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E6000 - 3 Pack

E6000 - 3 Pack

Item# 8918
1 of 3 found the following review helpful:
Easier to work w/than the large tube for small app, November 2, 2016 5 stars
Pros
Love these small tubes for smaller applications i.e. jewelry. Plenty of product to get the job done on multiple pieces, Small opening makes application very easy and precise. The large tube is a sloppier application.
Cons
Much more expensive than large tube.
Other Thoughts
I use both sizes of E6000. Worth having both to use on small & large applications.
Top Tools 7 Wheeled Nippers

Top Tools 7" Wheeled Nippers

Item# 63991
2 of 3 found the following review helpful:
Best nipper!, November 2, 2016 5 stars
Pros
Very sharp and precise on nipping. Love using for mosaic preparations. Well balanced and even wheels for even cutting.
Cons
None
Fusible High Temp Jump Rings - 50 Pack

Fusible High Temp Jump Rings - 50 Pack

Item# 3210
Very thin; delicate-only suitable for light/small, November 2, 2016 3 stars
Pros
Formed perfectly, lay very flat on glass, time saver, good for light items ONLY
Cons
Too thin for heavier pieces, will break when bent
Other Thoughts
These are great for lightweight pieces only. They are a big time saver if you are working small and light. Otherwise, stick w heavy duty high temp wire for heavier items.
Dragon 6 Running Pliers

Dragon 6" Running Pliers

Item# 5070
Favorite running pliers, November 2, 2016 5 stars
Pros
These are stellar running pliers. By far my favorite. They are smaller, but workhorses. Very well made; will not be w/out
Cons
none
Other Thoughts
Worth the investment.
Small 4-1/2 Stand Up Mold

Small 4-1/2" Stand Up Mold

Item# 80690
A fun mold to add to your collection!, August 26, 2012 5 stars
Pros
This mold makes some very cute standing designs. It is very easy to use once you get the hang of it. Some tips that work for me were to decide on my design and cut pieces of foil that I laid on the mold to make sure my dimensions and measurements would fit properly on the mold. The other is that Delphi has a template which is very handy to also use for sizing. I also drew the template on thinfire with pencil and laid my pieces on the thin fire in the kiln. Worked great. Be sure to get the legs even because obviously the piece will rock if they are uneven
Cons
Be sure to get the legs even because obviously the piece will rock if they are uneven.
17 Gauge High Temp Wire

17 Gauge High Temp Wire

Item# 450417
Excellent product, August 10, 2012 5 stars
Pros
Very strong wire. Stays very strong after firing. It is easy enough to bend and cut through with wire cutters. Far superior to other wires I have used for hooks. Copper is too pliable after firing in my opinion. Does not discolor much either. Very pleased!!!
Cons
Wish there was a larger quantity package to order.
Other Thoughts
I use it for hooks in bottles, plaques and christmas ornaments. It can be also used as a decorative element inside of the glass. Great product!
Morton Glass Caddy

Morton Glass Caddy

Item# 7151
Handy Caddy!, November 10, 2011 5 stars
Pros
This is a must have to elevate glass off of your workstation. The metal rods are a very good height and the base is very sturdy. Well made product at a good price.
Cons
Other Thoughts
I put rubber grip pads (the kind you use as cabinet liners) under my caddy so it would not slide. If you bump the glass it could go flying. The grip pad holds it secure. Also, I had no problem with assembly as I used a rubber mallet to lightly tap in the metal rods.
tanyabrennan comment on How to Use the Ephrem's Bottle Cutter
February 1, 2011

This was a very informative video. I like that it was in real time to show you the amount of time it would actually take. It was nice to see the actual creator, Ephrem, using his invention. Very creative ideas!

Glassline Pen Assortment

Glassline Pen Assortment

Item# 802015
1 of 1 found the following review helpful:
Great kit at a great price!, January 31, 2011 5 stars
Pros
Glassline pens are great to use for fine detail. Recommended to fire at 1500, however, I have also fired them as low as 1375 and I have been pleased. This kit has so many great colors. I purchased the kit for the colors you can not purchase individually (for me, brown & grey). However, I ended up loving some of the others that I had not considered. The price is also better for the kit and a set of tips are included.
Cons
Some of the colors can be thicker and therefore more difficult to apply. I find that frustrating. Be sure to shake the colors VERY well before using. They can be very watery also. I always test on a piece of paper before applying to my work. Also, check your piece before firing to look for smudges & cracking if applied to thick. These can be corrected by "scratching" them off with a toothpick. It is easier than trying to wipe off small mistakes when the glassline is still wet.
Other Thoughts
I suggest firing a tester with all of the colors on it to use for future review. It is very helpful to see the "true" color after firing. I would also suggest purchasing extra tips with this kit. I love working with the tips for precision. I "plug" my tips with straight pins with the colored balls on them. Great way to keep them sealed with the tips still on. I clean my tips by letting them dry out, scraping them out with toothpick and then soaking in nail polish remover to get out the final residue. Works great!
   
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joined:Jan 23, 2009
location:Allen, TX US
display name:tanyabrennan