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Hot Head Torch Head

Hot Head Torch Head

Item# 7329
3 of 6 found the following review helpful:
Great little reducing torch, September 25, 2015 5 stars
Pros
Very Affordable Easy to use
Cons
This torch has a reducing flame, so you will never get the full color effect of glass requires an oxygen-rich flame to strike (like some borosilicate colors)
Other Thoughts
Overall, I would consider this to be a great (possibly the best) 'amateur' level torch. Great for the casual lampworker, but a pro lampworker will probably want to consider an oxy/acetylene torch instead.
Heart Trio Earring & Pendant Jewelry Mold

Heart Trio Earring & Pendant Jewelry Mold

Item# 80749
2 of 3 found the following review helpful:
Good Mold, Poorly Shaped, January 24, 2013 3 stars
Pros
I tried this mold originally with Primo Primer, and the cast pieces did not fuse properly (they had little spikes at the top where the frit settled). After consulting Delphi, I switched to using MR-97 and the pieces turned out beautifully smooth and popped out of the mold easily. I would certainly recommend using MR-97 as the release for this mold even though it costs a good deal more than Primo Primer. The hole in the mold is the perfect size to hang the cast pieces, and cords and thin chain easily fit through it.
Cons
The cast pieces are not particularly heart-shaped (the indent at the top of the hearts is not pronounced enough), which is a disappointment. Also, the "earring" sized cast pieces far too heavy to be worn as earrings, and I personally found the pendant sized cast piece a bit large to wear on a necklace as well (I would certainly call it statement jewelry). Having said that, the earrings made nice pendants and the pendant made a nice ornament to hang in a window.
Other Thoughts
If you are considering using a mold which will make holes, I recommend Delphi's Simple Round Beads Mold instead- it casts 6 pieces instead of 3, and I consider all of the pieces it casts to be wearable sizes for pendants.
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joined:Apr 07, 2011
location:Houghton, MI US
display name:sapiccar