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Re: Buyer's guide for ceramic beads?
« Reply #30 on: October 08, 2012, 08:45:58 PM »
You don't hand knit?  I've never used a machine, my friend had one but the stitches were so tight I didn't like the finish, perhaps she wasn't using it properly though  ::)

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Re: Buyer's guide for ceramic beads?
« Reply #31 on: October 08, 2012, 09:01:57 PM »
Here is a question for you clay goddesses.

Sometime ago I made a bowl and glazed it with a food safe glaze, not that I was going to use it for food but I just noticed that it was classed as food safe as I was applying it.

It has lived in my bathroom ever since and holds my tattoo soap.....long story......and our sponges. The tattoo soap is only used rarely.......I think its by simple so it goes back in the bowl and will sit there for a while.

The last time I used it I noticed it had picked up the colour of the glaze and where it had rested against the bowl it was the same shade of blue. I fired the bowl to bisque and then glazed and fired to full glaze temp as specifiec on the pot

So why is the tattoo soap taking on the colour of the glaze?

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Re: Buyer's guide for ceramic beads?
« Reply #32 on: October 08, 2012, 09:06:00 PM »
Sue in another life I wrote knitting patterns for yarn spinners and magazines. Your friend had the tension too tight.

Tan that's strange, and I don't know the answer unless tat soap contains acid  :o

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Re: Buyer's guide for ceramic beads?
« Reply #33 on: October 08, 2012, 09:28:59 PM »
No, its by Simple. I always thought Simple was supposed to be pretty pure?

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Re: Buyer's guide for ceramic beads?
« Reply #34 on: October 08, 2012, 09:59:29 PM »
and has the glaze fired properly Tan? i wonder what would happen if you put some washing soda soloution in the bowl. it's alkaline like soap. Better not try it or you may have a pasty bowl

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Re: Buyer's guide for ceramic beads?
« Reply #35 on: October 08, 2012, 10:16:41 PM »
Perhaps the tat soap wanted a tat !

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Re: Buyer's guide for ceramic beads?
« Reply #36 on: October 08, 2012, 10:44:45 PM »
 ;D

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Re: Buyer's guide for ceramic beads?
« Reply #37 on: October 09, 2012, 06:26:36 AM »
Lol.... ;D

Lovely Jillie, they look remind me of lava beads....only in more like they've just come out of the volcano! ;D