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Forum: Auctions, self promotion, and related things 2016-01-19, 6:30pm
Replies: 2
Views: 1,563
Posted By betsymn
Nice! It reminds me of snakeskin. (not a fan of...

Nice! It reminds me of snakeskin. (not a fan of snakes, just like the patterns and colors)
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2016-01-14, 5:01pm
Replies: 8
Views: 3,339
Posted By betsymn
I had a batch of Dark Aurae years ago that was...

I had a batch of Dark Aurae years ago that was like that. I could get the most wonderful striations from it, but it was just that one batch.
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2016-01-07, 11:54am
Replies: 61
Views: 10,898
Posted By betsymn
I do that every so often to give it a new grip.

I do that every so often to give it a new grip.
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2015-12-10, 10:11am
Replies: 956
Views: 210,434
Posted By betsymn
Or brass? So many of my beads have a gold tone, I...

Or brass? So many of my beads have a gold tone, I like to use brass.
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2015-06-27, 6:01pm
Replies: 61
Views: 10,898
Posted By betsymn
Same here. Hand cramps were slowing me down until...

Same here. Hand cramps were slowing me down until I got the EMS.
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2015-06-25, 5:27pm
Replies: 61
Views: 10,898
Posted By betsymn
The notches I put in the mandrel catch on the end...

The notches I put in the mandrel catch on the end of the tube (I squish the end of the tube together, so it's more of an oval).
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2015-06-25, 2:53pm
Replies: 61
Views: 10,898
Posted By betsymn
I have a small needlenose pliers with a cutter on...

I have a small needlenose pliers with a cutter on it and make a couple of cuts on the mandrel itself.
http://www.greyhavenart.com/MiscStuff/Lampworketc.%20beads/IMG_0734%20copy.jpg...
Forum: Studio 2015-05-22, 5:18pm
Replies: 9
Views: 3,757
Posted By betsymn
I don't see why not. My studio is open to my...

I don't see why not. My studio is open to my living room, and I have a woodstove in there.
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2015-03-19, 7:32am
Replies: 30
Views: 5,232
Posted By betsymn
OK, I'm on their website to order, but it's not a...

OK, I'm on their website to order, but it's not a secure website for entering the cc number. ???
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2015-03-17, 5:48pm
Replies: 30
Views: 5,232
Posted By betsymn
Oh, that purple! Gorgeous!

Oh, that purple! Gorgeous!
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2015-03-17, 4:34pm
Replies: 30
Views: 5,232
Posted By betsymn
Do you use primarily 96 then? or do you use...

Do you use primarily 96 then? or do you use Gaffer frit on 104? That purple is really calling me.
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2015-03-17, 3:15pm
Replies: 30
Views: 5,232
Posted By betsymn
Gaffer Glass?

I'm bored. Besides 104, I have done Boro, Bullseye, Reichenbach and Uroborus. I saw the thread about Gaffer's new purples. For those who use Gaffer, could you tell me why you like it more than other...
Forum: Sale Rack 2015-02-25, 5:23pm
Replies: 43
Views: 8,606
Posted By betsymn
Got my order in, and send some warm sunshine...

Got my order in, and send some warm sunshine along with it please.
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2015-02-22, 4:17pm
Replies: 110
Views: 26,084
Posted By betsymn
Oh, you got some NICE color out of it. I'm still...

Oh, you got some NICE color out of it. I'm still trying.
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2015-01-13, 11:59am
Replies: 12
Views: 3,330
Posted By betsymn
It's one of my most important tools. Hint: Use...

It's one of my most important tools. Hint: Use electrical tape to tape the power cord to the barrel of the spinner. Over the years the constant movement eventually breaks the wire connection to the...
Forum: Sale Rack 2015-01-05, 8:59am
Replies: 2
Views: 1,528
Posted By betsymn
Got my order in and can't wait to play with it!

Got my order in and can't wait to play with it!
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2014-12-05, 9:36am
Replies: 21
Views: 4,631
Posted By betsymn
Ditto on the Cindy Jenkins book, it's a good...

Ditto on the Cindy Jenkins book, it's a good basic book for starting out. I started out after reading a craft magazine article about making beads with a plumber's torch, stained glass shards and a...
Forum: Torch Questions 2014-11-22, 7:56am
Replies: 15
Views: 3,558
Posted By betsymn
I have a small brass brush to clean mine after...

I have a small brass brush to clean mine after doing heavy reducing. I very seldom have to use the wire.
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2014-10-29, 7:50pm
Replies: 16
Views: 3,323
Posted By betsymn
Copper pipes put into soup cans, then put on a...

Copper pipes put into soup cans, then put on a lazy susan.
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2014-10-02, 3:34pm
Replies: 63
Views: 17,161
Posted By betsymn
But it still doesn't make sense. I use a lot of...

But it still doesn't make sense. I use a lot of different color bases, but black is the only one that cracks. I'm going to use Tuxedo and Hades as my black base, so I'll see how that goes.
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2014-10-01, 9:38pm
Replies: 63
Views: 17,161
Posted By betsymn
They crack in half after annealing, after I've...

They crack in half after annealing, after I've cleaned them and put them in a bag. Compatability is the only thing I can think of, since it's only black based ones that do it.
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2014-10-01, 2:47pm
Replies: 63
Views: 17,161
Posted By betsymn
I LOVE Honey Crunch!!! I preheat it in my curling...

I LOVE Honey Crunch!!! I preheat it in my curling iron oven, just like everything else.

Earlier this year, I started having beads done on a black base crack in half (I have batches of black going...
Forum: Sale Rack 2014-06-06, 5:36pm
Replies: 24
Views: 5,004
Posted By betsymn
That's cool!

That's cool!
Forum: Sale Rack 2014-05-08, 4:45pm
Replies: 9
Views: 2,181
Posted By betsymn
In too. Best wishes for Corri to get healed up.

In too. Best wishes for Corri to get healed up.
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2014-05-07, 7:30am
Replies: 42
Views: 10,527
Posted By betsymn
They can charge premium prices for 'new' colors.

They can charge premium prices for 'new' colors.
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