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Old 2010-08-01, 4:23am
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Thanks, Judith, that's so sweet! Can't wait to see what comes out of the kiln from yesterday -- I've got the caps all ready to go already, haha! Too much fun!

Where's AMBER??????? (see my post below)
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Old 2010-08-01, 8:33am
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Amber thanks so much for this tut....I have just started working with silver glass and these beads are my first result at working with Ekho. I was really pleased with the color I got. The pictures aren't the greatest and the beads have brighter colors but my poor camera is what it is. I melted mine in, like Tammy did and I didn't reduce it on purpose but It may have happened anyway.....duh.... Like I said, total newbie to all of this. I also tried making large and small dots, instead of wraps, and that gives kind of a neat effect too. Beautiful beads everyone, you guys are all an inspiration to me ! Holly




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Old 2010-08-01, 8:55am
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Lea... OMG reallly???? Thank you so much!!! I will send you my addy and I will wear it on my bracelet with pride - it's got such gorgeous color! Yay!

Holly - WONDERFUL!!!! You got such great reactions and the colors are spot on! I especially like the lentils!!
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Old 2010-08-01, 9:59am
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Thanks Amber...looking at everyone elses beads I think I would've gotten better results if I hadn't been so "stingy" with the Ekho. I was expecting to fall flat on my face....so didn't want to waste the glass....lol...What a fun thing you have started here !! Bless your heart!
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Old 2010-08-02, 1:28am
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where have I been...I kept seeing fire opals pop up by different people looking very cool but quite different to eachother...started thinking...someone must have shared a secret....

today I've had time to do a search and have a read...and a look on the gallery thread.

yay Amber!beautiful beads and so wonderful of you to share!

I think I'll be trying this with clio, since it hates me in most other applications. ekho I like and it likes me back so I'll leave that where it is unless clio continues to not speak to me.
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Old 2010-08-02, 2:23am
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Old 2010-08-02, 5:20am
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Ok - I'm struggling with the code to enter on here (I'm using flickr so any tips appreciated)

This is clio on black, the base was a little larger, so I went with it and made it bigger!

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Old 2010-08-02, 7:02am
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Kevan - Gorgeous color - especially that deep pink!
Trudi - WOW you too - such a great color from the Clio!
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Old 2010-08-03, 10:49am
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found this on double helix, does this method work for you all?

For best results, Work Hot, Cool, Reduce, and Encase. Melting the clear encasement using a cool flame will encourage a "mother of pearl" luster, while reheating the encased Ekho will further develop the struck tones.
this is how I work clio, and it seems to work...going down to try your tut now....
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Old 2010-08-03, 10:54am
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I work cool but I don't reduce for the opal method.
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Old 2010-08-03, 6:37pm
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This is my first attempt following Amber's tutorial.It is a focal of approx 24mm by 28mm.I'm pretty happy with it..but love what all you others have made!
Thanks again,Amber,it was so generous of you to share this with us all
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Old 2010-08-03, 6:57pm
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Lookin' good, Diana!
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Old 2010-08-03, 7:07pm
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Thanks,Amber..I thought I saw more blues just as I was putting it in my kiln..but must have been a lighting trick.
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Old 2010-08-04, 7:41pm
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Or your kiln might be too high - anneal at 920.
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Old 2010-08-04, 9:07pm
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I will next time.thanks,Amber
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Old 2010-08-05, 2:11pm
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Thanks amber will have to try this.....
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Old 2010-08-06, 12:37pm
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Thanks for sharing this tut with us Amber!
I gave it a try and this is the result:

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Old 2010-08-06, 12:38pm
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Gorgeous! I love how you brought out the green tones with the accent beads - thanks so much for sharing!
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Old 2010-08-06, 1:04pm
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Wow thank you Amber for the tut, I just stumbled upon it... Will try it soon!
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Old 2010-08-10, 7:22pm
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Great, Carolien! I'd love to see what you come up with.
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Old 2010-08-22, 10:08pm
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The latest in my Fire Opal BHB line... two views of the same bead



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Old 2010-08-23, 7:10am
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Thanks Amber! It has given me a few ideas! You are a doll!
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Old 2010-08-24, 4:05pm
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This is my favorite tutorial evah! I love to make these... Ok, I still need to get my Ekho on thinner, but even when I dont, I like the results!
Thank you Amber tons for sharing this, awfully sweet from you!
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Old 2010-08-24, 4:07pm
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Wow Pia - those are just lovely - you got some great blues with the fiery oranges - and thanks for the compliment - I appreciate it!
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Sharon, share what you come up with, k?
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Old 2010-08-25, 8:37am
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Amber, what a generous and gorgeous tutorial to share with us all - these are really lovely beads, and inspire me to go paw through my glass to see if I have any Ekho or Clio...

Thank you!
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Old 2010-08-25, 12:34pm
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Thank you so much Amber for sharing this awesome tutorial!!! You are very generous.

I made several beads that didn't come out quite right (my fault entirely) and finally came up with something to share. I have never used Ekho so it was fun to play around with it. I used transparent blue cobalt as the base.



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Old 2010-08-25, 12:52pm
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Marie - Gorgeous!! I love the blue for the base!
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Old 2010-08-26, 8:52am
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Ms. Amber--you are a Goddess!!!!!

I had to post to tell you how wonderful these fire opals are!!!! I tried your recipe last night and it actually worked on my HH. I have trouble duplicating some techniques--my "storming" doesn't turn out like the oxy torches.

I love real opals, I love your fire opals, and I think I might love you! K
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Old 2010-08-26, 9:01am
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Marie - Gorgeous!! I love the blue for the base!
Thank you Amber. I can't wait to try your technique with other DH glass and different base colors.
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