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Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2015-11-13, 12:39pm
Replies: 18
Views: 2,207
Posted By mewkittie
I tumbled several batches of rusted keys with...

I tumbled several batches of rusted keys with shot and they came out really nice. My shot was really dirty after, had a grayish tinge to it. I thought I ruined my shot but I tried tumbling it with...
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2015-11-04, 10:50am
Replies: 21
Views: 2,879
Posted By mewkittie
On copper - Staz-on will work. So will any...

On copper - Staz-on will work. So will any regular rubber stamp ink covered with embossing powder. I don't like to use embossing powder though, it's hard to tell how deep the etch is when the...
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2015-10-03, 10:02am
Replies: 22
Views: 2,766
Posted By mewkittie
I make two on one mandrel to get them the same...

I make two on one mandrel to get them the same size for earring dangles. If I want a graduated set, I use my metal calipers to measure them and keep moving the calipers bigger. By the time I'm done I...
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2015-09-16, 11:05am
Replies: 9
Views: 1,550
Posted By mewkittie
I make my beads on keys so the move so I dip my...

I make my beads on keys so the move so I dip my key from the bottom end into my release and leave the top loop part without release on it. To hold my keys I use a thick rod of glass, melt a big blob...
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2015-07-30, 4:59pm
Replies: 21
Views: 2,658
Posted By mewkittie
Frantz carries it here:...

Frantz carries it here: https://frantzartglass.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=52_231&products_id=4593&zenid=618501229c4001f765d08b3031089620

Might be able to get it at local craft and...
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2015-07-30, 4:26pm
Replies: 21
Views: 2,658
Posted By mewkittie
Etch-All will remove the dark soot. I use a...

Etch-All will remove the dark soot. I use a cotton swab and dip it into the Etch-All, then rub the dark spots then rinse the bead immediately after so it doesn't etch. That is, if you want the glass...
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2015-07-27, 10:31am
Replies: 14
Views: 2,042
Posted By mewkittie
I call any kind of dangles "doodads".

I call any kind of dangles "doodads".
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2015-04-27, 5:52pm
Replies: 11
Views: 1,282
Posted By mewkittie
It will say 100% copper on the label. If it says...

It will say 100% copper on the label. If it says composite, it's not 100% copper. Also, copper leaf is thin and it doesn't "stick" with burnishing like silver does. The part not stuck to a bead...
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2015-03-27, 11:05pm
Replies: 21
Views: 2,529
Posted By mewkittie
I use Reichenbach deep black for fine stringer...

I use Reichenbach deep black for fine stringer work. It doesn't do the web thing even on ivory. I didn't like it at first, it's stiffer than Effetre intense black but now I'm used to it.
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2015-03-05, 4:24pm
Replies: 20
Views: 4,774
Posted By mewkittie
Aether is the clearest clear on the market, IMO....

Aether is the clearest clear on the market, IMO. It tends to react with some colors though and Zephyr doesn't. I like Lauscha clear, it's a bit cheaper but it's not as compatible with some colors and...
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2015-01-18, 9:24pm
Replies: 8
Views: 1,974
Posted By mewkittie
I've been using a SC2 for the last 10 years and...

I've been using a SC2 for the last 10 years and I've never used a shelf. I don't have a bead door so I stack my mandrels on top of each other. I might get a mark on my beads if I don't wait long...
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2015-01-15, 6:34pm
Replies: 20
Views: 4,774
Posted By mewkittie
I think Aether has about the same consistency as...

I think Aether has about the same consistency as Zephyr. It's a little on the bluish side and the clearest clear I've ever used. I like my clear to be a little stiffer unless I'm using a very thin...
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2015-01-15, 6:32pm
Replies: 10
Views: 6,074
Posted By mewkittie
Good eyes. If ya can't see, it's hard to make...

Good eyes. If ya can't see, it's hard to make anything.
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2015-01-05, 10:26pm
Replies: 20
Views: 4,774
Posted By mewkittie
I haven't tried using clear frit to encase but...

I haven't tried using clear frit to encase but it's not going to work like expected. Frit has edges and when it's melted in it leaves some of the bottom layer exposed.

Here's some beads where I...
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2014-12-22, 7:59pm
Replies: 26
Views: 3,536
Posted By mewkittie
I don't make beads that are that fragile, like...

I don't make beads that are that fragile, like with wings or fins and the only issues I've had are with beads with silver wire on the outside. The balls of wire get knocked off and leave a little...
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2014-11-06, 12:23pm
Replies: 6
Views: 1,518
Posted By mewkittie
Double Helix Triton for silver dots Double...

Double Helix Triton for silver dots
Double Helix Aurae for gold dots
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2014-10-31, 1:47pm
Replies: 22
Views: 3,527
Posted By mewkittie
Thanks!! The trees or any of the smaller...

Thanks!! The trees or any of the smaller ornaments can be worn as necklaces too. I didn't think of it, a buyer wanted a tree made into a necklace. Makes a nice holiday necklace.
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2014-10-31, 9:57am
Replies: 22
Views: 3,527
Posted By mewkittie
Thanks all!! Those are awesome Jayne!! Great way...

Thanks all!! Those are awesome Jayne!! Great way to use hollows too. I did some trees too, the same way.

http://mewkittie.files.wordpress.com/2013/11/trees3.jpg

I use metal calipers to keep...
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2014-10-30, 10:20pm
Replies: 22
Views: 3,527
Posted By mewkittie
I made these..... ...

I made these.....
http://mewkittie.files.wordpress.com/2013/10/christmasshort1.jpg

http://mewkittie.files.wordpress.com/2013/10/christmasshort2.jpg

Made the top loop on a mandrel without bead...
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2014-10-02, 9:06pm
Replies: 7
Views: 1,385
Posted By mewkittie
+1 for Fusion. Love the stuff.

+1 for Fusion. Love the stuff.
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2014-09-02, 6:57pm
Replies: 14
Views: 1,988
Posted By mewkittie
I don't see anything wrong with using twine. I...

I don't see anything wrong with using twine. I use hemp and double the strand. Seems to give it more body for taking pictures on. It's a throw away item so I wouldn't spend a lot of money on whatever...
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2014-09-02, 6:52pm
Replies: 5
Views: 1,198
Posted By mewkittie
My friend uses sunlight to cure. She does have a...

My friend uses sunlight to cure. She does have a cheap UV light, I believe it's for nails. I know it wasn't expensive. She said the sun works when it's around noon the best.
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2014-09-02, 9:57am
Replies: 14
Views: 1,988
Posted By mewkittie
Do you mean to sell or wear them? What about...

Do you mean to sell or wear them? What about ribbon or leather?
Forum: Studio 2014-07-06, 6:52pm
Replies: 2
Views: 2,140
Posted By mewkittie
I have Y splitters on my oxycon and propane tank...

I have Y splitters on my oxycon and propane tank and it works just fine. I don't change the PSI, I leave it the same all the time. I do leave the oxygen knob on my glass torch open all the time...
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2014-06-24, 4:34pm
Replies: 16
Views: 3,087
Posted By mewkittie
Mina - your disks have to be fairly thin when you...

Mina - your disks have to be fairly thin when you start building them, like 1/8", or else they will end up with thick walls. For me it's easier using a puffy mandrel but then they turn out bigger...
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