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Forum: Studio 2010-09-08, 1:22pm
Replies: 9
Views: 955
Posted By Heather/Ericaceae
Hm, so I just talked to a gasfitter who said I'd...

Hm, so I just talked to a gasfitter who said I'd need to go through TSSA (Technical Standards & Safety Authority). The Fuels Safety Program Technical Service Advisor said I needed to get the...
Forum: Studio 2010-07-26, 5:18pm
Replies: 9
Views: 955
Posted By Heather/Ericaceae
Okay, phew! In Winnipeg we had to call half a...

Okay, phew! In Winnipeg we had to call half a dozen pipefitters. Thanks for the good news!
Forum: Studio 2010-07-07, 11:45am
Replies: 9
Views: 955
Posted By Heather/Ericaceae
Thanks Silica, that's very encouraging!

Thanks Silica, that's very encouraging!
Forum: Studio 2010-07-02, 6:17pm
Replies: 9
Views: 955
Posted By Heather/Ericaceae
Natural Gas Hookup in Ontario?

Hi Folks!

Wow, it's been ages since I posted. We've been busy moving to Ontario from Manitoba to be closer to my family. We had to sell our house with our glass studio in it! Now everything's in...
Forum: Boro Room 2009-05-13, 12:21pm
Replies: 72
Views: 8,669
Posted By Heather/Ericaceae
Great show so far this month! Sandy I *love* that...

Great show so far this month! Sandy I *love* that focal! :love: :love: :love:

Here's another twist on our gorget design, crossed with some tilde toggles we've been making
Tilde Gorget...
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2009-04-05, 6:38pm
Replies: 4
Views: 1,370
Posted By Heather/Ericaceae
Bump - I just had the same thing happen to me...

Bump - I just had the same thing happen to me last night! I think I just need to work it faster but maybe I need to anneal differently? Anyone figured this out?
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2009-04-02, 1:22pm
Replies: 148
Views: 26,842
Posted By Heather/Ericaceae
Stuck my thumb knuckle in the edge of the flame...

Stuck my thumb knuckle in the edge of the flame once, which still has a dime-sized pale patch but is thankfully regular skin texture again after two years.
The worst one, though, was a tiny bit of...
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2009-04-02, 12:56pm
Replies: 9
Views: 1,828
Posted By Heather/Ericaceae
I wind my base bead and use a combination of heat...

I wind my base bead and use a combination of heat and gravity to get good ends. If necessary I'll add a wrap near the end but the gravity method is much less fussy once you get the hang of it.

I...
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2009-03-31, 2:58pm
Replies: 48
Views: 10,694
Posted By Heather/Ericaceae
I tried Vetro dark ivory a while back because my...

I tried Vetro dark ivory a while back because my supplier was out of Effetre. I find it semi-translucent in rod form, which is fine, and it does get beautiful mottling on its own. But I don't like...
Forum: Boro Room 2009-03-31, 1:49pm
Replies: 121
Views: 11,928
Posted By Heather/Ericaceae
WOW - those are gorgeous turle and urchin...

WOW - those are gorgeous turle and urchin collaborations, Wicked! And your work is always impressive, Hagstrom. :)

I've been practicing my boro and trying to figure out this whole "striking"...
Forum: Free Tutorials 2009-03-24, 12:54pm
Replies: 43
Views: 19,593
Posted By Heather/Ericaceae
Very cool and ingenious test-run. I hope you can...

Very cool and ingenious test-run. I hope you can get it connected to the compressor! The air canisters do sound uneconomical, but the little grit-holder seems perfect for occasional small-scale...
Forum: Free Tutorials 2008-12-18, 12:36pm
Replies: 32
Views: 10,083
Posted By Heather/Ericaceae
Great instructions! I tried this a while ago with...

Great instructions! I tried this a while ago with nails and softwood, and of course it was a disaster. These steps make a lot more sense! I have a micro optic mold taght I won in an LE raffle and...
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2008-12-15, 6:43pm
Replies: 9
Views: 1,730
Posted By Heather/Ericaceae
I run a piranha (6 ports) off 1/4 psi NG and 2...

