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Old 2007-05-02, 12:20am
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Was wondering if anyone knows how to implode a butterfly like you can with flowers. Thank you.
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Old 2007-05-02, 10:35am
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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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Old 2007-05-02, 11:08am
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Chris, Those are AMAZING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Old 2007-05-02, 11:16am
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Hi Chris
Could you maybe draw a picture of which way the lines go, and where to place them on the maria (I think that's the right word)
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Old 2007-05-02, 12:54pm
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Let's see if this works......
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Old 2007-05-02, 1:03pm
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Oooh I'm gonna try! Thanks Chris!!
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Old 2007-05-02, 1:12pm
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Thanks Chris how nice of you to go to the extra work of drawing us a picture I would be on my torch right now if I didn't have to leave for work in about a minute
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Wow Chris. Wow. Oh I said that already but Wow. That was very kind of you to put up the drawing. Thanks.
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Way cool. I've never seenthose before. They're beautiful.
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Wow!! Very cool thanks for sharing!
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Thank you soooooooo much! I am so excited to give this a try.
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Old 2007-05-03, 3:34am
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Make sure you all post pics of your finished marbles or pendants, I want to see!!! And your most welcome, good luck, let me know if you have more questions!
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Thank you for your post. That looks like something new and fun to try!!!
I voted 5*. Your work is really beautiful!!
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Do you lay down all the components at one time, or do you implode one section for a little bit, then lay down another?
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Wow thats so cool of you to share this tut! Those marbles are AMAZING!
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Holy Molly you marble people have incredible talent! Beautiful!
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I do all the components at the same time. All this talk inspired me to make one today, thought I would share. I want to see some pics of yours!!
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Those are soooooo beautifiul!!!! Beautiful Beautiful Beautiful!!!! Thank you again.
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Old 2007-05-04, 12:20pm
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Wow, Chris - thank you SO much for explaining that! I imagine it takes some practice to get them to turn out like yours do. But practicing will be fun!
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Okay this is embarrassing but, Iím going to share anyway. Did someone say PRACTICE? I well need a lot of it! There is much that can go wrong from centering the body to not having perfectly smooth lines on the wing (the blue one my propane regulator was surging) Önot imploding it enough, or too much, color choice (the reddish one is transparent when not against a black back ground. Well, you get it. Letís see what the rest of you have come up with.
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Wow, Kare! The image is tiny but I can still definitely tell that those are some gorgeous butterflies! The blue one is my favorite.
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Thank you so much Chris, for sharing your technique. I definitely want to give this a go tonight. I will post pictures of them even if they don't turn out.

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Here is my first attempt. Next time I wont make the body colour the same as the background colour (DOH!)

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Nice job you guys!! Keep them coming, my challenge today is to make one out of soft glass. I'll post some pics when it's done, this should be interesting!
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Well here is my first attempt...



not too bad I think! When I have asked people what they think it is, they have all said BUTTERFLY!!!

More practice time this week!!
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That looks awesome!!! Great work!
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Here's the one I tried last night. Not great, it'll take some practice, but it was really fun to do. Now that I understand what to expect a little better I can't wait to try more.



Thanks again for sharing!

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Now that's a cool one too. Great job, you all should be psyched! A little practice can go a long way. I still have to post pics of my first attempt at a soft glass marble. I'm so excited to be working in soft glass now, lots of new things to learn!!
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Good to some other peoples pics. First time people? Really? You're good!
Leslie Love the warm summer colors
Toni Nice swirl reminds me of the art of the 60s-70s
Mary Cool great depth did you use a latacino?
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What fun this was!!!!!

My question for you is...

It looks like a flower bottom! How can one stop the butterfly from going down so far to the bottom? Look at the side view to see what I mean. Also, the back parts of the wing stayed below the big wing? Any suggestions? A third problem was the body, it sunk down and looks bent inward? Help!

Thanks for your help - wish you lived next door!...lol
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