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05-01-2008, 08:27 PM
Hi everyone, I am hoping someone can help me out with some information on how to use Adventurine gold chunks. I am looking to make a bead that looks like a rock and has a vein of gold running thru it, but can't get the sparkle of it to show as a seam of gold. It looks dark with no glitter look. I love reading all the wonderful information that you guys give out - amazing ! Thanks for any help I can get
05-01-2008, 11:26 PM
Attach a punty to your goldstone chunk and then encase the chunk in clear. Heat it up (careful not to melt off the punty) and pull out stringer to the size you want. Unencased goldstone tends to burn out so this will help plus the clear encasing magnifies the sparkle.
Try some other colors for encasing - rubino looks especially good.
05-02-2008, 04:24 AM
In my experience, I had to put the goldstone chunk in the kiln & heat from room temp to about 1200F (if my memory serves correctly). Then pull the goldstone chunk out of the kiln & casually encase with 104coe clear....meaning leave rough ends of clear on the edges. You want to have more than enough clear on it than not enough. I learned this from one of the DVD's but don't recall which one. If you try to use the goldstone at room temp, it's going to shock all over the place. (You are going to need some sort of tool to grab it & hold it with while encasing it.)
05-02-2008, 04:37 AM
Thanks for the encasing instructions - I raced out to my "shed" and have succeeded in making a stringer and tomorrow will have a go at trying to incorporate it into a bead that looks like a seam of gold in that rock
Appreciate your help - Also, am I in the right place to post this thread?
05-02-2008, 09:05 AM
Can't wait to see the bead you create and yes, this is the right place for techy questions such as this. :thumbsup:
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