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Old 2010-07-22, 6:58am
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Thank you so much for sharing, Amber! If it ever gets cooler out and I can bear being near the torch I'll have to try them. And, do some more Dragon Scales. Such simple processes to produce such stunning beads.
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Old 2010-07-22, 7:07am
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Old 2010-07-22, 7:28am
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Thank you!

I can't wait to try this tomorrow night but I have a question about the foil. How do you cut it? When I try, it just keeps trying to float around the table. I'm wondering if I need to use a papercutter and do the whole book at once.
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Old 2010-07-22, 7:31am
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Thank you Amber I will try it tonight and see if I can get other than yucky stuff from my Ekho
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Old 2010-07-22, 7:35am
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P.S. How can I charge for such a short and sweet tut? LOL I do plan on writing a tut this year with tips and tricks for HotHead users... just finding the time to do it AND make beads is the hard part.
What you *could* do is write up your tutorials and publish/charge for a book or booklet. I would bet you'd get a lot of takers.
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Old 2010-07-22, 7:42am
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Amber-I am so glad to cyber-know you. You are a class act, so generous with your wealth of knowledge. Thank you!
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Thank you! These are beautiful. I can't wait to try them!
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Old 2010-07-22, 8:16am
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I love your fire opals!!! This is so generous of you Amber - thank you! I can't wait to try this as soon as I can tolerate the heat in my 'studio.' It's supposed to cool down a little so I'll be on the torch as soon as I can.
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Old 2010-07-22, 8:30am
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I can't wait to try this tomorrow night but I have a question about the foil. How do you cut it? When I try, it just keeps trying to float around the table. I'm wondering if I need to use a papercutter and do the whole book at once.
Karen....hmmm.... Silver foil shouldn't be floaty - that seems like silver LEAF to me. With silver foil, it's thick enough that I can pick up a sheet with my hands and tear it into pieces, or I can take scissors and cut it up. I can't do that with leaf - leaf sticks to you, to every surface, can't even imagine cutting it...
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Thanks so much for your generosity Amber!! Like Deanne, my birthstone is Opal so I'm really looking forward to trying this.
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Amber - thank you so much!

I've been loving these beads!
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Old 2010-07-22, 10:33am
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Amber, thank you so much for this free tutorial!!! Much happiness coming to you!!
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Old 2010-07-22, 10:47am
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Drats!!! Just checked my stash and NO "Ekho" nor "Clio" I do have some Aion 2...any idea what happens with this color? I'm gonna try it anyway and see what happens. They will probably be light on the color side, but hoping to have SOME sort of cool reaction!

Who's tried this Tutorial so far? Anyone starting up a Gallery "Show Your Results of Amber's Fire Opal Tutorial" Thread yet? I can't wait to see 'em come flowing in...
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Love this, thank you!
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Great tut!! Thank you for sharing!!!
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Old 2010-07-22, 1:37pm
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Very nice. What a nice thing to do.
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Thanks so much for sharing this! What a sweet and generous thing to do. I can't wait to try it!!
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Wow, those are some spectacular beads! Thanks for sharing with us.

Now, I just need to buy some more fun glass, like double helix.
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Old 2010-07-22, 3:16pm
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thank you Amber for sharing,it is greatly appreciated. Your beads are beautiful!
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Old 2010-07-22, 4:03pm
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Karen....hmmm.... Silver foil shouldn't be floaty - that seems like silver LEAF to me. With silver foil, it's thick enough that I can pick up a sheet with my hands and tear it into pieces, or I can take scissors and cut it up. I can't do that with leaf - leaf sticks to you, to every surface, can't even imagine cutting it...
You're right it does sound like I have leaf, not foil. Crud, the place I bought it from told me it was foil and I'm too stupid to know any different.

I'm going to try it anyway-the worst that can happen is I'll ruin the "leaffoil" that I don't use anyway.

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Default Cutting silver leaf

You can still use the leaf....and cut it...I put the leaf between 2 pieces of paper and cut it. Then I carefully let it slide onto my marver from between the paper. I usually cut up as many strips as I'm going to need and then only slide one onto my marver at a time so the others don't blow away...
And if you put 2 or 3 strips of leaf one on top of the other and roll them onto your bead all at once it's almost like foil...
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Amber, these beads are stunning! Thank you so much for sharing this.

what would happen if you made this bead, but encase a sliver of brass mesh in the encasing layer?
I wish that I have some torch time. I would try this.
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You can still use the leaf....and cut it...I put the leaf between 2 pieces of paper and cut it. Then I carefully let it slide onto my marver from between the paper. I usually cut up as many strips as I'm going to need and then only slide one onto my marver at a time so the others don't blow away...
And if you put 2 or 3 strips of leaf one on top of the other and roll them onto your bead all at once it's almost like foil...
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Thanks Suzanne, it does help. I wondered if using more than one sheet would work. I think I'm going to take the whole book to work with me tomorrow and try to cut it all at once with the paper cutter. God knows I can't try to cut in my studio without it flying all over the place!
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Thank you so much for sharing this tutorial. I've admired your beads for some time and would never have imagined how to do it. Hopefully I can get some torch time this weekend and give it a try.
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Wow, Amber! You are too cool, girl. Thanks so much for sharing!
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Amber, thank you for posting this tutorial. For a long time now, I have been wondering if I need to buy gold leaf to make a bead like that. I am so happy to learn that the gold color is resulted from the reaction from Ekho and/or other silver glass. I have one in the kiln now. Thank you so much for sharing this technique.

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Amazon. If you put a dot of water then the silver it won't fly all over.
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