Lampwork Etc.
 
TrueDesign on Ebay

LE Live Chat

Enter Live Chat

No users in chat


Jelveh Designs - Glass Beads Torched One-by-One

Beads of Courage


 

Go Back   Lampwork Etc. > Library > Tips, Techniques, and Questions

Tips, Techniques, and Questions -- Technical questions or tips

Reply
 
Thread Tools
  #1  
Old 2010-09-04, 6:20am
lysa's Avatar
lysa lysa is offline
Senior Moment
 
Join Date: Apr 15, 2008
Location: Liberty NC
Posts: 688
Default Transparent Red

Who makes a good transparent red that is not striking?
__________________
All that we see or seem is but a dream within a dream. Poe



To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 5 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 2010-09-04, 6:37am
Lisi's Avatar
Lisi Lisi is offline
one day at a time
 
Join Date: Jun 27, 2005
Location: We are MOVING!!!
Posts: 8,319
Default

They are all striking colors as far as I know, but if I'm wrong, I sure would like to know!

The boro rubies are a dependable kiln striker, but it's best to batch anneal those so you get all of the same shades of red. The color can get too dark if annealed for too long.
__________________
You live in a world of money. Money means choices. No money, no choices. Welcome to reality.
Melody (Marlee Matlin) from Switched at Birth
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 2010-09-04, 6:47am
Gillianbeads's Avatar
Gillianbeads Gillianbeads is offline
formerly Marella
 
Join Date: Feb 19, 2007
Location: London, Ontario, Canada
Posts: 638
Default

Lauscha's transparent reds are TDF! I love them....
__________________
Gillianbeads (formerly Marella)
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 5 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 5 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 5 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
~
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 5 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
~
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 5 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
~
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 5 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 2010-09-04, 6:51am
BeadBlossoms's Avatar
BeadBlossoms BeadBlossoms is offline
Queen Bee
 
Join Date: Oct 26, 2008
Location: Ellington, CT
Posts: 1,253
Default

CIM's Sangre is a beautiful red, and I find it easy to work with -
__________________

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 5 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
Donna


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 5 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
Vintage & Contemporary Beads, Findings, Chains, Trinity Brass, Vintaj, Bead Tubing, Bobbins



To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 5 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
Handmade Artist Lampwork Jewelry
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 2010-09-04, 6:54am
chrisdd's Avatar
chrisdd chrisdd is offline
Crispy Critter
 
Join Date: Jun 05, 2005
Location: Memphis, TN
Posts: 3,300
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by BeadBlossoms View Post
CIM's Sangre is a beautiful red, and I find it easy to work with -
I second that. It is just gorgeous.
__________________

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 5 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 5 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 2010-09-04, 7:25am
lysa's Avatar
lysa lysa is offline
Senior Moment
 
Join Date: Apr 15, 2008
Location: Liberty NC
Posts: 688
Default

Thanks!
__________________
All that we see or seem is but a dream within a dream. Poe



To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 5 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 2010-09-04, 7:31am
glassactcc's Avatar
glassactcc glassactcc is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: May 23, 2006
Posts: 5,540
Default

Isn't Sangre kind of semi-transparent. It has a totally different look then the trans reds do. I was just wondering if it was my batch that looks like that.
__________________
Cynthia

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 5 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 5 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 5 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 2010-09-04, 8:28am
mewkittie's Avatar
mewkittie mewkittie is offline
Uh Oh....
 
Join Date: Dec 06, 2005
Posts: 1,039
Default

I'm voting for any Lauscha transparent reds. They are striking but they are so easy to strike and they are gorgeous!! They aren't really transparent as they can't be seen through all the way but they aren't totally opaque. If I can strike them anyone can. I'm challenged at striking and reducing.....
__________________
Susan

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 5 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 2010-09-04, 8:47am
Lea Zinke's Avatar
Lea Zinke Lea Zinke is offline
Happy Beadmaker!
 
Join Date: Sep 08, 2005
Location: Clearwater, FL
Posts: 2,345
Default

Mewkittie, that's translucent (halfway between opaque and transparent)... And the Lauscha translucent red is just delish, like cherry lifesavers yummy!
__________________
When I reach the place I'm going, I will surely know my way! Wynonna Judd

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 5 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 5 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
~
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 5 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
~
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 5 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
~
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old 2010-09-04, 8:39pm
Lisi's Avatar
Lisi Lisi is offline
one day at a time
 
Join Date: Jun 27, 2005
Location: We are MOVING!!!
Posts: 8,319
Default

On the transparent reds - if you are making just one bead it's fairly easy enough to strike, but if you have to make a matching set of beads, it's very difficult to get them all the same shade of red. Some will be lighter (orangey) some will be too dark, and some will have swirls of opaque in them. I despise all the reds for making sets, but maybe it's just user error on my part, and maybe not.

