Friday, January 29, 2010

It's Official...

...I hate fusing! I tried, I really did, but I just don't like it. I don't mind doing little things; I was successful at making a few dichroic pendants and some barrettes (all of which sit in a bowl in dire need of finishing). Nonetheless, behind the torch is where I belong. Unfortunately it is still so cold here! That means no torching - I am going through withdrawal. Once it warms up I'll be out there as often as I can! I am counting down the days!

In the meantime, I am building my glass inventory. I've branched out into Double Helix and Devardi glass. Double Helix Ekho is devine, and I bought it at my favorite vender, Frantz Art Glass, for 35% off! I bought a couple other colors so we will see how those are once I can try them out. Believe it or not, I finally made a list of the colors I don't have yet, and I am working on stocking my studio with those.

I was fortunate enough a couple weeks ago to get some work done; I had enough time to make two beads. I have a large bag of shorts (about 10lbs) and I just went out there and played for a while. Eventually I will get around to listing them, so keep a lookout for two multi-color focals!