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Forum: Boro Room 2009-06-03, 8:17pm
Replies: 12
Views: 1,977
Posted By twiggyinaz
gmkcpa and cosmo, The glob method works best...

gmkcpa and cosmo,

The glob method works best for me too. I am doing it in a couple stages because I keep getting the whole pendant too hot, but everytime I do it, it gets better and easier and I...
Forum: Tutorials 2009-05-31, 9:46am
Replies: 97
Views: 72,438
Posted By twiggyinaz
If this helps: I am doing five loops and a...

If this helps:

I am doing five loops and a double weave, on a 11mm dowel and pulling down to about 4.5 mm. I am using 24 guage wire. I am using the dowel and pull plate from Sharilyn, it is...
Forum: Boro Room 2009-05-11, 12:28pm
Replies: 12
Views: 1,977
Posted By twiggyinaz
The glob method sounds like it is right up my...

The glob method sounds like it is right up my alley, I can't wait to try that.

Besides, how much fun is it to melt and push glass? One of my favorite things!
Forum: Tutorials 2009-05-10, 4:22pm
Replies: 97
Views: 72,438
Posted By twiggyinaz
Fullajoy, I got long arms, I am half gorilla, I...

Fullajoy,
I got long arms, I am half gorilla, I do OK with 4 feet, but 3 feet would be better.

My practice weaves have been almost doubling in length. I am doing the double weave, with 5 loops...
Forum: Tutorials 2009-05-10, 4:17pm
Replies: 97
Views: 72,438
Posted By twiggyinaz
Actually, you explained it quite well! If I...

Actually, you explained it quite well! If I understand, very similar to the transition from your starting wire to working wire, except you need to tuck and hook the old wire.

Thank you so very...
Forum: Tutorials 2009-05-08, 9:13pm
Replies: 97
Views: 72,438
Posted By twiggyinaz
Time to revive this thread! How long wire do...

Time to revive this thread!

How long wire do you work with? I would like a whole necklace, but that is an enormously long piece of wire!

Can you work with smaller lengths (a few feet) and add...
Forum: Boro Room 2009-05-05, 9:03pm
Replies: 12
Views: 1,977
Posted By twiggyinaz
As are most glass techniques :grin: Glad...

As are most glass techniques :grin:

Glad to know I will be able to do it with a cricket. After I get this powder thing worked out, that will be my next step. Is it on one of your tutes? If...
Forum: Boro Room 2009-05-05, 3:55pm
Replies: 12
Views: 1,977
Posted By twiggyinaz
I need to try the rod method again, I was gifted...

I need to try the rod method again, I was gifted some really fantastic colors that would make great backings!! I think when I was doing it I was really new to boro and I was pulling my stringers...
Forum: Boro Room 2009-05-05, 2:33pm
Replies: 12
Views: 1,977
Posted By twiggyinaz
I never even considered the heat was going...

I never even considered the heat was going through the powder and making it stick to itself!

That makes so much sense, I have been giving the pendant a good healthy dose of heat before putting it...
Forum: Boro Room 2009-05-05, 12:03pm
Replies: 12
Views: 1,977
Posted By twiggyinaz
Powder application woes

I did a search on powders, found some great info and some fun ideas, but didn't find the answer to my question, so I am thinking I might be powder challenged.

I am trying to use powder to back my...
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2009-05-05, 10:30am
Replies: 40
Views: 5,201
Posted By twiggyinaz
I thought these were made with moretti 272 when I...

I thought these were made with moretti 272 when I made this post, but I double checked after I posted and it was vetro.

I did put a bit of clear down before the 272, I do that with all pastels...
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2009-05-04, 2:58pm
Replies: 40
Views: 5,201
Posted By twiggyinaz
Otter, your other half has impeccable taste! ...

Otter, your other half has impeccable taste!

Steph,
That is the charm of not knowing better! One of the reason I love looking at newbie beads is they don't know they aren't "supposed" to do some...
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2009-05-04, 11:37am
Replies: 40
Views: 5,201
Posted By twiggyinaz
Otter and Hayley, Both good points. I...

Otter and Hayley,

Both good points. I think somewhere in the middle is a good place to aim.

I know some clears work better with some glasses, and there are tricks like putting clear down as...
Forum: Boro Room 2009-05-02, 6:13pm
Replies: 17
Views: 3,021
Posted By twiggyinaz
Holy cow peeps, what are you doing to your beads...

Holy cow peeps, what are you doing to your beads and release?

I just break the bead release on both sides of the bead and use a plier to hold the mandrel steady, give the bead a twist, and the...
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2009-05-02, 4:36pm
Replies: 7
Views: 1,143
Posted By twiggyinaz
You got me thinking, too. Wouldn't it be neat if...

You got me thinking, too. Wouldn't it be neat if you could premake the copper liner or bezel shape, then ooze and smoosh your molten glass into it, then build it up and make all sorts of designs,...
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2009-05-02, 11:28am
Replies: 40
Views: 5,201
Posted By twiggyinaz
Premium sage cracks when encased, I even had it...

Premium sage cracks when encased, I even had it crack when I put a clear base under it, which is too bad, it is beautiful encased!
Forum: Boro Room 2009-05-02, 11:21am
Replies: 17
Views: 3,021
Posted By twiggyinaz
I am a boro newb, and when I started melting boro...

I am a boro newb, and when I started melting boro all I had was FF S&T, so I can't compare it to anything else, but it works great for me!
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2009-04-26, 7:39am
Replies: 5
Views: 1,149
Posted By twiggyinaz
Karen, I have some powdered boro, I am...

Karen,

I have some powdered boro, I am having a hard time using it, when I use it to back a pendant it is "clumpy" and sticks together. I tried to use it like fine frit or 104 enamel, I scooped...
Forum: Tutorials to purchase 2009-04-20, 10:02pm
Replies: 8
Views: 4,715
Posted By twiggyinaz
My tutorial wish list is getting really long...

My tutorial wish list is getting really long again... would you guys SLOW DOWN!!!!
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2009-04-19, 7:06pm
Replies: 10
Views: 1,753
Posted By twiggyinaz
Check out Naos' beads, she makes some honkers...

Check out Naos' beads, she makes some honkers with some awesome colors on her hothead. She has always been my "hothead hero"
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2009-04-19, 7:04pm
Replies: 10
Views: 1,753
Posted By twiggyinaz
Aleta, Sorry, I have a tendency to live in my...

Aleta,
Sorry, I have a tendency to live in my own small world and don't always explain things well.

When I say the top half of the bead in the bottom half of the flame I mean that I rarely put...
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2009-04-19, 6:07pm
Replies: 10
Views: 1,753
Posted By twiggyinaz
De has a good point! She jogged my hothead...

De has a good point! She jogged my hothead memories!

I never used the bottom third or quarter of my propane tank, that is where all the gunk and junk settles. And every so often I turn the tank...
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2009-04-19, 12:57pm
Replies: 10
Views: 1,753
Posted By twiggyinaz
When working with vetro or effetre clear and a...

When working with vetro or effetre clear and a hot head, move the bead further from the head of the torch. The more oxygen and further the gunk has to travel to the bead, the less chance of soot. I...
Forum: Boro Room 2009-04-18, 7:45pm
Replies: 80
Views: 17,598
Posted By twiggyinaz
Here are a couple more links: ...

Here are a couple more links:
http://www.etsy.com/shop.php?user_id=6936888&section_id=5991471
http://www.etsy.com/shop.php?user_id=5529439&section_id=5955913
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2009-04-17, 3:47pm
Replies: 10
Views: 1,659
Posted By twiggyinaz
or... TAG golden emerald

or... TAG golden emerald
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