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by Barbara Elmore
Fri Jan 29, 2016 11:20 pm
Forum: Jewelry Making
Topic: Lamp worked rondels and other 2D forms
Replies: 25
Views: 28975

Re: Lamp worked rondels and other 2D forms

In the first firing, some of the glass will remain in the pot. Weigh your glass and the pot before you fire, and then weigh your rondel afterwards. That should give you a good idea of how much glass will produce X size rondel when you need one that is a bit more exacting. Not high tec science, but i...
by Barbara Elmore
Fri Jan 29, 2016 9:07 pm
Forum: Jewelry Making
Topic: Lamp worked rondels and other 2D forms
Replies: 25
Views: 28975

Re: Lamp worked rondels and other 2D forms

A simple rondel can easily be created as a pot drop. Search craft stores for smaller clay pots, and increase the hole in the bottom by simply reaming the existing hole out with closed scissors pointed up into the pot and twisting the scissors back and forth until you get a hole size that is acceptab...
by Barbara Elmore
Tue Sep 08, 2015 7:02 pm
Forum: Newcomer Forum
Topic: Devit spray question, and wine bottle question
Replies: 5
Views: 6041

Re: Devit spray question, and wine bottle question

If you have access to a tile saw, it's fairly easy to cut the bottom of the bottle off. Clean it extremely well with a brass brush and Dawn on the cut edge, use your Borax spray and fire. If you're doing a lot of these, look into purchasing a Solo sprayer ( pump) to apply a fine mist. They are about...
by Barbara Elmore
Sat Jul 18, 2015 11:41 pm
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: Cutting curved glass
Replies: 5
Views: 5398

Re: Cutting curved glass

I have seem some bottles that were cut with a tile saw at the shoulders, in line with the n/s axis of the bottle. You can cut as little or as much as you want. I would mark off the area first with a paint pen. A diamond bit of an inch or more cut under water would also work. Just remember that bottl...
by Barbara Elmore
Mon Feb 23, 2015 2:26 am
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: Wave mold
Replies: 6
Views: 4467

Re: Wave mold

Sawing is much easier before the slump, and when I get a nice, flat edge, I do not do any coldworking.
by Barbara Elmore
Wed Feb 18, 2015 8:00 pm
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: 104 : cracks and scratches
Replies: 6
Views: 4486

Re: 104 : cracks and scratches

Effetre 104 is a difficult glass to fuse. For me, it devitrifies horribly. The commercially made murinni are not always compatible, and I can see the halos surrounding your murinni in the pictures. Clear signs of incompatibility. Unfortunately, you cannot fix nor save these. I am working on a projec...
by Barbara Elmore
Mon Feb 02, 2015 6:21 am
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: Wave mold
Replies: 6
Views: 4467

Re: Wave mold

I use my glass tile saw to get a nice straight edge. Easy!
by Barbara Elmore
Sat Jan 10, 2015 7:11 pm
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: Devit on Wissmach 90 and 96
Replies: 0
Views: 2545

Devit on Wissmach 90 and 96

Anyone else having problems with the newer COE's of Wissmach fusible? I fired 2 layers 96, full fuse, then slumped them and the white on top of the black devited horribly at 1175. Clean going in, mold sprayed with MR97, nothing unusual. Haven't seen devit that bad at that temp ever!
by Barbara Elmore
Sat Nov 29, 2014 6:20 pm
Forum: Newcomer Forum
Topic: Has anyone perfected opaque frit balls?
Replies: 11
Views: 11366

Re: Has anyone perfected opaque frit balls?

Get a plastic Cool Whip container. Put the frit balls in there and cover them with white vinegar. Put the container somewhere you will be often...kitchen, living room table, etc. every time you go by the container, shake, shake, shake it. Do this for a couple of days and they will be immaculate. Rea...
by Barbara Elmore
Mon Nov 17, 2014 5:28 pm
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: BE ball mold?
Replies: 18
Views: 11191

Re: BE ball mold?

Thanks, Cynthia. I'll put Thine Fire in the next one, and add feet to this one. We were in Japan eons ago, and I almost got run over trying to cross the street in their crazy traffic to get to a glass seller of marbles!
by Barbara Elmore
Mon Nov 17, 2014 4:46 pm
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: BE ball mold?
Replies: 18
Views: 11191

Re: BE ball mold?

Well, how do I fix it so that it sits level?
by Barbara Elmore
Mon Nov 17, 2014 2:34 am
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: BE ball mold?
Replies: 18
Views: 11191

BE ball mold?

I,m getting 9 ladie,s dancing with these molds. There doesn't seem to be a flat spot in them. Any suggestions?
by Barbara Elmore
Fri Oct 31, 2014 3:08 am
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: BE Opaline Striker
Replies: 7
Views: 4144

Re: BE Opaline Striker

OK!
by Barbara Elmore
Thu Oct 30, 2014 9:25 pm
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: BE Opaline Striker
Replies: 7
Views: 4144

Re: BE Opaline Striker

Thanks, Warren, I posted it on their site and will contact Amy Ferber when she returns to portland.
by Barbara Elmore
Thu Oct 30, 2014 5:32 pm
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: BE Opaline Striker
Replies: 7
Views: 4144

Re: BE Opaline Striker

Test piece came out from second firing (in a different kiln) just the same as first, dark, dark chocolate brown over the turquoise opal. Stumped.
by Barbara Elmore
Thu Oct 30, 2014 2:19 am
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: BE Opaline Striker
Replies: 7
Views: 4144

Re: BE Opaline Striker

Sheet. Definitely opaline striker. The only thing I can think of is maybe my kiln temp is off from the 1490 suggested top temp. I am refining one piece as a test tonight.
by Barbara Elmore
Wed Oct 29, 2014 9:53 pm
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: BE Opaline Striker
Replies: 7
Views: 4144

BE Opaline Striker

Tried to put opaline striker over BE turquoise and it has turned brown. Have not read anything that suggested it was reactive........Any suggestions?
by Barbara Elmore
Fri Mar 05, 2004 3:34 pm
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: Cutting Spectrum Baroque - total frustration
Replies: 27
Views: 16677

Believe it or not, we have found that cutting Baroque on the "wrong" side works much better for us! In this case, the wrong side is the bumpy, wobbly one. Go steady and a little slower when scoring, so that you don't skip along the bumps. Then use breakers from both ends to the middle.

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