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Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2016-03-15, 8:21am
Replies: 2
Views: 894
Posted By BarbaraD
Thanks so much for your advice. Much appreciated....

Thanks so much for your advice. Much appreciated. I did some testing today and reduced it and found that it seems to go solid gold. Will be able to look at the beads tomorrow more closely once they...
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2016-03-14, 11:54pm
Replies: 2
Views: 894
Posted By BarbaraD
Gold Pink Frit 570456-05

I would be grateful for any advice on using gold pink Frit from FrantzArtGlass. Just arrived and I don't want to waste it! What flame does it like? What Colors is it best on? Thanks in advance
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2015-10-08, 10:10pm
Replies: 11
Views: 2,738
Posted By BarbaraD
Thanks Roberta. I am just so grateful to be part...

Thanks Roberta. I am just so grateful to be part of this wonderful lamp working community where knowledge is shared and reliable advice is always on hand when one needs it!
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2015-10-02, 7:13am
Replies: 11
Views: 2,738
Posted By BarbaraD
Three weeks ago I changed my annealing program. I...

Three weeks ago I changed my annealing program. I now have one to reheat cold spacer beads and hold at 940; a second one to just go ahead and anneal spacer beads from cold and a third one which heats...
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2015-08-24, 7:24am
Replies: 11
Views: 2,738
Posted By BarbaraD
I always batch anneal at the end of the day but I...

I always batch anneal at the end of the day but I can see that this will have to change. Even with my Zooziis nugget Trio and the Itty Bitty Trio the beads were cracking before annealing and after...
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2015-08-24, 7:18am
Replies: 11
Views: 2,738
Posted By BarbaraD
Thanks for much for your response. I need to be...

Thanks for much for your response. I need to be able to make smaller beads in the morning and then come back in the afternoon and make the bigger and encased beads and garage them.So, my thinking is...
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2015-08-20, 6:15am
Replies: 29
Views: 6,363
Posted By BarbaraD
Thanks for the info Brad. I have learnt a lot.

Thanks for the info Brad. I have learnt a lot.
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2015-08-20, 5:49am
Replies: 11
Views: 2,738
Posted By BarbaraD
Hi there, I am a newbie. Just got my trio of...

Hi there, I am a newbie. Just got my trio of straight sided lentils from Zooziis plus the large SSL. I have tried some out today but my lentils are cracking. I am cooling in vermiculite and then...
Forum: Site Announcements 2014-08-26, 7:12am
Replies: 73
Views: 68,871
Posted By BarbaraD
Thank you for the advice and this wonderful site...

Thank you for the advice and this wonderful site and a big thank you to all the moderators for the time and considerable effort they invest in it. It cannot be an easy job!
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2014-08-25, 7:25am
Replies: 10
Views: 3,961
Posted By BarbaraD
Thanks for the tips. Perhaps now I can take my...

Thanks for the tips. Perhaps now I can take my mica out and have some fun.
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2014-08-25, 7:20am
Replies: 14
Views: 4,438
Posted By BarbaraD
I love working with millefiori but would never...

I love working with millefiori but would never attempt to do so as a beginner. I believe one needs to master encasing first or at least putting dots onto a bead. Just my humble opinion.
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2014-08-24, 9:25pm
Replies: 15
Views: 4,488
Posted By BarbaraD
Yes, terrified of mine too at first. I also have...

Yes, terrified of mine too at first. I also have a Paragon and its very reliable. However, I leave the programming to my husband. I know I am lazy - one day I will get down to learning to put another...
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2014-08-24, 9:18pm
Replies: 8
Views: 1,737
Posted By BarbaraD
Aventurine Gold Glass Powder

Hi there, I checked for you. FrantzArtGlass have it in 2 oz or 1 lb packaging. Product code is 570916-01 for the 2 oz. Price around 4 or 19 dollars US.:smile: Website : FrantzArtGlass.com
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2014-08-24, 9:13pm
Replies: 10
Views: 1,954
Posted By BarbaraD
Good question! I purchased it in South Africa...

Good question! I purchased it in South Africa from the shop where I took lessons. I will have to email them and check with them. Could you kindly explain the difference? And also why you would use...
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2014-08-24, 2:44am
Replies: 15
Views: 3,794
Posted By BarbaraD
I use the same pic I use for raking. When you...

I use the same pic I use for raking. When you press use the point towards the centre of the flower. As you press down the thicker part of the tool will spread the dot out into a petal. It's a bent...
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2014-08-24, 2:37am
Replies: 7
Views: 2,447
Posted By BarbaraD
Anne, at what temperature is your kiln when you...

Anne, at what temperature is your kiln when you have it on to put your beads straight into. I would like to do another programme on my kiln for when I make larger encased beads so I can pop them...
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2014-08-24, 2:35am
Replies: 7
Views: 2,447
Posted By BarbaraD
I batch anneal each evening. If I have encased...

I batch anneal each evening. If I have encased beads then definitely at the end of my day's session. If not encased they stay in the vermiculite until the next day if I have only a few. I like the...
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2014-08-24, 1:33am
Replies: 4
Views: 1,553
Posted By BarbaraD
I purchased a beautiful machine from America but...

I purchased a beautiful machine from America but cannot find the tubing !!!
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2014-08-24, 1:32am
Replies: 8
Views: 1,737
Posted By BarbaraD
Try FrantzArtGlass

Try FrantzArtGlass
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2014-08-24, 1:30am
Replies: 631
Views: 252,843
Posted By BarbaraD
Smile The programme sounds amazing and I would be more...

The programme sounds amazing and I would be more than happy to pay for a version which runs on my Mac. Please keep me in mind if anyone creates one. Thanks a lot.
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2014-08-24, 1:29am
Replies: 631
Views: 252,843
Posted By BarbaraD
The programme sounds amazing and I would be more...

The programme sounds amazing and I would be more Han happy to pay for a version which runs on my Mac. Please keep me in mind if anyone creates one. Thanks a lot.
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2014-08-24, 1:20am
Replies: 10
Views: 1,954
Posted By BarbaraD
I tried working with silver wire for the first...

I tried working with silver wire for the first time this week. My client wanted silver bubbles inside the beads. I tried heatin just the tip of the wire and putting little dots, then covering with...
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2014-08-24, 1:12am
Replies: 13
Views: 2,679
Posted By BarbaraD
I have used the VS clear from FrantzArtGlass...

I have used the VS clear from FrantzArtGlass since it appeared on their website. I heat and discard about 2mm on the end of the rod which in the beginning sometimes gave me a problem with bubbles. I...
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2014-06-22, 9:00pm
Replies: 20
Views: 4,427
Posted By BarbaraD
Thank you. This is a big help and explains some...

Thank you. This is a big help and explains some past failures with red!
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2014-06-22, 8:52pm
Replies: 8
Views: 3,198
Posted By BarbaraD
Thanks for the info. Useful to know the different...

Thanks for the info. Useful to know the different ways, especially when one is short of big mandrels!
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