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Old 08-21-2002, 06:06 PM
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I got the hang of wigwags!

I have been trying for some time to make these. I was shown how to do it using tubing but I wanted to do it in solid form. It finally clicked! and here is the results... just need to work on my colour combos!
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Old 08-21-2002, 06:18 PM
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Emily, I have no idea what a wigwag is but whatever they are, they're cool!

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Wow! Those are great Emily! I've always wanted to know how to do that type design...someday you'll have to share it with us! Great work.

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Old 08-21-2002, 06:33 PM
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Yes Emily, please do share, they're beautiful. I can't figure them out.
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Old 08-21-2002, 07:10 PM
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Emily, those are Awesome! I love seeing your work. It's just too cool!

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Emily,

Same here ...never heard of wig wags...but they are cool...very very cool...I like
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Very nice! They look like psychedelic lollipops to me!
Can't even imagine how they're done!

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Tres' cool. I like all of them, can't decide
which one I like the best.
Are they made on a punty?
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OK, the basics are; Take a 10mm Rod and make a series of stripes about 1 cm in length around the end ( opaque colours are best). using a punty attach to end of Rod, melt in the stripes pull out gently till you stretch the stripe about 1 1/2 inches. Go to one end of stripes, heat gently and turn about 1/4 turn. Let cool slightly heat next to it and twist in other direction. Repeat . Burn off punty. slowly heat length of wigwags down to a ball. heat more till you have a small marble shape on the end of your Rod. At this point you need to have about half the ball in clear. Keep design on centre! Heat up ball, turn upside down and make a maria ( button shape) by squashing on a marver. Attach another punty lightly to back of maria. Detach the clear Rod and form a domed or flat suface. Make a loop. break off punty and reheat where punty was attached. Make sure there are no chill marks. Anneal.
Give it a go and show me pictures. I would love to see yours!
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Old 08-21-2002, 09:09 PM
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Emily,
Nicest zigzags I think I have seen although I have not heard that name. Thanks for the information, I will give it a try.
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Old 08-21-2002, 09:14 PM
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Thanks for sharing the technique. I love them. Can you send us a video?

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Old 08-21-2002, 09:15 PM
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nice pendants. You can make really tight "wig wags" using tubing instead of rod. rod works well, but i think tubing works even better.

here's a link to the "wig wag" discussion on the lampworkers forum.
http://pub109.ezboard.com/fartglassp...cID=89.top ic



I have always called them switchbacks or back-and-forth-ini's but i think i like wickkitywickwacks better.


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Emily, those are amazing! I love everytihng you make!

Maybe wigwags is a New Zealand term!

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Old 08-21-2002, 11:28 PM
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LOL emily...something was lost...no wait something was added in the translation to american ...It is sort of like bugger means one thing here and QUITE another in the UK ... ;-) BTW all buggery is against the law in the UK.
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