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Old 2010-04-24, 9:09pm
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Default Ammonite fossil effect

Hi, i have been trying to make a Ammonite fossil effect pendant but
can't figure it out. i have tryed useing a fat twisty rod & then coiling
it up (spiral). But that isn't getting the right look. Does anyone know
how to make one useing boro? Have you seen a tutorial doing this, if so
where do I look?
Thanks, Cynthia in Australia
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Old 2010-04-24, 9:16pm
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I've never done it, but maybe make a tapered rod, use a knife, diamond shears, or necking tool to put in the segmentation, *then* coil it?
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Old 2010-04-24, 9:19pm
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Old 2010-04-24, 9:28pm
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Default here's a picture of a real fossil

Hi, Here's a picture of a real fossil one, I want to make a glass
pendant one. Thanks
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Old 2010-04-25, 1:25am
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ooh, those are cut to reveal the chambers. Haven't made one in ages, but I make them by sandwiching a colour between 2 parts of clear glass. the colour must go right to the edge. then I coat the resulting post in powder, such as exotic red, heat it all in and pull it out into a taper while twisting the glass. If you heat and pull from the middle you have two tapers for two ammonites in one go. Then I spiral roll them up, melt it all in, flatten them somewhat and kiln. Once out of the kiln they get ground down on my diamond wheel to expose the chambers (ie past the twist axis so you don't have that central twist line). You don't need to polish them, I wash them with demineralised water after the grinding, let them dry on top of my kiln and then garage them inside, face up. Once they're hot enough, I punty them out, flamepolish the face, add a loop and put them back in for re-annealing.
hope that all makes sense.
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Old 2010-04-26, 6:17am
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Andrew Brown makes some really nice ones.

http://www.glassartists.org/Gal11933...7_Amonite_.asp
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Old 2010-04-26, 1:32pm
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Wow, those are really great!
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Check out this new press..it may help you! They are a new advertiser here on LE: http://www.bavarianbeads.com/product...roducts_id=334

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Old 2010-04-27, 1:16pm
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wow...they have more presses then I've ever seen in my life.
I love the pyramid!
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Check out this new press..it may help you! They are a new advertiser here on LE: http://www.bavarianbeads.com/product...roducts_id=334

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Has anyone ever ordered from them? I saw like, ten presses I'd LOVE
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I have made a lot of ammonite pendants and charms. Some have 2 holes so you can wear them both ways.

Here are some pics:

Charm:






Pendants:




These are all made with boro.
i am working on an e-book to make these ( not sure if it is what you are lookign for. )
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Christina ~ Beautiful!!!!
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Old 2010-06-06, 5:04pm
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Christina, They are lovely. I would like to buy a tutorial on how to make them.
Thanks for shareing, Cynthia in Australia
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Those are beautiful ammonite pendants...I'd be interested in purchasing your e-book too!
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Haven't been around much lately. Just a quick note. 50% of the E-book is done.
I hope I will have it finished before half July.

Would you like me to start a pre-sale already or should i keep you all informed out here?

Let me know.

Thanks
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I've ordered 2 presses from Bavarian Beads - excellent quality,excellent price and fast delivery to the UK
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Gorgeous pendants!!!!

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Old 2010-06-25, 6:38pm
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I thought about buying Bavarian presses, the ammonite one & the seahorse one,
but wondered how hard it is to get the pre- pressed shape right before you use
the bead press. How did you find useing it? Thanks, Cynthia
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Old 2010-06-26, 2:43am
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I thought about buying Bavarian presses, the ammonite one & the seahorse one,
but wondered how hard it is to get the pre- pressed shape right before you use
the bead press. How did you find useing it? Thanks, Cynthia
I bought two other presses, the star and the disc, so I can't help - sorry
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