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« on: August 07, 2006 09:06:55 AM »

do it anyway!!

i took a stained glass jewelry workshop recently in which i brought in several ambitious project ideas.  when i showed the teacher this pattern, she flat out told me it was too difficult for a beginner to do.  well, i hate being told i can't do something, so i ignored the teacher and scored and grinded away until i got this.  i love proving people wrong!  Grin

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« Reply #1 on: August 07, 2006 09:27:40 AM »

that is very cool! And love the symbolic nature of it too! I also love it when people say i can't do something it just makes me do it even better than I thought it would turn out. keep up the good work!
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« Reply #2 on: August 07, 2006 11:53:31 AM »

What a lovely use of glass.  I've been doing glass work for a while & have odds & ends of glass to lovely to toss.  Guess what I'll be doing tonight.  Making jewelry!!
It's just gorgeous & I like the symbolism too.  :}

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« Reply #3 on: August 07, 2006 12:00:40 PM »

thank you!

for the adventurous - the number one thing i learned from the workshop: when making stained glass jewelry *always* grind the edges flat.  it's apparently one of the only major differences with regular glass work.

my next project is going to be a dragon fly, stay tuned!
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« Reply #4 on: August 07, 2006 12:02:44 PM »

well, i hate being told i can't do something, so i ignored the teacher and scored and grinded away until i got this.  i love proving people wrong!  Grin

Good for you!! Congrats!
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« Reply #5 on: August 07, 2006 12:10:31 PM »

That's gorgeous...doubly so for the symbolism behind it and for the fact that you did it when you were told you couldn't!  What kind of teacher discourages ambition and creativity?
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« Reply #6 on: August 07, 2006 04:39:55 PM »

Way to go!  Your pendant is very pretty.
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« Reply #7 on: September 27, 2006 05:42:49 PM »

Mad props for proving the teacher wrong, and making such an awesome pendant! You're friend is so lucky, this is beautiful.
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« Reply #8 on: October 02, 2006 10:19:48 PM »

that is really pretty. i love the colors.
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« Reply #9 on: October 03, 2006 05:25:41 PM »

thanks everyone!  there's more in the works, as soon as i can schedule some quality time with my soldering iron Smiley
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