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Old 2011-09-06, 2:59pm
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Aaaaaaah, I see, thank you!
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Old 2011-09-06, 3:03pm
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Hmmmm, didnt see one, but its ok...
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Old 2011-09-06, 10:10pm
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*confused*

Are you saying you didn't see the photos? In post a page back, posted by PracticalMagicGlass post #587, photos also quoted by Kalera so they are there twice.

I tried looking for beads of my own but I'm not seeing any, they were trash so no reason to keep them since the silver pinged out. But anyways without photo just a yes or no on silver coming off as posted in my previous post..later or while still in the torch, and if it's just stable period.
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Old 2011-09-07, 1:45am
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Lol, yes I can see them... I dont know what I thought you wrote down as a post # but I kept looking for 157... I can tell you that it wasnt there I was very tired at a time, and thats all the excuse I have for my brain fart. Sorry!

I even went back to your post to show you that you posted #157... and as you can believe, my case fell apart... *hangs head in shame*
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Old 2011-09-08, 12:25am
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hahaha awww! We all have those times

I was wondering how you missed those photos. I was going to torch tonight and make some to show how it pops off but my migraine had other ideas meh..
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Old 2011-09-12, 1:18pm
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How in the world do you remember all this information? I am lucky if I can remember what I used the next day. Thanks for all the wonderful information.
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Old 2011-09-12, 1:26pm
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LOL, thank you! I have no idea how I remember it all... I guess it's my superpower.
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Old 2011-09-12, 11:35pm
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LOL, thank you! I have no idea how I remember it all... I guess it's my superpower.
Kalera.. am absolutely certain you meant to say: *one* of your superpowers!



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Old 2011-09-13, 7:05am
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Kalera, Thanks for sharing all this wonderful info. I love the leaves you posted in Tuesday's Gallery. Are they made off mandrel? I like the look of the stem that way as opposed to a "bead" stem.
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Old 2011-09-13, 7:10am
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Kalera.. am absolutely certain you meant to say: *one* of your superpowers!



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Old 2011-09-13, 7:12am
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Kalera, Thanks for sharing all this wonderful info. I love the leaves you posted in Tuesday's Gallery. Are they made off mandrel? I like the look of the stem that way as opposed to a "bead" stem.
Yes, they're off-mandrel... I have a tut around here somewhere...

Found it! http://www.lampworketc.com/forums/sh...ad.php?t=96064
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Old 2011-09-13, 12:03pm
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Thank you! This will make it much easier for me to make my loops as I was melting it completely off except a short piece and then trying to pull it...d'oh!
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Old 2011-09-13, 12:12pm
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I'm glad it helped!
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Old 2011-09-15, 2:41pm
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Awesome Kalera. Where did you get those cool leaf mashers?

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Found it! http://www.lampworketc.com/forums/sh...ad.php?t=96064
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Old 2011-09-15, 7:52pm
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I got them from Frantz and I think they were under ten bucks... of course, that was ten years ago, but I bet they''re still pretty inexpensive!
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Old 2011-09-16, 12:08am
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It's up to $15 but is still a reasonable price. http://www.frantzartglass.com/index....oducts_id=4575 Angelique
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Old 2011-09-16, 10:18am
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Thanks, Angelique! It's a great little tool at an excellent price.
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Old 2011-09-16, 1:11pm
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I would love to know what glass and frit you used on these. They are too fab!!!
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Old 2011-09-16, 8:57pm
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I would love to know what glass and frit you used on these. They are too fab!!!
Thank you Pia! It is a base of Uroboros Dark Amber with Reichenbach Light Iris Blue frit in size #1... I adore how they react together!

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Old 2011-09-16, 10:37pm
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Thank you Pia! It is a base of Uroboros Dark Amber with Reichenbach Light Iris Blue frit in size #1... I adore how they react together!
Me too!!!
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Old 2011-09-18, 7:45pm
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Kalera, I was looking on ebay and saw these:

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Ceremony-15-...item1c1efa199f

They are yummy. I bought a sweater today that would go pefect with these. Would you share how you made them? If not, I understand.

Thank-you either way.
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Old 2011-09-19, 1:53pm
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Kalera, I was looking on ebay and saw these:

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Ceremony-15-...item1c1efa199f

They are yummy. I bought a sweater today that would go pefect with these. Would you share how you made them? If not, I understand.

Thank-you either way.


Thank you! They are made with a blend of Zimmerman Gray Blue and Lilac with Reichenbach R-106. I melted a small gather of Uroboros Plum and rolled it in the frit, then made the bead with the hot frit gather. It devits like crazy, which is one of the reasons I tumbled them; tumbling also brings out the earthy colors IMO.
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Old 2011-09-20, 8:50pm
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Thank-you! They are just yummy. Sadly, I don't have any of the glass needed to make some but I may just have to give mixing some glass a whirl! I looks like fun. Thanks again for sharing!

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Old 2011-09-20, 8:51pm
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Can you elaborate on the tumbling? I've always wanted to try it but haven't a clue. Do you use just regular steel shot and for how long do they need to be tumbled?

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Old 2011-09-20, 9:01pm
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Actually, I don't use shot at all (and if you normally use your tumbler for polishing, you'll want a dedicated barrel just for etching) I use abrasive tumbling media and grit, to wear away at the surface of the beads. It takes eight hours or so, but I love the finish, and the lack of chemicals! There's an awesome thread on tumbling, let me see if I can find it...

I think this is the one: http://www.lampworketc.com/forums/sh...d.php?t=138057
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Old 2011-09-20, 9:04pm
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Awesome! Thanks so much, I'll go read it. One quick question though, what do you use for "abrasive tumbling media"? Is it something I can buy commercially? I HATE etching beads, this might be just the thing I need to figure out. And buying another tumbler is another tax write-off too!
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Old 2011-09-20, 11:28pm
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You're welcome! You can buy it very cheaply commercially, I'm using a huge container I got at Harbor Freight, and you can also get it from Rio Grande or The Rock Shed:

http://www.harborfreight.com/5-lbs-r...dia-93832.html

http://www.riogrande.com/MemberArea/...tumbling+media

http://therockshed.com/grit2.html
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Old 2011-09-20, 11:57pm
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You're welcome! You can buy it very cheaply commercially, I'm using a huge container I got at Harbor Freight, and you can also get it from Rio Grande or The Rock Shed:

http://www.harborfreight.com/5-lbs-r...dia-93832.html

http://www.riogrande.com/MemberArea/...tumbling+media

http://therockshed.com/grit2.html
Thanks Kalera,

This is another awesome tip!
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Old 2011-09-21, 1:35am
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Kalera you are a wonder. Full of sharing and information and generosity.
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Old 2011-09-21, 8:25am
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