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Forum: Free Boro Tutorials 2019-02-21, 11:25am
Replies: 20
Views: 10,526
Posted By windsong1
Hi! I just finished watching your third video....

Hi!
I just finished watching your third video. I can't seem to find the version with annotation. I really love the pic of the swirled implosion and would love to know how you did this. I am new to...
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2018-12-05, 9:17pm
Replies: 10
Views: 1,055
Posted By windsong1
Thank you for your suggestions! I will try the...

Thank you for your suggestions! I will try the kiln method, for sure!
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2018-12-04, 9:27pm
Replies: 10
Views: 1,055
Posted By windsong1
Polishing glass

Can anyone please tell me what you use to polish the inside of beads done on a large size mandrel, (where the bead release was)? I was thinking that there may be some rubber/silicone carbide or...
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2018-10-10, 9:17pm
Replies: 34
Views: 5,175
Posted By windsong1
Thank you for your step by step. Call me...

Thank you for your step by step. Call me stupid.... I am a relative newbie. Are you wrapping the twistie once around the bead, or "around the world" until the bead is covered? Why do we not see the...
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2018-06-14, 12:13pm
Replies: 3
Views: 822
Posted By windsong1
Pat, I've just returned from Italy and I want...

Pat,
I've just returned from Italy and I want to order some Effetre 591481. It is kind of like a putty colour. A grey/ ivory solid colour. Is this the one you want to sell? Please private message...
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2018-03-08, 10:55pm
Replies: 10
Views: 4,554
Posted By windsong1
Kilns in Canada

After reading this thread, I am still a little confused. For a kiln to be CSA approved, should it have a sticker on it, saying so? I know that Jean, at Nortel says that all kilns coming through...
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2018-02-17, 10:25pm
Replies: 14
Views: 1,763
Posted By windsong1
Can the type of arsenic in EDP be absorbed...

Can the type of arsenic in EDP be absorbed through the skin of the wearer?
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2018-02-05, 10:44pm
Replies: 5
Views: 818
Posted By windsong1
Thank you for all of your great ideas! It will be...

Thank you for all of your great ideas! It will be a fun evening!
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2018-02-04, 10:53am
Replies: 5
Views: 818
Posted By windsong1
Lampworking games

I couldn't find a thread on this. We are having another group of flameworkers over to our studio for a fun social evening of torching, food and drink. I am looking for party games that we can play at...
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2017-02-12, 11:07am
Replies: 1
Views: 1,574
Posted By windsong1
Hi Mountain Snail! I am new at this. Can you...

Hi Mountain Snail!
I am new at this. Can you tell me how to apply the glass to the metal and not melt the metal? I don't want to use glue. Sorry I can't help you with the annealing part.
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2017-02-04, 9:50am
Replies: 39
Views: 13,325
Posted By windsong1
Which diamond shears would you recommend? Mine...

Which diamond shears would you recommend? Mine are a bit bulky and have a "V" kind of cutting profile. Are there shears that are rounded, curved that would be easier to use? I find it so hard not to...
Forum: Tutorials 2017-02-01, 10:29pm
Replies: 4
Views: 6,465
Posted By windsong1
Using Sharon's method of using epoxy, would a...

Using Sharon's method of using epoxy, would a silver coated wire, like Artistic wire work? If so, what gauge would you suggest?
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2016-12-13, 8:00pm
Replies: 4
Views: 1,142
Posted By windsong1
Thanks Kristen. I'll have a look!

Thanks Kristen. I'll have a look!
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2016-12-13, 9:13am
Replies: 4
Views: 1,142
Posted By windsong1
How to make sideways tube beads or torpedo shaped

I am wondering how best to make beads on a mandrel, that are elongated (tubes) and straight but the holes would be so that the beads would be perpendicular to the necklace, just to add some interest....
Forum: Boro Room 2016-11-16, 9:34pm
Replies: 8
Views: 2,669
Posted By windsong1
Thank you for all of your help! I was totally...

Thank you for all of your help! I was totally unaware that chemical etching doesn't work on boro. I do have the use of a Lortone 3A tumbler. What do I use as the abrasive? Thanks!
Forum: Boro Room 2016-11-16, 11:35am
Replies: 8
Views: 2,669
Posted By windsong1
Pale aqua/ blue transparent colour of boro.

Hi! I am a total newbie to boro glass. I am looking for a very pale aqua kind of colour in a rod, that I would like to etch, to look like frosted water in my design. can anyone suggest such a colour...
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2016-01-11, 8:42pm
Replies: 10
Views: 3,532
Posted By windsong1
Would it be possible to use this method of...

Would it be possible to use this method of stripes on a blown bead? Say, blow a smallish round bead, flatten end furthest from the blowpipe, do the dot thing and apply clear. Then blow. Trying to...
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2016-01-11, 4:28pm
Replies: 428
Views: 184,137
Posted By windsong1
Nobody has mentioned the wonderful Grace Edwards...

Nobody has mentioned the wonderful Grace Edwards of Lauscha lady who also has Cim and Effetre. She is in Canada and with the current great exchange rate for Americans, may be a great place to...
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2015-09-25, 1:17pm
Replies: 4
Views: 1,117
Posted By windsong1
Blowing beads with double helix glass

I have just learned to blow COE 104 glass with a blowpipe. I am wondering if anybody has used double helix glass as a base, reduced it, and blown it or even if this is possible. If it is, when would...
Forum: Free Tutorials 2015-03-05, 12:44pm
Replies: 7
Views: 3,802
Posted By windsong1
I love the irridescence with blues and greens of...

I love the irridescence with blues and greens of the ancient Roman glass and the patina. Does anyone know if there is a technique or tutorial to emulate this look with 104 glass? I would be very...
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2015-01-06, 12:17pm
Replies: 8
Views: 2,221
Posted By windsong1
Thank you for all of your suggestions! I am so...

Thank you for all of your suggestions! I am so very excited about this trip!!!! Almost finished my bucket list. Now, greedy me, does anyone have an address for the Effetre factory?
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2015-01-04, 9:53pm
Replies: 8
Views: 2,221
Posted By windsong1
Month in Italy

Hi! I'm not sure if this is the proper place to post this, but I couldn't find anything about visiting glass places of interest including museums, glass factories, studios, etc..while travelling in...
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2014-07-17, 9:57pm
Replies: 4
Views: 1,361
Posted By windsong1
Grooved bead to wrap wire around bead

Recently, I have seen round and somewhat flattened round lampwork beads that have grooves around the circumference of them, so that you can wrap stringing wire or other wire in those grooves to give...
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2014-01-06, 5:51pm
Replies: 14
Views: 2,306
Posted By windsong1
I would be interested in some parrot green.

I would be interested in some parrot green.
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2013-11-16, 4:57pm
Replies: 8
Views: 1,210
Posted By windsong1
Thank you so much for your help!! I can't wait to...

Thank you so much for your help!! I can't wait to experiment.
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