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Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2010-05-20, 11:26am
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Possible substitute for older handpulled effetre dark trans teal

Check out the devardi dark marine blue green.

I just started sorting through my glass to put in my way cool pvc glass storage unit (yay me for finally building the blasted thing!). I found a...
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2010-05-16, 5:11pm
Replies: 3,149
Views: 323,117
1) yes. 2) none that I've hit yet-problems...

1) yes.

2) none that I've hit yet-problems meaning cracking.

3) no problems I've seen.

4) haven't used it. I like lauscha, and I'm not willing to play around with it unless or until I have a...
Forum: Customer Service Kiosk 2010-05-15, 2:12pm
Replies: 6
Views: 1,188
I think sending out a "we shipped your order"...

I think sending out a "we shipped your order" email is very important. A lot of the smaller vendors disagree, though. I am more likely to re-order from a vendor that sends them than I am from one who...
Forum: Customer Service Kiosk 2010-05-07, 9:54am
Replies: 31
Views: 2,854
I've ordered from Frantz many times. I've gotten...

I've ordered from Frantz many times. I've gotten phone calls about backorders. I've had nasty clear replaced without even having to send a photo, with a different manufacturer's clear, based on a...
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2010-05-05, 3:16pm
Replies: 3,149
Views: 323,117
Kristina- Please say you are getting your...

Kristina-

Please say you are getting your stuff annealed by someone prior to selling it? I just had an "ack" moment when it clicked that you were saying you didn't have a kiln back to your...
Forum: Studio 2010-05-02, 1:54pm
Replies: 26
Views: 2,312
I need to start doing this, it's just the...

I need to start doing this, it's just the liability policy that's killing me for it.
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2010-04-30, 11:00am
Replies: 74
Views: 4,864
Reds, oranges, and yellows tend to have issues...

Reds, oranges, and yellows tend to have issues with being encased. It would follow that pinks do too. Try laying down a small layer of the same clear you intend to encase with under the pink, and see...
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2010-04-28, 4:51am
Replies: 4
Views: 699
does it have to be the first batch of terra? ...

does it have to be the first batch of terra?

I've got some from the first pull and some from the second. I mixed them up when I got the second stuff in.
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2010-04-25, 5:03pm
Replies: 3,149
Views: 323,117
I keep a small bucket of water on hand, it's good...

I keep a small bucket of water on hand, it's good for quenching tools and putting burns in instantly.

Folly-I like your bracelet. My only concern about listing it is that some of your dots look...
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2010-04-25, 1:06pm
Replies: 40
Views: 5,749
check out the msds on salt here- ...

check out the msds on salt here-

http://www.jtbaker.com/msds/englishhtml/S3338.htm

It's got more risks listed than perlite. Salt has a 1 risk rating in two categories. I fill up salt shakers...
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2010-04-25, 10:14am
Replies: 40
Views: 5,749
just an fyi-the NFPA rating of 1 in health hazard...

just an fyi-the NFPA rating of 1 in health hazard means exposure could cause irritation but only minor residual injury even if no treatment is given.

And it says to dampen to clean up spills. It...
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2010-04-25, 9:00am
Replies: 40
Views: 5,749
You can rinse the dust off the perlite....

You can rinse the dust off the perlite....
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2010-04-24, 6:52pm
Replies: 40
Views: 5,749
Like the other poster said, you "fluff" it prior...

Like the other poster said, you "fluff" it prior to using it. Not like all up in the air, but I kept a mandrel in the pot I kept the perlite in and ran it around the container a few times to loosen...
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2010-04-22, 7:13am
Replies: 34
Views: 3,001
If you try and cook a cake with your oven door...

If you try and cook a cake with your oven door open or cracked, how will it come out?

I'd close the kiln door for garaging.
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2010-04-22, 4:02am
Replies: 30
Views: 3,756
I know the larger mandrels can be pricey, but...

I know the larger mandrels can be pricey, but 3/32 shouldn't be one of them. You can get plain old TIG welding rod (314L, I think is what i use, I'll look for a stamp on a mandrel later, if I need...
Forum: Safety 2010-04-18, 8:28am
Replies: 554
Views: 127,925
When someone responds to the poll, it bumps it...

When someone responds to the poll, it bumps it up, leaving the final comment as the newest one.
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2010-04-13, 3:55am
Replies: 13
Views: 1,367
You're looking for it to turn almost black, by...

You're looking for it to turn almost black, by the way. I've also never had a problem with this color, so it's challenging to figure out your issue, lol. Clockwork hasn't ever not been orange, unlike...
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2010-04-09, 9:35am
Replies: 19
Views: 1,831
You don't need to clean the beads before. I...

You don't need to clean the beads before. I usually didn't when I batch annealed. I didn't want to add any more stress into them before annealing.
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2010-04-09, 9:33am
Replies: 52
Views: 4,666
The devardi transparent purple is true grape...

The devardi transparent purple is true grape purple. I've used it mixed with several other transparents, over moretti or vetro white with no issues. For a year now.
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2010-04-08, 6:16pm
Replies: 1
Views: 651
Multiple problems, probably all not helping, but...

Multiple problems, probably all not helping, but cracked in half usually=thermal crack. Adding in unannealed and cleaning and I'd bump up the likelihood of that a lot.

However-the pink family...
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2010-03-27, 2:58pm
Replies: 6
Views: 858
It depends on your customers. I couldn't sell a...

It depends on your customers. I couldn't sell a chain for my life at a show, lol.

I sell ribbon+ cord necklaces, and lots of chinese knotted cords, from fancy ones to really simple ones.
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2010-03-24, 3:40am
Replies: 11
Views: 1,237
There's a possibility it could be the devardi...

There's a possibility it could be the devardi metallic black, too.
Forum: Beads of Courage 2010-03-24, 3:27am
Replies: 4
Views: 1,248
having to deal with medical things is exhausting...

having to deal with medical things is exhausting with a kid. it's much worse when they don't really understand what's going on, because they are too young. I've been there, done that, not to the...
Forum: Beads of Courage 2010-03-23, 4:59pm
Replies: 65
Views: 7,615
I'll try to get torching tomorrow :)

I'll try to get torching tomorrow :)
Forum: Beads of Courage 2010-03-23, 12:21pm
Replies: 65
Views: 7,615
flying pigs ok? Is it ok if they are a little...

flying pigs ok? Is it ok if they are a little more delicate, not strandable?
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