Interupt these messages for glass paper weight month, or marble month?

April 26, 2008

Okay, so glass paper weight month, really…it became marble month. I was flakey about cutting my CLEAR schott crystal, (That probably only took about, two minutes in the end.) I had one pound of Vetrofond 17 mill dia. and decided to use it up on murrini implosion marbles.

here is my first marble collage…(after 18 months of regular marble melting practice)

some close ups…

(this one is one of a secret series that is evolving…not really secret, just not shared yet, or until Now…TA DAAAAA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!)

 “which way to go?” Is that a person, or a bug?              (Good question)

      

  

Most of these marbles are for sale (or sol)d at my Etsy shop. The prices are very reasonable.

This past week I got the CLEAR schott crystal cut, and the magnification, and clarity of this glass is un-BELIEVABLE! Looks alot like borosilicate magnification.  I’ll be sure to share that next month.

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Leap day,PAPER weights with glass, Ebay is slow! MYSPACE COPY

March 1, 2008
Today is leap day. That means this day will not exist next year. So, I took the day off; kind of. I spent 3 hours on the torch, and I etched some beads. So, really, I took half the day off. In honor of the day that doesn’t really exist….right? Silly…And, since paper weight month is next month…GULP! Yup! I am naming the next month “Paper weight month”, because I have FINALLY purchased a stump sucker! Now! I can encase my murrini in big beautiful glass bubbles. (they look like bubbles; really they are BUBBLE FREE, the whole point of a stump sucker…you suck the air out.) And, that means I am am planning a stop to the furnace studio real soon! Can’t wait to get my hands on a big pot of molten glass.  Until then, I will be heating large (hockey puck size) blobs of glass in my flame, and encasing object with MY NEW STUMP SUCKER!!!!!  Yes, i will share pictures of progress. Knowing me, I will even show you my screw ups. So, that will be something to look forward to. I will even show you the paper weights I have been making without the stump sucker, so you can see what a BIG difference it makes.

For today, I have 2 pictures to share. This first one;he loves me not (with a  rainbow petal murrini flower)

This next one; some kind of Love Goddess. I was excited to have the heart look like it was floating above her hand, ever so gentle.

 

 

talk atcha later….

 (BTW, I copied this to my myspace blog too, I just can not seam to let it go…)


Making murrini with Loren Stump…

June 24, 2007

My first face murrini….

My first head with my first face murrini….

My 2nd paper weight with help from Loren Stump. I had him make me a flower, I welded all the parts together…Voila! (of-course I chose Lillie’s-We have hundreds of Lillie’s we will be selling next year!!All started from seed!)

So- It is really a collaboration. He was kind enough to do the shaping! (that is reduced Kronos frit in the background, some parts actually stayed reduced. Some oxidised back to blue…)


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