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Old 04-30-2012, 06:26 AM
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Morning. It's early and we're headed home today. I'm going back to sleep now. Talk to you later.
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Sueze...we have a Hobby Lobby very close to us...do you want me to look for black lobster claws and send them to you???? It wouldn't be a problem...I'm sure they have them.

Mallory...safe travels home....

well...cruizer had another bad night with allergies and ears...so we slept in a little....then Aurora called to tell me she went peepee on the potty... we will babysit Aurora nd Quinn later today for a just a few hours....

well that's about it for me...just chilling and enjoying my tea.....hugs
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The new HH is here, the new HH is here! I feel like Steve Martin in the Jerk *grin* I am amazed how quickly it arrived; I ordered it Friday evening, and it arrived this afternoon. Ok, quick question before I go break it in- IS there a break in period for a HH torch? My first was a gift from Maggie, so it was torching before I got my hot lil hands on it.
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I don't remember "breaking" mine in...just fired it up and away I went....anyone else???????? But I'm glad you got yours already. Quick is good!
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I didn't break mine in either. It was such a great step up from that stupid fireworks torch. I just remember being happy, happy, happy.
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I had the same experience with the HH.. A wonderful torch!
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tonight i'll post the necklace... need to try to shrink the picture... have a great day everyone.
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Hey gang! Happy May! It's a beautiful day and I am going to enjoy it as we have rain forecasted for Thursday.

Made a few beads this morning as my the 100 Seashells of Summer started flying out of the shop as I was listing them last night. Have a post office run and then I need to work on my term paper.

I don't remember a breaking in period on my hothead, but since I was using those little MAPP bottles and they froze up so quickly, I had a spare hh hooked up to a spare bottle so I could make a switch mid-bead. Each hh worked just a bit differently.
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Hope the quiet here means you are all good busy. Happy Humpday!
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Hello! Hope all is well with you and yours! I still ache from all the stair climbing at Nick's new condo! OUCH! Time for lunch. Bbl.
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Alli when my HH arrived I hooked it up and away I went, when Mapp was no longer available in the bottles I switched BBQ tank with propane. The reason I switched to a duel fuel torch was the speed in melting glass. I bought a Chilli Pepper bead kiln (cheapest on on the market)still have it and love it.
Happy torching!

May 1 was great went shopping at the Bay, last day of Bay Days 40% off of just about everything and it was seniors day so we got another 15% off woohoo! Today I'm cleaning out all the clothes I haven't worn in the last year also cookbooks and paperbacks. I'm tired already and it's only lunch time.

Mallory I know how you feel GF but it must feel good to get Nick settled.

Diane I'm off to check S&T to see if it's there yet
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Gorgeous beads and necklace Diane!!

Karen I forgot to thank you for the offer, I took the chain with me yesterday and think I found some that will work.
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Hey guys and gals,
I've been interested in glass art (especially lampwork beads and blown glass) for a few years now, but have no idea where to start. Where/who is a good place to gather materials and supplies? What are some good books and wesites to read and visit, so I can learn more? I live on the East Coast of the US, specifically Delaware, if anyone knows of things local to my area.

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HI SpikeHolley

I have a list of books I posted here that helped me in the beginning and they still are there for reference. I KNow there are alot more out there.. My favorite is passing the flame by corina.. loads of pictures and step by step directions and hints.. all of these books describe tools and safety issues also..

I buy alot of my supplies at arrowsprings which is located in california but they are really good with their mail order business.. others may have thier favorite shopping spots.. but this has worked for me.. since they have SO MUCH TO CHOOSE FROM. . lol
Hope this helps.. just my two cents worth.. once you start it is addictive!

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Re: Newbie Glass Help and Coffee House

howdy campers

Took everyone's advice and just went to town with the new HH. It is definitely not the old HH LOL I have a bit of a learning curve to deal with, the flame isn't as bushy and its hotter, but its a hundred times better than the Fireworks torch. I realised there must be something wrong with the Firework torch, as no matter what I did, the beads came out dirty, divitrified or just burnt. Even if I held the glass so far from the flame it took IVORY forever to melt, the beads were just icky.

Beautiful necklace Diane; wish I had your color sense. I'd never be able look at a springlike green and blue and think, "Hey, that would look great with black!" and then have it actually look that great. My brain unfortunately doesn't work that way.

Welcome SpikeHolley! I don't have a lot of advice as I'm pretty much a newbie myself, but want to say the folks here are awesome. Don't be afraid to ask anything; someone here has your answer. On another note, I've been ordering mostly from Frantz Art Glass and ArrowSprings, and lampworketc.com also has lots of info & tutorials on their forum as well. Be warned, lampwork is highly addictive *grin* HTH!
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