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Forum: Boro Room 2018-03-07, 5:53am
Replies: 6
Views: 1,773
Posted By fourpawsglass
You can also make a hollow bead on the end of a...

You can also make a hollow bead on the end of a steel hollow mandrel. No need for bead release - just build a blob of glass on the end and blow. Pop a hole at the end and clean up, hold the bead...
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2018-01-11, 5:53am
Replies: 10
Views: 4,258
Posted By fourpawsglass
See my post in the other thread. You can use...

See my post in the other thread.

You can use a graphite rod to wind the class to make the links - graphite will expand when heated and then contract when it cools which will allow you to slide off...
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2018-01-09, 6:24am
Replies: 6
Views: 863
Posted By fourpawsglass
I highly recommend watching the Torch Talk 102...

I highly recommend watching the Torch Talk 102 video on Youtube (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JGID2ExqBYw&t=1445s). Another one is by Glass Science...
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2017-12-29, 6:37am
Replies: 16
Views: 2,155
Posted By fourpawsglass
Since no one actually answered your question - I...

Since no one actually answered your question - I will. After you have placed your dots on the maria and imploded them, get the back of the maria hot enough to make the glass move, then take a cold...
Forum: Boro Room 2017-07-11, 7:13am
Replies: 5
Views: 1,546
Posted By fourpawsglass
Trim but don't use scissors. Peel away the glass...

Trim but don't use scissors. Peel away the glass with another cold rod. Also, if you place the flame in the crease between the tube and the top of your pendant, you will be able to tear way more.
Forum: Boro Room 2017-06-26, 5:11am
Replies: 15
Views: 3,116
Posted By fourpawsglass
Look in Boro Room Free Tutorials for the...

Look in Boro Room Free Tutorials for the Jellyfish thread. Go to page 2 - there is a great drawing on how to do a jellyfish.
Forum: Boro Room 2017-06-10, 5:28am
Replies: 6
Views: 1,798
Posted By fourpawsglass
I would also explore Instagram - a LOT of glass...

I would also explore Instagram - a LOT of glass artists sell on it. An account is free - just the time to take pictures and post. You can sell outright or do auctions.
Forum: Boro Room 2017-06-10, 5:25am
Replies: 15
Views: 3,116
Posted By fourpawsglass
If you don't want to travel with a UV light, you...

If you don't want to travel with a UV light, you all should try the new CFL (compact florescent light) colors that are out there. The colors shift whether you are outside or inside. Some of the...
Forum: Boro Room 2017-05-30, 1:05pm
Replies: 15
Views: 3,116
Posted By fourpawsglass
Dragon's blood

Dragon's blood
Forum: Free Boro Tutorials 2017-05-14, 9:14am
Replies: 323
Views: 75,610
Posted By fourpawsglass
Started - look for Boro Jellyfish Gallery in the...

Started - look for Boro Jellyfish Gallery in the Boro room.
Forum: Boro Room 2017-05-14, 9:13am
Replies: 15
Views: 3,116
Posted By fourpawsglass
Boro Jellyfish Gallery

Let's show off our boro jellyfish. Here's a couple of mine -

http://pic100.picturetrail.com/VOL918/4262723/18862553/413345460.jpg
Forum: Boro Room 2017-05-09, 5:25am
Replies: 8
Views: 1,757
Posted By fourpawsglass
Oh boy, the world of boro glass is growing every...

Oh boy, the world of boro glass is growing every day. The major companies are Northstar, Glass Alchemy, Momka, and TAG. Each one has it's own color palette. Now, there are small companies popping...
Forum: Boro Room 2017-05-05, 5:32am
Replies: 8
Views: 1,757
Posted By fourpawsglass
Try it - lot stiffer than soft glass and requires...

