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Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2019-03-06, 9:31pm
Replies: 12
Views: 536
Posted By rainygrrl
For years I have been using a mix of Foster Fire...

For years I have been using a mix of Foster Fire and 2 or 3 others. The composition changes a bit over time but it has always worked well for me, using 104. I have no idea why. YMMV, but it might...
Forum: Sale Rack 2019-03-04, 1:04pm
Replies: 6
Views: 566
Posted By rainygrrl
I wish! :( sounds like lots of fun!

I wish! :( sounds like lots of fun!
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2019-02-27, 12:38pm
Replies: 6
Views: 397
Posted By rainygrrl
People often refer to 066 as ďintense blackĒ or...

People often refer to 066 as ďintense blackĒ or ďIB.Ē
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2019-02-27, 12:37pm
Replies: 6
Views: 397
Posted By rainygrrl
When you pull a very fine stringer of Tuxedo it...

When you pull a very fine stringer of Tuxedo it is blue. Not sure about Hades.
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2019-02-27, 12:35pm
Replies: 13
Views: 627
Posted By rainygrrl
For those who might want to try fine silver wire...

For those who might want to try fine silver wire on a very small, inexpensive scale. Jamey Lynn (howacoglass.com) sells it in 6-foot lengths. You also can buy single rods of each color to see...
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2019-02-12, 1:18pm
Replies: 11
Views: 649
Posted By rainygrrl
Larysa, thanks so much for posting your test...

Larysa, thanks so much for posting your test results! Beautiful beads!

If you want less sparkle, you might be able to make it less dense by starting with a transparent core, green or maybe even...
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2019-01-31, 11:31am
Replies: 8
Views: 534
Posted By rainygrrl
Welcome! I also have switched to Zephyr. ...

Welcome!

I also have switched to Zephyr. It's worth it to me to not have to deal with potential scum. For encased stringers I sometimes use a pale transparent.
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2019-01-15, 11:58am
Replies: 10
Views: 651
Posted By rainygrrl
Just thought I would add a link to a brass frit...

Just thought I would add a link to a brass frit challenge some of us did a while back.
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Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2018-12-31, 12:33pm
Replies: 10
Views: 686
Posted By rainygrrl
My thought exactly!

My thought exactly!
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2018-12-19, 10:13pm
Replies: 7
Views: 795
Posted By rainygrrl
Luck counts! :)

Luck counts! :)
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2018-12-14, 3:09pm
Replies: 7
Views: 795
Posted By rainygrrl
Cool!! Thank you for sharing!

Cool!! Thank you for sharing!
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2018-12-14, 3:06pm
Replies: 12
Views: 1,086
Posted By rainygrrl
Do they have rings like some of these old rods...

Do they have rings like some of these old rods do? If so I bet someone will want them.
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2018-12-06, 8:10pm
Replies: 10
Views: 851
Posted By rainygrrl
Iím under the impression that folks use...

Iím under the impression that folks use progressively finer grits of diamond tools, then polish with cerium carbide or something. All done with water to dissipate the heat. However I havenít done...
Forum: Torch Questions 2018-11-29, 8:20pm
Replies: 4
Views: 452
Posted By rainygrrl
That is very odd. Iíve never had an issue like...

That is very odd. Iíve never had an issue like that. I donít actually know what check valves are. Either that or Iím having an embarrassing senior moment. :shock: If you donít solve it with help...
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2018-11-28, 9:45pm
Replies: 8
Views: 1,632
Posted By rainygrrl
I have used the EMS for many years, enough that...

I have used the EMS for many years, enough that Iím challenged in working without it to form the beads. (I pull the mandrel out for detail work because Iím not coordinated enough to ďbrakeĒ...
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2018-11-27, 11:02am
Replies: 12
Views: 1,086
Posted By rainygrrl
I believe that there are no longer the dark...

I believe that there are no longer the dark batches that were available 10+ years ago.
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2018-11-20, 12:35pm
Replies: 8
Views: 755
Posted By rainygrrl
I agree with Rebecca and Kristin. If th beads...

I agree with Rebecca and Kristin. If th beads had gone directly into the kiln, they would have had stress too. Ramp up slowly, anneal as usual.
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2018-11-20, 12:30pm
Replies: 12
Views: 1,086
Posted By rainygrrl
In my hands the red copper green is different...

In my hands the red copper green is different from regular, which stays minty. But I never played around with the 🔥. Love CG with OY!!
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2018-11-17, 11:47am
Replies: 12
Views: 1,086
Posted By rainygrrl
Thanks Mike! It was because of the changes in OY...

Thanks Mike! It was because of the changes in OY that I asked.
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2018-11-16, 9:23pm
Replies: 12
Views: 1,086
Posted By rainygrrl
No info so far, but I will post if and when I...

No info so far, but I will post if and when I learn something!
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2018-11-15, 4:37pm
Replies: 12
Views: 1,086
Posted By rainygrrl
Diff between old and new copper green?

By ďoldĒ I mean around 2006-2008. How does what is available today compare?
Thanks!
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2018-11-09, 11:55am
Replies: 4
Views: 639
Posted By rainygrrl
I agree that the vertical one looks easier to...

I agree that the vertical one looks easier to use, but they would give slightly different looks. Depends on what you want to achieve. Very pretty shape!
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2018-11-01, 7:54pm
Replies: 16
Views: 1,053
Posted By rainygrrl
You wonít regret it.

You wonít regret it.
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2018-10-29, 12:01pm
Replies: 16
Views: 1,053
Posted By rainygrrl
You can get away without your own kiln at first,...

You can get away without your own kiln at first, but the beads will have to be small, definitely less than 1 inch. Also, they are not truly done until they are properly annealed in a kiln.

Check...
Forum: Beads of Courage 2018-10-27, 1:33pm
Replies: 1
Views: 1,902
Posted By rainygrrl
Um, okay. Hello!

Um, okay. Hello!
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