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Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2019-08-14, 11:44am
Replies: 1
Views: 596
Posted By yonil
CIM Glass Heads Up- many colors will be discontinued

I'm relaying this info with permission from Joy Munshower, who has been in contact with Kathy from CIM:

"Hi there glassy bead peeps!!! I was at the Frantz BASH this last weekend and got to chat...
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2019-07-22, 6:00am
Replies: 11
Views: 572
Posted By yonil
I agree with the advice to get a different...

I agree with the advice to get a different release, and also want to say Kathy's advice is spot on. Several times I've forgotten about the issue with new mandrels. Suddenly my bead release is...
Forum: Free Tutorials 2019-07-21, 12:14pm
Replies: 14
Views: 1,787
Posted By yonil
Wonderful video--thank you so much for posting it!

Wonderful video--thank you so much for posting it!
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2019-07-02, 9:13pm
Replies: 7
Views: 600
Posted By yonil
I would definitely blame the silverglass for...

I would definitely blame the silverglass for that. If you look around the wings of my birds with the metallic wings, you'll see the same effect. I know some people reported that LBB didn't fume with...
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2019-07-02, 6:05am
Replies: 7
Views: 600
Posted By yonil
I don't think I'd call any of the beads I made...

I don't think I'd call any of the beads I made with LBB green, but I did get a greenish cast on where I reduced some silverglass too hard... I wonder if they mislabeled some? Do you have any photos...
Forum: Studio 2019-06-30, 1:01pm
Replies: 10
Views: 1,761
Posted By yonil
I don't think I have much new to add, but I'm in...

I don't think I have much new to add, but I'm in a similar garage set-up. I set up a hood, which vents out the window. An electrician added two circuits for me--one just for the kiln, and one for...
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2019-06-07, 7:07am
Replies: 81
Views: 12,533
Posted By yonil
I got a request for a wholesale order for a brick...

I got a request for a wholesale order for a brick and mortar store, so I want to BUMP this thread! Can we get a 2019 check-in?

Does $1 per minute still make sense, after all these years, or does...
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2019-05-31, 6:54am
Replies: 6
Views: 740
Posted By yonil
I like to use brass when working with a glass...

I like to use brass when working with a glass that has reactions with extreme hot to cold changes. Like raku--Heat up the raku, then press it with a brass shaper, to cool it fast and get extra color...
Forum: Studio 2019-04-21, 4:47pm
Replies: 80
Views: 18,163
Posted By yonil
Thanks for the update, this whole thread was a...

Thanks for the update, this whole thread was a great read.
Forum: Free Tutorials 2019-04-08, 7:20am
Replies: 7
Views: 3,274
Posted By yonil
The tools are linked in the post--I did some...

The tools are linked in the post--I did some digging to find the products:

https://beachbuggy.at/en/35-jewelry-tools <-The bird is built with the M2.5 cabochon mandrel.
...
Forum: Free Tutorials 2019-04-08, 7:04am
Replies: 7
Views: 3,274
Posted By yonil
That was a lot of fun. It's so relaxing to watch...

That was a lot of fun. It's so relaxing to watch these videos, and I loved seeing the bird come to life!
Forum: Free Tutorials 2019-03-07, 8:17am
Replies: 795
Views: 369,041
Posted By yonil
Hmm...I don't know how to compare, since I never...

Hmm...I don't know how to compare, since I never had any of the old stuff. I certainly never got super bright colors out of raku, and I've only used 104. Here's a recent bead with newer 104 raku....
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2019-02-25, 10:39am
Replies: 6
Views: 895
Posted By yonil
I think between Hades and Tuxedo, the two Messy...

I think between Hades and Tuxedo, the two Messy blacks, Hades is the denser black.
Forum: Free Tutorials 2019-02-07, 8:11am
Replies: 40
Views: 6,796
Posted By yonil
Chiming in to thank you for your generosity, and...

Chiming in to thank you for your generosity, and for opening up a new world of creative possibilities! :)
Forum: Studio 2019-01-30, 5:49am
Replies: 6
Views: 1,089
Posted By yonil
Well that's a tough decision. I wouldn't really...

Well that's a tough decision. I wouldn't really worry about power consumption, as kilns overall are pretty efficient. I'd keep in mind how much space it will take up, and whether you need to be able...
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2019-01-25, 1:48pm
Replies: 30
Views: 1,509
Posted By yonil
It sounds to me like your friend has maybe made...

It sounds to me like your friend has maybe made up their mind on the ventilation situation, and is choosing to pretend it's not an issue. I get it--ventilation is hard to tackle if you don't have...
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2019-01-25, 10:15am
Replies: 30
Views: 1,509
Posted By yonil
If you wanted to be more delicate about it, while...

If you wanted to be more delicate about it, while still addressing the issue, you could say something like, "I know different bodies react to lampworking differently, but I think my body is telling...
Forum: Studio 2019-01-21, 9:05am
Replies: 11
Views: 1,967
Posted By yonil
Yikes hyperT! That's a pretty scary story..if he...

Yikes hyperT! That's a pretty scary story..if he went from table to table, eventually there would probably be a flammable cloth...basically ensuring there WOULD be fire at the show.
Forum: Studio 2019-01-20, 12:57pm
Replies: 11
Views: 1,967
Posted By yonil
Thanks for the comments--I hope people can find...

Thanks for the comments--I hope people can find something helpful in there somewhere, even if everyone's experiences are different!
Forum: Safety 2019-01-18, 9:59am
Replies: 0
Views: 1,033
Posted By yonil
My Experience Getting Insurance and Fire Department Approval for my Lampwork Studio

**As a disclaimer, I get the impression that there is no “one size fits all” for getting approved for a glass studio in your home. Different insurance companies have different rules, and the local...
Forum: Studio 2019-01-18, 9:59am
Replies: 11
Views: 1,967
Posted By yonil
My Experience Getting Insurance and Fire Department Approval for my Lampwork Studio

**As a disclaimer, I get the impression that there is no “one size fits all” for getting approved for a glass studio in your home. Different insurance companies have different rules, and the local...
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2018-10-26, 11:34am
Replies: 17
Views: 2,132
Posted By yonil
Any chance the top one is sandalwood ivory? I...

Any chance the top one is sandalwood ivory? I didn't see it currently listed at Frantz, but I have gotten some in the past and it's a similar caramel color.
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2018-10-03, 6:01am
Replies: 11
Views: 987
Posted By yonil
Good morning Pat! Super generous of you. I'll...

Good morning Pat! Super generous of you. I'll throw my hat in the ring. :)
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2018-08-13, 2:04pm
Replies: 20
Views: 2,867
Posted By yonil
Looks like a previous post on her back in 2015...

Looks like a previous post on her back in 2015 listed out her names, and the list included some versions with "McDow".
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2018-07-26, 11:54am
Replies: 13
Views: 1,610
Posted By yonil
I think some greens are just super streaky like...

I think some greens are just super streaky like that, and it might not be fixed with any technique. Maybe someone else knows of a green that is less streaky?

Quick edit to say the turtle looks...
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