Articles and Tips

 

Kiln Selection Tips 

Looking to buy a kiln but don't know where to start and what you will need. This is a fantastic article that helps explain the key terms you need to know

The working range and what it means to fusing. (Oct 04)

This is a great article produced by Bullseye that I thought might appeal to fusers. Due to some recent marketing literature distributed by Spectrum Glass Co., Bullseye have offered the following basic explanation of the "working range" and its relationship to the terms "long" and "short" glass..... more. 

Bullseye's TechNotes

The following are Articles written by Bullseye's Resource and Education Centre. All links will open in a new page as you'll be entering Bullseye's website.

8081 - TechNotes 1: Knowing Your Kiln
8082 - TechNotes 2: The Vitrigraph Kiln
8083 - TechNotes 3: Compatibility of Glasses
8083 - TechNotes 4: Heat & Glass

Bullseye's Tip sheets

The following are Articles written by Bullseye's Resource and Education Centre. All links will open in a new page as you'll be entering Bullseye's website. 
8071 - TipSheet 1: Kilncarving
8072 - TipSheet 2: Accessory Glasses
8073 - TipSheet 3: Working Deep
8074 - TipSheet 4: Design Your Own Art Glass
8075 - TipSheet 5: Bullseye Box Casting
8076 - TipSheet 6: The Amazing Roll-Up

Bullseye's Basic Fusing Techniques Tips

The following are Articles written by Bullseye's Resource and Education Centre. All links will open in a new page as you'll be entering Bullseye's website.

Annealing Chart for Thick Work
Improve Your Glass Cutting
Kiln Project Notes

The following are fantastic colour idea stimulatros created by Bullseye. 

8090 - ColorCues Overview
8091 - Color Cues #1: Brights
8092 - Color Cues #2: Dusk
8093 - Color Cues #3: Spring Lake
8094 - Color Cues #4: Pink Martini

How to use the 2004 model Hot Head (Sept 04)

The 2004 model Hot Head has been developed for a cleaner, hotter flame regardless of tank pressure variations. The one difference between the latest model and older models, is the flame.... more. 

Aussie Beaders Under the Torch Light (updated  Sept 04)

The Australian beaders have been somewhat undiscovered in the beading world. Not anymore. chockadoo tracks down Aussies who have been burning the midnight gas ... more.

Art Clay Silver (Aug 04)

Want to work with silver in your glass or jewellery designs? Ever thought that you have to spend heaps of time and money to become a silversmith? Maggie Bergman may have the solution ... more.

Cooking with Gas (Jul 04)

Beaders using the Hot Head torch may have come across confusing information regarding Mapp Gas and Liquid Petroleum Gas (LPG).  At the recent Bead Symposium in Melbourne a number of people were surprised to hear we were using LPG. Now there is a third choice  ...more.

Annealing (Jun 04)

What is Annealing and why should you do it? There are many fallacies surrounding this topic so we have approached Bullseye Glass, the Glassblower’s Association and independent teachers to provide some guidance ...More

How to measure your beads (Jun 04)

Is there a tool or special way to measure your glass beads?  ...More

 

Dichroic Glass (May 04)

What is Dichroic Glass? While we often marvel at the eye pleasing effects of dichroic its creation is just as amazing.  ...More

Pendants Fusing Tips (Apr 04)

Want to know a few tips about making glass pendants like those made by chockadoo? This article  contains some brief tips on fusing your pendants. ...More

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