This technique can be used with most silver glass just change your base colors. I hope you have enjoyed my tutorial it is free for you to do with as you like, you may already know how to pull the magic out of silver glass and need a little reminder or you may be a newbie I hope this has given you a bit of inspiration and know how. Please click my facebook leave a review .
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Happy with the shape, time to heat a spot and poke a goldstone stringer in for a little spiral. Lastly heat the ends and tweak with a marver and fire polish untill all the chill marks are gone. Put it in the kiln and anneal 950 until it is cooled .
Melt it all in nice and smooth use the Crunch shaper to smooth it out, then heat again this is where I use the Jim Moore tool to squish it gently, take it out look at it reheat then squish again I flip my mandrel so the end is facing me, I like to look at it at eye level so I can see my shape clearly.
Tip ...the carbon marver I am using, make your own from an old marver use a small file to cut a v shape it works great for checking the ends .
Next draw Clio on in stripes and dots close together .
melt in nice and smooth. I use my Jim Moore large
crunch to shape the bead. Let your bead cool, hold it under the table until the red color glow is gone.Adjust the flame make it reducing , that means turn the oxygen down so the flame is fluffy.Run the bead through the flame until you get the colors you want and you can see the shapes drawn with the Clio.
Melt in the orange and marver smooth, now apply a layer of helix clear completely cover the orange.
First make a base barrel shape bead of clear, roll it out with a graphite marver . Next wrap a thin layer of Effetre transparent striking orange, cover the whole barrel.
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Here are my suggestions for a new set up and tools
Now take the Zephyr and apply over the lines and dots to capture the shine, then gently start melting the clear in, careful not to give it too much heat.
you don't want to lose the pretty colors ,yes I know it does not look pink at all something is wrong, thats the magic part of Clio you have to wait until it comes out of the kiln. Sorry no photos for this step I spaced it.... its basic encasing ....