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Air twisties
« on: December 07, 2014, 10:43:39 AM »
Take a look at this video, these look cool :)
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Re: Air twisties
« Reply #1 on: December 07, 2014, 11:05:03 AM »
WOW how cool is this  ;D

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Re: Air twisties
« Reply #2 on: December 07, 2014, 12:42:53 PM »
I made a bunch of these last year and they are evil to use.  I made one by accident, ahem, and liked how it looked so made more and they explode when you put them in the flame unless you keep them in the kiln to use.  In my experience anyhow.  Sadly, the beads I made with them didn't look anywhere near as nice as the twisties!

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Re: Air twisties
« Reply #3 on: December 07, 2014, 01:49:22 PM »
Anyone know who Andy Davis is?  I love the accent it reminds me of being little and visiting my Grandparents in Lincolnshire :)  Nice technique would have liked to have seen some finished pieces using the twisties as I imagine they exploded easily.

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Re: Air twisties
« Reply #4 on: December 07, 2014, 02:06:46 PM »
He posts a lot on Frit Happens, and said he's yet to try them on beads.
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Re: Air twisties
« Reply #5 on: December 07, 2014, 06:24:32 PM »
Anyone know who Andy Davis is?  I love the accent it reminds me of being little and visiting my Grandparents in Lincolnshire :)  Nice technique would have liked to have seen some finished pieces using the twisties as I imagine they exploded easily.

He lives near me. And yes, he is an enthusiastic poster over on FHF. Likes to experiment and share his results.

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Re: Air twisties
« Reply #6 on: December 07, 2014, 07:08:38 PM »
I have not seen anything like this before, so pretty. I did once make twisties from seeded effetre. They looked lovely, like icy latticinos but they just exploded everywhere in tiny red hot shards when I tried to use them in beads

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Re: Air twisties
« Reply #7 on: December 07, 2014, 10:16:48 PM »
Lol, it was my cruddy encasing that found this technique, I trapped a massive air bubble and it ended up looking like that.  Well pretty.  But, even when I've kept them in the kiln, they don't like being used, and I still haven't found a design that would work ... it would have to be straight lines  :-\  Although, I have found that if you pull some encasing glass away to shrink the bubble, you still get the shiny, glistening effect without the twisties being quite as explosive.

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Re: Air twisties
« Reply #8 on: December 08, 2014, 01:54:10 PM »
Umm...I suppose you could use them for those twiddle stick things for drinks or for danglies in the window...danglies...chortle :P

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Re: Air twisties
« Reply #9 on: December 08, 2014, 06:11:13 PM »
 ::)  ;D