Sunday, March 7, 2010

Not sure whether I should have made these beads

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.

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