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Old 2013-06-02, 5:39am
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Wow Arryn - you've been torching less than 2 months and your loops look like THAT!? Incredible... It took me ages to make anything worth wearing haha. Good on you! Nice work on the bubbles too - very nicely done. Do you have a marble mold? Before you add the cap heat the tops of the tentacles and let them droop "upward" (hold it upside down) a little bit and then when you add the cap you can use the mold to create a nice round shape. That's what I've ended up doing for the most part and it seems to be working well...
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Old 2013-06-02, 8:20am
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This is my first post here, I lurk mainly and if I do say so myself I'm really good at it! I have only been torching since April but I wanted to show Miss Mary what her jellyfish thread inspired me to do. This is my very first attempt at a jelly and its a bit wonky but I suppose so am I so it fits. Thanks for all the tips!
So glad you posted and a very nice first post it is!

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You Arryn are going to be very good. Anyone starting out with that much skill has infinite possibilities. Please keep melting and keep posting. I don't know where you live, but you should try to get into a good class. Amazing.
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Old 2013-06-02, 11:34am
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Arryn, Very nice jelly! Here are a few more jellies. Thanks for taking a look.
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Old 2013-06-02, 12:38pm
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Wow Dave. Nice work. Only thing I think would improve the look of these is a little more clear glass on the bottom around the tentacles. But man, nice.
Hard to stop making these.....huh?
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Old 2013-06-03, 7:01am
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Old 2013-06-04, 10:21am
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Today's NPR's The Diane Rehm show was all about jellyfish. She posted several jelly pics, very inspirational. One of the guests talked about a jelly that had a cap as big as an old satellite dish! You can catch it on her podcast.

A few jellies with Tequila Sunrise. The last one I'm going to try to kiln strike like Maui G's. Thanks for taking a look.
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Old 2013-06-05, 9:49am
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Here's a jelly that I kiln struck at 1125. It's the first time I have ever got glass to kiln strike! Thanks for taking a look.
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Old 2013-06-05, 10:30am
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This is lovely both ways. You should make more of both. Angelique

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Old 2013-06-05, 10:42am
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So cool! I have GOT to try that... how do you know what colors will kiln strike? Should I look it up on Glass Alchemy or something? I had a color one time that worked almost clear and then when it came out of the kiln it was chocolate brown.... first time that happened I was very disappointed because it ruined everything I made. The next time I used the same glass I expected it to turn brown but it did not... the only difference is that now I have a digital controller for my kiln! Perhaps I accidentally kiln struck it the first time by overheating a bit?

I'll try a few jellies with that brown today... might look kinda cool with a high contrast white tentacle or something.
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Old 2013-06-05, 10:46am
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I like this idea! Amber purple, tequila sunrise, amber green and some of the reds also kiln strike well. A lot of them also have that they kiln strike in the detailed descriptions if they do this. Angelique

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So cool! I have GOT to try that... how do you know what colors will kiln strike? Should I look it up on Glass Alchemy or something? I had a color one time that worked almost clear and then when it came out of the kiln it was chocolate brown.... first time that happened I was very disappointed because it ruined everything I made. The next time I used the same glass I expected it to turn brown but it did not... the only difference is that now I have a digital controller for my kiln! Perhaps I accidentally kiln struck it the first time by overheating a bit?

I'll try a few jellies with that brown today... might look kinda cool with a high contrast white tentacle or something.
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Old 2013-06-05, 2:09pm
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Hey Max,
Check out Maui Greenstone's Boro in review. He lays out a bunch of striking colors that he strikes multiple times. it's a great thread!
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Old 2013-06-05, 2:15pm
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Well I guess I will have to call arrow springs to have them help me with a different annealing program that goes a little higher. right now it only goes I think to 1075, I think it needs to go a little higher to kiln strike, right? any suggestions for a program?
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I think some will strike at that temp but you need a longer hold time, like 3 to 4 hours. The ga site has this info. You need to make sure the haze is completely burned off also.

