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Old 2017-07-18, 5:43pm
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Default Annealing bubbles??? Do they work

I have a kiln, but i only make two or three beads at one sitting (so batch anneal) I've been using a fibre blanket for years, but believe it is causing me to cough (i do have ventilation, i often wear a mask) - so I stopped beading awhile ago I MISS IT and want to return so was thinking of annealing bubbles?

Any feedback or suggestions about these bubbles?
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Old 2017-07-18, 6:29pm
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I have used them successfully, but I make pretty small beads. I use them when I take a class or go to a retreat and batch anneal when I get home. And I fire up my kiln for three beads all the time.
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Old 2017-07-18, 6:33pm
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I used the annealing bubbles for a year or two. I liked them better than the blanket. Just make sure that the container is deep and holds heat - I used a ceramic jug.
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Old 2017-07-18, 6:56pm
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Thanks so much! where do you get them?
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Old 2017-07-18, 10:02pm
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here is the online shop where I got them. I think it's the only place in the States, not sure about Canada.

http://www.artcoinc.com/
http://www.artcoinc.com/annealing_bubbles.php
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Old 2017-07-20, 10:08am
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Have you tried a crockpot filled with vermiculite or perlite instead of the fiber blanket?
I prefer perlite over vermiculite, as it does not darken & no odor.
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