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Forum: Free Tutorials 2020-08-16, 12:50pm
Replies: 2
Views: 332
Posted By FosterFire
I work with Mr. and Mrs. Shortie. Mrs. Shortie is...

I work with Mr. and Mrs. Shortie. Mrs. Shortie is preggers, btw.
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2020-02-20, 3:00pm
Replies: 8
Views: 1,197
Posted By FosterFire
Whoa!! Breathing that stuff can be very...

Whoa!! Breathing that stuff can be very dangerous. Please do not try to melt it.
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2020-02-12, 2:52pm
Replies: 4
Views: 813
Posted By FosterFire
I am choosing not to fight that battle and taking...

I am choosing not to fight that battle and taking my business elsewhere.
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2020-02-10, 10:57am
Replies: 4
Views: 813
Posted By FosterFire
FosterFire - bad batches & replacement

I make FosterFire. One of my suppliers recently substituted a "chemically identical" material for the material we normally order. It's not working in the bead release and I hadn't been torching...
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2020-02-09, 4:58pm
Replies: 22
Views: 1,910
Posted By FosterFire
Oooo, look at those peaches over to the right..!!

Oooo, look at those peaches over to the right..!!
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2020-02-09, 4:58pm
Replies: 8
Views: 579
Posted By FosterFire
Try storing it in the bag it came in. I buy long...

Try storing it in the bag it came in. I buy long bags and loosely knot the bag so I can tie it and untie it. A bread bag will work if you threw the original away. Evaporation happens to all bead...
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2019-12-28, 9:51am
Replies: 12
Views: 813
Posted By FosterFire
I only put the 1-2 I am using on the actual work...

I only put the 1-2 I am using on the actual work bench. The rest are off to the side.
Forum: Free Tutorials 2019-12-28, 9:39am
Replies: 391
Views: 160,742
Posted By FosterFire
Been away from the torch for way too long. I...

Been away from the torch for way too long. I finally cleaned my studio so it was safe again and I made these yesterday. (please ignore the top 2) Most are Ekho, one was Clio, one or 2 were Skiron...
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2019-12-27, 9:26am
Replies: 0
Views: 514
Posted By FosterFire
Safety reminder about dust, cobwebs

Dust and cobwebs are flammable.

I haven't been torching in long while and I took about half a day to make sure I got all the dust and cobwebs from on and around my torching table. Cutting down...
Forum: Auctions, self promotion, and related things 2019-10-30, 6:53am
Replies: 4
Views: 3,420
Posted By FosterFire
I love lace agate..yummmm!

I love lace agate..yummmm!
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2019-07-23, 7:50am
Replies: 11
Views: 882
Posted By FosterFire
How to tell if heat ruined your bead release: it...

How to tell if heat ruined your bead release: it will go as thin as skim milk and stay that way. If it's good it should be like cheap tomato sauce from a can.

About the water:

You can add...
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2019-07-22, 9:20am
Replies: 11
Views: 882
Posted By FosterFire
Send me a PM and I will send you a free sample of...

Send me a PM and I will send you a free sample of FosterFire. The stuff they sell in the kit is enough to make a sane person cry. I sell on Etsy or also if you email me. I have 3 formulas. The best...
Forum: Free Tutorials 2019-07-17, 12:16pm
Replies: 391
Views: 160,742
Posted By FosterFire
This is the tut I use to make beads as the "grand...

This is the tut I use to make beads as the "grand prize" for a contest with my students. They have to search up the best fun fact about the universe, galaxies, stars or nebulae. The winner one year...
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2018-11-21, 1:51pm
Replies: 3
Views: 1,114
Posted By FosterFire
Yeah, same here.

Yeah, same here.
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2018-11-21, 6:50am
Replies: 3
Views: 1,114
Posted By FosterFire
Anyone bought DH Giving Glass EG716?

I would love to see some pictures..? Here is their pix. I only have Zephyr so I would love to see what other clears do over this color.

Happy giving-thanks day!
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2018-11-18, 5:51am
Replies: 12
Views: 1,850
Posted By FosterFire
I have 3 batches of Copper green from over the...

I have 3 batches of Copper green from over the years. Some look red, some look mint green and all of them work the same for me. If I reduce my flame a bit I can get the red any time. I know some...
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2018-11-10, 5:37am
Replies: 4
Views: 1,069
Posted By FosterFire
I love the vertical one. I can see so many design...

I love the vertical one. I can see so many design possibilities. The horizontal one looks like it would also be challenging to work with the finished shape.
Forum: Boro Room 2018-08-03, 7:02am
Replies: 10
Views: 3,550
Posted By FosterFire
Interesting. I have about 10 pounds I had planned...

Interesting. I have about 10 pounds I had planned to use in my 8th grade classroom but my hot plate doesn't get hot enough. I purchased from a vendor on Ebay. The ten pounds was about the size of a...
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2018-07-17, 10:09am
Replies: 4
Views: 1,299
Posted By FosterFire
I have reheated beads in the kiln for re-working...

I have reheated beads in the kiln for re-working them. Remember that even if the mandrel is sticking out of the kiln that the metal will be way too hot to hold with bare skin. Metal is an excellent...
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2018-07-17, 10:07am
Replies: 9
Views: 1,693
Posted By FosterFire
If anyone has the old Vetro dark transparent...

If anyone has the old Vetro dark transparent purple, it was perfect assuming you mean a good quality amethyst.
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2018-05-19, 3:27pm
Replies: 4
Views: 1,223
Posted By FosterFire
I've never made them on elastic and I do still...

I've never made them on elastic and I do still sell some. I don't do nearly as many shows as I am teaching (8th grade science) full time now.
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2018-05-19, 2:40pm
Replies: 22
Views: 2,893
Posted By FosterFire
I started beadmaking on Bullseye. I only went to...

I started beadmaking on Bullseye. I only went to Moretti (104) after a Leah Fairbanks class. I have many pounds of Bullseye that will be finding a new home eventually.
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2018-03-30, 7:20am
Replies: 12
Views: 1,811
Posted By FosterFire
Be careful of overworking the transparent orange....

Be careful of overworking the transparent orange. You will get more red if it's overheated after striking.
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2018-03-30, 7:19am
Replies: 10
Views: 1,670
Posted By FosterFire
You might be able to find kiln wash at a ceramic...

You might be able to find kiln wash at a ceramic supply store. Bead makers used it for years before official bead release came along.
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2018-03-30, 7:15am
Replies: 11
Views: 1,538
Posted By FosterFire
I had corals from the early 2000s with a rough...

I had corals from the early 2000s with a rough surface. Mine were labeled "Moretti" and went gray in the flame but returned to coral after gentle reheating.
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