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« Reply #10 on: July 02, 2012 10:19:08 AM »

They're all so amazing!
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« Reply #11 on: July 05, 2012 05:03:36 AM »

I never knew Jellyfish could be so beautiful!
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« Reply #12 on: July 05, 2012 11:37:23 PM »

so beautiful! jellyfish are one of my favorite animals.
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« Reply #13 on: July 08, 2012 04:52:02 AM »

Wow... just beautiful!
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« Reply #14 on: July 10, 2012 03:30:20 AM »

Wow!  These are really pretty
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« Reply #15 on: July 10, 2012 11:14:45 AM »

Wow! They are all so pretty! I love that they really look like they're just swishing along in there.
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yoopidou
« Reply #16 on: July 13, 2012 12:14:14 PM »

Great job.

There is a place on Maui were they make glass jellyfishes but much bigger( about 20 cm, 10 inches) but they don't have these beautiful colors. I'm not a big fan of real jelly fishes but I like the 3D aspect and the colors of these art pieces.
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« Reply #17 on: July 13, 2012 12:14:33 PM »

This convinces me I have to switch from soft glass to borosilicate. Borosilicate seems to allow to work on bigger pieces without constantly maintaining the heat to avoid thermal breaks. Would my oxygen-propan with a head about 1/2 inch size be enough? Any advice would be welcome( books, websites, tutorials, web store...). Thanks.
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GlassPeace
« Reply #18 on: July 13, 2012 10:51:05 PM »

Hi,

For borosilicate you need a really hot flame, the hotter the better.  The boro glass does give you more time to work between heats, but it is still really important to keep it nice and hot so it doesn't crack. I would suggest getting your hands on the "contemporary lampworking" book set if you can. Some good websites to check out are www.lampworktutorials.com , www.lampworketc.com, the flow magazine has some free tutorials on their website.  There are other forums as well, the melting pot is a good one.  If you browse around those sites there'll be some good stuff to get you started.  We've made a couple tutorials, one for our flower pendants on www.glassflowerpendants.com and if you look on our website http://www.glasspeace.com/glass-pendants/glass-mushroom-pendants  there's a link there to a video I made on how to make a glass mushroom bead.  Youtube is also good to browse around for tutorials.  Good luck with the boro, if you've got any more questions let us know!

Peace,

Amir Shawn
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yoopidou
« Reply #19 on: July 15, 2012 01:35:15 AM »

Thank you so much for all the information. You're the best and the most helpful!
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