Sunday, August 1, 2010

Storming and a Beach Scene

Yes!!!  I was able to get a few beads done yesterday!  I recently purchased a tutorial on how to 'storm' silver glass by Amy Kinsch and I was able to get a nice storm out of Double Helix's 'Gaia' glass.  It's lightly stormed and I'm hoping that the colours don't change too much after it's come out of the kiln for annealing.
The two sides of my 'Beach' bead - I made the barnacles myself!
These are the 'storm' beads - the first two of many, I'm thinking!
My second 'implosion' bead...the first one didn't turn out very well, so I'm not even going to post it.  Plus it cracked.  Oh well.

Saturday, July 24, 2010

Game Pieces

Yessss!  I got the kiln to slump itty bitty pieces of glass so they're all soft edges instead of sharp edges.  Why would I go through two experimental cycles of the kiln with a third cycle that finally worked for game pieces?  Ummm...'cause they're SUPER COOL game pieces!  My next step is going to be to make the game board for them.  I hope to make a few of these boards and bring them with me to the craft fair in October.

You can see how the edges are nicely rounded now - no sharp pieces for tender fingers!
This is the board I want to make...hopefully I can do it with my trusty Dremel tool.

Monday, July 19, 2010

Whoot! Got to melt stuff!

Yes, after a LONG time away from the torch, I finally managed to get some time with it last week.  Not a lot of time, but enough to remember why I love glass work so much and that I have to do more of it to stay sane for the next few months.

Thursday, June 24, 2010

It's not that I've been busy doing any torch work (my goodness, I'd have to have time to myself to do THAT...), I;m just uploading some pics of older stuff so this place isn't so bare...

Death of a Website

I have finally had it with my website - I can't update pictures, the formatting doesn't come through...I'm done.  I likely won't be renewing it because it's been SUCH a pain in the ass.  So...I'm going to be posting anything new here instead of there.  I find that the websites Google is gracious enough to supply are good enough for me.  And the price is right.

Saturday, June 19, 2010

How Unpleasant...

Sadly, the woman I did ALL those beautiful beads for never got back to me when I called her eons ago to let her know that her bookmarks were ready.  That's just disappointing and disrespectful.  Now I have almost a dozen bookmarks with these lovely beads on them: