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I was wondering if/when i get better at this and if I do not have a kiln yet if I could send my beads somewhere to be annealed? I have no problem paying someone for their time. Im in the process of saving for a porpane/oxygen torch a kiln and all the regulators arrestors hoses concentrator and such.
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Yes you can send them out to be annealed, many people do this on a regular basis. 

A suggestion on the kiln, Mike, from the glasshive makes kilns specifically for beadmakers and he has a layaway program.  I have his smallest kiln, the short guy and I totally love it. His customer service is the best and his kilns are extremely well made.  One day, I will buy the next size up from him lol.


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Soja my grand scheme of things is to eventualy blow glass and do sculptures. I thought it would be good to start making beads and such to learn how the glass moves and works before spending the huge dollars.
I just can not justify buying a kiln now then in a few months have to buy a bigger one. I think when I looked into everything it was around 2k for all the tools and such. That is kiln torch oxygen concentrator all hoses regulators tools....... So in the mean time was looking into sending my beads out when they get much better to have someone anneal them. Who knows I might have a kiln by the time im better lol



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Well, I know the glasshive makes custom kilns that are pretty big anyway so you might want to check with him anyway.

Also , check with your local community center, sometimes they are willing to do this kind of thing. 

And I have a feeling your beads will get better quite quickly!




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Great thanks again Sonja. I will look into that tonight. My thoughts were to get the kiln first then start on the torch and accesories.
Im going to attempt to get back out there this weekend and make a few beads after baseball lol.

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Ok I also have posted about annealing and I decided to purchase the Devardi mini annealer.  No it's not the "big gun" but I just am not ready for something very big.  In a nutshell this annealer sounds like it will get "the job done" and I can learn more about the process.  Will keep you posted once I get this mini and let you know how I like it.  I am hoping for the best!!
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Kayrein i just looked into that and for the price you cant realy go wrong.  I might just have to go that route and i can always use it as a rod warmer when i get a kiln. definitely post up on how it is. I can see alot of use out that little unit

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Yes,  I have been looking at this for awhile now and I can't see a huge down side to this except for having to watch it ramp down.  But hey for the price,  I think it's a great way to get it done.  Very ingenious idea.  I will keep in touch,  Thanks Karen
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