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whimsey
09-29-2007, 01:41 PM
Well we are very lucky to have a showcase with recipes, how about a twistie recipe area too. I would love to learn some of the favorites and new idea. And if you used them in a bead, can you tell how you did it please. Thanks everyone. I hope this becomes a sticky too.

wilma

ValorieCox
09-29-2007, 03:15 PM
Wilma, I like twisties too, and use them quite a bit in my bead decoration. I work in 96coe Reichenbach and Kugler furnace glass. The furnace glass transparents tend to be very concentrated in color saturation, so it works well for making twisties because even thinned down, the strong colors still hold their intensity.

I use a high proportion of clear (maybe 60% clear) then an opaque. Any pale opaque will do, this is yellow ochre (20%) then a saturated transparent. Shown is a ruby gold (20%).

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/29-Sep-2007/10378-929pinktwistie.jpg

This aquamarine blue is really concentrated, so a lot of clear is needed to thin it. Again, 60% clear, 20% yellow ochre, 20% aquamarine.

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/29-Sep-2007/10378-919greentwistie.jpg

Other transparents I love combined with a pale opaque and lots of clear are deep blues, violets and olive greens.

The twistie used in this bead was made with clear, a transparent peach and the yellow ochre opaque.

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/29-Sep-2007/10378-peachtwistie.jpg

Val

flameonglass
09-29-2007, 03:23 PM
Great colors, Val!

whimsey
09-29-2007, 07:11 PM
WOW Val. Must try that

pappies pearl
09-29-2007, 11:11 PM
Thank you for the great tips Val! I love your color combinations. I just bought some Reichenbach. It will be a new experience! Can the clear be Moretti instead? Or will that be too uncompatible for a twistie? Thanks for any advice. Cindy

ValorieCox
09-29-2007, 11:28 PM
Cindy, if you are using the Reichenbach cane, then no, you should not use Moretti clear in your twistie. It should all be the same coe, in this case 96.

A little frit is one thing, but for the amount of glass that's needed in twisties, coe mismatch wouldn't be good. Besides clear is cheap in the 96, and quite plentiful, you have many choices in clear, Uroboros, Gaffer, Reichenbach, Kulger all have clears in 96. You can then use any of your same glass as your base, and you'll be perfectly compatible.

In the Moretti 104 line, you have all the same choices, just be sure your transparent is very saturated so it holds the color well when thinned out.

I hope some other foks list colors they like and/or show examples! Val

BeadTowne
09-30-2007, 12:27 AM
Trying to make some pinks for October as it is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Had tried some pink twisties with a white base that I wasn't thrilled with. Took Val's clear tip, added pink, and rubino and came up with these:

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/29-Sep-2007/88372-PinkRibbon.gif

Excuse the messy end of the twistie! Made my first twistie only about a month ago.

lizajayne
09-30-2007, 10:32 AM
I'll play.

I like to make a twistie of coral (the pinkie kind), red and white. I use it a lot for flowers. On this old button, I used it as the flowers and the stripe around the side.

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/30-Sep-2007/72658-heart_button_001.jpg

Another tip, when I first learned how to make twisties, I found that using at least 1 transparent helped me make better twisties. The transparent colors are a bit stiffer and kept me from over twisting or pulling to fast.

whimsey
09-30-2007, 12:49 PM
Thanks for that tip, I didn't know that. come on lets have some more please...

wilma

ValorieCox
09-30-2007, 01:15 PM
Beautiful Maggie, what a great pattern you created, and a perfect pink color!

Lizajayne, great tip about the transparents, and lovely example! Val

Onalee
09-30-2007, 03:08 PM
First a question, I have trouble when I put a base color and cover it with clear and then try to decorate it. The base color bleeds into the clear. Do you have the same trouble with the 96 colors? I know I'm probably getting it too hot but have trouble with that.
Now then, one of my favorite things to do is to use a thin stripe of intense black down the side of a color that will feather out and make a twistie. I get some nice organic beads from doing that. Onalee

Alan Cross
10-01-2007, 12:25 PM
Wilma, I like twisties too, and use them quite a bit in my bead decoration. I work in 96coe Reichenbach and Kugler furnace glass. The furnace glass transparents tend to be very concentrated in color saturation, so it works well for making twisties because even thinned down, the strong colors still hold their intensity.

I use a high proportion of clear (maybe 60% clear) then an opaque. Any pale opaque will do, this is yellow ochre (20%) then a saturated transparent. Shown is a ruby gold (20%).

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/29-Sep-2007/10378-929pinktwistie.jpg

This aquamarine blue is really concentrated, so a lot of clear is needed to thin it. Again, 60% clear, 20% yellow ochre, 20% aquamarine.

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/29-Sep-2007/10378-919greentwistie.jpg

Other transparents I love combined with a pale opaque and lots of clear are deep blues, violets and olive greens.

The twistie used in this bead was made with clear, a transparent peach and the yellow ochre opaque.

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/29-Sep-2007/10378-peachtwistie.jpg

Val
Very nice Val......

pappies pearl
10-01-2007, 10:41 PM
Thanks so much for the info Val! Glad I finally got back to this thread. I should be getting my Reichenbach glass this week. Guess I better track down some clear to use with it.
I can not get over how pretty your colors are in the photos and you have excellent photos at that! Cindy

madelyn1
10-09-2007, 11:27 PM
What a great thread - just found it! Thanks for all the great information!

I've been looking for tutorials on twisties and especially the recipe for the nautilus-type twisty? Does anyone have a recipe to share [hope, hope!!]?

Thanks
Shirley