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Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2013-01-16, 11:11am
Replies: 28
Views: 2,803
Posted By DreamMuse
Were you batch annealing? I had a problem like...

Were you batch annealing? I had a problem like that with pastel Cobalt a few years ago, when I used to batch anneal. There wasn't a solution, unfortunately.
Forum: Classes, Retreats, Get togethers, Etc. 2012-01-05, 10:22am
Replies: 1
Views: 872
Posted By DreamMuse
Oh, and in case it isn't obvious, the website is...

Oh, and in case it isn't obvious, the website is www.RocAFC.com

It's still under construction with the instructor list and class list, but you can see the types of things going on.
Forum: Classes, Retreats, Get togethers, Etc. 2012-01-04, 9:02pm
Replies: 1
Views: 872
Posted By DreamMuse
Grand Opening ~ Rochester Arc & Flame Center - Jan 7th

Here's a snip from the announcement from Milon Townsend.

New ~ Rochester Arc & Flame Center!

We're having our Grand Opening this coming Saturday, January 7th, from 10 am to 5 pm...please come!...
Forum: Website help and critique 2012-01-01, 11:52am
Replies: 41
Views: 10,269
Posted By DreamMuse
I left pappashop after more than five years of...

I left pappashop after more than five years of hosting. My problems also started with mass emails being sent from my website address. I had a couple horrible days of a thousand return emails, then...
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2011-12-08, 4:31pm
Replies: 6
Views: 1,126
Posted By DreamMuse
I've read reports that said that you shouldn't do...

I've read reports that said that you shouldn't do it, but I batch annealed with my AIM kiln after firing PMC, and I didn't have any problems, except for the cobalt beads that came out with devit. ...
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2011-11-01, 11:41pm
Replies: 86
Views: 11,412
Posted By DreamMuse
I don't mean to belabor my own experiences, but...

I don't mean to belabor my own experiences, but my dark lapis cobalt beads that got the same type reduction were batch annealed off the mandrel. I'm still wondering if my beads got devit due to a...
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2011-10-22, 9:56pm
Replies: 86
Views: 11,412
Posted By DreamMuse
Well, this was several years ago, so I don't have...

Well, this was several years ago, so I don't have the beads anymore. I never did find a solution for the batch annealing problem, and I got a toolbox kiln soon after which didn't create the...
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2011-10-22, 10:08am
Replies: 86
Views: 11,412
Posted By DreamMuse
Ahh, yes, it was the pastel lapis. The...

Ahh, yes, it was the pastel lapis. The "official" name is P-246 Lapis Cobalt Blue, so I always just said Cobalt.
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2011-10-21, 9:26pm
Replies: 86
Views: 11,412
Posted By DreamMuse
Yeah, I'll respectfully disagree *chuckles* That...

Yeah, I'll respectfully disagree *chuckles* That dark cobalt order of beads got the devit specifically from the batch annealing in my kiln. They were pristine and beautiful after cooling in...
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2011-10-21, 11:37am
Replies: 86
Views: 11,412
Posted By DreamMuse
I had that happen with opaque cobalt beads that I...

I had that happen with opaque cobalt beads that I batch annealed, before I got my kiln. I remember asking what caused it, and no one ever had a perfect answer. Since the kiln I was using had a...
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2011-07-17, 1:50pm
Replies: 106
Views: 17,056
Posted By DreamMuse
I posted this in the other thread, but I'll post...

I posted this in the other thread, but I'll post it again here because it seems to answer a couple of your questions.

This is my experience with UBR:

I live in NY and I like Universal Bead...
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2011-07-14, 9:14am
Replies: 34
Views: 5,203
Posted By DreamMuse
I live in NY and I like Universal Bead Release a...

I live in NY and I like Universal Bead Release a lot. I watered mine down so it's pretty thin, and I pull the mandrels out slowly. It looks translucent at that point; I can see the mandrels through...
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2011-07-12, 1:26pm
Replies: 9
Views: 1,245
Posted By DreamMuse
Sorry, I totally missed that you and the OP were...

