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Old 2007-05-12, 10:11pm
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Chris that is so nice to share I have never seen these before I will try one. I am amazed at your beauty and the color schemes WOW!
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Old 2007-05-13, 5:04am
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Chris... you rock man. No other way to word it. Thanks for posting and helping these us out. I've admired your work for a long time... Now I've gotta try one too.
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Old 2007-05-13, 8:54pm
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Chris... Those are fantastic. Like Brent said "You Rock Man".

What glass are you using for those? They are so clear and vibrant colors.
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Old 2007-05-14, 6:45am
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Default butterfly implosion

This is the first time that I have uploaded an image. I am having a hard time getting a size that is small enough to upload. My camera is nor slouch but I am having an awful time with focus.

Well this is my first attempt of a Butterfly implosion. This is soft glass.
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Old 2007-05-14, 6:53am
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Thanks alot you guys, I appreciate the comments!! And thanks for posting those pics, looks like you are all doing well!! I've been in touch with Profitable Glass and they have recently teamed up with The Flow magazine, so this how to is going to be in the next issue. Be sure to check it out, it will have pics and a more in depth description. Thanks again, off to work!
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Old 2007-05-14, 9:22pm
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Any suggestions Chris about my questions?
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Old 2007-05-15, 2:52am
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I always forget about the questions, sorry for that. Let's see, I'm not sure if there is a way to make them without the flower look, I've never tried any other way. With this implosion style marble, I think it will always look that way. As for the other question, did you pull the center of the disc at all? It sounds like you may have pulled it towards the end and that would have made it pull everything to the bottom. If not, you may have not melted it in straight. Sometimes if some parts are heated more than others they will implode faster. They will take some practice to get them perfect, it took me almost a year until I was completely happy with them. Hope this helps, keep your eyes out for the next Flow!
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Old 2007-05-15, 2:53am
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Oh ya, and I'm using boro for these here, Simax clear.
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Old 2007-05-15, 3:14pm
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Thanks - I'll try again! I am using soft glass - maybe that's the problem!
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Old 2007-05-15, 6:16pm
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Chis - This is what make LE such a wonderful place!!! Thanks for sharing with, inspiring, and encouraging so many people.

Now I'm off to the torch to play. I'll post some picks soon.

P.S. I agree YOU ROCK!!!!
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Old 2007-05-15, 9:53pm
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Hey Chris - I tried another one tonight - I'll post it tomorrow for your evaluation. I altered the implosion a bit to try not to make my marble look like an altered flower implosion - I'd love to hear what you think of it tomorrow Chris. You have inspired me SO much - thanks!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Oh Chris....thank you for being so generous and sharing this technique.....wow, beautiful beads!
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Old 2007-05-16, 4:32pm
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Here it is Chirs and everyone - my 2nd attempt at the butterfly marble using soft glass. To try and stop the flower implosion look, I made a base of white for the little critter to sit upon. I'd love your comments please. I think the body got alot flatter than the first attempt and the antanne is alot better too in my opinion. The lower wings came up alot higher than the first one too.

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Old 2007-05-17, 2:46am
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Thanks for the great tutorial. Here is one of the first ones I did. I have done several more and they are turning out nice.

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Old 2007-05-17, 4:09am
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Wow oh wow, great job you guys!! So glad to see these turning out! Rich, way to go on the base of yours, may I make a suggestion? It looks like the base of your fly started to flare out, maybe next time, you can flatten the base with a paddle, then wrap your white or another base color to the bottom? This way the end will tuck up underneath the butterfly and it might hide it more. It looks great, just a suggestion. Keep them pics coming!
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Old 2007-05-17, 10:14am
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alright heres my third attempt...the first looked like a clover...the second a demented fairy...and this one is kinda close but hey im a total noob so try not to beat me up too bad.
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Old 2007-05-17, 2:37pm
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Thanks Chris - I wish you were my next door neighbor!...lol
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It's bascially the same as making a flower, only with the body down the center. And you would use only 4 lines to make the wings, two larger ones at the head, and two smaller ones towards the back of the flutterby. I wrote an article for Profitable Glass quite a while ago and it still hasn't come out, I think they are supposed to print it this spring, hope this helps. I'll try to find out when the article is coming out.
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OMG, the second one is a glassgasm.. WOW.. I have never seen anything like that, ever! Where can we purchase one? Didn't see anything for sale on the website.
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Old 2007-05-21, 3:00pm
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Briolette, I sent you a PM. Thanks for the compliments!
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Hey Chris. What yellow are you using? I have a hard time keeping my yellow from bubbling.
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I have to recommend the sunshine yellow and sunset orange from Momka. I don't have any boiling issues with either one of them.
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Old 2007-05-24, 5:09am
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I like to use Momka's sunshine yellow, and GA's Rasta gold. They seem to work best for me.
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Thank-You Eric and Chris. I will put some of those colors on my next order. It will be nice to have something that works a little better.
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Old 2007-05-29, 12:18pm
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Here's a pair of goblets I made the other day with some butterfly marbles in them. I would like to do alot more of these, but they don't always move as fast. If I could get off my butt, I would like to market these to wedding couples, or planners, I've just never pursued the idea. One of these days I will get around to it. I make quite a few for people, I can even etch their names and dates into them if they so choose. Too many things to make, not enough time!! Thanks again for looking!
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My face lit up when I saw your red and yellow butterfly.... because...
I've been working on a flower in a marble for many months. Getting the petals all the same size is difficult, but my big problem is in attaching a cold punty to the center of the maria, and then pulling the center down to form a cone. When I saw your butterfly from the side it looked to me like you got a nice even pull. Sometimes only half of the face of my punty (8-9 mm rod) sticks to the center of the maria, and then when I pull it down it doesn't come down evenly. Can you advise me? (Isn't this fun?)
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look at that= looks good!
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Hi Ya'll
Anyone see the most recent "The Flow" Magazine? Page 80-83 has Chris Rice's butterfly implosion tutorial.
Great tut Chris! Way to go!
I've tried it before but it's much more clear now, so tomarrow is show time.
Thanks for being there for all of us Chris
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Here's a pair of goblets I made the other day with some butterfly marbles in them. I would like to do alot more of these, but they don't always move as fast. If I could get off my butt, I would like to market these to wedding couples, or planners, I've just never pursued the idea. One of these days I will get around to it. I make quite a few for people, I can even etch their names and dates into them if they so choose. Too many things to make, not enough time!! Thanks again for looking!
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Fantastic!!!!
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