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Forum: Torch Questions 2017-05-19, 6:24pm
Replies: 18
Views: 5,307
Posted By labelleperle
As someone who has taken the blown beads workshop...

As someone who has taken the blown beads workshop with Davide Penso and is using only the inner fire of a Scorpion (which is a cricket) to do them, I would like to suggest that the heat of the torch...
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2015-03-09, 6:33am
Replies: 13
Views: 2,523
Posted By labelleperle
I might be wrong, but I think that the cat bead...

I might be wrong, but I think that the cat bead is done using enamel pens to draw on a base bead. I can't remember the name of the artist, but they did post fairly regularly in here a while ago. I do...
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2015-02-11, 5:15am
Replies: 6
Views: 1,471
Posted By labelleperle
I'm sure one of his classes at Corning is on...

I'm sure one of his classes at Corning is on YouTube. You can search Corning Museum of Glass, and there are heaps of vids to download. He did one on boro ornaments, it was great!
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2014-08-07, 5:29am
Replies: 13
Views: 1,513
Posted By labelleperle
I think you might find it difficult on a cricket,...

I think you might find it difficult on a cricket, to keep the heat needed. The mandrel is going to suck the heat from the glass, so it will be an interesting process. But never say never!...
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2014-08-07, 5:20am
Replies: 6
Views: 1,269
Posted By labelleperle
I make stud earrings straight on to stainless...

I make stud earrings straight on to stainless wire held in a pin vice. I cut the two pieces of glass rod first so they are equal, then hold the glass in haemostats, heat the end of it and the wire...
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2014-07-03, 7:46am
Replies: 16
Views: 3,847
Posted By labelleperle
Mina, make a Youtube account, sign in and make a...

Mina, make a Youtube account, sign in and make a list for your favourite videos. I have nearly 80 videos saved of glass demonstrations from Corning and Salem and a few other sources. I watched this...
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2014-06-12, 3:59am
Replies: 4
Views: 1,546
Posted By labelleperle
I'd try using a reducing silver glass to give an...

I'd try using a reducing silver glass to give an oil slick look. Add a few small dots of clear to look like beads of water running off.
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2014-05-04, 3:21am
Replies: 33
Views: 7,859
Posted By labelleperle
I have to disagree about the sterling silver...

I have to disagree about the sterling silver wire. Most of my work is made on headpins that I wire wrap into a bigger piece. I have made a complete collar of sterling silver glass headpins, using 21...
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2014-05-03, 5:43am
Replies: 4
Views: 1,378
Posted By labelleperle
I got her newsletter the other day and it said...

I got her newsletter the other day and it said that she had these made for her by a designer. :)
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2014-03-30, 4:17am
Replies: 49
Views: 9,221
Posted By labelleperle
Thank you Brad, for your input on this issue. It...

Thank you Brad, for your input on this issue. It is interesting to learn from someone who actually makes glass rods and who really understands the chemistry involved :)
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2014-03-22, 11:39am
Replies: 8
Views: 1,871
Posted By labelleperle
I subscribe to the Corning Museum of Glass on...

I subscribe to the Corning Museum of Glass on Youtube and have many fab glass videos on my playlist there. Kristina Logan, Heather Trimlett, Stephanie Sersich, Emilio Santini (sp?), Tim Drier, Jim...
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2014-02-01, 5:45am
Replies: 9
Views: 2,277
Posted By labelleperle
Most of my work is headpins made on copper wire....

Most of my work is headpins made on copper wire. I have gone as fine as 24 gauge for some projects but mostly use 22 gauge. As already mentioned, I use a pin vise to hold the wire, and just flash the...
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2013-12-23, 4:39am
Replies: 17
Views: 3,379
Posted By labelleperle
I use copper, sterling silver, nickel silver and...

I use copper, sterling silver, nickel silver and stainless for my headpins. Sterling and copper are the easiest to wrap once they're made. I haven't had a problem with balling up, just flash the tip...
Forum: Boro Room 2013-12-07, 7:21am
Replies: 6
Views: 1,521
Posted By labelleperle
You could try lowering the lpm output on your...

You could try lowering the lpm output on your concentrator to get better purity of oxy. I run my 10 lpm machine at 8-9 lpm for my Scorpion outer fire, and my 5lpm at 4lpm on the inner fire. I have...
Forum: Tutorials to purchase 2013-11-21, 10:42pm
Replies: 28
Views: 6,171
Posted By labelleperle
No worries Lydia. Thanks for letting us know,...

No worries Lydia. Thanks for letting us know, look forward to it being done :)
Forum: Tutorials to purchase 2013-11-07, 9:29pm
Replies: 28
Views: 6,171
Posted By labelleperle
Pre-ordered, thanks Lydia!

Pre-ordered, thanks Lydia!
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2013-10-20, 5:34pm
Replies: 7
Views: 1,841
Posted By labelleperle
I would make the core and then encase as normal,...

I would make the core and then encase as normal, keeping the core out of the flame. Then, encase again and use mashers to start shaping into a cube. Go slow, keeping the bead warm, and use a marver...
Forum: Free Tutorials 2013-09-13, 4:08pm
Replies: 65
Views: 19,832
Posted By labelleperle
Trey does state at the end of the tute to empty...

Trey does state at the end of the tute to empty the tank at the end of your torching session, to minimise the risk of O2 leaking back into your concentrator :)
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2013-09-01, 4:40pm
Replies: 6
Views: 1,498
Posted By labelleperle
Shouldn't do as tumbling sterling hardens the...

Shouldn't do as tumbling sterling hardens the wire and polishes it up. I guess it depends on your tumbling medium :)
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2013-08-11, 10:48pm
Replies: 17
Views: 2,526
Posted By labelleperle
Here is a link to a Stephanie Sersich video on...

Here is a link to a Stephanie Sersich video on Youtube of a workshop she did on her flower pendant and starfish pendant. Don't know if it is what you're looking for, but it is a great watch!...
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2013-07-10, 5:05pm
Replies: 24
Views: 4,146
Posted By labelleperle
Have to say that I have tried the glass and like...

Have to say that I have tried the glass and like many find the colours beautiful, but just too shocky and not worth the time trying to work with. However, I ordered a heap of tools recently to try...
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2013-05-29, 9:25am
Replies: 9
Views: 1,611
Posted By labelleperle
I'm sure that I have read the same thing too, you...

I'm sure that I have read the same thing too, you can't use 104 on 96. But then, maybe I dreamt it - 'cos that has been known to happen lol!!
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2013-05-16, 5:05pm
Replies: 22
Views: 3,557
Posted By labelleperle
These are not organza but I will put the link...

These are not organza but I will put the link here for anyone who is interested,
www.statelinebag.com
If you click on their wholesale webstore link, you will get prices for their muslin drawstring...
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2013-05-10, 8:44pm
Replies: 4
Views: 1,096
Posted By labelleperle
balihandmade.com or balibeadshop.com I think...

balihandmade.com or balibeadshop.com
I think those are the right addys. I have bought from both of them, direct from Bali.
Forum: Free Boro Tutorials 2013-05-06, 10:17pm
Replies: 16
Views: 8,277
Posted By labelleperle
Thanks very much, great video which has given me...

Thanks very much, great video which has given me something new to try! Jennie :)
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