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1  GLASS CRAFTS / Glass Crafts: Completed Projects / Re: Lampwork beads! on: August 31, 2011 11:25:35 PM
Tre' cool! It doesn't matter as much which turquoise you use, the copper that gives it the color is what causes the reaction. I'm getting ready to order some silver and copper frit from Devardi just to play with the color reactions.

I've got TONS of I-have-no-idea-where-I-got-it glass - a local lady was getting out of soft glass, and I purchased a good portion of her collection. She was running through everything so fast, I was just kinda smiling and nodding. I got a stick of GORGEOUS opalescent bright blue that I really adore, and have no clue where to get more - grump.
2  GLASS CRAFTS / Glass Crafts: Completed Projects / Re: Lampwork beads! on: August 28, 2011 07:23:50 PM
Cool, I can see that you used ivory & got the color reaction around the turquoise, but I can't tell - did you use intense black or Hades as the base and it's melding with the ivory? Hard to tell if it's a fuzzy line or photo Wink
 
I really like the colored wire, too - very pretty, really makes the turquoise pop!
3  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / New Swap Theme Ideas / Re: Fiber Swap on: August 07, 2011 12:32:54 PM
I'm definitely interested - it's getting towards fall & fiber time here on the farm . . . . .
4  GLASS CRAFTS / Glass Crafts: Completed Projects / Re: lampwork pendant on: June 05, 2011 07:07:08 PM
Pretty! May I ask what the bronze/coppery looking glass is underneath the bright-colored dots? It's very nice.
5  GLASS CRAFTS / Glass Crafts: Completed Projects / Re: Lampwork beads! on: June 05, 2011 07:00:41 PM
Purdy! And what are the chances of not only another lampworker, but another SCAdian on the board? Wink

Have you checked out this document on Scribd?
http://www.scribd.com/doc/8493824/VikingBeads

I'm debating trying to work up a necklace for one of Calontir's A & S competitions . . . . . . . In my copious free time, of course Wink
6  GLASS CRAFTS / Glass Crafts: Discussion and Questions / Re: Best/Cheapest way to drill small holes in glass bottles? on: January 16, 2011 07:39:15 PM
You can sometimes get used drill bits from a dentist - they're not sharp enough to use on teeth anymore, but will do a great job with a lot of small work . . . . .
7  GLASS CRAFTS / Glass Crafts: Discussion and Questions / Re: Ideas and input for the next Glass Challenge! on: January 16, 2011 07:20:36 PM
1) Yes
2) I'm kinda going with everyone else on color & springtime type themes. Glass & Metal could be fun, too.
3) I fell off the face of the planet while trying to work on the addition to our house (in other words, wasn't checking Craftster/didn't know it was going on Wink )
8  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / The Swap Gallery / Re: Stitch Marker Swap - Gallery on: July 20, 2010 08:09:34 AM


I received from razorbladesmile (I really love the word beads!) and koalascout (I _adore_ these colors)
9  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / The Swap Gallery / Re: Stitch Marker Swap - Gallery on: July 13, 2010 10:02:52 PM


And finally got a chance to post some pictures - I received some BEAUTIFUL markers from styupe, dustyfro and Michela - Thanks!
10  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / The Swap Gallery / Re: Stitch Marker Swap - Gallery on: July 07, 2010 03:49:56 PM
Hi all,

Finally digging out from all the construction we're doing on the house - I love the idea of a larger house, I'm just not sure about the work involved Wink

I've received from Styupe (I absolutely ADORE the cloisonne butterflies!!!), dustyfro (the dark green glass is so pretty!) and Michela (The teal pearls are one of my favorite colors!)

DH has hidden the camera somewhere, but I will get pictures later this evening or tomorrow.

I'm hoping to have mine going out by the weekend.
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