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by Valerie Adams
Thu Jun 21, 2012 11:37 am
Forum: Art, philosophy, and content
Topic: How Picky Are You?
Replies: 6
Views: 8697

Re: How Picky Are You?

I don't know that I'd label myself "a successful artist" but I'm having fun and selling enough work to keep me motivated to keep trying. I've been fusing for a little over 10 years and in that time I've built up quite a bit of inventory. Last year my storage area reached the tipping point ...
by Valerie Adams
Wed Jun 20, 2012 12:37 pm
Forum: Photos and Stuff
Topic: Surprise Pro shot
Replies: 12
Views: 5445

Re: Surprise Pro shot

Congratulations, Dolores! Very well-deserved.
by Valerie Adams
Mon Jun 18, 2012 4:13 pm
Forum: Photos and Stuff
Topic: Fish a la Andy
Replies: 7
Views: 3563

Re: Fish a la Andy

Very nice, Shawn!
by Valerie Adams
Sat Jun 16, 2012 1:43 pm
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: Is this devit?
Replies: 6
Views: 2996

Re: Is this devit?

If you did any grinding to your edges, that could be what you're seeing: grinder scum.
by Valerie Adams
Fri Jun 15, 2012 9:35 pm
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: Is this devit?
Replies: 6
Views: 2996

Re: Is this devit?

Try spraying and refiring first. I've "cured" devit on certain opals by doing that. You have to fire to about 1425° to cure the spray.
by Valerie Adams
Fri Jun 15, 2012 9:34 pm
Forum: Newcomer Forum
Topic: Flower former too high for kiln?
Replies: 3
Views: 2394

Re: Flower former too high for kiln?

Take out the kiln shelf and place the flower former on the bottom of the kiln. Fire slow.
by Valerie Adams
Wed Jun 13, 2012 12:23 am
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: fusing hand prints and paints
Replies: 9
Views: 4693

Re: fusing hand prints and paints

My five year-old niece was here in April and wanted to work in glass. I did her handprint with Barry Kaiser's pre-mixed enamel paint. It was fired on top without a cap and while we did lose a little color, it was ok. This was orange paint, with the photo taken before firing the piece: handprint.jpg...
by Valerie Adams
Tue Jun 12, 2012 5:16 pm
Forum: Business Topics
Topic: Square/Squareup Credit Card processing
Replies: 21
Views: 14044

Re: Square/Squareup Credit Card processing

I've been using Square since just after it came out and have no complaints. Money appears in my account within a day or two at the most and I've never needed customer service. I did two weekends' of open studios recently and even on 3G the transactions were fast enough that no one complained. And cu...
by Valerie Adams
Tue Jun 12, 2012 5:13 pm
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: Which glue is best for glass to glass on sushi plates?
Replies: 17
Views: 6936

Re: Which glue is best for glass to glass on sushi plates?

...and silicone is cheap and waterproof. I used superglue the very first time I ever glued bails to pendants, thinking, "this is so easy!" I put all my pendants in a little baggie for my first show and stored them in the garage with my inventory. When I unpacked them, I had a bag full of l...
by Valerie Adams
Tue Jun 12, 2012 5:11 pm
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: Boron Nitride on Kiln shelves
Replies: 5
Views: 2968

Re: Boron Nitride on Kiln shelves

Boron Nitride is only rated to something like 1350° so it wouldn't hold up to fusing temps.
by Valerie Adams
Thu Jun 07, 2012 11:19 am
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: fusing hand prints and paints
Replies: 9
Views: 4693

Re: fusing hand prints and paints

My five year-old niece was here in April and wanted to work in glass. I did her handprint with Barry Kaiser's pre-mixed enamel paint. It was fired on top without a cap and while we did lose a little color, it was ok. This was orange paint, with the photo taken before firing the piece:
handprint.jpg
by Valerie Adams
Wed Jun 06, 2012 2:51 pm
Forum: Kiln Casting
Topic: Borax spray on plaster molds
Replies: 11
Views: 7414

Re: Borax spray on plaster molds

I can't comment on Uro glass, sorry.

Here's a photo I found doing a Google search for divitrification:
Devitrified_surfaces_bottlesW1.jpg
by Valerie Adams
Wed Jun 06, 2012 12:36 pm
Forum: Kiln Casting
Topic: Borax spray on plaster molds
Replies: 11
Views: 7414

Re: Borax spray on plaster molds

What kind of glass are you using? Bullseye's Marzipan for instance will often self-iridize. If you're using float or tempered, could it be the tin side showing?
by Valerie Adams
Wed Jun 06, 2012 12:31 pm
Forum: Newcomer Forum
Topic: Enamel terms
Replies: 7
Views: 5391

Re: Enamel terms

Call and talk to them; I've had great customer service when I've explained what I'm trying to do.
by Valerie Adams
Mon Jun 04, 2012 12:01 pm
Forum: Newcomer Forum
Topic: dichro problems - Wrong glass cleaner
Replies: 7
Views: 3841

Re: dichro problems - Wrong glass cleaner

I've occasionally had a scrap of dichro that has had sparkles burst off.

I simply can't imagine that a glass cleaner (any residue of which would burn off way sooner than the glass was softened) would be powerful to break the dichro coating's connection to the glass.

Like Lynn says, call CBS.
by Valerie Adams
Mon Dec 17, 2007 11:24 am
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: Nuggets
Replies: 2
Views: 2519

Re: Nuggets

You can also just sprinkle coarse frit in the empty spaces on your shelf between items you're fusing. Spread them around so they're not touching. You'll get lots of tiny balls.
by Valerie Adams
Sat Dec 15, 2007 10:42 am
Forum: Photos and Stuff
Topic: Oops- two more from the display at the Y
Replies: 6
Views: 5117

Re: Oops- two more from the display at the Y

Lib, are the leaves open in the white areas? I've done a few tests with leaves similar and LOVE the organic nature of fusing a pile almost as found in nature. Beautiful!
by Valerie Adams
Mon Apr 19, 2004 6:22 pm
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: Fusion 10 help, please!
Replies: 5
Views: 3190

I guess I should have given more info (sorry!) I am using at least two layers of Bullseye 3mm, and if I use glass for a third layer of accents, it may be regular thickness or thin. I was initially fusing most everything at 1425 with a 30 minute hold, with pretty consistent results. As my kiln has be...
by Valerie Adams
Mon Apr 19, 2004 3:31 pm
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: Fusion 10 help, please!
Replies: 5
Views: 3190

Fusion 10 help, please!

I've spent hours searching the archives, to no avail. I'm fairly new to fusing. I have a Paragon Fusion 10, and wonder if anyone else using the same kiln would be willing to share their schedule with me. I'm trying to achieve an extremely flat full fuse to medium size pieces (12" squares, etc.) No m...

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