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 on: July 01, 2020, 02:52:07 PM 
Started by Dickie - Last post by Dietmar
Hi Administrators!

After adding some more information to the page of EDP I got the folowing reply instead of an improved article:
Database error
A database query syntax error has occurred. This may indicate a bug in the software. The last attempted database query was:

    (SQL query hidden)

from within function "Revision::insertOn". MySQL returned error "1048: Column 'old_text' cannot be null (localhost)".

Is that the reason for having no edits in the last years? The last successfull edit was 9 April 2013 in "Kiln".
I would like to share my experiance with all beadmakers by updating the WIKI.

Greathings from Germany

EDIT: I've been able to post an edit in a section of the sandpit. But an edit of the whole page was rejected with the feedback as quoted abouve. The preview of the sandpit (whole page AND section) was not availlable.

EDIT II: I wanted to try to create a new page from a wantedpage. I was logged out by the system and tried to log in, again. REJECTED.
Login error Fritipedia uses cookies to log in users. You have cookies disabled. Please enable them and try again.
What the Huh did I do wrong with a firefox-browser?
Was it my fault or did the WIKI -not- write the cookies?
Why could I log in the first time and edit at least one section of the sandpit?
Why does the FH-cookie work perfectly on my computer and the frittipedia-cookie doesn't?

 on: June 16, 2020, 08:32:53 AM 
Started by mutti - Last post by Maja
Hi, could you pm me your postcode please?
I could get my friend to collect Thursday or Sunday night.
Many thanks,

 on: June 16, 2020, 08:13:41 AM 
Started by mutti - Last post by mutti
I have the following for sale as a job lot, collection only from Nottingham. 60.

Over 3 kilos (7.5lb) of Effetre and CIM glass rods and half rods.
Graphite marver 1.5" * 2.5".
Pegasus plain mixer bead shaper.
Mixed trio bead press 19mm.
Single straight sided lentil shaper.
9 packs of assorted frit.
2 packs murano slices.
Some pokey tools.
I have photos but unsure how to load here so until l manage it feel free to request them via email.  Regards

 on: June 11, 2020, 11:54:33 AM 
Started by alan - Last post by Dietmar
Get 2 rods of any colour, ...
If you clean up your bench there will be leftovers of different colors. Assort them roughly into golor groups, you know they will not go ugly on mixing. For example go for greens and blues and take about 10...20 grams. Heat up the end of a glass rod and attach the leftovers to the end. Melt out as much air as possible while doing this and attach a second rod for mixing and better control. Don't mix completely and pull into a thin rod or fat stringer.

Start making beads with that marbled glass. Just winding round the mandrel will give beads with stripes. If you start with a tiny winding and adding fat dots to the equator, the pattern will be totally different after melting the bead into shape. For larger beads start with a medium bicone from a cheap glass. Add a fat layer of marbled dots to the equator and melt the marblked glass round and flat. You can "pull" the colored glass with heat and gravity to the ends of the bead, one end at the time. Shape the bead inro a long olive or a bicone and you're done.

Adding just random dots of the marbled glass to a base bead is easier and gives a totally different pattern. Experiment with separate dots or a fully covered surface. The results are different.

Add stripes of marbled glass to the length of a cylindric base bead and cover the whole surface of the bead. Melt the bead round and reshape or let the middle section do "the wave".

A totally different design needs tuequoise glass abnd clear. Make a base bead in turquoise and reduce the surfave. Add some squiggles or other pattern with clear stringers, melt flat and burn away the reduced surface. Swap the decoration and reducing the surface without burning away the reduction.

Add fat clear dots to a marbled bead or a bead with frit decoration. Melt the dots flat or leave them raised.

 on: April 19, 2020, 01:53:35 PM 
Started by mel - Last post by Dietmar
Hi Sam,

This tutorial might be interesting for more artists out there... Anakin is a great teacher. The (real) imploded marble (How to encase white?) was made in his class at in Burghausen.

I found it in the
Anakin's Glass Eye Implosion Marble Tutorial

An other one:
The Blooming Marble (By Josh Grant)

Plus a Video
Studio Demonstration: John Kobuki

 on: April 19, 2020, 01:22:46 PM 
Started by Tonyb - Last post by Dietmar
Sorry, no pics, just crumbles. ... gone ...

Painting a clear core with (expensive) opaque is a good idea. It saves a lot of color and gives a lot of additional stability. You can "pull" the white layer over the bead by applying heat to the edges where it shall go.

Example (long white olive):
Make a bicone of half the weight of the final bead. Add a wheel of white to the equator and hest it well. Let it flow to the sides and let the bead cool toll no more moving. Heat one side (of the white) and tilt the side down to control the flow of the white. The superheated white will flow faster than the clear core and cover most parts of this end. Let cool till hard and repeat with the other end. Add small patches of white where the flow didn't go and shape the bead with heat and gravity or the paddle.
Disadvantage: Doesn't work for clear over white.

 on: April 19, 2020, 08:14:46 AM 
Started by Barnacle Bay - Last post by beadysam
Wow Dietmar, what a lot of interesting info. Thank you.  Personally I havent done much of the bottle glass melting.  We don't really drink so never get sexy bottles!!!  I did melt a piece of vase that had belonged to my gran but got broken when my son was little.  I saved it all because it is a rich deep aqua colour, but its very very stiff - heading the way of boro but not quite as stiff. 
My son did a vid of Prince Rupert's Drops when he was at school using greenhouse glass.  That was a little stiffer than 104coe.  I've got the bottle of beer he had at his RAF graduation, at some point I will get around to making something with it....

 on: April 19, 2020, 08:12:43 AM 
Started by Tonyb - Last post by beadysam
Dietmar, that marble sounds interesting - any pics?

When trying to make a whiteheart bead sometimes it helps to make a small clear bead, encase with white (or other opaque) then encase with clear or chosen transparent.  The clear inner bead just stops the softer opaque slopping around so much, and if you are struggling that may help a bit.  PPP and you'll get there Wink !

 on: April 19, 2020, 07:54:14 AM 
Started by mel - Last post by beadysam
Anakins tutorial for implosions is great, have you seen it?   Not sure if its still out in internet land...??  I have a copy of it that I am happy to share - don't worry people, it was a FREE tutorial from way back, not a purchased one.  If you want to drop me your email in a pm, I will send it to you when I am next on my lappy.

I might well have a couple of others too, just gathered from forum threads etc, so let me know if you want those too. Smiley

 on: April 05, 2020, 12:48:23 PM 
Started by bubblefizz - Last post by Margram
Trudi (glitteringprize) uses bullseye for the gorgeous pinks, I seem to recall.

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