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Title: Good Advice on Bead Release
Post by: jobead on September 10, 2009, 01:35:46 PM
Don't give the bottle a bl**dy good shake if you haven't put the lid on properly.

Complete nightmare, just sat and looked at it in disbelief, what a numpty and what a load of clearing up and discarded pot towels.

Completely b*lls up my torching session too.  :-[

BE WARNED DON'T DO IT  !!

Jo


Title: Re: Good Advice on Bead Release
Post by: June on September 10, 2009, 01:57:12 PM
I don't think you are alone..!


Title: Re: Good Advice on Bead Release
Post by: Kaz on September 10, 2009, 01:58:50 PM
You are now on your way to being a Ninja bead maker - this is one of the stages you have to pass through!  ;D
Kazx


Title: Re: Good Advice on Bead Release
Post by: Katiequiggle on September 10, 2009, 01:59:11 PM
Been there and done that, even got the stain on the t shirt.


Title: Re: Good Advice on Bead Release
Post by: Hazer on September 10, 2009, 02:00:13 PM
...at least you won't stick to the mandrel?


Title: Re: Good Advice on Bead Release
Post by: Mand on September 10, 2009, 04:02:14 PM
Oh no! Poor you!  I totally sympathise with you.  I got all revved up for torching session in the "summer"  only to have the same thing happen.  I remember Sally Carver's wise words ringing in my head, "You haven't arrived in beadmaking until you've thrown a pot of bead release over yourself"  or something like that  ::) :P ;)   Betcha won't do it again though will you.  : :-X :-*


Title: Re: Good Advice on Bead Release
Post by: Donna@Rockin' Beads on September 10, 2009, 04:44:14 PM
You are definitely not alone!!!!
I managed to release a bottle all over my daughter - it even went in her mouth!!!
I am soooo careful now  ;D


Title: Re: Good Advice on Bead Release
Post by: bluefairy on September 10, 2009, 05:14:47 PM
Indeedy.......... you might want to ask Julie Lush about her "incident"  :D


Title: Re: Good Advice on Bead Release
Post by: Hamilton Taylor on September 11, 2009, 01:15:06 AM
...and I managed to douse a student in the middle of a class...
FWIW, generally, you only do it once....

 :D :D

Sean


Title: Re: Good Advice on Bead Release
Post by: noora on September 11, 2009, 02:35:49 AM
And don't lift a can of borax flux by the lid unless the lid is screwed on... I didn't even realize what mess it had made until the flux dried and revealed white stains of borax all over the place. Worst of all, I did it in a silver smithing class with a dozen witnesses :-[

Related to that - don't use a brass brush to remove borax stains from a padded chair seat. It ruins the cover.

I learned a lot that day ;)


Title: Re: Good Advice on Bead Release
Post by: Pat from Canvey on September 11, 2009, 02:44:20 AM
If you want the release to mix thoroughly, not only make sure the cap is on tight but put a fugly bead into the bottle before shaking. It acts like those little ball bearings in expensive nail varnish bottles.


Title: Re: Good Advice on Bead Release
Post by: Lush! on September 11, 2009, 02:55:50 AM
Indeedy.......... you might want to ask Julie Lush about her "incident"  :D

Oh nooooooooooo .... just when I thought I'd got over it  :o :o


 :D


Title: Re: Good Advice on Bead Release
Post by: LittleMoo on September 11, 2009, 03:00:08 AM
I'm intrigued now Julie, do tell...


Title: Re: Good Advice on Bead Release
Post by: Lush! on September 11, 2009, 03:02:11 AM
I'm intrigued now Julie, do tell...

Let's just say "been there and done that, even got the stain on the ceiling"  :D


Title: Re: Good Advice on Bead Release
Post by: One Key Beads on September 11, 2009, 03:07:07 AM
Yep, been there, done that and still have the stuff all over the shed walls to prove it.  You know you've arrived now as a bead maker.

Jeanette


Title: Re: Good Advice on Bead Release
Post by: Trudi on September 11, 2009, 03:11:36 AM
Please don't let Mand read this thread!


Title: Re: Good Advice on Bead Release
Post by: jobead on September 11, 2009, 03:38:31 AM
Wow ! Thanks everyone I feel like I have been through an initiation.

I'm glad to see you aren't all dead as I have been fretting about getting every last bit out of the house !

Good to know there are lots of other pitfalls awaiting me too, bring em on !


Title: Re: Good Advice on Bead Release
Post by: Redhotsal on September 11, 2009, 03:47:02 AM
Second stage in Ninja bead making - for batch annealers only:

Push the bead so hard into the vermiculite that the bead release breaks and the hot bead shoots up the mandrel and burns your fingers.
Yep - for all those who think they're the only ones that this has happened to....you're not alone!

We ought to have sew on badges made!


Title: Re: Good Advice on Bead Release
Post by: jobead on September 11, 2009, 04:00:16 AM
Great idea a bit like Brownies.

The Bead Release Up the Walls Badge
The Burnt Fingers Badge
The Borax Stain on the Padded Chair Seat Badge


I'm sure the list is endless !!

 :D


Title: Re: Good Advice on Bead Release
Post by: Krysia@No98 on September 11, 2009, 04:02:39 AM
Ohh, now Sal that's an idea.

What would you have a picture of for boobie burns or glass in the foot?

What colour would the shirt be?  Green, brown and blue are already taken

(most spectacularly, on Wednesday, I managed to get glass stuck in my big toe 4 hours after putting my boot on and leaving this house.  Thank god I have tweezers in my draws at work. Clear, impressively one of the men in the office did ask what colour it was.)

I think Q had a very interesting bead release story some where...


Title: Re: Good Advice on Bead Release
Post by: Redhotsal on September 11, 2009, 04:15:26 AM
Hmmm....wonder if we can persuade Bear Grylls to be Chief Bead Maker?


Title: Re: Good Advice on Bead Release
Post by: jobead on September 11, 2009, 04:24:49 AM
We could ask , but surely it is more perilous than anything he has undertaken before ??

All this getting water from animal dung is all very well but it's not lamp work is it?


Title: Re: Good Advice on Bead Release
Post by: Lush! on September 11, 2009, 04:42:54 AM

What colour would the shirt be?  Green, brown and blue are already taken



Heffalump  ;D

We could have a badge awards ceremony at the GBUK AGM  :D


Title: Re: Good Advice on Bead Release
Post by: Redhotsal on September 11, 2009, 05:14:03 AM

What colour would the shirt be?  Green, brown and blue are already taken



Heffalump  ;D

We could have a badge awards ceremony at the GBUK AGM  :D

Hmmmmmmmm........................................ :D


Title: Re: Good Advice on Bead Release
Post by: Krysia@No98 on September 11, 2009, 07:39:41 AM
 ;)

So what would our pledge be,  Seeing as we are not going to be swearing allegence to the queen...

Norse god of fire? (not entirely sure who that is)



Title: Re: Good Advice on Bead Release
Post by: Redhotsal on September 11, 2009, 07:50:12 AM
How about swearing allegiance to the Crazy World of Arthur Brown?

I think a ceremonial burning metal helmet might have to be worn by the Chief Bead Maker (shuffles off to take her medicine....)


Title: Re: Good Advice on Bead Release
Post by: Kaz on September 11, 2009, 07:52:21 AM
and a kevlar vest and chain mail of course ;D


Title: Re: Good Advice on Bead Release
Post by: Krysia@No98 on September 11, 2009, 08:49:34 AM
It's a bit difficult to get chocolate out of chain mail...

I wonder if that's why the brownie uniforms brown?  (I went to the Woodcraft Folk instead)