Hi all! First let me say thank you everyone for all your insight and
support without really realizing I even exist! I am a lurker, and
rightly so as I have little knowledge of jewelry making as compared
to all of you. What a bundle I have learned so far!
I want to buy a kiln for making jewelry and want to be able to use
it for making glass beads as well as PMC and clay beads, maybe for
casting (do I sound cheap? ). Is this something I can find? I
have experience in working with kilns from college making pottery
and sculpture (gas -high and raku- and electric kilns), but I am not
so versed about the differences between a burnout kiln, a ceramic
kiln, PMC, lampworking/glass bead making, burnout for lost wax (?)
or an enameling kiln (which I have one but have no idea if it works
-or how-, someone gave it to me -who has passed away- and it has
never been used… but it is about 30 years old).
Since estate and tag sales are coming into season, I want to keep my
eyes open Also, I am hoping to save up if I do not find a used one.
I have a small hop of becoming successful with all of these things,
but would like to be able to experiment with everything, just in
case I find a superior new addiction (I am SO addicted to wire
Any and all help or direction would be appreciated. Thanks in
advance for all your help!