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Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2024-03-23, 7:04am
Replies: 68
Views: 4,471
Posted By jesnbec73
I think if you will read my post, I used the word...

I think if you will read my post, I used the word 'like', as in 'like a suicide letter'. That is a part of speech we used to call a simile, words such as 'like' or 'as' which are used to make...
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2024-03-22, 3:31am
Replies: 68
Views: 4,471
Posted By jesnbec73
Might have just gotten some really good news...

Might have just gotten some really good news guys, got a response last evening to my email to CIM, I won't include the whole email, but here's an excerpt...

"I think it is likely that we will melt...
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2024-02-29, 5:37am
Replies: 68
Views: 4,471
Posted By jesnbec73
One of the Devardi pinks I got turned out some...

One of the Devardi pinks I got turned out some really beautiful minis, very similar to the ones I posted earlier that turn from a pinkish-purple haze to gold in sunlight. I made a couple hundred or...
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2024-02-28, 12:01pm
Replies: 68
Views: 4,471
Posted By jesnbec73
I was looking at Reichenbach and saw this color...

I was looking at Reichenbach and saw this color in their 104 section...
https://www.farbglas.de/upload/091750-L6209.jpg
Wow.
Is Olympic and EastBay their only distributors in the US? I'm assuming...
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2024-02-28, 9:35am
Replies: 68
Views: 4,471
Posted By jesnbec73
So far I've tried four or five of them, two of...

So far I've tried four or five of them, two of them were actually pretty decent, one of the clear pinks kept trying to boil on me. That one almost seemed like it was scummy, but it looks clear as a...
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2024-02-24, 9:02am
Replies: 68
Views: 4,471
Posted By jesnbec73
Wow. Sounds like I picked a lousy time to put a...

Wow. Sounds like I picked a lousy time to put a studio up... Sounds like it's only what, three companies that are still actively producing 104 now? Devardi, Effetre, and DH.
I hope it doesn't come...
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2024-02-23, 10:24pm
Replies: 68
Views: 4,471
Posted By jesnbec73
Holy crap, thanks for posting that. It reads like...

Holy crap, thanks for posting that. It reads like some kind of suicide letter, I guess that's probably it for CIM then. Ugh. Too bad the Czech Republic never got off the map, they really had some...
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2024-02-23, 6:36pm
Replies: 68
Views: 4,471
Posted By jesnbec73
Do you know what the scoop is with that, I've...

Do you know what the scoop is with that, I've been out of the loop for so long since my spine injury that all of this is news to me? I thought they were doing really well, their glass was pricey but...
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2024-02-22, 4:42pm
Replies: 68
Views: 4,471
Posted By jesnbec73
I picked up some more glass today at Mountain...

I picked up some more glass today at Mountain Glass, CIM Dollhouse Misty, Heather, Lilac and Douglas Aster were all no good, at least in terms of replacing Gellys. I didn't get to try the Ballet...
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2024-02-21, 8:09am
Replies: 68
Views: 4,471
Posted By jesnbec73
I bought an assortment of Pinks from Devardi...

I bought an assortment of Pinks from Devardi yesterday, I've never used any of their glass before. I know it has a reputation for being shocky but their pinks and purples are supposed to be pretty...
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2024-02-18, 5:25am
Replies: 68
Views: 4,471
Posted By jesnbec73
It's one of my favorites for minis, it's weird...

It's one of my favorites for minis, it's weird how it changes from pink to gold in sunlight and as far as I know it's the only color that will do that.
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2024-02-15, 7:36am
Replies: 68
Views: 4,471
Posted By jesnbec73
You are very welcome! Thank you for helping me on...

You are very welcome! Thank you for helping me on the quest for a Pink replacement LOL
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2024-02-10, 6:17pm
Replies: 68
Views: 4,471
Posted By jesnbec73
I've still got a little piece of a rod, I'll snap...

I've still got a little piece of a rod, I'll snap a pic when I get in the studio. It really is kind of a nasty glass, I've seen little puffs of some kind of smoke come off it if it got an air bubble...
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2024-02-09, 4:19pm
Replies: 68
Views: 4,471
Posted By jesnbec73
Thank you, I will admit to some hyperbole there,...

Thank you, I will admit to some hyperbole there, but like Springsteen once wrote, 'Hit 'em in the funny bone, that's where they expect it least.'
Take a minute to drop them an email though, if...
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2024-02-09, 2:49pm
Replies: 68
Views: 4,471
Posted By jesnbec73
Here's the email I just sent them... "Hi, my...

Here's the email I just sent them...

"Hi, my name is J. R. Hooper. I am a glass artist in Western North Carolina, and I've been making miniature glass marbles for about thirty years now. Your...
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2024-02-09, 2:39pm
Replies: 68
Views: 4,471
Posted By jesnbec73
Ok the results of the 96COE comparisons... Huge...

Ok the results of the 96COE comparisons... Huge thanks to echeveria for sending me the samples to try out!
I apologize for the lighting, it's crappy.

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If you want closer images of any of...
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2024-02-09, 12:24pm
Replies: 68
Views: 4,471
Posted By jesnbec73
Also a huge public thank you to echeveria and...

Also a huge public thank you to echeveria and lenora, you two are just awesome.
Hugs to both of you!
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2024-02-09, 10:04am
Replies: 68
Views: 4,471
Posted By jesnbec73
I don't remember which Effetre this one is, but...

I don't remember which Effetre this one is, but it's pink on the outside and sort of weird gray on the inside in layers. When heated it puts off a weird powdery substance on metal surfaces, and it...
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2024-02-09, 9:06am
Replies: 68
Views: 4,471
Posted By jesnbec73
Done :)

Done :)
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2024-02-09, 7:36am
Replies: 68
Views: 4,471
Posted By jesnbec73
Are you talking about the 'Oracle Double Pink'?...

Are you talking about the 'Oracle Double Pink'? It does look awful close to Gellys, I may have to get a rod and try it. If anyone else here already has some of it and pulls a really thin stringer,...
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2024-01-23, 5:00pm
Replies: 68
Views: 4,471
Posted By jesnbec73
Do you guys remember a 'Dusty Rose' or something...

Do you guys remember a 'Dusty Rose' or something similar to that by Effetre, back around maybe 2004ish, maybe even late 90's. Real similar to some of the 'coral' colors that are out now. It was a...
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2024-01-23, 4:51pm
Replies: 68
Views: 4,471
Posted By jesnbec73
Wow, those are pretty. Is one of them 'R-167 Hot...

Wow, those are pretty. Is one of them 'R-167 Hot Pink'? I'd definitely appreciate anything you're willing to contribute to my Pink quest, as long as they aren't too thick, say 2mm-ish, it should give...
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2024-01-23, 7:13am
Replies: 68
Views: 4,471
Posted By jesnbec73
DH Flora is beautiful stuff, also someone...

DH Flora is beautiful stuff, also someone suggested CIM Dollhouse Milky but I think it's going to be a little pale, that gellys really had me spoiled I guess LOL
I've never used any of the enamels,...
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2024-01-23, 7:09am
Replies: 68
Views: 4,471
Posted By jesnbec73
I was just looking at their page right before I...

I was just looking at their page right before I read your reply, I think 96 will be fine for miniatures. I once had a customer that wanted minis made from a Heineken bottle, so 96 should be a breeze...
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2024-01-22, 8:48pm
Replies: 68
Views: 4,471
Posted By jesnbec73
Kugler's 'opal dense rose' looks promising,...

Kugler's 'opal dense rose' looks promising, pulling sheet glass into stringers is going to learn me some new techniques for sure. Glass is glass though, and I've done a lot crazier things to get...
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