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Old 2012-11-28, 4:35pm
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Default murrini - getting the center to show nicely

I "think" I'm getting pretty good at applying - and even making my own murrini (thanks to several excellent tuts by Mary, Astrid, ccglass and others), BUT I seem to be unable to keep the center showing - the murrini "domes" right away and the center almost disappears.

Does anyone have any tips? I think I might be cutting the murrini too long for one thing. Maybe I start making the murrini with too small a core - any specifics would be appreciated.

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Old 2012-11-28, 4:54pm
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I don't heat them after applying them. I cover them with clear then heat.


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Old 2012-11-28, 5:00pm
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Heat, press, heat, press, then I apply some clear, heat, press. Done.
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Old 2012-11-28, 5:11pm
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If it is doming right away, you might want to back off of the heat. It really should only be barely moveable when you are pressing it down.
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Old 2012-11-28, 5:52pm
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Yes - I have better luck when I am covering with clear, but when I try to melt flat on the bead surface, I can't seem to preserve the center. Guess I'm not fast enough - or I heat too fast - or both
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Old 2012-11-28, 10:06pm
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After I have put the murrini on the bead, I don't apply any direct heat. I make circles with the flame around the murrini to gently heat it. I then use a butter knife to press the murrini into the bead surface. I touch the heated murrini with the butter knife, but I do not press it in for a second. This kind of chills the surface of the murrini so it doesn't get distorted. I repeat the above until the murrini is as flat as I want it. I rarely use clear. I hope that helps.

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Old 2012-11-29, 12:12pm
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What Kari said. Be very very gentle with the heat and in between each pass in the flame, touch the surface of the murrini with a cold tool. Don't press, just cool it down.
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Old 2012-11-29, 3:25pm
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