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    i i have bought some moldavite from abr

    what can i do with it?

    encase or fuse directly to a piece

    kind regrads frank

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    I HEARD you can pull it into stringers??? and treat it just like glass...? Let us know!
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    Talk to Jes, he uses it and the cyanite with great success. I've personally not messed with it much, but know he has.



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    Fuse right on piece.

    Stringers? your joking right?
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    adventurine rock can be pulled into stringers, you may have just been thinking about that.



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    I heard bob snodgrass coilpotted moldavite into a pipe once...

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    Of course you can pull Moldavite and tektite into stringers and use it. It's ultra stiff. But you can do it

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    it is glass so maybe it can be pulled into stringers, might need to run hydro torch to get it hot enuff. but i never heard of such a thing. ill have ask Bob.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ubatuba View Post
    Of course you can pull Moldavite and tektite into stringers and use it. It's ultra stiff. But you can do it
    nice to know. I never tried, going to try it today.

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    I made and inside out spoon with Moldavite and tektite stringers maybe 8 years ago. It took forever (again, ultra stiff glass). All is possible with patience and some know how

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    fuseing right to a pipe or pendant is super dope- you can go to crystal shops to sell pendants- people really like them...and also tube encase- or jus drop it into tube and melt down to solid marb. and pop it onto somthing- i made a wand for someone once- it had moldavite and opals- ohhhhh powerful stuff....$$ cha-ching...have fun with it...
    never heard of pulling stringers- that sounds savage.
    also there is a show called "meteor men"...they go all over the world collecting moldavite- its very valuable stuff...but the chec. stuff seems to be best for glass...its very magnetic!
    goldy

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    Wow cool info here. I've never worked with them but they sound fun

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    Quote Originally Posted by jello View Post
    BTW, Love the greenman! Its allways sunny!
    Holy shit. I've always thought that was a picture of a Gumby toy. Green man is WAY more awesome!
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    YES! Green man! Forgot about him

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    Going to trip balls
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    At Panic Halloween a couple years ago, in New Orleans, there was an entire group of people all dressed in that green man suit. you could see them on the floor, from anywhere in the building. there were atleast 12 of them. classic!



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    HI, WOW, thanks Dave

    I have been using them for more then a few years now and am always learning more. it seems everything everyone says is true.

    One thing with moldivite I like to do is keep it intact in its original state. I do this by just melting the part that I am going to attach it and not touch any-other part of it with the flame. then just stick it to whatever you may want to.

    I will put so color on the end of a rod then push the moldivite onto color, so the space rock is on the end then carefully build a little cage around it to protect it in their forever, I like to use a sparkly color but any color could suit the purpose.

    I can, have and will again, put the moldivites inside of a space marble too but it just looks like green glass in their but is still cool because it has a chunk of something that came down from outerspace crashed into the ground and whatever the both of them are together earth and space meterorite is somehow compatable.

    Orange and recently I have found that blue KYANITE (sp) is compatable and looks really really cool inside a marble or universe pendant, and for these I will grab ahold of t he edge and then get the piece really really hit in the area i want to put it and then just stick it in their and squeez the glass around it to get the air spaces out the best I can.

    OH also spraying them with some glass cleaner and letting dry before using seems to make less air bubbles!

    also I got a pair of tungsun tweezers now so it make heating and pushing objects into the glass and just working anything near the flame or heat source really really really nice.

    I am not the best typer but when Dave mentioned my inclusions with them I had to pipe up...

    hope this helps please let me know if any questions but its mainly just trial and error anything is possible or seemingly possible...

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    Default Re: moldavite - ?

    What I would do is, keep it in my collection of gems and wish I had another piece

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    thank you all very much i will see what i can do wit this stuff

    kind regards frank

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    First of all, Tektite and Moldavite are not the same thing. They are both natural glasses, but tektite can be found almost anywhere, and moldavite is a natural glass that resulted from a meteor that landed in the Moldau River Valley in the Czech Republic, and bonded with the particular minerals in the soil there to form green moldavite. If anyone tries to sell you "moldavite" that isn't Czech, tell them to shove their glass in their *ss. True Moldavite will be completely mined out within 10 years, so I buy 2-3 grams a month as an investment. I call it my "poor mans gold."

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