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1  GLASS CRAFTS / Glass Crafts: Completed Projects / Re: Glass Honeycomb Pendants on: October 17, 2013 12:39:12 PM
Congratulations! This has been chosen as a Featured ProjectGrin

I am honored, thank you so much.
2  GLASS CRAFTS / Glass Crafts: Completed Projects / Re: Glass Honeycomb Pendants on: October 17, 2013 12:37:29 PM
The support I get from all of you is so amazing!! Thank you!!  Cheesy
3  GLASS CRAFTS / Glass Crafts: Completed Projects / Re: Glass Honeycomb Pendants on: October 10, 2013 11:16:24 AM
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
4  GLASS CRAFTS / Glass Crafts: Completed Projects / Re: Glass Honeycomb Pendants on: October 10, 2013 11:09:56 AM
Thank you everyone for the sweet comments Smiley
5  GLASS CRAFTS / Glass Crafts: Completed Projects / Glass Honeycomb Pendants on: October 07, 2013 05:49:27 PM
I'm super excited about these new honeycomb pendants I made. I love how the light reflects off the little honeycomb pockets. To make these, I start with a clear glass tube and coil colored glass around the end of the tube to create a cone shape. I heat up the cone in the flame, making sure the heat is nice and even, then blow out a bubble. I then draw dots of clear glass onto the bubble. I blow the bubble out again then shrink it down flat to create a flat disc. I blend, shape, and thicken the piece, then add a loop to create a pendant.
Thanks for checking out my work Smiley Please feel free to ask any questions.
6  GLASS CRAFTS / Glass Crafts: Completed Projects / Re: Glass Teardrop Pendants on: October 07, 2013 05:36:57 PM
Wow, those are amazing!

I'm interested in your setup... I've been told that boro is hard to do with just a regular torch (I have a mega minor) and an oxycon15.

Do you have a more robust setup, or do you find that making smaller things (like your lovely pendants) is possible with a soda lime glass setup?

I work on a Carlisle which is a pretty large torch. You could create small items with your mega minor. I would definitely give it a shot!
I found some info from this post that might be of interest to you: http://www.wetcanvas.com/forums/showthread.php?t=258093
7  GLASS CRAFTS / Glass Crafts: Completed Projects / Re: Glass Jellyfish Pendants on: September 18, 2013 05:50:59 PM
Thank you for all the comments and feedback, you all are so kind Smiley
8  GLASS CRAFTS / Glass Crafts: Completed Projects / Re: Glass Teardrop Pendants on: August 07, 2013 12:03:44 PM
Thank you all very much!
9  GLASS CRAFTS / Glass Crafts: Completed Projects / Glass Teardrop Pendants on: August 06, 2013 03:19:29 PM
These dot work teardrop pendants are something I love to make and am proud to share with you all. I started making this design in the beginning of my glass dabbles and still enjoy making them. I work borosilicate glass on an oxygen and propane torch. I use graphite and metal tools and gravity to manipulate and the shape the glass. The colors in the glass are made with many metals and oxides and can change color depending on the amount of heat that is applied to the color and the type of flame it is worked in. Thanks for reading! All questions are welcome Smiley
10  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Re: Orange halter dress on: August 06, 2013 02:46:53 PM
Super cute! Great pics too!
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