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by Bellknap
Wed Mar 31, 2004 4:28 pm
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: Sprinkling those enamels
Replies: 1
Views: 2187

Sprinkling those enamels

I found a cheap and simple way to sprinkle my Thompson enamels so that you have more control. I took a simple kitchen sieve about 3 inches in diameter, one where you might want to sieve out the spices or in my case lumps in a sauce. I stretched a piece of panty hose (you can use a knee high) over th...
by Bellknap
Wed Mar 24, 2004 8:32 pm
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: Help with a slump and crack...newbie..
Replies: 9
Views: 5049

a death by overheating...

Well Doctors I am afraid the patient died on the table. (Services no slash that wake to be held in thirty minutes, all tip their pint!). The good news is that it's brother survived and I am quite pleased. Will try to post photo soon. Again, my sincerest thanks for all of your help and patience. Lydi...
by Bellknap
Tue Mar 23, 2004 7:44 pm
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: Help with a slump and crack...newbie..
Replies: 9
Views: 5049

The glass is all spectrum 96, the base is 2 mm, the rest is 3. The reason I think I created the small crack is that yes, when I pulled it out to darn early no crack...then as I realized it was hot and put it down. Later low and behold when I put it upright in the stand you could see a small crack th...
by Bellknap
Tue Mar 23, 2004 6:24 pm
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: Help with a slump and crack...newbie..
Replies: 9
Views: 5049

I am afraid it is a crack as I can feel it with my finger nail on the surface a little. I am afraid I just didn't peek, being the impatient fool I am some times. I pulled it out when the kiln said about 180, but then realized the piece was much hotter. The piece has a total of 7 layers, some only tw...
by Bellknap
Tue Mar 23, 2004 5:49 pm
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: Help with a slump and crack...newbie..
Replies: 9
Views: 5049

Help with a slump and crack...newbie..

Warm friends, I recently completed an item that has a total of a number of layers of glass, it isa 6 x 6 " tile. The piece developed a small interior crack which I would like to try and fix.....can I just bring the item slowly back up to 1450 and fuse again? (I think I caused the crack as I looked a...
by Bellknap
Tue Mar 09, 2004 2:29 pm
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: My first fuse item photos
Replies: 7
Views: 4021

Cynthia,
don't you love it when something works! I always say if I learn something today I can go home, so now you can go home. Lydia
by Bellknap
Tue Mar 09, 2004 9:40 am
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: crushing glass for frits
Replies: 13
Views: 11657

Coffee Grinder

I use a coffee grinder too. Yes you have to be careful when opening, lots of dust. Check out your local Salvation Army or thrift store you can find lots of them cheap! Lydia of Ohio
by Bellknap
Mon Mar 08, 2004 9:41 pm
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: My first fuse item photos
Replies: 7
Views: 4021

Photo posting...

Cynthia, well I found out by trial and error. After you write your message, hit the img button once. Then while you are looking at the photo you want in webshots left click it, go to properties and copy/paste the entire description line into your message, then click the img box above again. If you p...
by Bellknap
Mon Mar 08, 2004 5:53 pm
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: My first fuse item photos
Replies: 7
Views: 4021

My first fuse item photos

Well I have learning a ton from all of you....a big thank you to all. I have posted my second, third and fourth fuse. The fish is the last one, the photo doesn't show well, it is actually a bright orange clownfish with a lifted fin. The aqua is a small bowl and the geometric bright blue is a square ...
by Bellknap
Tue Mar 02, 2004 9:05 am
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: refuse? Any kings horses here?
Replies: 7
Views: 4330

Or even cut out the lovely flowers and layer them on top of another white or colored piece of glass and then try to fuse again.
by Bellknap
Tue Feb 24, 2004 5:02 pm
Forum: Photos and Stuff
Topic: my first fused pendants...
Replies: 12
Views: 8339

Just beautiful

Jeremy, Those look great, especially proud since you are from Columbus, (me too) and from a lampworking background. Am I to understand you had a base glass and then the dichro...no cap? Another method I have seen to form a hole is to dip a wooden stick. like you use to barbeque kabobs with into the ...
by Bellknap
Mon Feb 23, 2004 7:01 pm
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: combing/frit?
Replies: 5
Views: 3500

Combing

Staci,
I wouldn't use a normal combing instrument as all you will get is a cut line through the frit. Try using a brush so that you drag lines a sections down in a combing fashing, or even try gently tapping the backside in certain areas. Let us know how it turned out.
by Bellknap
Mon Feb 23, 2004 5:36 pm
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: Stringer Storage
Replies: 16
Views: 9282

PVC pipe display

Ok, don't look at the mess around it, but this is how I store my rods for lampworking. I bet you could use the same for your stringers. If you lay them on their side your stringer could hang out a little so you could see what you had easily. I got these at Home Depot and they cut them for me for fre...
by Bellknap
Thu Feb 19, 2004 4:31 pm
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: How do I measure my mold?
Replies: 4
Views: 2983

Thanks Tom

Thanks Tom for your input. You Texans are always great folks. Of course I am partial as our home office is in Houston, Stewart Title....Lydia of Ohio
by Bellknap
Thu Feb 19, 2004 10:02 am
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: How do I measure my mold?
Replies: 4
Views: 2983

How do I measure my mold?

http://store7.yimg.com/I/yhst-3328593146220_1781_47847604 Glass pals, I have ordered the mold you are seeing and question how to measure. I know on my round bowl molds you draw around and go in say 1/4". However if you want the fuse glass and have a specific design as a square insert in your fused ...
by Bellknap
Wed Feb 18, 2004 10:18 am
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: Another newbie question, please...
Replies: 11
Views: 5221

Winestoppers

Kim, Yes they are Moretti. About 2" in height...I also made round ones where I melterd in dots on dots and then the final dot left raised. These were very popular, in fact I really got tired of making them for awhile. It was funny when folks gave them for gifts as the receiver many times didn't know...
by Bellknap
Wed Feb 18, 2004 9:45 am
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: Another newbie question, please...
Replies: 11
Views: 5221

Winestoppers

Sorry gals, can't figure out why some folks can see and some not. The winestoppers are not fused or slumped they are lampwork on a torch. Thanks for all of your help. Lydia
by Bellknap
Tue Feb 17, 2004 5:00 pm
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: floral former - but bigger
Replies: 14
Views: 6711

Milk shake?

Would a stainless steel milk shake container work? I saw them on EBAY. they would be bigger in diameter I think. Just a thought.
by Bellknap
Tue Feb 17, 2004 10:37 am
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: Another newbie question, please...
Replies: 11
Views: 5221

Another newbie question, please...

Ok, this is kind of a stupid question, but I am a beginner in this field. Say you cut a glass circle for a top or bottom piece and it cracks. A clean crack for shards, can you still use it? Can you simple use it during the fusing process like you would other pieces of glass in your project? Thanks a...
by Bellknap
Mon Feb 16, 2004 7:43 pm
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: Ceramic Mold
Replies: 6
Views: 3843

Thanks

Thanks ladies, good information to have. By the way, I love those paint and fire shops. One of my foundest memories is spending an afternoon with my favorite little cousins painting our hearts out. I am in Ohio and they are in NC, so it made it really fun to get my plate in the mail! Lydia

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