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Forum: Free Tutorials 2012-10-22, 4:37pm
Replies: 385
Views: 136,840
Posted By Nimbus
Hi Sara! Every time I have ever tried to...

Hi Sara!

Every time I have ever tried to encase tuxedo black, it has cracked. Also, I have had trouble with Zephyr cracking when I used it. Sounds like you had the perfect storm going on.
...
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2012-07-24, 9:39pm
Replies: 27
Views: 5,885
Posted By Nimbus
My Tuxedo cracks no matter what clear I encase it...

My Tuxedo cracks no matter what clear I encase it with. :(

I only use it when I am not encasing. Tuxedo holds up well to repeated heating, marvering and pressing. No boiling, pitts or scumming.
...
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2012-06-10, 11:36am
Replies: 19
Views: 2,585
Posted By Nimbus
Renee and I were just discussing reduction...

Renee and I were just discussing reduction surfaces in her class. I'm not sure if this will help or not, but.....

Sometimes a reduction finish will either rub off or disappear easily if the...
Forum: Classes, Retreats, Get togethers, Etc. 2012-05-31, 1:51pm
Replies: 7
Views: 2,308
Posted By Nimbus
I think that Dolly Ahles has some type of class...

I think that Dolly Ahles has some type of class at the Mesa Arts Center.

Jeannie
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2012-05-23, 8:37pm
Replies: 28
Views: 4,319
Posted By Nimbus
This kind of goes towards what Jacqueline said...

This kind of goes towards what Jacqueline said about the CIM transparents.....

I have bad luck trying to encase CIM Tuxedo. Always cracks for me. I use Effetre black when I want to encase it.
...
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2012-05-09, 12:25pm
Replies: 18
Views: 1,756
Posted By Nimbus
Mystery is solved! The warehouse guy of the glass...

Mystery is solved! The warehouse guy of the glass supplier, admitted that he did pull the Banana Cream by accident and hand labeled it himself. The glass supplier is making it good, so all is well....
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2012-05-09, 6:16am
Replies: 18
Views: 1,756
Posted By Nimbus
Thank you everyone for all of your ideas and...

Thank you everyone for all of your ideas and opinions! I agree about the fact that Cim always comes in tissue wrap and has one rod labeled. The stuff I got, shown in the picture, is hand labeled and...
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2012-05-08, 7:50pm
Replies: 18
Views: 1,756
Posted By Nimbus
You guys are funny! :grin: No, the mystery...

You guys are funny! :grin:

No, the mystery glass is not Yellow Ice. Yellow Ice is the neighbor to Banana Cream in my glass bin. :) But she never comes out to play. She encountered some type of...
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2012-05-08, 2:46pm
Replies: 18
Views: 1,756
Posted By Nimbus
Thanks Lisa and Jacqueline! I just needed a...

Thanks Lisa and Jacqueline!

I just needed a little back up on what I thought before I started to raise a little bit of a stink. :smile:

Believe it or not, I didn't think to compare it to my...
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2012-05-08, 2:24pm
Replies: 18
Views: 1,756
Posted By Nimbus
Is This CIM Butter Pecan?

Hi Everybody,

I just purchased what was sold to me as CIM Butter Pecan from a glass supplier. I have purchased Butter Pecan before, and actually have a labeled rod of it still left over. When you...
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2012-03-29, 7:12am
Replies: 27
Views: 4,601
Posted By Nimbus
Hey, I just found this thread! What Joan said is...

Hey, I just found this thread! What Joan said is exactly right. There are many ways to make a flower. Just find the way that you like best. The hard part is getting that baby into the bead! :-D
...
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2012-03-26, 11:18am
Replies: 12
Views: 1,734
Posted By Nimbus
Hi Sarah, Well then, I'm not the only person...

Hi Sarah,

Well then, I'm not the only person who believes that the end of the propane in the tank can be yucky! :grin:

I just eliminate the whole problem of this issue by doing what I mentioned...
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2012-03-24, 11:55am
Replies: 12
Views: 1,734
Posted By Nimbus
Wow, I am confused! So it is NOT true that it is...

