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Q&A Monday – Halloween Edition

Happy Halloween!  Today I’m answering reader emails in between playing with a black cat and being generally spooky.  These are all questions that were emailed to me, with the replies and all personal info removed.  If you have a question of your very own, you can send it to me through the about/contact page, and I’ll eventually get back to you.  Please be patient, the cats refuse to answer questions, and I get a ton every week.  Thanks!

Q:  Hi Jodi,
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Q&A Monday – 10/24/16

Today I’m answering reader questions that were received via e-mail.  I’ve removed all personal details for privacy.  If you have a question, please feel free to email me through the contact form. Please be patient, I get close to a hundred messages a week, and it sometimes takes me a minute to get them all answered.

Q:  I love your bottle molds! I have a wooden plaque with a metal medallion on it. I want to make a mold of the medallion and then slump bottle bottoms. I have seen your info on kiln carving, but I want to exact replica of this medallion. How can I make this medallion mold or do I have to send it to a professional to make.
Thanks so much, I love your work and have played around with your ideas! I am definitely not an artist, but I sure can follow directions! Continue reading Q&A Monday – 10/24/16

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Q & A – October 3, 2016

Bottles with Enamel Labels

Did you know you can email me with any glass fusing question, and eventually I will get back to you (I get hundreds of emails, so patience is definitely a virtue!) Maybe someone else has the same question as you, just in case, I’m sharing some of the questions I get, and the answers (I have removed all personal details for privacy reasons).

Q: I have a technical question.  You know I don’t do bottles, but a friend of mine has just left me with some beautiful Grey Goose Vodka bottles and has persuaded me to try and flatten them.  Do you have any advice?  I thought it wouldn’t work as far as the images on the outside and inside, but she showed me images online of other successfully fused bottles, retaining the designs. Continue reading Q & A – October 3, 2016

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Q & A – September 26

Today I’m answering reader questions and sharing both the question and the answers with you. I’ve removed personal details for privacy reasons. Ready? Let’s do this!

Q: I would really love to do a tempered glass bowl as shown in you post. What is the fusing time for this project? I have never fused before and am looking for all the info I can get! There are 4 schedules given on the full fuse page and I want to make sure I use the correct one for the tempered glass. I have a ton of tempered glass and would love this to be my first fuse! Thank you! Continue reading Q & A – September 26

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Q & A Monday – 3/16/15

Bottles before the fusing starts

Hello there, it’s been a while since we’ve had a Q & A Monday.  Today I’m answering reader questions and sharing both the question and the answers with you.  I’ve removed personal details for privacy reasons.  Ready?  Grab some coffee and let’s get started! Continue reading Q & A Monday – 3/16/15

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Q & A Monday – 10/27/14

Jodi McRaney RushoToday I’m answering questions about beads and mica and house numbers.  These are reader questions as I receive them, some details have been changed or deleted to protect personal information.  If you have a question, please feel free to send it through the contact form.  Thanks for reading!

Q: Love getting your emails and looking at your site. I was looking at the making triangle beads and can’t wait to make a mold. Any chance I can get the blog that tells how to make the beads? Thank you Continue reading Q & A Monday – 10/27/14

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Q & A Monday – July 28, 2014

Jodi McRaney Rusho

Can you believe how fast time flies?  Already Monday again.  Today I’m answering questions about trying to cut bottles when Amazon doesn’t ship to your country, where to buy brass chain, fusing glass gems and some mica questions.  These are all actual reader questions, I’ve removed any personal details for privacy.  If you have a question, send it on over!

 

 

Q: Hi Jodi,
can you please guide me as to how can I buy a bottle cutting machine?
I live in India and Amazon.com has it only in the US for sale and it is beyond my reach.
Since this shall be difficult what other way would it be possible to lay me hands on
one such gadget.
I was also thinking of a drill machine with a diamond cutting blade. I am not sure
whether it is safe.
Please let me have your opinion.
With best wishes. Continue reading Q & A Monday – July 28, 2014

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Q & A Monday – July 21, 2014

Jodi McRaney RushoHappy Monday!  If you can smile about that, you’ll make it through anything.  Today I’m answering questions about mixing compatibilities in terms of bottles and frit, making polishing machines and using a ceramic kiln for glass.  These are actual reader questions and answers.  I’ve removed personal info for privacy reasons.  If you have a question, send it on over.

 

Q: can I use Uroboros 96 coe powdered frit on my bottles when I slump them or do I have to use the 82?? thank you. excited to slump some bottles 😀 Continue reading Q & A Monday – July 21, 2014

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Q & A Monday – 6/2/14

Jodi McRaney RushoWelcome to Q & A Monday, where I answer reader questions. Today we also have a reader contributed tip, AND a question I don’t have an answer for.  Hopefully someone out there will be able to help us!  Personal details have been omitted for privacy reasons.  If one of these questions is yours and you’d like a back link, let me know.  If you have a question of your own, feel free to send it on over.
Q:  I LOVE your sense of humor, esp. about clumsy relatives, ha! I was SO excited to accidentally stumble across your website yesterday!! I signed up for your email immediately. I have saved wine and other pretty bottles until they’re spilling from the house onto the patio and deck. I KNEW there had to be other crafts to make besides circles for wind chimes. My question is, how do I cut the remaining bottle cylinder evenly in half vertically; after the bottom and neck have been removed? Do I have to buy a tile saw or other type of saw or can I score both sides, tap, and hope they separate relatively evenly at the same time? Continue reading Q & A Monday – 6/2/14

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Q&A Monday – 2/17/2014

Jodi McRaney RushoGood Morning!  Last weeks newsletter brought up a lot of questions about cutting bottles for fusing and a bunch of other stuff too.  Let’s get right to it, shall we?  (all of the identifying information had been changed to protect privacy.  If I’ve posted one of your questions and you would like attribution and a back link, let me know.)

Q: I am sure enjoying your emails and ideas! I have a question: how are you cutting the bottles vertically? Are you using a saw? If so, what kind? I am currently using an actual tile wet saw, and the vertical cuts are difficult–not enough room for the bottle to travel under the blade. Beer bottles (short ones) Work ok in the cut. I am experimenting now with them! Continue reading Q&A Monday – 2/17/2014