In other words, in my line of work I can make the same bead over and over again and make them identical, and this is what people know me for. But making a set of just simple rounds with transparent red?? Heck no!
__________________
You live in a world of money. Money means choices. No money, no choices. Welcome to reality.
Melody (Marlee Matlin) from Switched at Birth
Reply With Quote
  #11  
Old 2010-09-04, 9:10pm
loribeads's Avatar
loribeads loribeads is offline
rainbowchasingtimewaster
 
Join Date: Jun 10, 2005
Location: Willow Glen, CA
Posts: 4,461
Default

I LOVE the transparent/translucent Lauscha reds. I recently tried CIM Sangre and it's very pretty, too.
These are Sangre:
__________________

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 5 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
Lori Peterson - Try telling a Dachshund no and you will understand the true meaning of futility.

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 5 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
*

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 5 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
*
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 5 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
*
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 5 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
*
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 5 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
*
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 5 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
*f
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 5 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
*
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 5 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 5 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 5 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 5 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 5 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 5 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
Reply With Quote
  #12  
Old 2010-09-04, 11:46pm
PerfectDeb's Avatar
PerfectDeb PerfectDeb is offline
Unmedicated since '62
 
Join Date: Jan 18, 2009
Location: Hunter Valley, Australia
Posts: 5,907
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Lisi View Post
On the transparent reds - if you are making just one bead it's fairly easy enough to strike, but if you have to make a matching set of beads, it's very difficult to get them all the same shade of red. Some will be lighter (orangey) some will be too dark, and some will have swirls of opaque in them. I despise all the reds for making sets, but maybe it's just user error on my part, and maybe not.

In other words, in my line of work I can make the same bead over and over again and make them identical, and this is what people know me for. But making a set of just simple rounds with transparent red?? Heck no!
so what you're saying is that you suck at making reds strike consistantly and need to cheat

you know i'm just stirring you, huh?
__________________
Deb

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 5 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 5 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
- my 17yo sons first novel


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 5 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 5 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
- download, get organised, enjoy
Reply With Quote
  #13  
Old 2010-09-05, 12:18am
PaulaD's Avatar
PaulaD PaulaD is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 11, 2005
Location: SUNNY FLORIDA~West Coast!
Posts: 9,423
Default

I have a new Lauscha transparent red that stays transparent and doesn't go opalescent. It's not on the website yet though. (Sorry I have been busy with something else!)
Paula
__________________

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 5 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

Still North America's Largest Lauscha Dealer!
Now reopened in South Florida!!
Like US on Facebook !
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 5 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
Reply With Quote
  #14  
Old 2010-09-06, 4:56am
elleriedesigns's Avatar
elleriedesigns elleriedesigns is offline
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 26, 2009
Location: Monterey, Mass.
Posts: 12
Default

I struggle to find the "perfect" red. Sangre often comes out darker than I want.But while we're at it, the brand new Kalypso DH looks yummy!! And I just promised my husband I'd use the glass/beads, etc. that I have for awhile and not "need" more.
What I really want to know is HOW Lisi gets such consistently sized/shaped beads!!
__________________
Ellen Farris


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 5 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 5 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
Reply With Quote
  #15  
Old 2010-09-06, 1:01pm
naom-s naom-s is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 12, 2006
Location: ISRAEL
Posts: 536
Default

Love the CZ Ornela red!.
Naomi
ETSY:
http://www.etsy.com/shop/NAOMISH?sec...ws_desc&page=1
Reply With Quote
  #16  
Old 2010-09-06, 9:09pm
loribeads's Avatar
loribeads loribeads is offline
rainbowchasingtimewaster
 
Join Date: Jun 10, 2005
Location: Willow Glen, CA
Posts: 4,461
Default

Naomi, I want to live in your Etsy shop. It's fabulous!
__________________

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 5 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
Lori Peterson - Try telling a Dachshund no and you will understand the true meaning of futility.

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 5 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
*

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 5 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
*
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 5 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
*
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 5 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
*
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 5 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
*
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 5 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
*f
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 5 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
*
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 5 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 5 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 5 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 5 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 5 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 5 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
Reply With Quote
  #17  
Old 2010-09-06, 10:25pm
wimsey's Avatar
wimsey wimsey is offline
Hat or Cake?
 
Join Date: Nov 03, 2007
Location: Ontario, Canada
Posts: 610
Default

I love the Lauscha, too. I have some Sangre, but haven't tried it yet. After seeing that pic, Lori, I think I have to get busy.
Beth
Reply With Quote
  #18  
Old 2010-09-07, 5:24am
naom-s naom-s is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 12, 2006
Location: ISRAEL
Posts: 536
Default

Thank you Lori.
You're always welcome!!!
Naomi
Reply With Quote
  #19  
Old 2010-09-07, 5:59am
Beadanna's Avatar
Beadanna Beadanna is offline
Resident hippie
 
Join Date: Mar 06, 2008
Location: Co Dublin Ireland
Posts: 2,733
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by loribeads View Post
Naomi, I want to live in your Etsy shop. It's fabulous!
And aren't the little creatures' expressions just the CuTeSt!
You are a genius Naomi.
__________________
Anna
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 5 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

Have FUN!!!!! It's not about perfection..... Leslie - [not so] Crazy Woman
.

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 5 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
Reply With Quote
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump




All times are GMT -7. The time now is 8:47pm.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.7.5
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Your IP: 18.205.60.226