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Margram
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« Reply #15 on: June 10, 2012, 05:08:34 PM »

Dean will be welcomed back any time with open arms and loads of smileys Smiley Smiley Smiley
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« Reply #16 on: June 11, 2012, 03:33:33 PM »

I see his posts on FB and he has been doing his exams, but he's also got a boyfriend!!!  Think he's fine though and the pics of his artwork look really fab.
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« Reply #17 on: June 12, 2012, 02:41:41 AM »

He also said something about moving house last time he posted here so that may be taking his time up.
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« Reply #18 on: June 12, 2012, 04:04:50 AM »

Um Dean's post is from 2011... Tonksys just replied to it.

DOH!  Roll Eyes Grin Grin Grin Grin
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« Reply #19 on: June 28, 2012, 05:44:28 AM »

Aww you guys!

I'm so touched! You're all so sweet, I'd love to come back and rejoin in all of your glassy goodness. Cheesy Everything's been up in the air lately: you're right, I had a boyfriend (not anymore, he cheated typical!), I've had my exams to worry about (but they're all done now! Cheesy) and...we got a house!

We've been waiting for literally years to find somewhere to move to and the new place is brilliant. It's really nice (well, much much MUCH nicer than the one we're in now) and I can't wait to move in. Hopefully we'll be in within the next week or so!

AND.

Guess what ladies.  Wink

It has a back garden! Well, a courtyard. And I've asked my mum if I can get a shed. Oh yes people, the time has come (well, when I can accumulate the funds) but (eventually) I will have my own shedio!!!! I twisted her arm because it's too unique (in NI anyway!) a skill not to better and would be a massive shame to not only waste what I've learned but also financially, I've spent a fortune on kit and glass! Hopefully I'd be able to set up this time with a dual-fuel torch, I'm getting lots of hours at my job and am getting better at saving so hopefully eh! That's the goal anyway!

You're all so sweet and kind, I've actually really missed you guys. I remember I'd come home and open a few tabs in the order FHF, FB, Email. The little dialogue box saying that you'd got a PM always made me so excited!!! Tongue

Take care folks, I'll try to get my shed up and running soon and fingers crossed I'll return in a glitzy explosion of beads and gossip!!

Ciao bella!

-Dean Cheesy Cheesy xxxxx
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« Reply #20 on: June 28, 2012, 06:37:53 AM »

Hi again Dean, nice to hear how things are going for you, sorry re boyfriend, great re house and shed and exams. Janet  Grin
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« Reply #21 on: June 28, 2012, 07:36:35 AM »

Hi again Dean, we missed you Smiley Smiley Smiley Smiley Smiley

I hope you get your shedio Smiley
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« Reply #22 on: June 28, 2012, 10:14:55 AM »

Hi Dean, brilliant that you are back and things are going well (on most fronts, anyway) Smiley Smiley Smiley. The shedio will pay for itself in no time Cool.
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« Reply #23 on: June 28, 2012, 10:38:05 AM »

Yoo hoo Dean!  Grin    Lovely to hear from you again and so pleased that good things are happening for you re new house and SHED!!
Keep in touch and let us know how it all goes ... I've missed all your smiley posts!  Grin Grin Grin Grin Grin



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« Reply #24 on: June 28, 2012, 05:17:52 PM »

Hi Dean, welcome back.  we are coming over to stay in the Mournes next month do you know of any good glassy places to go?
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« Reply #25 on: June 25, 2013, 10:17:02 AM »

Just read over this...made me cry. Miss you guys.  Cry x
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« Reply #26 on: June 28, 2013, 09:54:46 AM »

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« Reply #27 on: June 28, 2013, 10:45:37 AM »

I guarantee there were some other damp eyes when they read that, Dean Wink

Keep smiling Smiley Smiley Smiley
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« Reply #28 on: July 12, 2013, 05:23:25 PM »

We'll all still be here for you whenever you want to look in .................... ! Grin Grin Grin
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« Reply #29 on: March 24, 2020, 03:43:30 AM »

Back to topic and some exercises:

Reduction is one of the most common problems on a Hot Head torch for beginners. If you learn to see it while working you can either avoid it or use it as a design element.

Start your torch, please. Look for the color of the flame and see ig it has a pure bue (maybe with a slight purple hue) or it has a turquoise hue. If it has the turquoise hue try to turn it smaller, to the smallest setting it still burns stable. Take a rod of glass (just any will do) and hest the end in the flame untill it glows. Look at the flame without filter glasses and see the real size indicated by the yelow flare. All the other work is done WITH filter glasses.

Let's start with a small to medium sized bead from turquoise (sky blue, petrol green, ...) glass. Melt the glass about two thirds away from the bright blue cone towards the end of the yellow flare. Melting the glass might take longer, but we want a clean color for this exercise. Once the bead is at least in decent shape come out of the flame and look at it under good illumination. It should look uniform in color. Go back into the flame and move closer to the bright blue cone. Watch the glass surface and look for an oily shine. Take the bead out of the flame again and see the red spots. Go back into the very end of the yellow flare and watch the oily spots disappear. Control the result under good light and decide how to finish the bead.

By now you learned how to reduce tuequoise on purpouse and how to remove reduced spots while working. You can draw patterns with clear glass on your bead and reduce it or reduce the bead before drawing the patterns. These are two options to use this as a design element.


The black or pewter coloration, mostly on the bead ends, is the reduction of zinc. It comes out while working a longer time in not-so-hot conditions of a neutral to slightly reducing flame. You can avoid it by working slightly hotter and cooling the bead outside the flame before the next boost of heat. It's very tricky to do on purpouse, but comes whenever you fool too long with a semiheated bead.
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