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1  GLASS CRAFTS / Glass Crafts: Discussion and Questions / Re: can you anneal in your toaster over? on: March 14, 2012 01:12:48 PM
that does not sound safe at all!  Huh
2  GLASS CRAFTS / Glass Crafts: Discussion and Questions / Re: Flamework Beginner's Kit *EDIT* Pics Added (VERY img obese) on: March 14, 2012 01:10:12 PM
The glasses are a "must have" to keep your eyesight.  You can also get them at a welding supply company.  Have you had ANY instruction?  The first thing I tell students is that everything in glass is either hot, sharp or poisonous.  Glass is so addicting...I love it!

exactly! well said! I am so addicted.... lol
Glasses are a MUST. Also watch out for that torch.. I have hear horror stories about the fireworks brand. Check into getting a HotHead torch. There is one at the hardware store almost identical to the HH too now.
3  GLASS CRAFTS / Glass Crafts: Discussion and Questions / Re: Advice needed: lampworking, torch setup on: March 14, 2012 01:04:20 PM
It can be a seasonal thing.. do it outside on a table. I would also look into lampworkers near you. see if one of them would want to let you torch with them, or if someone has the space. Maybe trade for labor or grunt studio work (like fusing shorts together lol) Even trade for knowledge and beads... I moved into a friends studio it is the best thing i have ever done for my glass! She is also very happy having me around. Check out Lampwork etc for more lampworkers and to maybe find someone near you!

(Hi miss zoozii's!!!its jaci from LE)
4  GLASS CRAFTS / Glass Crafts: Discussion and Questions / Re: Lots of glass but don't know what to do with it on: March 14, 2012 12:59:19 PM
make lawn/garden mosaic stones. Start with a stone, mosaic and grout. simple and outdoorsy..

you could also do this in molds or with standard side garden blocks to get cool ideas.

Have you thought about doing glass vases? glass on glass is cool!
5  GLASS CRAFTS / Glass Crafts: Discussion and Questions / Re: painting on glass on: March 14, 2012 12:55:24 PM
yes. this will make it last Smiley
Happy painting!
6  GLASS CRAFTS / Glass Crafts: Discussion and Questions / Re: Decoupaging candles and trying to find a sealant! on: March 14, 2012 12:53:13 PM
glass enamel acrylics or just modge podge. There are recipes for creating your own with aileenes tacky glue online as well.
7  GLASS CRAFTS / Glass Crafts: Discussion and Questions / Re: Portrait of a Scientific Glassblower, ETSY video on: March 14, 2012 12:51:13 PM
very cool thanks for sharing. I have a friend who does this
8  GLASS CRAFTS / Glass Crafts: Discussion and Questions / Re: HELP! What to do with this glass!? on: March 14, 2012 12:48:59 PM
if it fits  in your oven (or not) try enamel paints. They are in with the bottles acrylics and made to paint on glass. You could combine this with etching to create a wild look! (etched on one side in a pattern, painted on the other.. very cool) Then create a wood base for it to rest in, or have it professionally framed.
9  UNITED STATES / Connecticut / East Coast Craft Fair on: March 14, 2012 12:43:27 PM
visit www.jglasspromotions.com to find out more info and to apply online.

http://www.jglasspromotions.com
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