Well, my step-dad was able to alter my kiln and add a bead door for me! It really helps so much to be able to anneal straight away rather than batch annealing. It saves time and some breakage, as now I can work a little larger and not worry about it cracking because it cools too quickly. So yay! Now I have to think of a gift for my step-dad as a thank-you.
I tried a new technique yesterday. I can't remember where I read the tutorial, but it was for an encased striped bead. I don't think it's bad for my 1st attempt at the technique, but I do need to practice, which I plan on doing a bunch today. Now that I have some Moretti Super Clear, encasing is a joy...no more mucky, scummy clear! The things that get lampworkers excited lol :)
I took a few pictures at Rembrandt's closet the other day and here are a couple of them. The bracelet to the left I called "Nirvana", and it's difficult for me to sell it; I just love the colors and would love to keep it for my own collection. If I kept everything I liked, I'd have nothing for sale! Below is another bracelet I would love to keep, called "So Red". Neither pictures are great, photography-wise, but I was in a hurry just snapping some quick pictures to post.
Well, off to go make some more beads. I really love this " hobby" sometimes, though I'd rather call it an art. I do call myself a glass artist, but since I only make enough money to break even, I think it's in hobby status. Ok, I'll stop over-analyzing and go make some darn beads lol :)
Artist Jenne Rebecca is a business owner, mother of a 6 year old, and lives in the beautiful mountains of Bedford, Virginia. She works with hot glass, inspired by her surroundings and her youth spent in North Carolina.