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 on: December 01, 2017, 10:48:54 AM 
Started by sandmor1 - Last post by chas
Hello
I would like a some advice on making a 250 x180cm wall panel.
I want several of the parts to be raised but edges slightly rounded.
Would it be best to full full all these component parts separately and then tack fuse them together or is there another better way to do this?
Thank you
Sandra

Hi Sandra, interesting, ambitious project... how are you going to tack fuse the smaller panels together to make one panel 250 x 180 cm?

Chas

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 on: December 01, 2017, 09:09:24 AM 
Started by sandmor1 - Last post by silkworm
That is big! If you are using float maybe look at the Fun with Float page of facebook, it has lots of very useful information.
Mary

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 on: November 30, 2017, 04:40:22 PM 
Started by sandmor1 - Last post by sandmor1
Thank you for the replies.....that is very useful and I had not even considered  a contour fuse. I will make a half size version and experiment with that.
Sandra

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 on: November 30, 2017, 10:23:00 AM 
Started by sandmor1 - Last post by flame n fuse
It's a big panel! I agree with Nicknack that you should experiment first. Have you read Bullseye tech note Heat and Glass, which goes into detail about what happens at different temperatures? https://www.bullseyeglass.com/methods-ideas/technotes-4-heat-a-glass.html
If you are making a piece with variable thickness you'll need to go very slow on the ramping as the thinner parts will heat and cool more quickly than the thicker parts.

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 on: November 30, 2017, 08:33:31 AM 
Started by sandmor1 - Last post by Nicknack
You could contour fuse. This is a temperature about half way between tack fuse and full fuse. You may have to experiment, as each kiln is different, and also the glass you use. Hope that helps, and have fun.

Nick

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 on: November 30, 2017, 07:59:03 AM 
Started by sandmor1 - Last post by sandmor1
Hello
I would like a some advice on making a 250 x180cm wall panel.
I want several of the parts to be raised but edges slightly rounded.
Would it be best to full full all these component parts separately and then tack fuse them together or is there another better way to do this?
Thank you
Sandra

 7 
 on: November 23, 2017, 11:26:22 AM 
Started by Lotti - Last post by Lotti
Hi all. 

I have had a request from a lady to make a memorial paperweight and a pendant/bead with the hair from her horse who sadly died recently (and unexpectedly and she is very upset). I make memorial paperweights etc with ash but not with hair and although I could have a play I haven't the time at the moment and wouldn't want to get her hopes up.  Is there anyone here (or does anyone know of anyone) would might be able to do something for this customer (I guess it would need to be a hollow piece and put the hair in it, my blowing is a bit rusty at the moment so it's out of my league currently).  This might be a long shot but thought I would ask.

Thanks Lotti Smiley

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 on: November 20, 2017, 08:07:03 AM 
Started by bellag13 - Last post by Enchanted Cobwebs
I've got mystic green but never really used it. Will have to dig it out and give it a try. Mystic blue looks pretty, will make a note to order it next time. I like effetre green cave. My sample set shows mystic green and green cave are similar. Effetre lime green is my favourite spring green.

Most of my leaves are mystic green like on my cherries and I also use mystic green on the base of my thistles. I use mystic blue for my bluebells, closest colour match to the real thing. It behaves very well and is delicate enough for petals. Cant get images on here as photobucket is being off with me but there are some in my Etsy shop. I have tried the other mystics but orange coral and red I got whiteish with a core of slight colour. Mystic violet was a murky colour and so I never tried again. I have a weekend off from shows this coming week so I might get some play time in. If anyone has suggestions on what to do to make them bloom. I only make tiny things though these days so sometimes maybe its not been worked long enough

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 on: November 19, 2017, 10:07:17 PM 
Started by bellag13 - Last post by flame n fuse
I've got mystic green but never really used it. Will have to dig it out and give it a try. Mystic blue looks pretty, will make a note to order it next time. I like effetre green cave. My sample set shows mystic green and green cave are similar. Effetre lime green is my favourite spring green.

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 on: November 19, 2017, 12:27:15 PM 
Started by bellag13 - Last post by Moira HFG
I suspect it means 'striking'. The violet is quite variable, and the orange gives anything between completely clear (some spacers recently, that was a surprise!), milky off-white to quite a dark toffee brown if worked hot and long. If this was made by Double Helix it'd cost a fortune!

Here's the beads I reheated:

Bonfire beads

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