Don’t bother trying to go there. My husband has already beaten that
path. Oxy-Acetene is way too dirty. My husband decied to try to
teach himself lampworking because he thought he could use my torch
with a rosebud tip. After watching a video or 2 and reading a book
on lampwork he began. He anchord down the torch so both hands could
be free and off he went.
Yes, he could fashion beads. But, the glass came out dirty.
What he did learn from the process was, HE WAS IN LOVE WITH
He now uses a Minor Torch with natural gas (we no longer have a line
for the out door bar-b-q) and oxygen. The oxygen has a regulator and
the natural gas just has an on/off lever on the line.
HE (my husband) also has a new little anneling kiln with
computerized controller. I am only alowed to annel beads in there.
“It is pristine, and it will stay that way.” HE also occupies a
corner of the work space.
He now has another problem that he is working on. … How to get me
involved with his beads…not making beads…oh no…assembling,
stringing, making clasps, making components. “After all , you have
all day to work on your projects, Nancy.”
He has one of our daughters out there selling his beads and jewelry.
People come to our house to buy things.(Good, they buy mine too)
Now he has signed up for a class in melalsmith.101.
If you have any questions about lampwork or anything else, email me.