View Full Version : three implosions!
05-18-2008, 04:53 PM
First is the basic floral implosion then the drawn pics of two others; butterfly and a different floral. Now mind you I'm not an expert just enjoy doing them and learning along the way!
I am using a 15mm rod of clear boro...
get a large "glob" on the end
and squish down on your marver
should look like this
Next you will add three dots in the middle for the stamen (sometimes I use a small chunk of Momka's sunflower rod for this)
05-18-2008, 04:58 PM
Next let's add the first layer of petals..
leave plenty of room between your first layer and the stamen dots so there is definition between the two.
Now add the second layer of petals
Heat paralell to melt in and begin imploding
Heat till the tread of the tire gets nice and fat and squish
keep heating and rotating to keep it even occasionally "squishing" it to help the implosion along
your design should be getting smaller
05-18-2008, 05:05 PM
Now your implosion should be moving along nicely!
Once you are happy with the looks of your implosion you need to put a backing on it, like so...
heat and squish till it is completely melted in and one piece with the implosion.
Now lets add the loop, or bead bail if you prefer
attach a piece that matches your backing like so
loop over, attach and shape with a graphite reamer
remove from rod, holding by the loop, pick off excess glass and melt in!
And there you go...pop it in the kiln!
05-18-2008, 05:10 PM
Here are the three different designs I used the first one for this
and anther floral....I think I got carried away with the layers, I don't ever get that many!
I will post an example of the last two later!
05-18-2008, 05:29 PM
Ok here ya go in order...
05-18-2008, 06:15 PM
Wow! Great tut, Chrisse! thank you!
05-18-2008, 07:13 PM
Chrise, Excellent! You make it look so easy. Not something I am planning on trying soon, too many other ideas I want to try first, but I know where to come if the urge strikes.
05-18-2008, 07:37 PM
Great job! I give it 5 stars under the "rate thread" link at the top of the thread.
05-18-2008, 08:31 PM
Awesome job Chrise!!!!!
05-19-2008, 12:31 AM
Thank you all I forgot how time consuming it is to make one of these. Not that I mind at all, I love doing these! Anything I can do to help...any questions please do ask!
05-19-2008, 03:16 PM
It looks like you are using boro with a mini CC. I would like to know what is your source of oxygen?
05-19-2008, 09:54 PM
Great job Chrise. I'm gonna try that butterfly.
05-20-2008, 09:17 AM
Babs~I have a M-10 oxygen generator/concentrator (don't know the difference)
Tammie~ let us know how it turns out!
06-27-2008, 08:47 PM
Hi love your pendants, great tutorial. Thanks
11-01-2008, 09:42 AM
Great tutorial, thank you Chrise.
11-02-2008, 09:25 PM
Yep - very good stuff!
12-04-2008, 02:54 PM
A most excellent tutorial! 5 star! Thanks
12-10-2008, 06:53 PM
Aren't implosions fun!!!!! Very cool!
01-19-2009, 12:17 PM
Going to try this right now. Great tut. Thank you!
01-20-2009, 11:16 AM
Well I gave it a try and here's what I came up with. The first one I made came out a bit wonky (the larger, blue and red one). The loop on the back is a real mess lol. The side petals crept up around the front so I tried to disguise it with a few vines.
The second one didn't turn out too badly though! I'm quite happy with it. Thank you for the great tutorial. I'm going to have to try more of these. Just thought I would share my results in case you'd like to see how they turned out.
02-25-2009, 09:17 AM
Thanks for the inspiration!!!! My implosions are SUCKTACULAR!!!! :crying: But your tut has inspired me to try again!:clap: And again! :clap: And again! :clap: Thanks Karen
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