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From: donebydebbie DelphiPlus Member Icon11/1/02 10:36 PM 
To: Libzoid (Libby3456) DelphiPlus Member Icon  (21 of 93) 
 21376.21 in reply to 21376.1 
ooohhh Libby!! I love them! It's perfect timing too as I went to a bead show today in Kansas City & saw so many beautiful beads that I couldn't afford. I really want to make more beads, so this is a great place to start. AND! I just got a sampler pack of Genesis oils specifically for experimenting with TLS. Care to share any tips or "expert" advice?
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From: Dawn's D-zyns (DN537) DelphiPlus Member Icon11/1/02 10:41 PM 
To: Libzoid (Libby3456) DelphiPlus Member Icon  (22 of 93) 
 21376.22 in reply to 21376.1 
OH WOW!  I had been wanting to mess with tinted TSL. . .have been seeing a few beads on line but yours blow the others away!  I love those!  Now I really want to play!  Dawn:)
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From: Libzoid (Libby3456) DelphiPlus Member Icon11/1/02 11:15 PM 
To: Connie (CCConnie) DelphiPlus Member Icon  (23 of 93) 
 21376.23 in reply to 21376.15 
Thanks Connie, I did the colors because my husband was complaining that I have been doing too much black & white.  He likes color!

From: Libzoid (Libby3456) DelphiPlus Member Icon11/1/02 11:18 PM 
To: AngelElise (drelisew) DelphiPlus Member Icon  (24 of 93) 
 21376.24 in reply to 21376.16 
Yeah, I think they are worth the trouble AND the reading glasses I had to buy so I could see the beads clearly. LOL  (I got pink leopard print ones - my 7 year old helped me pick them out!)

From: Libzoid (Libby3456) DelphiPlus Member Icon11/1/02 11:21 PM 
To: Katiecraft DelphiPlus Member Icon  (25 of 93) 
 21376.25 in reply to 21376.17 
Thanks Katie!  The term "lampwork" refers to glass beads usually made on a mandrel with a torch.  Polymer clay is versatile it can be used to mimic all sorts of glassworking techniques.  If you go to www.justbeads.com you can see lots of lampwork beads that are wonderful (plus some great polymer beads too!).

From: Libzoid (Libby3456) DelphiPlus Member Icon11/1/02 11:22 PM 
To: StarGazer (STARGAZERCA) DelphiPlus Member Icon  (26 of 93) 
 21376.26 in reply to 21376.18 
Thanks so much.  They were fun to do, but they are more fun to wear.  ;-)

From: Libzoid (Libby3456) DelphiPlus Member Icon11/1/02 11:27 PM 
To: skywardbound (SKYWARDBOUN1)  (27 of 93) 
 21376.27 in reply to 21376.19 
Thanks Pam, I think a heat gun would blow the tls around and spread it more, but I think you are on the right track.  There's an article in the new (Nov/Dec) Bead & Button by Carly Siebel www.geocities.com/lubellebeads for another type of faux lampwork with raised designs in TLS.  She not only applies the tls to the bead while it is hot, but she also does a little and then pops the bead in the oven for a few minutes and then does some more.  I am going to have to try some of her tricks.  Right now I just work very very fast.

From: Libzoid (Libby3456) DelphiPlus Member Icon11/1/02 11:28 PM 
To: snowdove (Snowdove3)  (28 of 93) 
 21376.28 in reply to 21376.20 
Thanks Polly, I think I am going to varathane a few tomorrow and see how I like it.

From: Libzoid (Libby3456) DelphiPlus Member Icon11/1/02 11:29 PM 
To: donebydebbie DelphiPlus Member Icon  (29 of 93) 
 21376.29 in reply to 21376.21 
Thanks Debbie, it was oohing and aahing over some glass beads that got me started.  The genesis paints are great.  I like them mixed with opaque liquid sculpey best, then the color doesn't wash out over the base bead color.

From: Libzoid (Libby3456) DelphiPlus Member Icon11/1/02 11:32 PM 
To: Dawn's D-zyns (DN537) DelphiPlus Member Icon  (30 of 93) 
 21376.30 in reply to 21376.22 
Thanks Dawn, I had a bunch of tls and opaque liquid sculpey from the retreat and knew I wanted to try something.  First I mixed some up with pearl ex and dotted and painted some on some bracelet tiles and then I just knew I had to try the lampwork style.  Have fun!

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