.

10 x 14 mm is pretty average for me.
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2007-03-22, 5:56am
Replies: 3
Views: 1,368
Posted By Kikki
Take a look in the S&T for JC Herrell's gorgeous...

Take a look in the S&T for JC Herrell's gorgeous beads. She posts a couple of lovlies almost every day.
Her beads are made with an enamel background, often with gradient colours. Gorgeous!
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2007-03-22, 12:08am
Replies: 5
Views: 1,271
Posted By Kikki
Try to make the barrel with one of the commercial...

Try to make the barrel with one of the commercial stringers if you use Effetre. 3 wraps sideways and marvered into a barrel is perfect for a nice bead.
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2007-03-21, 7:01am
Replies: 45
Views: 7,063
Posted By Kikki
Wow Cindy! Those beads are awesome! Do you...

Wow Cindy! Those beads are awesome!

Do you ever have any incompability issues?
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2007-03-21, 12:35am
Replies: 45
Views: 7,063
Posted By Kikki
Thanks Kevan!

Thanks Kevan!
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2007-03-21, 12:32am
Replies: 3
Views: 954
Posted By Kikki
And I use the same torch marver that I used for...

And I use the same torch marver that I used for my Minor!
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2007-03-21, 12:04am
Replies: 45
Views: 7,063
Posted By Kikki
Looking at my auctions this week it looks like I...

Looking at my auctions this week it looks like I only bought 5 colours... Pink, violet, clear, white and black....

62621

62622

62623

I'm not usually a "pink" girl but this pink I love!
Forum: Torch Questions 2007-03-20, 8:53am
Replies: 3
Views: 1,190
Posted By Kikki
Thanks Mike! I guess I'll just have to suck it up...

Thanks Mike! I guess I'll just have to suck it up and get a new one.
I'll try one more time to un-screw the regulator but if that doesn't work I'll get a new reg. as well.

Bleh, it's not payday...
Forum: Torch Questions 2007-03-20, 6:04am
Replies: 3
Views: 1,190
Posted By Kikki
Stuck knob! What to do?

Yesterday when I went to turn on my torch the knob on the connector was stuck and wouldn't move at all in either direction. It looks exactly like this (see picture) and the knob I'm talking about is...
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2007-03-19, 7:49am
Replies: 64
Views: 34,916
Posted By Kikki
I believe the instructions Squid is talking about...

I believe the instructions Squid is talking about is in the first Cindy Jenkins book.

I wish I could get nice colours out of raku, consistently.
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2007-03-18, 9:13am
Replies: 5
Views: 1,287
Posted By Kikki
I can't help you with the mesh as I've never used...

I can't help you with the mesh as I've never used it. I use a bit of dichro though!
Is the dichro on clear or black glass?
You have to work the dichro pretty cool to keep the coating from burning...
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