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chrise775
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
http://i242.photobucket.com/albums/ff145/chrise775/100_1140.jpg
and squish down on your marver
http://i242.photobucket.com/albums/ff145/chrise775/100_1141.jpg
should look like this
http://i242.photobucket.com/albums/ff145/chrise775/100_1142.jpg
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)
http://i242.photobucket.com/albums/ff145/chrise775/100_1145.jpg
http://i242.photobucket.com/albums/ff145/chrise775/100_1147.jpg

chrise775
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.
http://i242.photobucket.com/albums/ff145/chrise775/100_1149.jpg
Now add the second layer of petals
http://i242.photobucket.com/albums/ff145/chrise775/100_1151.jpg
Heat paralell to melt in and begin imploding
http://i242.photobucket.com/albums/ff145/chrise775/100_1152.jpg
Heat till the tread of the tire gets nice and fat and squish
http://i242.photobucket.com/albums/ff145/chrise775/100_1153.jpg
http://i242.photobucket.com/albums/ff145/chrise775/100_1156.jpg
keep heating and rotating to keep it even occasionally "squishing" it to help the implosion along
your design should be getting smaller
http://i242.photobucket.com/albums/ff145/chrise775/100_1161.jpg

chrise775
05-18-2008, 05:05 PM
Now your implosion should be moving along nicely!
http://i242.photobucket.com/albums/ff145/chrise775/100_1165.jpg
Once you are happy with the looks of your implosion you need to put a backing on it, like so...
http://i242.photobucket.com/albums/ff145/chrise775/100_1168.jpg
heat and squish till it is completely melted in and one piece with the implosion.
http://i242.photobucket.com/albums/ff145/chrise775/100_1170.jpg
Now lets add the loop, or bead bail if you prefer
attach a piece that matches your backing like so
http://i242.photobucket.com/albums/ff145/chrise775/100_1172.jpg
loop over, attach and shape with a graphite reamer
http://i242.photobucket.com/albums/ff145/chrise775/100_1174.jpg
remove from rod, holding by the loop, pick off excess glass and melt in!
http://i242.photobucket.com/albums/ff145/chrise775/100_1176.jpg
http://i242.photobucket.com/albums/ff145/chrise775/100_1178.jpg
And there you go...pop it in the kiln!
http://i242.photobucket.com/albums/ff145/chrise775/100_1180.jpg

chrise775
05-18-2008, 05:10 PM
Here are the three different designs I used the first one for this
http://i242.photobucket.com/albums/ff145/chrise775/floral1.jpg
butterfly
http://i242.photobucket.com/albums/ff145/chrise775/butterfly.jpg
and anther floral....I think I got carried away with the layers, I don't ever get that many!
http://i242.photobucket.com/albums/ff145/chrise775/floral2.jpg
I will post an example of the last two later!
ENJOY!!

chrise775
05-18-2008, 05:29 PM
Ok here ya go in order...
http://i242.photobucket.com/albums/ff145/chrise775/100_1185.jpg
http://i242.photobucket.com/albums/ff145/chrise775/100_1184.jpg
http://i242.photobucket.com/albums/ff145/chrise775/100_1132.jpg
http://i242.photobucket.com/albums/ff145/chrise775/100_1131.jpg

rosebud101
05-18-2008, 06:15 PM
Wow! Great tut, Chrisse! thank you!

BeadTowne
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.

KetchikanSculptor
05-18-2008, 07:37 PM
Great job! I give it 5 stars under the "rate thread" link at the top of the thread.

sundaisy
05-18-2008, 08:31 PM
Awesome job Chrise!!!!!

chrise775
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!

BabsW
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?

Thanks.

Tammie
05-19-2008, 09:54 PM
Great job Chrise. I'm gonna try that butterfly.

chrise775
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!

cakelady
06-27-2008, 08:47 PM
Hi love your pendants, great tutorial. Thanks

Gülperi
11-01-2008, 09:42 AM
Great tutorial, thank you Chrise.

richsantaclaus
11-02-2008, 09:25 PM
Yep - very good stuff!

thatsmithlady
12-04-2008, 02:54 PM
A most excellent tutorial! 5 star! Thanks

richsantaclaus
12-10-2008, 06:53 PM
Aren't implosions fun!!!!! Very cool!

pluginbaby
01-19-2009, 12:17 PM
Going to try this right now. Great tut. Thank you!

pluginbaby
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.

Becky

crowkar
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