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« Reply #10 on: October 10, 2013 06:51:06 AM »

How wonderful, each is a lovely little piece of art.
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« Reply #11 on: October 10, 2013 11:09:56 AM »

Thank you everyone for the sweet comments Smiley
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« Reply #12 on: October 10, 2013 11:16:24 AM »

Beautiful!
I have many questions.
Is it borosilicate glass your using? I have yet to try borosilicate but it seems to handle much better temperature differences than soft glass. I find it difficult to work on pieces bigger than a small inch as I constantly have to pass it around in the flame to maintain the heat even.
Do you have a minor torch or a bigger one?
How do you anneal the pendants. Do you hang them from the loop or can you put them on something on which they will not stick while slowly cooling down in the kiln?
How light or heavy are they? and how wide?


I use borosilicate glass and use a Carlisle torch which is pretty hefty and loud. You need a large flame when making these because you have to blow out a large bubble to draw the dots on. Before I put them in the kiln I hold onto the loop with tweezers and let it cool down. Then I stick it in the kiln and lay it on it's back to anneal. They weight about 1 oz and are about an inch wide.
Great questions! If you have more let me know Smiley
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« Reply #13 on: October 10, 2013 01:50:02 PM »

Thanks for the thorough answers. This makes me want to get rid of my soft glass and learn to play with borosilicate. I wish I could make tiny vessels and blown glass. I saw your work on etsy and I am in admiration!
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« Reply #14 on: October 13, 2013 07:48:38 PM »

Those are gorgeous! I especially like the blue teardrop-ish one on the left.
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« Reply #15 on: October 14, 2013 08:53:02 AM »

You are so generous with your information.  Thank you.
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« Reply #16 on: October 14, 2013 10:40:31 AM »

Gorgeous as always. Smiley
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« Reply #17 on: October 16, 2013 10:08:09 AM »

Congratulations! This has been chosen as a Featured ProjectGrin
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« Reply #18 on: October 16, 2013 11:16:30 AM »

Sweet! Smiley
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The support I get from all of you is so amazing!! Thank you!!  Cheesy
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