I changed my kiln schedule up a bit and my jellyfish beads are intact!
Also, here is a link to Mary Lockwood’s Jellyfish tutorial that I used for these beads and learned so much from. It is not a free tutorial but I would definitely say it was worth the money, as it has lots [...]
I used a lot of different glasses in this set. Let’s see… I started with a base of moretti/effetre light purple transparent. Then I did a layer of vetrofond odd seashell swirl. Then, a bit of CiM thai orchid and CiM simply berry overtop… followed by some CiM cirrus frit, and some silvered ivory [...]
It was pretty fun blowing glass for the first time. I actually felt fairly intuitive about how to do it… and although I had a few blowouts from blowing too hard, overall I’m really happy with these as first results, and can’t wait to do more and more! There’s something soo cool about how glass [...]
I made a bunch of barrel shaped focals last night and matching spacer beads, with the intention of turning them into necklaces on the silk.
I made a set featuring these lentils. I am saving up some stock to send down to a shop in Oregan for June Glass Month, so I am not putting everything up for auction. I think this is one that I will send down there. These ones feature transluscent yellow (moretti odd I think), [...]
So I had a fairly brief session at the torch last night. It was just too cold in the studio and I couldn’t warm up. Someone forgot to put the heater back on (we turn it off for band practice because with 5-6 bodies in there, it warms up too much with the space heater [...]