Wow, I am confused! So it is NOT true that it is a good thing for you to purge the tank when you are going to refill it? The additive does not build up and cause bad things to happen?

And the...
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2012-03-24, 6:31am
Replies: 12
Views: 1,734
Posted By Nimbus
When I am at the end of the gas in my propane...

When I am at the end of the gas in my propane tank, it will start to kind of "spit" a weird yucky haze over the bead. I try to be very aware of the fact when my propane is getting low.

Also, I...
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2012-02-26, 5:04pm
Replies: 14
Views: 6,404
Posted By Nimbus
This is a link to some TierraCast lentil bead...

This is a link to some TierraCast lentil bead caps. I purchased some a while back when I was making a bunch of donated pendants and I needed to keep the cost down.

The quality seemed fine to me....
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2012-02-17, 2:37pm
Replies: 3
Views: 770
Posted By Nimbus
Hi Lori, Kugler is the clear that I have...

Hi Lori,

Kugler is the clear that I have been using lately. Somewhere I read that there was problems with the consistency of the coe, but I have had no problems at all with cracking.

For me, it...
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2012-01-09, 7:07pm
Replies: 10
Views: 1,268
Posted By Nimbus
Hi, The 1 1/4 inch straight sided lentil is...

Hi,

The 1 1/4 inch straight sided lentil is my favorite press! I like it because it allows for some thickness to the bead, and I like to incorporate some 3-D elements. It gives you room to work if...
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2011-09-24, 5:03pm
Replies: 16
Views: 1,203
Posted By Nimbus
Hi Pam, So are you saying that for you a...

Hi Pam,

So are you saying that for you a small oxy flame works best? Do you have any theory on why a small oxy over a small neutral would be better? The benefits of the coolness of the oxy flame...
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2011-09-24, 2:37pm
Replies: 16
Views: 1,203
Posted By Nimbus
OK, I have been sitting here staring at my screen...

OK, I have been sitting here staring at my screen and thinking.....

So, I know what a neutral flame is, and that is what I have been using in some attempts to try and melt Reich unsuccessfully....
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2011-09-24, 2:15pm
Replies: 16
Views: 1,203
Posted By Nimbus
Holy Cow Pam, you just blew my mind!! What...

Holy Cow Pam, you just blew my mind!!

What you said was so interesting! Does that make me a lampwork nerd? 8-[

I have never heard the explanation of flame heat put in those terms before.
...
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2011-09-24, 1:40pm
Replies: 16
Views: 1,203
Posted By Nimbus
Hey, I want to talk about this! Reichenbach...

Hey, I want to talk about this!

Reichenbach glass has presented a big problem for me! I am aware of the keeping cool, melting slowly, high in the flame, deal. But that doesn't solve the problem....
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2011-09-04, 3:15pm
Replies: 16
Views: 2,001
Posted By Nimbus
Hi Michelle, There might be several...

Hi Michelle,

There might be several different reasons you are getting more of the blue, opaque color.
1. You could possibly be over reducing before you do the final layer of clear.
2. You might...
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2011-06-20, 11:50am
Replies: 74
Views: 7,430
Posted By Nimbus
I haven't read this entire thread, but the...

I haven't read this entire thread, but the technique done is basically called "pleating". There are MANY different ways to pleat. Probably as many different ways to pleat as there are people who do...
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2011-06-11, 5:09pm
Replies: 359
Views: 45,038
Posted By Nimbus
Hi Nohline :waving: I was just starting to...

Hi Nohline :waving:

I was just starting to do some investigation into the TAG clear, but then the Zephyr came out and I jumped into trying that.

I am going to go back and try TAG again...
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2011-06-11, 3:19pm
Replies: 359
Views: 45,038
Posted By Nimbus
Yamaha, Forgot to add.... Make sure you...

Yamaha,

Forgot to add.... Make sure you check them good AFTER soaking in warm water and cleaning. That is when the cracks appeared on my 3 rubino oro beads.

Jeannie
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