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Old 2014-03-15, 8:58am
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That's nice Alpha. Is it a pendant?
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Old 2014-03-20, 11:29pm
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Hi Mary!

The intent was a pendant but I ran out of O2 so just a worry bead for me
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Old 2014-04-21, 11:29am
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After watching this thread for a year I finally got my studio up and running.
I need some help with my caps it seems like I am getting air trapped under the edge of the cap. Any tips on how to avoid this.

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Old 2014-04-25, 5:13pm
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Well, I would say you are rushing the step where you melt the glass down on the cap. And you likely don't have the cap itself hot enough to make this step flow.
Try this:
When your jelly is all done, tentacles done, cap on, and you are
ready to put your top clear glass on it, heat the cap up just a bit,
not enough to make it soft, just hot. Heat your glass for the top,
but keep the cap part hot, don't forget it. I like to make a big gather
of clear for the top and slightly maria it , heat the center and then
join but don't try to get the glass all the way down on the cap.
burn off your clear for the top, and then heat from below, aiming
your flame up under the edge of the clear, turning all the while.
I love to use my butter knife (graphite tool) at this stage to
push the glass down little by little as I continue to heat and turn it.
I have used a metal tool to do this, if you have something brass
that would work ok, but beware metal marks, that's why I love
the butter knife I got from Blastshield. Give this a try and report back.
Your jellyfish is lovely, love the dotted cap.
Here's a recent one from me.
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Old 2014-04-29, 7:20pm
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Mary

Thanks for the tips I just put one in the kiln that looked very promising. Your jellyfish are incredible.
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Old 2014-04-30, 6:20am
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Pictures please!
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Old 2014-04-30, 7:53am
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This is the one i made last night.
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Old 2014-05-22, 6:09am
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This is one I made a long time ago =--I stripe a 7mm clear rod with either glow in the dark glass or an amber purple type glass cover in clear and pull out into a stringer about 5 to 7 mm. Cut it flat at the top of the tentacle cane. Top with a murrini ( the red) and then add the mantle which is another color. Push up into your gather, melt off and round off again. Punty up to the bottom and make your loop. Polish off the punty mark.
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Old 2014-12-20, 7:48pm
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Are there any videos on making these cool jellies?

Thanks for sharing these awesome work of art!!
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Have a quick question for jelly makers - I notice some of you back your pendant with color. Do you slightly flatten where you're going to add color? Or something else?
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I've been flattening the backs on all of mine (colour or no) because I find it a bit more comfortable to wear if they can't roll from side to side.
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Some of my recent jellyfish:
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Old 2015-05-29, 7:36am
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I don't know if this has been said already, but the way I do it in soft glass (haven't tried it yet in boro) it to make a tentical cane, a vine cane, but with clear in the center, and put the cap on the tip of your tentical cane, let that sit as you warm up a nice sized glob of clear. After you have a good sized glob you can super heat the bottom third, and then push your tentical cane in as far as you can, and the molten glass will heat the tentical cane enough for it to mushroom into the cap when it hits the solid glass. Then you can melt of the tentical cane and finish the pendant.
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These are all fantastic!
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I've been making jellyfish since this thread started. Here is one from last year.
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Beautiful Tom.
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Thanks Cathy. Anyone else out there making jelly fish? Let''s revive this thread.
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Hey Tom! Let's put the damn thread back where it was! maybe then someone will see it. This thread and most of my other threads died when they were moved up here to the "Free Boro Tutorials" section. It just went "poof". I know the mods had good intentions, but certainly not good results with that change. I do still make Jellyfish from time to time.
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This is one of my favorite threads and it just plain died.

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Maybe start a new one in the Boro room? If you start it I will join it. Lets do a take over.
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Maybe start a new one in the Boro room? If you start it I will join it. Lets do a take over.
Started - look for Boro Jellyfish Gallery in the Boro room.
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