I entered a contest with one of my implosions. It got 2nd place in the intermediate class, and I am thrilled. Plus I get free glass...life is good!
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I have been out in the studio. I have been spending time making beads in the morning, then as the kiln is annealing the beads, I am working on fusing projects that will go in the kiln once it has cooled down from bead duty. By morning, it has cooled down enough to unload the fused pieces so I can start all over again. I only have a 13" shelf so you can imagine that I don't get too many fused pieces in there at the same time.
I made a bunch of leaves for a fall exchange with some other glass artists. I love the exchanges~I get some of the most amazing glass pieces in trade. Now I haven't technically signed up because I wasn't sure how I'd be feeling, but I think I'm good. These leaves are all about 2 inches long.
Okay, so I haven't started selling the fused stuff yet! But I am finally getting a few pieces done. Tomorrow, I will hopefully have some nightlights to show you. I had these nightlights from back in the stained glass days, so they "should" work well for the fused ones. We'll see tomorrow.
And, I just got a new tool today. It will punch holes in metal in 7 different sizes from 3/32" up to 9/32". I want to try and use copper with some of my beads, so we will see what I can come up with.
Isn't this an interesting bead? I know I made it, but it's still one of those beads that just intrigue me~trying to figure out a way to use it so I won't lose the depth.