The first photo is of the group from last night with flash, the second without flash, and then the funny colored hearts (one has a boo-boo next to its stringing hole) and the cute little bat. Click on the photos to see them up close.
What you ask could I be talking about, well, if that is the case you obviously aren't a flameworker, glass melter, torch fiend like me. I discovered last night part of the attraction to the torch has to be the time spent with a really bright light in your face. When I finished last night I felt like I had spent an hour or so in the sun. And this was with special glasses on to protect my eyes. I think the addiction to the torch comes from my pathological need for sunlight. I don't like bright sunlight shining in my eyes, but I love the feel of it on my skin. I think the torch is like that. The eyes need to be protected, but the hands and face love the heat produced by the torch.
I played with another of Lori Peterson's tutorials, how to make a bat. Tess's friend Cori is crazy about them, so I thought it would be fun to make one for her. I just hope its little wings stay on. I also made a couple of hearts with one of Vetrofond's Oddly Odd colors Cosmic Storm - I think they look like wood grain, which is a totally different effect than I was imagining given the name, another black with raku frit, and a big turquoise bead with coral flower which totally lost its shape, oh well. I also did another skull in dark ivory, and a little lt. silver plum shell, which lost its lip right as I was taking it off the mandrel. Oh well, I am not giving up on making shells, I think I just need to make them a bit bigger and make the lip a little thicker next time. All in all I had fun, and that's what it is all about.
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