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Old 04-19-2004, 09:32 PM
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My first hollow fish

Here's my first hollow fish bead I kind of overworked him out of paranoia but he survived the torch and the kiln. To think I only burned myself three times....not too bad I guess.

I guess it helps to have watched Pam Dugger make one two days before but I'm really excited to have this little guy. Let me know what you think....HONESTLY
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Old 04-19-2004, 09:45 PM
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I really think it is GREAT, fish are my favorite, and that is a wonderful fish - I don't have the foggiest idea how to do a hollow fish - God Bless - Virginia L.
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Old 04-19-2004, 09:51 PM
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OMG....this is your first one??!!

Wow!! I'll say you're already used to that Piranha huh?! A sculpted fish, and a hollow one at that, is no easy project!

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Re: My first hollow fish

Thanks ladies.....you're very sweet

I'm not quite used to the Piranha yet. Since I'm working with the Piranha and an Oxy Con, I'm not used to just playing with the propane only knob. It's a little strange to me but I LOVE my little torch.

I burned myself three times while making my fish. I was so worried about losing him that I wasn't thinking when I picked up the wrong end of my tweezers....oops!
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Oh, he's so cute! I like the colors too!

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I love those eyes!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Great job! Now the fishy needs some fishy buddies!
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I love it!! I have been wanting to make fish, I just have not gotten the nerve. I guess I am wating to take a class with someone who teaches hot to make fish!
Yours turned out really nice. Great job!
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Old 04-19-2004, 10:57 PM
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Re: My first hollow fish

Watching Pam maker hers certainly helped It wasn't a fish class but we all whined until she said that she'd make one for us....LOL. I was planning on making a little grape sized fish but my hollow bead was more the size of a golf ball after I encased it. By the time I finished him he was a 3" fish....yikes. I'm just happy he didn't crack.

I say, bite the bullet and just follow one of the books that shows them. Try hollow beads first though cause they are a bit testy/tricky. Oh, and make sure your fish stays warm but not overcooked like mine got
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Re: My first hollow fish

Steven,

Great work on that fish! I'm really impressed, it looks like you've been making them for a while, and I'm also glad you finally got your kiln working!

Can't wait to see more of your stuff!

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Very well done! I cannot believe that is your first! Keep them coming!
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Watching Pam maker hers certainly helped It wasn't a fish class but we all whined until she said that she'd make one for us....LOL. I was planning on making a little grape sized fish but my hollow bead was more the size of a golf ball after I encased it. By the time I finished him he was a 3" fish....yikes. I'm just happy he didn't crack.

I say, bite the bullet and just follow one of the books that shows them. Try hollow beads first though cause they are a bit testy/tricky. Oh, and make sure your fish stays warm but not overcooked like mine got

Thanks. I think there is a tutorial in CindyJenkins new book. Maybe this weekend... By the way, with what did you squish the fins?
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Re: My first hollow fish

Cecilia,

Yes, there is a tutorial in Cindy's book I used tweezers for the fin pinching but you can use needle nose pliers too. After I did them I melted them back in too much so they lost their shape but I'll try again this week.
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Re: My first hollow fish

HONESTLY... I LOVE IT! I do think the side-fins and tail fins are a tad thick compared to the dorsal fin, however, it doesn't matter. It's soooo beautiful! I can't believe it's hollow!
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Re: My first hollow fish

Very nice work!!
I want a tutorial on hollow beads!!! Waaaahhhh!!
I realley like the shape and colors.
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Re: My first hollow fish

EEK! He looks like he may be endangered! Send him to me for safekeeping in my tank. I will take very good care of him and feed him every day! LOL

Great job!

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