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Friday, September 08, 2006
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I got my ornaments back today! They're not the prettiest things in the world, but I made 'em!

I did the blue one first. It's not quite round :)

The orange one was definately done with some help!

Sorry about the light quality on the photos... it's a dreary, rainy day here...
posted by Alana @ 6:28 PM   2 comments
Tuesday, September 05, 2006
Freebie ScrapBook Kit!
Autumn Celebration

I made this kit for a kit swap on ScrapBook-Bytes and since it's been a week, I thought I'd share it!

Here's the Link: Autumn Celebration
posted by Alana @ 3:35 PM   11 comments
Another Monday night learning about glass :)



Last night was even better than last week!

I actually tried to blow the glass last night! The first one I blew up. I blew WAY to hard. It's so easy to blow, like blowing a bubble in bubble gum. If it gets harder, the glass is too cold and it's time to reheat! It took only three tries before I had a globe ornament that actually lived! :)

The second one deflated horribly and instead of trashing it, Scott showed me how to make a paper weight. We melted it down, pulled and twisted the glass to form a cool shape, added frit (small bits of colored glass) and then gathered more clear over it. It was a little funny shaped. I gathered the glass too high and missed some at the bottom, but Scott helped shape it into something presentable! :)

The last one, I did almost on my own :) It was a orange globe with yellow and red frit. I can't wait to see how they turned out.

David set up a lampworking table yesterday at home! So that we can both use the lampworking kit I gave to him for his birthday, several years ago. I'm excited to work on that during the week in between bouts of glassblowing.

I'll take some pics of what I made and post them after next Monday...

What else.... hmm... not a whole lot. It's been raining, and not so warm. David loves that its getting cooler, I'm sad about it. I can't believe that summer is over already. I have no idea where the last 6 or 7 months have gone.

Anyway... I guess that's all for now!
posted by Alana @ 8:50 AM   0 comments
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