View Full Version : Friday S&T Worst week!

04-16-2009, 08:57 PM
Unbelievable...first my kiln dies...so I take a 4 hour round trip drive to buy a new one...come home and the oxy concentrator is dead! What next!??
Okay, so maybe I did need some time off.http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/16-Apr-2009/21512-BW-2-1.jpg

Just Beads
04-16-2009, 11:03 PM
Sorry to heara of your problems, Elliot. Hopefully they will be cured asap.
Here's a couple from me.

04-16-2009, 11:46 PM
Nice work. Love the little frog in the corner. So cute. I quit posting my work in here because I can never get the images to upload. It's probably been that way for over a year now. I bet I'm not the only one too. Too bad they can't fix it.

04-17-2009, 02:45 AM
Wow, amazing what you guys are doing with glass - such nice heat control too!

04-17-2009, 03:11 AM
Good morning!

OMG, Susan...thatīs horrible! Maybe thereīs some good luck waiting for you now...just to get things back into balance...Beautiful flowers!

A set from me..."Rainforest":

http://i166.photobucket.com/albums/u104/AnastasiaBEADS/rainforest_s1-1.jpg http://i166.photobucket.com/albums/u104/AnastasiaBEADS/rainforest_s2-1.jpg
http://i166.photobucket.com/albums/u104/AnastasiaBEADS/rainforest_s3-1.jpg http://i166.photobucket.com/albums/u104/AnastasiaBEADS/rainforest_s4-1.jpg

Have a great day!


Astrid Riedel
04-17-2009, 03:18 AM
Susan, you know the expression, "It never rains but it pours!" I hope you get things sorted out soon;)
Your beads is exquisite!

I'll be away again this weekend, so before I'm off this is what I have......:wave:



Dancing Star
04-17-2009, 04:03 AM
Hello! Nice beads everyone. I hope you don't take too much time off, Susan!

Finally, I understand the DSP gettin' colors thing.


04-17-2009, 07:32 AM
What a wonderful start to Friday!

Elliot I'm so sorry to hear about your bad luck! That is such a pretty bead and the frog adds just the right amount of cuteness ;D

Beverly I LOVE the colours you have going there!

Anastasia, it seems like I can smell the flowers and hear the drips from the rain in these beads.

Astrid - simply stunning! You know that first one is making me think of an eclipse and being able to see the sun in darkness with all its solar flares bubbling to the surface, wow I really LOVE that :heart: :heart: And your masks have such a wonderful style to them. Hope you have a good weekend!

Dancing star that is beautiful shard additions! The last looks like a rock from a mine that is luminescent and glows when you touch it :)

Ellen Altamore
04-17-2009, 08:04 AM
Great start to the weekend. Here are mine.

04-17-2009, 08:13 AM
Hey everyone:wave: Very cool eye candy today! At least, for the ones I can view. I'm at work and some pics are "restricted.":confused:

Kevan, I'm glad you figured out the secret! Now can you let me in on it?
I tried a DSP bicone just last night and didn't get any desired effects:(

Ellen, I always enjoy seeing your fun, brightly colored pieces!


04-17-2009, 08:18 AM
Beautiful glass everyone :clap:

Susan, I'm sorry you're having one of those weeks!
Just remember to breathe & just look at the bead you have posted here as a reminder of why you do what you do ~ It is Delightful :heart:

04-17-2009, 09:09 AM
Susan OMG I would be wild. Love your bead little frogie is so cute.

Astrid I did not have time to comment yesterday but your moons are stunning...cool mask.

Dancing Star - wonderful design with the shard on your goddess.

Beverly cute little guys you got there...earthy colors.

Anastasia Oh my love those rich colors in "Rainforest"

Ellen - it's cold here but I can see Spring in your beads. :-)

A couple pups from me today.

04-17-2009, 10:17 AM
Susan, it must be something in the air.

I just had a regulator and a concentrator die also... sigh!


Everything looks GREAT here!!!!



04-17-2009, 10:43 AM
Ok....from now on....everyone will have great luck with their equipment...no more kiln and oxycon meltdowns....(no pun intended)....group hug:grouphug:
Keep up the beautiful beads everyone....my sweetie just bought a new lens for his camera....hope we can start getting better close ups so you guys can critique my designs....worked on irises, hearts, and butterflies for BOC yesturday....some good .... some need alot of work.

04-17-2009, 10:49 AM
Oh Susan,
Moments like that make one wonder what will happen next!!! I hope there's a brighter scenario coming up on the horizon by now?
Here's some beads I'm trialling after seeing Dawn Ceccacci's raku/intense black twist 'feather technique.
I'm experimenting to see which colour base works best for this effect.
I really liked the pearl grey with the feathered effect - the reaction turned the pearl grey a pinkish colour - very pretty!
and I liked the look of the same twistie on the periwinkle. The lentil bead temps me to make a set of them as 'a keeper'.

Dancing Star
04-17-2009, 04:28 PM
Hey everyone:wave: Very cool eye candy today! At least, for the ones I can view. I'm at work and some pics are "restricted.":confused:

Kevan, I'm glad you figured out the secret! Now can you let me in on it?
I tried a DSP bicone just last night and didn't get any desired effects:(

Ellen, I always enjoy seeing your fun, brightly colored pieces!


I knew you had to turn the oxy up, but this time I turned it way up and just heated the surface a bit. I did that a few times and there was the color!

Thanks for all the nice comments.:wave:

04-17-2009, 07:05 PM
Beautiful Beads:clap: :clap:

04-17-2009, 07:18 PM
One can't have too many "keepers" can one!...lol

04-17-2009, 10:01 PM
Thanks everyone, I am now just waitting for my new equipment to arrive....took the day off to visit with friends..planted some new stuff in the garden, drooled over the seed catalogs...just relaxed...
Back to work soon enough I guess!