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Kimberly Affleck
07-11-2002, 10:49 AM
I don't know exactly how this would work, but how about a "sticky" post that has a series of SHORT articles on different techniques? You know, short articles about poked flowers, cased stripes, how to make good twisties, fuming, using metals, making bicones, etc. Each article could be written by a different person who has expertise in that area. Could be a nice reference and it doesn't have to become the "archive" of this Forum (couln't resist!". Laura, what do you think???

laughing glass beads
07-11-2002, 10:51 AM
Have never figured out how to make this thing WHISTLE! That is amazing, I love it, so pretty!

07-11-2002, 10:56 AM
Kim, I think that's a WONDERFUL idea! That is what I found the most helpful on ISGB - I discovered silvered ivory, stripes, harlequin, casing how-tos, etc., etc.

Do you think using the WC Article publisher would work? (I haven't tried it - not sure if that would be overkill or not. Maybe I'll check out the articles and see if short "articles" are acceptable or better in a sticky thread.)

Love the idea! B2

Kimberly Affleck
07-11-2002, 10:57 AM
Yes, it was fumed with silver, then cased.

Kimberly Affleck
07-11-2002, 11:02 AM
Let me know what you find out! I think it could be a great resource and it would always be up-top.

07-11-2002, 11:14 AM
Kim- What a lovely bead! I think it's a great idea for an article or set of articles. The more information the better!

Steve Wright
07-11-2002, 11:20 AM
Kimberly, you want twisties, you get twisties. Here is a link to a tutorial on how to make the twisted cane on the left:


The tutorial (http://home.earthlink.net/~tumble/cane.html)

Steve Wright
07-11-2002, 11:34 AM
Lets see if I can get an image instead of just a link:


07-11-2002, 01:01 PM
Kimberly, I think a series of "how to" articles is a great idea! I know I would really appreciate it, as a newbie.


07-11-2002, 01:07 PM

I wondered if we can have a sticky thread. By this I mean what if there are five good ways to pull stringers. Maybe all five should be shown.

I guess the Admin could remove the more or less duplicate methods, or somebody ( like you ), could edit them all into one sticky post.


07-11-2002, 01:15 PM
Originally posted by Steve Wright
Kimberly, you want twisties, you get twisties. Here is a link to a tutorial on how to make the twisted cane on the left:


The tutorial (http://home.earthlink.net/~tumble/cane.html)

Hey Steve,

Funny...I made a post last night and your link was one:

If you ask a moderator to sticky the thread...it worked for me.

07-11-2002, 01:45 PM
Hey Kim,

Awesome vessel! :clap:

I think it would be a great idea to have explanations of different techniques easily accessible, whether as a sticky or as short articles. Probably best to ask a WC pro what the best way to go about it is. Would be so nice to have it all handy, instead of having to go dig for everything! :clap:


07-11-2002, 02:08 PM
I would love to see a series of articles however, I would only be reading, no contributing.....I'm a newbie!

07-11-2002, 05:36 PM
I think "how to" articles would be a great idea!

07-11-2002, 07:22 PM
Just wanted to say "hi" to everyone and come out of the lurking mode. I have really appreciated all the hints and help you all provide. I have been "making" beads since December and I think this is a great idea and would be a wonderful resource. I took a class with Kate Fowle in April when she was out here doing her book with Jim Kervin ("Hi" Shirley) but for as much as I got written down, I'm sure I missed out on twice as much so this idea is great. Thanks for all the help you guys give us newbies. Kimberly your bead is beautiful and Steve...WOW! I hope to some day be able to contribute to this but for now I'm afraid I will be a mooch:) Thanks again all...

07-11-2002, 07:28 PM
Hi Sue,

Welcome to WC...glad you de-lurked! :clap:


Jennifer Geldard
07-11-2002, 07:55 PM
Welcome Sue!
In no time at all we'll be mooching off of you!!!

07-11-2002, 11:19 PM
Welcome to WC Sue:clap: