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Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2011-11-03, 6:59pm
Replies: 14
Views: 2,683
Posted By bastetsbeads
It does, but your torch flame is probably higher...

It does, but your torch flame is probably higher than the melting point if you are using oxy/propane.

Sterling is something like 1650 and gold is a bit higher but your flame is hotter still.
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2011-07-28, 12:02pm
Replies: 4
Views: 1,350
Posted By bastetsbeads
You might try it on it's own first, with no base...

You might try it on it's own first, with no base glass and encase it. Be a little messy when you lay it on and not too neat also.

I think Khaos is one of my favorites, but it does seem to have...
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2010-10-28, 3:49pm
Replies: 12
Views: 2,248
Posted By bastetsbeads
Nice! I'd always wondered if there was an Ekho...

Nice! I'd always wondered if there was an Ekho thread. I'll have to give it a long read.

I think you'll find what you need in that thread Pia. It doesn't need to be worked near as hot as some of...
Forum: Free Tutorials 2010-10-19, 5:54am
Replies: 35
Views: 7,959
Posted By bastetsbeads
Wow- that's a great idea! Thanks so much for...

Wow- that's a great idea! Thanks so much for posting it!
Forum: Customer Service Kiosk 2010-10-10, 5:04pm
Replies: 11
Views: 1,857
Posted By bastetsbeads
If it's the relay, they are not expensive (like...

If it's the relay, they are not expensive (like $15 through Jen-Ken). Another thread earlier here said you can get relays at an electrical supply also...but the Jen Ken people sent me instructions on...
Forum: Customer Service Kiosk 2010-10-10, 4:30pm
Replies: 11
Views: 1,857
Posted By bastetsbeads
he Jen-ken folks are really nice. I ordred...

he Jen-ken folks are really nice. I ordred something for one of my kilns the other week and they called me first rather than just shipping it to make sure I had gotten the right part.

My problem...
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2010-10-08, 6:50am
Replies: 11
Views: 1,846
Posted By bastetsbeads
Everything Sadie and Tom said and more! It's a...

Everything Sadie and Tom said and more! It's a great tool to have if you do metal working. I am assuming you have all the other bits that make it complete like the tool part itself and the foot...
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2010-10-04, 3:42pm
Replies: 2
Views: 1,396
Posted By bastetsbeads
I've never had any original Terra, so I don't...

I've never had any original Terra, so I don't really know if this suggestion will help. But if it works like raku (and some of the things I read here indicate it may) then you might try rolling a...
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2010-10-04, 12:58pm
Replies: 7
Views: 1,713
Posted By bastetsbeads
SOmeone may have already answered this, but if...

SOmeone may have already answered this, but if you are trying to work Fire Lotus on a HH, it is probably never getting hot enough to start it's strike cycle. It has to get really really hot, dripping...
Forum: Tutorials to purchase 2010-10-01, 3:04pm
Replies: 80
Views: 18,787
Posted By bastetsbeads
Second try....better base bead, but tipped the...

Second try....better base bead, but tipped the murrini over on accident. However, I can see there are some possibilities on doing that on purpose next time....
...
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2010-09-29, 5:31pm
Replies: 17
Views: 2,626
Posted By bastetsbeads
I just got the ribbed round (no beads yet) and I...

I just got the ribbed round (no beads yet) and I agree with Ofilia that the graphite she's using is awesome. It feels so dense! (If that makes sense).

I was only able to get one for now and went...
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2010-09-29, 3:36pm
Replies: 13
Views: 2,293
Posted By bastetsbeads
My first thought was Nyx also...

My first thought was Nyx also...
Forum: Tutorials to purchase 2010-09-28, 6:19am
Replies: 80
Views: 18,787
Posted By bastetsbeads
Here's my first shot at one fo these muirrini. I...

Here's my first shot at one fo these muirrini. I made a very basic pull, just to get the feel for what I would have to do and sorry the flower is on a background of the same color, I was just...
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2010-09-21, 5:23pm
Replies: 17
Views: 2,721
Posted By bastetsbeads
I've made my own frit a few times by heating up...

I've made my own frit a few times by heating up short ends in the kiln, then picking them out (with pliers) then dropping that in a metal bucket of water- instant frit.
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2010-09-17, 5:55am
Replies: 16
Views: 3,737
Posted By bastetsbeads
I guess I just don't find that at all. Here's a...

I guess I just don't find that at all. Here's a few I did (and I do this pretty much all the time) with silver on top of the encasing. you just have to do the silver at the very end. Don't work it...
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2010-09-16, 1:53pm
Replies: 16
Views: 3,737
Posted By bastetsbeads
The only time i ever get that is if I work the...

The only time i ever get that is if I work the silver too much after I put it on. It has to literally be the last thing you do, no extra shaping or anything. I get the bead "kiln ready" and then add...
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2010-09-16, 1:25pm
Replies: 18
Views: 2,750
Posted By bastetsbeads
I like most of the DH glasses. Gaia is the only...

I like most of the DH glasses. Gaia is the only one I just can't get anywhere with. I think it's going the way of the garage sale here shortly.

I think the easist ones to start with are Ekho and...
Forum: Tutorials to purchase 2010-09-12, 5:13pm
Replies: 80
Views: 18,787
Posted By bastetsbeads
got mine- thanks! Looks like it will be fin to...

got mine- thanks! Looks like it will be fin to try when the weather cools off!
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2010-09-10, 6:07pm
Replies: 14
Views: 2,261
Posted By bastetsbeads
It can if you work it too long like Carolyn says....

It can if you work it too long like Carolyn says. If you just make sure it is the very last thing you do once you've encased your base bead and the bead is otherwise ready to go in the kiln, it...
Forum: Free Tutorials 2010-09-10, 12:14pm
Replies: 40
Views: 10,481
Posted By bastetsbeads
I had a look at your first 3 and thought they...

I had a look at your first 3 and thought they were really nice! (donation amde!)

I also like the donation idea and your web setup. I often have a list of things I'd *like* to get which far...
Forum: Free Tutorials 2010-09-01, 6:37pm
Replies: 34
Views: 14,068
Posted By bastetsbeads
Awesome tut! For those who want to fume gold...

Awesome tut!

For those who want to fume gold on to 104, I think you still may need a punty rod of boro. That's what I have done when fuming.

If you have booklets of gold leaf, you can wad a...
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2010-08-28, 4:10pm
Replies: 8
Views: 1,467
Posted By bastetsbeads
I use 30g on my beads. For the second...

I use 30g on my beads.

For the second question, fusing silver is tricky. I don't know how much metalsmithing you do, but there is a fine line for silver to be hot enough to fuse without the need...
Forum: Studio 2010-08-15, 4:10pm
Replies: 33
Views: 2,969
Posted By bastetsbeads
For several years I worked with a lot of the 96...

For several years I worked with a lot of the 96 COE veiled cane and Gaffer Glass/Reichenbach 96. My 104 COE sat off in its bin and I ignored it. But having gotten bit by the silver glass bug, I...
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2010-08-11, 3:35pm
Replies: 30
Views: 4,484
Posted By bastetsbeads
bugger is a bit of a bad word in the UK :-$

bugger is a bit of a bad word in the UK :-$
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2010-08-11, 7:06am
Replies: 30
Views: 4,484
Posted By bastetsbeads
I'd agree with Anouk- first off can you remember...

I'd agree with Anouk- first off can you remember if you used a background dot on those (pale)? Since that has a big effect with Aurae being fairly transparent, then maybe look at marvering or a...
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