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Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2010-11-05, 8:36am
Replies: 12
Views: 1,220
Posted By TBC Beads
You said you're using Dirty Looie's...I've read...

You said you're using Dirty Looie's...I've read that Looie's is meant to be flame dried only, and not left to air dry. You're supposed to dip a mandrel, dry it, make your bead, and then dip a fresh...
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2010-11-04, 6:23am
Replies: 12
Views: 1,220
Posted By TBC Beads
Sue, when you say you've thinned the release, how...

Sue, when you say you've thinned the release, how thin is it when you're dipping the mandrels now? Is it the thickness of, say, a milkshake, or more like heavy cream? And which bead release are you...
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2010-11-03, 8:13pm
Replies: 15
Views: 1,767
Posted By TBC Beads
Yikes! Umm...make only solid colored beads for a...

Yikes! Umm...make only solid colored beads for a while? ;)

Can't help on a solution for the issue, but I'm curious to see if there is one. Maybe you can match colors to online or other color...
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2010-10-13, 10:14am
Replies: 4
Views: 1,094
Posted By TBC Beads
Haven't been to a torch since your response,...

Haven't been to a torch since your response, ma'am! But I definitely intend to try it. Wednesday is one of the late nights at the studio, so I'm heading there right after I'm done being a wage slave...
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2010-10-10, 9:14pm
Replies: 4
Views: 1,094
Posted By TBC Beads
Hrmm. Nope, haven't tried that, but it makes...

Hrmm. Nope, haven't tried that, but it makes sense. I've seen the reduction haze start to crop up if I forget to down up the oxy before I start working, so maybe the glass is just much more sensitive...
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2010-10-10, 6:41pm
Replies: 4
Views: 1,094
Posted By TBC Beads
Silver Glass Dots - HALP!!

I'm watching the Dots thread in the gallery, and drooling over all the lovely work there. I love making dot beads myself, but I get completely bollixed up when I try putting Triton or Aurae accent...
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2010-09-10, 3:21pm
Replies: 33
Views: 4,273
Posted By TBC Beads
Sue, I do pretty much the same thing. I use...

Sue, I do pretty much the same thing. I use Fusion (thinned, two coats) and have no trouble with it breaking while working beads, or with getting the beads off, and it basically just rinses off the...
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2010-09-02, 4:48pm
Replies: 17
Views: 1,679
Posted By TBC Beads
If you're looking into an alternative to the...

If you're looking into an alternative to the fiber blanket, you may want to look into annealing bubbles. They don't actually anneal your bead, you still have to batch anneal, but the folks I know who...
Forum: Customer Service Kiosk 2010-08-25, 4:57am
Replies: 15
Views: 2,090
Posted By TBC Beads
Great pics! I recognize a couple of people, but...

Great pics! I recognize a couple of people, but not that many. It would be great to get some sort of listing of who's who for those of us who haven't yet been able to get to many glassy events like...
Forum: Tutorials to purchase 2010-08-21, 5:39am
Replies: 68
Views: 9,788
Posted By TBC Beads
Got mine, and amazingly the mailman managed to...

Got mine, and amazingly the mailman managed to not mangle it! ;)

It's great, very clear and concise, and will help me a ton. Thanks, Donna!
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2010-08-14, 1:35pm
Replies: 122
Views: 11,996
Posted By TBC Beads
Payment sent! Thanks to both Miriam and...

Payment sent!

Thanks to both Miriam and Susan for doing this; the poster will be a wonderful conversation piece as well as a great reference!
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2010-08-08, 5:34am
Replies: 8
Views: 1,113
Posted By TBC Beads
VZ, that's a great reference thread, thank you...

VZ, that's a great reference thread, thank you for posting it!
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2010-08-04, 7:50am
Replies: 8
Views: 1,113
Posted By TBC Beads
I haven't had a chance to order much more Gaffer...

I haven't had a chance to order much more Gaffer than I got when I picked up some Blue Chalcedony (which I love Love LOVE!), so I don't have a lot to add. However, I did get a couple of other colors...
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2010-07-30, 5:30pm
Replies: 6
Views: 767
Posted By TBC Beads
Pish posh, and so not!! :waving:

Pish posh, and so not!! :waving:
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2010-07-24, 10:30pm
Replies: 45
Views: 3,031
Posted By TBC Beads
Yes, but that's not Jamie Lynne's point. She's...

Yes, but that's not Jamie Lynne's point. She's talking about being able to tell the glass she's just received apart from the some of the same manufacturer/color glass that she's received in the past,...
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2010-07-23, 6:01am
Replies: 45
Views: 3,758
Posted By TBC Beads
The latest batch of Effetre Super Clear is faboo....

The latest batch of Effetre Super Clear is faboo. No scumming for me, and it's soft and buttery.
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2010-07-21, 1:26pm
Replies: 22
Views: 3,013
Posted By TBC Beads
Thanks, Melissa! I adore Gaffer Cream. While I...

Thanks, Melissa! I adore Gaffer Cream. While I love the Ivories from Effetre in all their reactive glory, there's a lot to be said for a smooth, creamy ivory color that's stable.

I swore I...
Forum: Customer Service Kiosk 2010-07-21, 1:00pm
Replies: 8
Views: 1,669
Posted By TBC Beads
Donna's murrini are gorgeous (as are her beads!)...

Donna's murrini are gorgeous (as are her beads!) and her service is great!
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2010-07-18, 8:32pm
Replies: 22
Views: 3,013
Posted By TBC Beads
There's something else to consider other than...

There's something else to consider other than just matching CoEs. Here are two pictures of the same 94-96 frit used on 96 and 104 base glass. Notice the difference in how the frit behaves...when I...
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2010-07-17, 6:03am
Replies: 135
Views: 19,627
Posted By TBC Beads
I used up almost all my points, but I got some!...

I used up almost all my points, but I got some! Can't wait to give it a try, although I'm skeptical...I've been disappointed in the past when ordering stuff based on the test paddles.
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2010-07-16, 10:56am
Replies: 22
Views: 3,013
Posted By TBC Beads
As mentioned, encasing is dicey. I've had it...

As mentioned, encasing is dicey. I've had it work, and have had some beautiful beads crack horribly. If you stick to just using it on the surface, my feeling is you'll have no problems. I can add...
Forum: Customer Service Kiosk 2010-07-15, 7:42am
Replies: 5
Views: 935
Posted By TBC Beads
Ayako Hattori (who does lovely work in Satake...

Ayako Hattori (who does lovely work in Satake glass!) is in Nagoya. Now I have no clue how close that is to Tokyo, but perhaps she might know of other lampworkers in your area.
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2010-07-14, 1:16pm
Replies: 34
Views: 3,246
Posted By TBC Beads
Adding more weight to my contention that we all...

Adding more weight to my contention that we all better start learning Mandarin or Cantonese. *sigh*
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2010-07-14, 10:49am
Replies: 34
Views: 3,246
Posted By TBC Beads
Jenny, you seem to be offended by my post, and...

Jenny, you seem to be offended by my post, and I'm sorry about that. I guess I didn't clearly communicate what I was thinking: that although it is possible to ensure more consistency, it's probably...
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2010-07-14, 4:52am
Replies: 34
Views: 3,246
Posted By TBC Beads
I appreciate everyone's thoughts and comments...

I appreciate everyone's thoughts and comments here! After spending some time reading here and talking with some manufacturing process type friends, I've pretty much decided that it's certainly...
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