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Topic: New flamework - I think I've learned pendants! (pic obese of course)  (Read 5180 times)
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« on: May 18, 2008 06:36:14 PM »

I've been very busy this weekend, procrastinating and all (i don't want to study for my calculus and chemistry finals on Monday). I got myself a new propane tank after using up my first (I've only been flameworking for 5 months) and I've been trying to teach myself how to make pendants.
Beware of words, they're all over the place here. You can just look at the pictures if you want to skip my silly mindless babble.


I couldn't decide which to put first, so I figured I could put them all! This is everything I've flameworked this weekend with a little ruler (in Inches) for size reference.

My first (successful) implosion pendant! I'd tried little ones from normal 6mm rods, though I could never get the punties to break off and I could NOT make any kind of bail. I still can't get the punties off, but I think I've found a way to make bails. I know some people make little beads and stick them in the kiln then attach the bead to the pendant after they make the pendant part, which I thought would work best.. except I don't have a kiln. So I made the pendant part (with the red flower in it) and then made the little clear bead while holding the pendant on a punty and keeping it warm so it didn't break. I needed like 4 hands, but I managed and now that's what I do.

I also delved into mushroom pendants for the first time! These aren't my first, I made like 4 prior to these, but these are the best. The brown (supposedly Purple Red) mushroom is blah, but i really like the blue mushroom. The blue one is made with a twistie stringer in cobalt and periwinkle. I can't get them centered no matter what, but it's okay because it kinda looks like they are encapsulated and fell over.

 artist who supplies her beads to the shop. Well I saw some new mushroom beads and I knew I HAD to try something like it. I didn't even get close to her amazing mushrooms, but this is okay for a first try. I like the colors, it's like a neon orange and periwinkle (I use a lot of periwinkle because I have a lot of it lol).

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« Reply #1 on: May 18, 2008 06:42:06 PM »

Decent? Im sorry but that blue flower is LOVELY.
Id love to have a pendant like that whether you as the creator like it or not lol
Its a great size and from what I can tell the flower looks so pretty and that colour is phenomenal so dont fret

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« Reply #2 on: May 18, 2008 06:44:27 PM »

Those are great! I tried making those imploded pendents before- it's really hard! Your's look great! I love the blue one especially.

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« Reply #3 on: May 18, 2008 08:20:02 PM »

These are really wonderful! I got to do a little bit of lampwork at the end of a fused glass class I took, so I know how hard it is! You are really talented!!! Thanks for sharing. Smiley

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« Reply #4 on: May 18, 2008 09:14:32 PM »

Oh my god! Those pendants are gorgeous!  The big blue flower is just beautiful.  I love how they all look.

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« Reply #5 on: May 18, 2008 09:23:05 PM »

wow! excellent job! they all look great! Smiley

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« Reply #6 on: May 21, 2008 08:48:27 PM »

Wow this is AMAZING!!! I could never do anything like that, your so talented.  Cheesy

Keep up the good work !

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« Reply #7 on: May 23, 2008 09:28:58 PM »

They're wonderful. Smiley

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« Reply #8 on: July 02, 2008 01:28:29 PM »

Beautiful, I especially like the little shroom....too cute!

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« Reply #9 on: July 06, 2008 09:56:14 AM »

you've definitely got pendants down!

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