Thank you! This makes me feel better :) Good luck with your studio hunt, lampworking is fun and I’m sure you’ll enjoy it :)
Last Monday Tito and I got back into the lampworking studio for the first time in almost a year, and woo boy, was I ever out of practice. Of the many pieces I made that night, almost half of them broke in the kiln. The advice I got was that I had let my glass cool down too much in between working periods – sounds like a rookie mistake to me!
I’m shooting this one from the front so you can’t tell that I had to glue it back together ;) This, and all the other big beads had split in half during the cooling process.
Yep. Also broken. And I was going to make a pendant from this one!
Mucho broken. What would I do without E6000?
All was not lost – I took the ones that looked reasonably similar (and were thankfully intact) and made them into a necklace :)
It’s always nice to work with beads that you made yourself. So even though I was totally peeved I feel nothing but determination to get back into the studio again!
Wonderful work, i think you will be practiced up real soon, thanks MJ
They still look stunning, love the blues!
Oh how frustrating, like pottery you have to wait till you open the kiln and then find the failures. Your successes are beautiful though and I sure it has inspired you to try more. Lovely necklace!
The necklace is gorgeous!
You guys are all so encouraging :) Thank you!
Your work is beautiful! I understand your frustration, but your work is lovely and because of this blog, I want to try to find a studio in my area where Ivan learn to make some of these beautiful things.