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The purple has no haze and the blue is haze. Kilned at 1075 for 3 hours with a small amount of flame strike. Done on a cricket with 2 oxy cons.
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Old 2013-06-05, 3:32pm
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Oh yea, passion colors, dragon colors, rubies, some oranges are all strikers. I don't know if luster colors strike, but hit them with a slight reducing flame and they change. Black pearl is one that starts black then changes to this:Name:  ImageUploadedByTapatalk1370471540.835304.jpg
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Old 2013-06-07, 8:58am
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This is another Tequila Sunrise cap that I kiln struck at 1125. Thanks for taking a look.
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Old 2013-06-12, 10:17am
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I like how the tentacles turned out on this one.
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Old 2013-06-12, 6:49pm
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Dave that last one is just incredible! Everyone at my work agrees.
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Old 2013-06-14, 7:10pm
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I'm on a my quest to make 50 decent jellies. A couple more w/ extra tentacles.
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Old 2013-06-15, 1:56am
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I love this thread so much. And Dave, I could look at your pendants all day! Clean, bright, bold and lovely!
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Old 2013-06-15, 8:58pm
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Wow DAVE!
I love what you're doing here man. If you could be so kind to go back and edit your last couple of pictures posts 107 & 109 and add what colors you used I would love that. I love the contrast of the colors you are using, and I also notice that you are not tapering them as tightly on the last few. I like the over all shape of the pendant that has more glass at the bottom, don't you? Really shows off those tentacles you are doing. You're killin' it Dave. Keep 'em coming. I am going to try to put in a little torch time this next week, still in recovery mode from my surgery, but I think I could do an hour or 2. Seeing your amazing jellies makes it hard to keep away from the flame, it calls me.
Thanks for the inspiration.
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Old 2013-06-16, 2:46pm
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Hey Mary,
I'm glad your feeling better. I think torching will be a help in the healing process. I wanted to thank you for suggesting that I thicken the end of my jellies. I just had to utilize my torch in a better fashion. Once I did that, I was able to add a second set of tentacles to the pendant.
The colors for the blue jelly (# 107) are:
The cap, is Mystery Adventurine,w/ a decorative stringer of Asian white over dark cobalt. I like the contrast the stringer adds to the pendant.
The inner tentacles are Blue Lighting.
The outer tentacles are the Asian white /dark cobalt stringer again.

The orange Jelly(#109):
The cap is Elvis Experimental Orange that a friend gave me. I tried to find it at the company where I usually buy my glass (ABR), but they didn't offer it. I kiln struck it a second time to get the deeper color.
The inner tentacles are Blue Moon.
The outer tentacles are the Asian white / Cobalt stringer.

A friend told me that making a bunch (50) of anything helps you to understand
the materials you're working with. Making so many pendants forces you to try to be more creative.
I'm glad i did.

Here are both, reposted. The orange jelly is a new pic in full sun.
Hope you're back to doing what you love, very soon!
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Old 2013-06-26, 12:51pm
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Old 2013-06-26, 2:29pm
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They are all gorgeous Dave! If I had to pick a favorite, that first one. Keep it up!
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I'd love to see one like number 2 with the opal have tentacles reaching down to take it out of the tip of the pendent. Angelique

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Hi Angelique, I think that would be a good idea too. This is the first time I ever got an opal to be where I wanted it. Then my tentacles didn't come out very well! I'll try it again later today. Thanks for the idea.
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You're very welcome. I still like number 2. Good luck with the next opal jelly fish. Angelique

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I'm starting to feel like a thread hog. Please post any jellies you guys are making. It's getting lonely in here. I am on a jag of making these. They have really helped me get a better grip on how my torch works.

If you can stand it, this is a triple struck jelly with Tequila Sunrise for the cap.
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Old 2013-06-28, 12:43pm
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I'm starting to feel like a thread hog. Please post any jellies you guys are making. It's getting lonely in here. I am on a jag of making these. They have really helped me get a better grip on how my torch works.
Love it. If you STOP posting Jellies, I'm going to find a Man-O-War and throw it in your sock drawer.

Sunday is my first free time in a while, I may actually attempt one.

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