I run a piranha (6 ports) off 1/4 psi NG and 2 oxycons. The O2 is really the limiting factor in my setup, not the gas. I work 1 or 2" boro sometimes but it's a bit slow. NG is brilliant for soft...
Forum: Calls for Entries, etc. 2008-11-17, 10:57am
Replies: 6
Views: 2,459
Posted By Heather/Ericaceae
When is the deadline?

When is the deadline?
Forum: Shows and Festivals 2008-11-02, 2:32pm
Replies: 10
Views: 2,384
Posted By Heather/Ericaceae
We've started putting ours on cards with loosely...

We've started putting ours on cards with loosely twisted soft wire, so people can take them off and request custom finishing or just have a closer look. This is how we display our finished jewellery...
Forum: Shows and Festivals 2008-11-02, 2:20pm
Replies: 0
Views: 1,788
Posted By Heather/Ericaceae
Hearts of Glass shows in Winnipeg, Manitoba

Hearts of Glass Show Schedule
Autumn-Winter 2008

Crescentwood Craft Sale
Sunday, November 9th from 10:00am 3:00pm
Crescentwood Community Center
1170 Corydon Ave, Winnipeg, MB , R3M0Z1 ...
Forum: Boro Room 2008-10-28, 5:19pm
Replies: 153
Views: 11,090
Posted By Heather/Ericaceae
Wow, there's some amazing work in this show!...

Wow, there's some amazing work in this show! Happy birthday, Chris! Show us the tubing results later if you get a chance. :)

I've been playing with boro more lately - I got my hands on some...
Forum: Tutorials 2008-09-01, 3:25pm
Replies: 38
Views: 4,862
Posted By Heather/Ericaceae
Hmm, so that's what I was doing wrong - I was...

Hmm, so that's what I was doing wrong - I was waiting a bit too long to do the cold seal, like I was working moretti. I've been having so much fun with the boro shorts I've gotten from you (and the...
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2008-05-20, 2:12pm
Replies: 31
Views: 4,230
Posted By Heather/Ericaceae
What about just a periwinkle, sky blue or white...

What about just a periwinkle, sky blue or white stringer thinly cased in cobalt transparent, or in "intense blue" medium-dark cobalt transparent?
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2008-05-13, 2:48pm
Replies: 5
Views: 1,233
Posted By Heather/Ericaceae
The Moretti colours that I've found don't like to...

The Moretti colours that I've found don't like to be encased are reds, oranges, corals, and yellows (they're from the Special classification and are actually COE 109!), and also mosaic green (and odd...
Forum: Tutorials 2008-05-07, 9:48am
Replies: 48
Views: 29,466
Posted By Heather/Ericaceae
It's a term I learned here on LE from Cosmo and...

It's a term I learned here on LE from Cosmo and Smiley, I think... You're definitely on the right track with your guess, except that you do have to heat up the punty a *tiny* bit. Then blow on it to...
Forum: Tutorials 2008-05-06, 3:08pm
Replies: 48
Views: 29,466
Posted By Heather/Ericaceae
Thanks for the comments everyone - appreciation...

Thanks for the comments everyone - appreciation makes it worthwhile to spend the time making tutorials! I'd love to see photos of results if anyone tries this!

Jaci - my avatar star was actually...
Forum: Free Tutorials 2008-05-05, 8:19am
Replies: 70
Views: 27,667
Posted By Heather/Ericaceae
I glanced at this tut briefly when it first went...

I glanced at this tut briefly when it first went up, but I just *got* it now - sterling silver wire!!! That is so cool.
Forum: Free Tutorials 2008-05-05, 7:43am
Replies: 45
Views: 15,227
Posted By Heather/Ericaceae
Cool tool and gorgeous flower, Bobby! Thank you...

Cool tool and gorgeous flower, Bobby! Thank you for sharing!
Forum: Tutorials 2008-05-04, 12:27pm
Replies: 48
Views: 29,466
Posted By Heather/Ericaceae
Heather's off-mandrel star technique

Okay, here's my best Paint-style tutorial!

Step one:
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Make a big gather. Make it in one colour, many colours, fritted - it's up to you. Then, squish it into a lollipop. I like to use...
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