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snootyvixen
09-27-2004, 11:00 PM
I've developed a renewed love for boro since changing to the Carlisle Mini.

Here's some recent examples:

NS Dark Garnet & Caramel

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/27-Sep-2004/14836-b040927_burlwood_1.jpg

Cobblestones - don't ask what colors I used, I can't remember!

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/27-Sep-2004/14836-b040927_cobblestones.jpg

Paisley Park - NS Dark Garnet, GA Cherrywood & one of the silver strikes

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/27-Sep-2004/14836-b040927_paisley_park.jpg

Dark multi w clear frit, encased

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/27-Sep-2004/14836-b040927_multi_speckled.jpg

New NS reds - can't remember all the names, or which ones I even used!

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/27-Sep-2004/14836-b040927_new_ns_reds.jpg

Maui sunset - layering color over color without paying attention to which colors!

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/27-Sep-2004/14836-b040927_maui_sunset.jpg

T'other side!

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/27-Sep-2004/14836-b040927_maui_sunset_2.jpg

Beads made from a "seconds" rod of NS Amber Purple

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/27-Sep-2004/14836-b040927_odd.jpg

Milky Way (NS or GA?? Not sure!) - encased

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/27-Sep-2004/14836-b040927_milky_way.jpg

AND, my humble attempt at a marble using the sample dichro image from a company at the Gathering and I left the package at the studio and can't remember the name! DOH!!!! Now, whoever said "the glass wants to be round" didn't tell MY glass!

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/27-Sep-2004/14836-b040927_garcia_marble.jpg

See - told ya I was going to hog it!

Vikki

Linnea
09-27-2004, 11:17 PM
Those rock miss vicki!!!!!!!

Bubbyanne
09-28-2004, 02:30 AM
Great Job Vikki,
Those are gorgeous! I love boro, don't own any boro beads yet but will :evil: ! Someday... :p
Thanks for sharing,
Barb :wave:

wmo
09-28-2004, 02:44 AM
yowza! Those are great!

AlaskaBarb
09-28-2004, 05:07 AM
Cool! I love Boro, but have had no real luck with it, except for a dichro that came out good.

Love the butterscotch swirly ones.

B

beachbeads
09-30-2004, 05:58 PM
Oh, they are beautiful. I get to take a boro lesson with deb Crowley and Kati O"meara this week, can't wait. How do you like that torch?? Sheila

snootyvixen
09-30-2004, 08:54 PM
Oh, they are beautiful. I get to take a boro lesson with deb Crowley and Kati O"meara this week, can't wait. How do you like that torch?? Sheila

I LOVE the torch! I havent' worked out yet how to adjust the angle, so I'm working with the flame almost parallel to the table, but I've gotten used to it!!

Good luck with the lesson - wish I could come be a fly on the wall!

Vikki

KristiB
09-30-2004, 11:11 PM
Vikki!!

I'm lusting after those burlwood beads!! awesome :clap: :clap:

Kristi

snootyvixen
09-30-2004, 11:19 PM
Vikki!!

I'm lusting after those burlwood beads!! awesome :clap: :clap:

Kristi

Hmmmm, I have everything ready to list them, but just haven't got around to it yet! LOL!!!

Vikki

Lehcar
10-01-2004, 12:36 PM
Vikki, those are beautiful! I'm lusting after Paisley Park. :)

Smidgen
10-01-2004, 01:33 PM
Vikki, such beautiful eye candy. I do LOVE boro beads!!! :clap:

snootyvixen
10-01-2004, 10:23 PM
Awwww - thanks ladies! I'm honored!

vikki

CarlisleGuy
10-02-2004, 11:30 AM
I havent' worked out yet how to adjust the angle, so I'm working with the flame almost parallel to the table, but I've gotten used to it!!

There are alot of people that use the Mini that say they don't understand how to adjust the angle of the head. I guess we really should do a better job with this in the instruction sheet.

For Vikki and anyone else who has the Mini CC and doesn't know how to adjust the angle of the head. There is a "ball joint" that is located right at the point where the torch head connects to the stainless steel base. The "ball joint" is pretty simple to work, once you understand it. Get a wrench and untighten the "ball joint" hex nut connection (don't worry, no gasses pass through this point so it is perfectly safe). Once this is loosened, you will find that the torch head can move in any direction about 15 degrees of movement. Once you have the torch head where you want it, then retighten the hex nut. However, it is important to note that you don't need to overtighten this connection. If you leave it a little loose, you should have a fit where the torch angle can be adjusted just by pushing or pulling on it without messing around with the hex nut (you may be able to do this right out of the box, but most Mini CC's are sent with a very tight connection during shipping... so probably not).

Hope that helps. Great beads by the way!

Jamn!
10-02-2004, 11:37 AM
Very cool!!!!!
Vikki I am curious. Do you use tanked Oxy or concentrators?? I finally ordered a tank to be delivered next week since I want to BORO :D

snootyvixen
10-02-2004, 12:21 PM
Faster than melting kinari glass.
More powerful than a Carlisle CC Plus.
Able to leap tall buildings in a single bound.

Look! Up in the sky!
It's a bird. It's a plane. It's Carlisle Guy!

Thanks!! I'll try adjusting the angle on the mini CC, though - as I mentioned - I've gotten used to the angle as it is now! I'll post if I have any problems!

Hey Heidi!! I use a MiniCC and one concentrator. I have a second concentrator on my wish list, but unfortunately there are a lot of other necesseties ahead of it! The flame from the MiniCC is much hotter than the Minor, it melts boro a lot faster, but it still takes a long time compared to a more "boro-equipped" borch.

Vikki

Vikki

Jamn!
10-02-2004, 12:43 PM
Those are especially incredible now that I know you have ONE concentrator!! WOW!!!!!!