Last weekend, in spite of the wind, I did make some beads. It was gusting about 30 mph and sometimes blowing hot air right into my face, but I did anyway. The beads turned out awful. I boiled the glass I was using,
and most of them have broken off ends:
However, being still really new to lampwork (in terms of doing it myself, not in terms of being exposed to it), I learned something, or at least I hope I did. Today's beads are in the kiln, and I tried to keep the glass further away from the flame. And yes, you can very obviously boil glass on a HotHead.