Sorry, I totally missed that you and the OP were talking about Bullseye. I misread the question and thought dusty was talking about Schott clear over 104 silver glass. Thanks for the clarification,...
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2011-07-12, 9:45am
Replies: 9
Views: 1,245
Posted By DreamMuse
What glass do you use that loses it's luster with...

What glass do you use that loses it's luster with too much heat?
Forum: Customer Service Kiosk 2011-07-12, 9:38am
Replies: 26
Views: 8,029
Posted By DreamMuse
Wow, this is an old thread! For what it's...

Wow, this is an old thread!

For what it's worth, I did go to Pappashop in 2005, and I stayed with them for five years. I finally had to switch to a new hosting company because of email problems...
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2011-05-24, 9:09pm
Replies: 106
Views: 17,056
Posted By DreamMuse
I posted on page 1 with my experience with this...

I posted on page 1 with my experience with this bead release (which was positive!), and I'll edit my post once I look at the number on the bottle. :) For what it's worth, I'm in New York.

But for...
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2011-05-02, 4:14pm
Replies: 106
Views: 17,056
Posted By DreamMuse
I just tried this new bead release too, and I...

I just tried this new bead release too, and I loved it! It's very smooth, and it was pretty thick so I thinned it. I actually had to put some in a new container to add water because the 8 oz bottle...
Forum: Beads of Courage 2011-03-20, 1:41pm
Replies: 60
Views: 11,911
Posted By DreamMuse
Thanks for the clarification, Lori, and for the...

Thanks for the clarification, Lori, and for the picture. That helps immensely. My bead is much bigger and much wider than yours. I can see your style/shape would be much more wearable than mine,...
Forum: Beads of Courage 2011-03-16, 4:32pm
Replies: 60
Views: 11,911
Posted By DreamMuse
I have a question too. I made a heart that...

I have a question too.

I made a heart that turned out to be 1 1/2" from top to bottom (because I was worried about making it too small) and I have to say, this heart is HUGE. I often make long...
Forum: Website help and critique 2011-02-14, 7:18pm
Replies: 4
Views: 1,993
Posted By DreamMuse
Deanna, are you sure it's only been reduced over...

Deanna, are you sure it's only been reduced over the past four months? Part of me wonders if it was longer and you just didn't notice right away. I know I was limited to 50 emails per hour for at...
Forum: Website help and critique 2010-12-29, 7:06pm
Replies: 33
Views: 10,842
Posted By DreamMuse
I'm sorry to hear you got booted, Val! What a...

I'm sorry to hear you got booted, Val! What a pain!

I hope you went to Westhost, simply because of the free transfer option. That saved me a ton of time and effort, let me tell you.

I...
Forum: Website help and critique 2010-12-23, 11:13pm
Replies: 12
Views: 3,408
Posted By DreamMuse
This happened to me when I was on Pappashop too. ...

This happened to me when I was on Pappashop too. I had a couple horrible days of a thousand return emails, then it went away. I'm not sure if Pappashop was able to block the glut of nondeliverable...
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2010-12-22, 4:54pm
Replies: 23
Views: 3,632
Posted By DreamMuse
I am also very impressed, by both sides :) ...

I am also very impressed, by both sides :)

I've opted to send the black Psyche back to DH (thank you!!) for exchange with the dark purple Psyche that we all know and love. You know, the rich...
Forum: Website help and critique 2010-12-18, 9:55pm
Replies: 7
Views: 2,462
Posted By DreamMuse
Thanks! I agree. :)

Thanks! I agree. :)
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2010-12-18, 8:24pm
Replies: 23
Views: 3,632
Posted By DreamMuse
Yes, the first time I looked at this glass I knew...

Yes, the first time I looked at this glass I knew it was different. When I hold Psyche rods up and look at them with the florescent studio lights behind them, they look dark transparant purple. The...
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