Someone please help me plunge!!!

Someone please help me plunge!!!

Post by Jodi Elisabet » Wed, 22 May 2002 07:44:00



:)

Ok, I am diggin this lampwork thing, and dang-it, I think I am getting
pretty good! I can't get this "plunging" thing down though...

Is it hot poker/hot bead, cold poker/hot bead, cold poker/warm bead, etc???
Should I wait until the glow just goes off the bead and then plunge? Should
I heat the poker at all? How do you get the pokes even - as when you say,
poke the first 2 holes, the rest of the bead cools....how do you heat the
bead enough to make it pliable (pokable) without losing your other pokes??

These questions sound very strange, but I just can't master it !

Thanks!

--
~ Jodi

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http://www.elisabethco.com
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Someone please help me plunge!!!

Post by Cher » Wed, 22 May 2002 10:20:35


Answer --
MEDIUM HOT
COLD POKER

Cheryl of <A HREF="http://www.dragonbeads.com"> DRAGON BEADS  </A>
Flameworked beads and glass
http://www.dragonbeads.com/

 
 
 

Someone please help me plunge!!!

Post by D. Chris » Wed, 22 May 2002 10:51:20



: :)
:
: Ok, I am diggin this lampwork thing, and dang-it, I think I am getting
: pretty good! I can't get this "plunging" thing down though...
:
: Is it hot poker/hot bead, cold poker/hot bead, cold poker/warm bead,
etc???
: Should I wait until the glow just goes off the bead and then plunge?
Should
: I heat the poker at all? How do you get the pokes even - as when you say,
: poke the first 2 holes, the rest of the bead cools....how do you heat the
: bead enough to make it pliable (pokable) without losing your other pokes??

Jodi,

You need to spot heat the area you want to poke, and then poke with a cold
tool.  Using a flame that has been dialed down to a point (allowing spot
heating) will give you some consistency in your pokes.  The pokes can also
be controlled by the pressure of the poking... something that comes with
practice.

Hopefully someone else can elaborate seeing that I'm as clear as mud.

--

Dawn

May-Christ Designs: Contemporary Lampwork
http://www.maychristdesigns.com/
Northern Lights: MI Chapter of ISGB
http://www.maychristdesigns.com/northernlights.htm
RCB
http://www.maychristdesigns.com/reccraftsbeads.htm