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Forum: Free Tutorials 2018-02-19, 10:56am
Replies: 68
Views: 24,432
Posted By Mustang Dawn
Looks like you have the concept down and it will...

Looks like you have the concept down and it will look great on a bead. With your next one melt your gather down until smooth and then start your twists. This gives you a nice smooth wig wag and...
Forum: Sale Rack 2014-07-07, 2:05pm
Replies: 472
Views: 76,151
Posted By Mustang Dawn
Ron how long is the two for one special going to...

Ron how long is the two for one special going to last?
Forum: Free Tutorials 2014-05-17, 7:53pm
Replies: 179
Views: 64,386
Posted By Mustang Dawn
Yes Eileen is sending me some, thanks for the...

Yes Eileen is sending me some, thanks for the offer though!
Forum: Free Tutorials 2014-05-17, 7:29pm
Replies: 179
Views: 64,386
Posted By Mustang Dawn
Those look great! I like the effect of the curly...

Those look great! I like the effect of the curly ones :)
Forum: Free Tutorials 2014-05-17, 7:08pm
Replies: 179
Views: 64,386
Posted By Mustang Dawn
I'm up to the challenge :). I'll send you some of...

I'm up to the challenge :). I'll send you some of my larger straight stuff too. PM your address and I'll give you mine.
Forum: Free Tutorials 2014-05-17, 5:53pm
Replies: 179
Views: 64,386
Posted By Mustang Dawn
My larger pieces are straight. I would love to...

My larger pieces are straight. I would love to see how the curly pieces look. I have made spirals with brass wire too but kept it solid under glass. I called them my party beads.
Forum: Free Tutorials 2014-05-17, 5:24pm
Replies: 179
Views: 64,386
Posted By Mustang Dawn
I have different size shavings and they work...

I have different size shavings and they work pretty good all giving different looks. Looking forward to seeing your beads!
Forum: Free Tutorials 2014-05-10, 7:33am
Replies: 141
Views: 88,177
Posted By Mustang Dawn
It's so sad....

It's so sad....
Forum: Tutorials 2014-04-16, 7:46pm
Replies: 4
Views: 3,192
Posted By Mustang Dawn
Here an oldie from Ann. ...

Here an oldie from Ann.
http://www.schermobeads.com/tutorials/iris_tutorial.htm
Forum: Studio 2014-02-15, 8:44am
Replies: 61
Views: 11,085
Posted By Mustang Dawn
Greg any pictures yet :) Becky I've been at it...

Greg any pictures yet :) Becky I've been at it now for 14 years and I'm still learning, that is what I love about lampworking! A sun room studio sounds nice too!
Forum: Studio 2014-02-09, 12:58pm
Replies: 61
Views: 11,085
Posted By Mustang Dawn
Thanks ladies! Looking forward to seeing them :).

Thanks ladies! Looking forward to seeing them :).
Forum: Studio 2013-12-30, 6:49am
Replies: 61
Views: 11,085
Posted By Mustang Dawn
Thank you Rock Lover, I really enjoy my work...

Thank you Rock Lover, I really enjoy my work space. One thing I learned over the years is when planning your studio is if you have the space go bigger :) Happy New Year!
Forum: Studio 2013-10-06, 12:37pm
Replies: 30
Views: 6,310
Posted By Mustang Dawn
I purchased my feed trough from quality farm and...

I purchased my feed trough from quality farm and fleet for around $80. Here's the link of how I did it back in 2007. http://www.lampworketc.com/forums/showthread.php?t=46568&highlight=Feed+trough
Forum: Free Tutorials 2013-09-06, 4:49pm
Replies: 179
Views: 64,386
Posted By Mustang Dawn
Eileen is correct :). Plus you do not need much...

Eileen is correct :). Plus you do not need much brass frit. A little bit last a very long time!
Forum: Beads of Courage 2013-07-31, 7:59pm
Replies: 14
Views: 3,082
Posted By Mustang Dawn
Wow almost 400 copies sold, that's awesome!

Wow almost 400 copies sold, that's awesome!
Forum: Tutorials 2013-07-08, 6:55am
Replies: 57
Views: 31,634
Posted By Mustang Dawn
Stencils come in all different designs and you...

Stencils come in all different designs and you can find them at hobby stores. You can use plastic ones too. Put your stencil on your work surface and sift your enamel over it. Lift your stencil off...
Forum: Tutorials 2013-06-26, 7:13am
Replies: 17
Views: 4,230
Posted By Mustang Dawn
The biggest tip I can give you is turn down the...

The biggest tip I can give you is turn down the heat and of course PPP.
Forum: Free Tutorials 2013-05-12, 5:36am
Replies: 68
Views: 24,432
Posted By Mustang Dawn
Hi Patsy, You can use steel mandrels as...

Hi Patsy,

You can use steel mandrels as punties as well and it might give you more control while pulling out your wigwag. These are a wonderful exercise in learning how to read the heat so don't...
Forum: Free Tutorials 2013-03-21, 4:01pm
Replies: 179
Views: 64,386
Posted By Mustang Dawn
Hi Shirley, Welcome to the wonderful world of...

Hi Shirley,
Welcome to the wonderful world of lampworking! Those are fence rails cut down. I bought mine at Lowe's but they had to order them. Most fence places have them too. I can lose hours...
Forum: Free Tutorials 2013-02-20, 10:33am
Replies: 179
Views: 64,386
Posted By Mustang Dawn
I'm bumping this up because all the info on brass...

I'm bumping this up because all the info on brass frit is going around. Please purchase it from Cynthia (in the GS) because Mike is not making presses now. I think I'll start playing with it again...
Forum: Tutorials to purchase 2012-10-29, 6:19am
Replies: 18
Views: 4,183
Posted By Mustang Dawn
I love making Wig Wags! Congrats on the article...

I love making Wig Wags! Congrats on the article :)
Forum: Free Tutorials 2012-10-16, 1:41pm
Replies: 68
Views: 24,432
Posted By Mustang Dawn
I've mailed them in all ready. They are super...

I've mailed them in all ready. They are super easy and fun to make. Just make your base bead an wrap your wig wag around it and melt in. Then add four feet and a head and your done. When I make...
Forum: Free Tutorials 2012-10-16, 1:08pm
Replies: 68
Views: 24,432
Posted By Mustang Dawn
I think I'm going to make some wig wags this...

I think I'm going to make some wig wags this week. I used the last of mine up making turtles for Beads of Courage last month, they make great looking bodies :)
Forum: Tutorials to purchase 2012-10-16, 3:45am
Replies: 26
Views: 10,372
Posted By Mustang Dawn
Yes mine are, if you look close you can see the...

Yes mine are, if you look close you can see the bubble. It is hard to see in the pictures but in person it adds a lot of pop to the beads.
Forum: Tutorials to purchase 2012-10-15, 6:37am
Replies: 26
Views: 10,372
Posted By Mustang Dawn
I've been working off mandrel for awhile now and...

I've been working off mandrel for awhile now and this caught my eye. They are fun to make and will with PPP improve your heat control skills. Here are my 1st 5 attempts using Glass Diversions...
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