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Forum: Beads of Courage 2011-03-07, 4:39am
Replies: 160
Views: 23,209
Posted By Emiko
Here's mine. It depicts meteor shower. It is...

Here's mine. It depicts meteor shower.
It is not the very bead but similar. I used magenta instead of blue dichro, though. It is very hard to photograph this bead.
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Forum: Classes, Retreats, Get togethers, Etc. 2008-12-11, 11:14pm
Replies: 0
Views: 1,240
Posted By Emiko
Japanese Beadmaking classes in Mesa, AZ

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MESA ART CENTER ART STUDIOS HOST LEGENDARY JAPANESE GLASS BEAD WORKSHOPS

Internationally renowned Japanese glass artists, Akihiro Ohkama and Ryo Ono, will be teaching three...
Forum: Classes, Retreats, Get togethers, Etc. 2008-12-11, 11:13pm
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Views: 1,105
Posted By Emiko
Japanese Beadmaking in Mesa, AZ

148195148196

MESA ART CENTER ART STUDIOS HOST LEGENDARY JAPANESE GLASS BEAD WORKSHOPS

Internationally renowned Japanese glass artists, Akihiro Ohkama and Ryo Ono, will be teaching three...
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2008-11-18, 3:08am
Replies: 10
Views: 1,704
Posted By Emiko
You can use mandrels in different thickness on...

You can use mandrels in different thickness on this tool because you can tighten the clincher to hold the mandrel. But if you make your beads in the middle of a mandrel, it doesn't work.

At the...
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2008-08-22, 1:03pm
Replies: 23
Views: 6,571
Posted By Emiko
It may work if the inclusion is very small and...

It may work if the inclusion is very small and flat, but I don't think it would work for most cases. Any part that doesn't touch the plate wouldn't be heated enough because glass so poorly transmits...
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2008-08-20, 11:59am
Replies: 23
Views: 6,571
Posted By Emiko
The rubber hose is not to be used in a kiln. I...

The rubber hose is not to be used in a kiln. I had Craig (of Arrow Springs) make a threaded stainless tube to attach my Stump Sucker. I drilled a hole on the kiln door so the stainless tube can stick...
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2008-06-11, 4:03pm
Replies: 10
Views: 1,895
Posted By Emiko
I have the catalog from the first Gathering. It...

I have the catalog from the first Gathering. It is a 15 page booklet with a photo each from 29 beadmakers. It was published by the bead museum in Scottsdale in '93.
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I think you are...
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2008-05-29, 5:12pm
Replies: 5
Views: 1,505
Posted By Emiko
Thermal shock can create horizontal cracks, too....

Thermal shock can create horizontal cracks, too. If the upper part and lower part of a bead have very different temperatures, it would crack somewhere in between horizontally. When I make a mistake...
Forum: Shows and Festivals 2008-05-19, 1:52pm
Replies: 116
Views: 18,213
Posted By Emiko
Karen, you'll meet at least 12 people in the...

Karen, you'll meet at least 12 people in the class before Saturday.O:)
Forum: Shows and Festivals 2008-04-10, 12:27pm
Replies: 116
Views: 18,213
Posted By Emiko
I'll be there at #1212 and also be there as...

I'll be there at #1212 and also be there as Akihiro's interpreter.
See you there, Miss Spider.
Only three seats are left for the class.
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2008-04-08, 11:34am
Replies: 10
Views: 6,574
Posted By Emiko
I asked Akihiro about his comment on "annealing...

I asked Akihiro about his comment on "annealing 104 glass in this "annealing bubbles." What he meant was that "you can safely cool 104 glass in this." The Japanese word for "annealing" actually means...
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2008-03-23, 12:11pm
Replies: 13
Views: 3,234
Posted By Emiko
Here's the thread about the Arrow Springs tool. ...

Here's the thread about the Arrow Springs tool.
Arrow Springs Cylinder Speed Shaper (To view links or images in this forum your post count must be 1 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.)
Of...
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2008-03-10, 8:29am
Replies: 15
Views: 2,630
Posted By Emiko
One thing I would like to clarify. Of course the...

One thing I would like to clarify. Of course the largest bead in his set is a focal bead. I didn't deny that. What I'm saying is calling loose beads "focal" is a funny thing since if a jewelry piece...
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2008-03-10, 1:13am
Replies: 15
Views: 2,630
Posted By Emiko
Scott, I apologize. I pulled my post and sent a...

Scott,
I apologize. I pulled my post and sent a PM to Lisa to ask her to delete the quote.

Emiko
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2008-03-09, 6:19pm
Replies: 15
Views: 2,630
Posted By Emiko
English is not my first language, but I disagree....

English is not my first language, but I disagree.
I don't make the type of beads, so I lifted this photo from somewhere (Sorry, whoever the creator is, but this is for education purpose.)
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Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2008-03-07, 3:08pm
Replies: 3
Views: 1,283
Posted By Emiko
Akihiro Ohkama will teach exactly what you want...

Akihiro Ohkama will teach exactly what you want to do (but with Satake) at Bead & Button. I'll be the interpreter.
class info (To view links or images in this forum your post count must be 1 or...
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2008-02-28, 5:05pm
Replies: 56
Views: 17,612
Posted By Emiko
Bed Bath & Beyond has the same stuff at the same...

Bed Bath & Beyond has the same stuff at the same price.
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2008-02-18, 2:37am
Replies: 26
Views: 4,361
Posted By Emiko
It depends on the batches. Sometimes Effetre...

It depends on the batches. Sometimes Effetre black does the same thing and sometimes Vetrofond black doesn't do it.
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2008-02-15, 5:13pm
Replies: 4
Views: 1,295
Posted By Emiko
You could call the manufacturer of the kiln and...

You could call the manufacturer of the kiln and ask how to replace the blanket.
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2008-02-15, 2:00pm
Replies: 4
Views: 1,295
Posted By Emiko
Rigidizing Fiber Kilns (To view links or images...

Rigidizing Fiber Kilns (To view links or images in this forum your post count must be 1 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.)
I think it's better to get fresh fiber blanket.
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2008-01-23, 12:35am
Replies: 4
Views: 2,383
Posted By Emiko
Oxy regulator doesn't physically fit propane...

Oxy regulator doesn't physically fit propane tanks because the thread goes the opposite direction. Oxy is clockwise and propane is counterclockwise.
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2008-01-21, 3:07pm
Replies: 24
Views: 6,583
Posted By Emiko
They will probably widen the slits for you if you...

They will probably widen the slits for you if you request.
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2008-01-20, 6:28pm
Replies: 24
Views: 6,583
Posted By Emiko
The slit measures 4 mm. Arrow Springs' catalog...

The slit measures 4 mm.
Arrow Springs' catalog says that Big Glasshole Mandrel has 1/4" handle, but the handles of ones I have measure 3.9 mm.
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2008-01-20, 1:58am
Replies: 24
Views: 6,583
Posted By Emiko
I tried it today (Actually it's past midnight so...

I tried it today (Actually it's past midnight so "yesterday") at Arrow Springs. I liked it because it takes care of the end and the side at the same time. I also work in the middle of the mandrel but...
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2007-12-28, 9:11pm
Replies: 13
Views: 2,410
Posted By Emiko
98580 I made the spiral by rolling up an...

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I made the spiral by rolling up an elongated lollipop.
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