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Title: Bubbles in a mesh pattern - LE thread by Miriam
Post by: Jolene on September 29, 2009, 02:36:25 PM
http://www.lampworketc.com/forums/showthread.php?t=136548

This effect looks amazing!


Title: Re: Bubbles iin a mesh pattern - LE thread by Miriam
Post by: turquoise on September 29, 2009, 02:46:43 PM
wow that looks super. great photo too.


Title: Re: Bubbles iin a mesh pattern - LE thread by Miriam
Post by: GlassOcean on September 29, 2009, 02:46:50 PM
O M G I need some of that, was it Maria Louisa that had some?


Title: Re: Bubbles iin a mesh pattern - LE thread by Miriam
Post by: turnedlight on September 29, 2009, 02:47:31 PM
It does, it's beautiful and I like the way the bubbles look golden. :)

(though the stupid in-fighting underneath just reminds me of why I never look at that forum anymore!)


Title: Re: Bubbles in a mesh pattern - LE thread by Miriam
Post by: Jolene on September 29, 2009, 02:51:31 PM
sorry, I hadn't read the thread!! I was just blown away by the beads!


Title: Re: Bubbles iin a mesh pattern - LE thread by Miriam
Post by: Donna@Rockin' Beads on September 29, 2009, 02:57:58 PM

(though the stupid in-fighting underneath just reminds me of why I never look at that forum anymore!)

Damn it, I'm going to go and have a proper read of it too now  ;D ;D ;D


Title: Re: Bubbles iin a mesh pattern - LE thread by Miriam
Post by: GlassOcean on September 29, 2009, 03:02:28 PM

(though the stupid in-fighting underneath just reminds me of why I never look at that forum anymore!)

Damn it, I'm going to go and have a proper read of it too now  ;D ;D ;D

Me too  :D


Title: Re: Bubbles in a mesh pattern - LE thread by Miriam
Post by: Zia on September 29, 2009, 03:04:37 PM
its the reason I love the peace and quiet here..........

xxx


Title: Re: Bubbles in a mesh pattern - LE thread by Miriam
Post by: sparrow on September 29, 2009, 03:06:35 PM
Yes, maybe let's keep reference to the rest of the thread out of FHF, and we just enjoy ogling at beads ;)


Title: Re: Bubbles in a mesh pattern - LE thread by Miriam
Post by: GlassOcean on September 29, 2009, 03:07:50 PM
I was looking for a smiley yawning but couldn't find one!

Lovely bead, excellent link, still wanna try it!


Title: Re: Bubbles in a mesh pattern - LE thread by Miriam
Post by: Donna@Rockin' Beads on September 29, 2009, 03:08:28 PM
Yes, maybe let's keep reference to the rest of the thread out of FHF, and we just enjoy ogling at beads ;)

OK  ;)


Title: Re: Bubbles in a mesh pattern - LE thread by Miriam
Post by: Steampunkglass on September 29, 2009, 03:10:03 PM
Interesting effect! I'd imagine you'd have to make sure the mesh was really clean so not to get any contaminantes too.


Title: Re: Bubbles in a mesh pattern - LE thread by Miriam
Post by: turnedlight on September 29, 2009, 03:33:07 PM
Sorry Jolene :-[ feel sheepish now, please forgive me :-* :-*

Are you going to have a go, I would love to but my ventilation isn't fab atm.


Title: Re: Bubbles in a mesh pattern - LE thread by Miriam
Post by: Jolene on September 29, 2009, 03:36:20 PM
I feel sheepish too  :-[

Fabulous technique though, it is on my to do list to try, want to tinker with some brass frit first though  :D


Title: Re: Bubbles in a mesh pattern - LE thread by Miriam
Post by: sparrow on September 29, 2009, 03:36:45 PM
Once my new ventilation is sorted.....in my NEW studio, don't you know, I'll get myself some brass shaving thingies, and if I have to drill through a whole sheet myself  ;D


Title: Re: Bubbles in a mesh pattern - LE thread by Miriam
Post by: turnedlight on September 29, 2009, 03:38:10 PM
Ooh get her! ;D


Title: Re: Bubbles in a mesh pattern - LE thread by Miriam
Post by: sparrow on September 29, 2009, 03:46:11 PM
Erm, did I mention my NEW studio? By any chance?  ;D


Title: Re: Bubbles iin a mesh pattern - LE thread by Miriam
Post by: Maria Louisa on September 29, 2009, 04:37:34 PM
O M G I need some of that, was it Maria Louisa that had some?


Yes Kerensa, I have it.
And I can send it in a normal enveloppe too if you like.
It's great stuff and you only need just a little for the gorgeous effect.


Title: Re: Bubbles in a mesh pattern - LE thread by Miriam
Post by: Veebee on October 10, 2009, 09:22:40 AM
I just tried it, but I did something wrong..... no bubbles but I can still see the mesh. And I found it really difficult to get the mesh to stick to the bead.
I thought I may have overheated, but now I'm wondering if I heated it enough....
Will give it another go in a bit.

EDIT: Just gave it another go, and whaddya know? Bubbles! I'll post a pic in the Newbie encasement challenge when it cools down. It was really fun watching the bubbles appear  ;D
And Maria Louisa was right, you only need a small amount.

Now to try and control where the mesh ends up on the bead and I'll be sorted!


Title: Re: Bubbles in a mesh pattern - LE thread by Miriam
Post by: Jolene on October 10, 2009, 09:54:38 AM
Vicki, are you using brass mesh? I don't think this works with copper mesh

Jo x


Title: Re: Bubbles in a mesh pattern - LE thread by Miriam
Post by: Veebee on October 10, 2009, 09:58:04 AM
Vicki, are you using brass mesh? I don't think this works with copper mesh

Jo x

Brass indeed, from the very lovely Maria Louisa herself  ;D Got it working now, second time lucky!


Title: Re: Bubbles in a mesh pattern - LE thread by Miriam
Post by: Flyingcheesetoastie on October 10, 2009, 01:50:11 PM
If you guys like coloured bubbles and fumes then I suggest Copper Carbonate, it gives lovely turquoize bubbles and REALLY clears out the sinus when you use it!

I'm all seriousness though, everything we use to torch with gives off fumes so you should have good ventilation from the start!


Title: Re: Bubbles in a mesh pattern - LE thread by Miriam
Post by: Veebee on October 10, 2009, 01:55:31 PM
Ooh, that sounds interesting.... might just have to try that! I have posted my result in the Newbie Challenge thread (with tips!) if anyone is interested!


Title: Re: Bubbles in a mesh pattern - LE thread by Miriam
Post by: sublimekate on November 18, 2009, 12:09:27 AM
I used some brass wire, fabulous effects. Got is from here http://www.wires.co.uk/cgi-bin/sh000001.pl?REFPAGE=http%3a%2f%2fwww%2ewires%2eco%2euk%2f&WD=brass%20wire&PN=brass%2ehtml%23aBR0315_2d050#aBR0315_2d050 I used 0.315mm  ;)

I pre-cut strips and wrapped it around outside the flame with tweezers.