Try it - lot stiffer than soft glass and requires more heat. Just remember to keep it separate from your soft - different COEs so they won't like each other.
Forum: Boro Room 2017-05-04, 4:49am
Replies: 8
Views: 1,757
Posted By fourpawsglass
Tubes are typically used for hollow work. ...

Tubes are typically used for hollow work. Certain techniques can be done with both a tube and a rod but the resulting design can look different. What are you looking to do?
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2017-05-03, 6:41am
Replies: 25
Views: 2,522
Posted By fourpawsglass
Tammy Michaud - Dragonfly Bead & Felt on Facebook...

Tammy Michaud - Dragonfly Bead & Felt on Facebook and Etsy
Forum: Boro Room 2017-05-02, 6:37am
Replies: 6
Views: 1,604
Posted By fourpawsglass
I would recommend also using a larger size...

I would recommend also using a larger size mandrel. Because of the heat required, you WILL burn thru a thin one. Double dip too - or use a bead release that can hold up. I use Fusion Bead Release.
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2016-12-21, 6:46am
Replies: 3
Views: 1,016
Posted By fourpawsglass
It really is all about getting an even heat up...

It really is all about getting an even heat up and down the globe whether it be on a hothead and oxy/propane torch. I would recommend watching the video on Delphi Glass by Val Oswalt-De Waard. You...
Forum: Classes, Retreats, Get togethers, Etc. 2016-12-07, 7:04am
Replies: 0
Views: 2,420
Posted By fourpawsglass
Watercolor Style Beads with Julie Couch - Frederick, MD - Mar 4 & 5

Julie Couch will demonstrate how to apply watercolor style designs to the surface of your beads. The technique teaches how to 'paint' with soft glass, mix the colors on the surface of the bead,...
Forum: Classes, Retreats, Get togethers, Etc. 2016-12-07, 6:54am
Replies: 0
Views: 1,351
Posted By fourpawsglass
Hollow Soft Glass Tubes with Julie Couch - Frederick, MD - Feb 4 & 5

Julie Couch will demonstrate how to blow hollow round and tube beads out of soft glass. Through demonstrations, instruction and plenty of hands-on-work, students will have the opportunity to learn...
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2016-11-07, 4:53pm
Replies: 8
Views: 1,887
Posted By fourpawsglass
Will this work? ...

Will this work?
http://www.limabeads.com/TierraCast-Rhodium-plated-Basic-Cap-Loop-Glue-In-12x7mm-P14134
Forum: Boro Room 2016-10-17, 9:06am
Replies: 7
Views: 3,599
Posted By fourpawsglass
Gave it a try. Need to pile on more and not push...

Gave it a try. Need to pile on more and not push too much to have implosion mush.
http://pic100.picturetrail.com/VOL918/4262723/22249839/412855949.jpg
Forum: Boro Room 2016-09-18, 6:10am
Replies: 9
Views: 2,974
Posted By fourpawsglass
I always soak mine in water which loosens the...

I always soak mine in water which loosens the bead release. I then use a damp paper towel wrapped over the bead to get some traction and use a pair of pliers on the mandrel and just gently twist the...
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2016-09-14, 5:49am
Replies: 11
Views: 1,992
Posted By fourpawsglass
Simply explain that all glass has different COEs...

Simply explain that all glass has different COEs and you really don't have a positive way to determine the COE on this pendant. Since it has sentimental value to her, you would not want to cause any...
Forum: Boro Room 2016-07-30, 7:24am
Replies: 28
Views: 5,569
Posted By fourpawsglass
Chad - I think this is a wonderful idea. I get...

Chad - I think this is a wonderful idea. I get more questions about the silver glasses than anything else however the cadmium colors are just as a mystery as well. More so from the perspective of...
Forum: Classes, Retreats, Get togethers, Etc. 2016-07-14, 8:57am
Replies: 1
Views: 2,060
Posted By fourpawsglass
We have had to cancel the class at The Glass...

We have had to cancel the class at The Glass Resort. Sorry for the inconvenience.
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