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Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2020-10-20, 6:50pm
Replies: 21
Views: 1,919
Posted By KJohn
That would be cool, thanks Lunesse :)

That would be cool, thanks Lunesse :)
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2020-10-20, 11:22am
Replies: 21
Views: 1,919
Posted By KJohn
I haven't seen the powder recently, but always...

I haven't seen the powder recently, but always curious about what I can add. I've seen some brass mesh ribbon beads over on FB and they are amazing
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2020-10-19, 11:55am
Replies: 21
Views: 1,919
Posted By KJohn
thanks for the info, Rebecca

thanks for the info, Rebecca
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2020-10-18, 1:40am
Replies: 21
Views: 1,919
Posted By KJohn
yeah, we need an update. LOL

yeah, we need an update. LOL
Forum: Tutorials to purchase 2020-10-02, 7:24pm
Replies: 1
Views: 165
Posted By KJohn
Great promotion! Reminds me to go check for my...

Great promotion! Reminds me to go check for my issue. Thanks
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2020-10-02, 3:33pm
Replies: 10
Views: 379
Posted By KJohn
Kathy, that helicopter bead thing is still...

Kathy, that helicopter bead thing is still something I tend to do. I have to remind myself to slow down!
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2020-10-01, 2:26pm
Replies: 18
Views: 484
Posted By KJohn
they closed yonks ago.....maybe 5 years? They...

they closed yonks ago.....maybe 5 years? They lost a furnace and didn't rebuild it. We remain in shock.

I have found Nortel glass to be a good source of colors that are out of stock elsewhere....
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2020-10-01, 2:20pm
Replies: 16
Views: 436
Posted By KJohn
yes, I wouldn't worry about naming the colors,...

yes, I wouldn't worry about naming the colors, just use the ones you like and if you want more, find something similar. That's the name of the game with soft glass, colors are here today, gone...
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2020-09-30, 8:45pm
Replies: 10
Views: 379
Posted By KJohn
I'm totally self taught. There are classes I...

I'm totally self taught. There are classes I wished that I had taken, but I'm hard of hearing and I get very annoyed when I don't know what's going on LOL
I practiced a LOT and there are a lot more...
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2020-09-30, 7:41pm
Replies: 9
Views: 353
Posted By KJohn
Hi there, to stress again that you don't reduce...

Hi there, to stress again that you don't reduce raku, it's icky. You have to superheat it, and cool
Dk turquoise is very annoying with that reaction. CIM had a beautiful turquoise color called...
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2020-09-29, 8:35pm
Replies: 16
Views: 951
Posted By KJohn
you can also use a very fine stringer of silver...

you can also use a very fine stringer of silver glass. But I second the recommendation for Ikuyo's tutorial, it's pretty neat
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2020-09-29, 8:23pm
Replies: 18
Views: 484
Posted By KJohn
good point, Margit. Thanks. There are worse...

good point, Margit. Thanks. There are worse things...:love:
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2020-09-29, 4:26pm
Replies: 18
Views: 484
Posted By KJohn
Yes I remember this, and almost all of these are...

Yes I remember this, and almost all of these are out of stock, and my glass larder is getting empty as well. Frantz doesn't know when to expect more CIM in. Perhaps I should check over with Ed Hoy? I...
Forum: Free Boro Tutorials 2020-09-29, 4:10pm
Replies: 2
Views: 171
Posted By KJohn
Interesting! I always enjoy your videos, thanks...

Interesting! I always enjoy your videos, thanks so much for helping us learn. You have some mad skills
Forum: Free Boro Tutorials 2020-09-29, 4:10pm
Replies: 5
Views: 236
Posted By KJohn
Thank you!

Thank you!
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2020-09-29, 5:08am
Replies: 18
Views: 484
Posted By KJohn
I don't think Effetre has invested much in their...

I don't think Effetre has invested much in their color stock for a few years now, plus there are lots of new restrictions on manufacturing.
Vetrofond is gone, I will mourn for a long time.
CIM is...
Forum: Tutorials 2020-09-22, 8:42pm
Replies: 7
Views: 437
Posted By KJohn
Didn't she mention she had trouble with her...

Didn't she mention she had trouble with her eyesight and she might be giving up glass? Seems to me that was a few years ago already. Miss her, she was always so creative and super nice
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2020-09-22, 4:34pm
Replies: 18
Views: 484
Posted By KJohn
So many good colors are gone! I like that CIM did...

So many good colors are gone! I like that CIM did new ones, but not a lot of them as it turns out. And a lot of them were very similar. So far not impressed with any of the "new" effetre ones either,...
Forum: Tutorials 2020-09-21, 10:45pm
Replies: 7
Views: 437
Posted By KJohn
I'm sorry, you might try messaging her on FB, I...

I'm sorry, you might try messaging her on FB, I think all her tutorials have been gone for a while, though. I meant to get one too
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2020-09-21, 10:44pm
Replies: 18
Views: 484
Posted By KJohn
Well, the new CIM goldfish is pretty good, and...

Well, the new CIM goldfish is pretty good, and it's a great price. I find it a bit more orange than clockwork, but it's very nice. It's one of the new colors, Howaco or Nortel might still have some,...
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2020-09-19, 11:04pm
Replies: 16
Views: 436
Posted By KJohn
Hi there! Welcome to the sunshine. LOL Good ole...

Hi there! Welcome to the sunshine. LOL
Good ole effetre super clear 006 is the go to, clean well or pickle. Pinch off the end of a new rod when you start to melt it, and don't put the very tip...
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2020-09-03, 10:03pm
Replies: 3
Views: 127
Posted By KJohn
yep, happens. You get the hang of it fairly...

yep, happens. You get the hang of it fairly quickly, and then it's just once in a while.
It's a lot to pay attention to at once when you are starting out....a lot of us use thicker mandrels and move...
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2020-09-01, 3:19am
Replies: 6
Views: 427
Posted By KJohn
Phil is exactly right, as usual. I didn't think...

Phil is exactly right, as usual. I didn't think of that.

But honestly, glass is one of the least expensive things about this, since you don't use a lot per bead. I am full time, and I only buy...
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2020-09-01, 3:16am
Replies: 10
Views: 789
Posted By KJohn
OH I've seen those! I love them. I believe the...

OH I've seen those! I love them. I believe the problem is that you are melting them in. I've only seen them as accents on top of a design, they stay a bit raised. Encasing with some clear would help...
Forum: Tips, Techniques, and Questions 2020-08-30, 7:48pm
Replies: 6
Views: 427
Posted By KJohn
Not worth the effort, as Phil said....except for...

Not worth the effort, as Phil said....except for the pricey colors, or ones you might use all the time that you can easily pick out. But seriously, the time you spend vs the $$ you save is not...
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