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« on: May 07, 2009 07:46:11 PM »

Hi all!

Last weekend I started lampworking again for the first time in over a year (after a $20 investment in glass)! And I am relieved to say that I still got it (after a few haphazard projects that I may need to melt down this weekend)!  Cheesy I love these little guys to death. So much so that I think I may have to make a couple more before I can dare to part with any of them. My friend has a real liking towards elephants....and I said I would do something elephanty for her...the intention was to give her one of these two....but I can' t part with either of them! Don't they look so happy together? Smiley Maybe I can give her the 7th or 8th future one. haha...anyway...
picture time!

and here's a shot of one of the little guy's tail.


Thank you for looking!

***UPDATE***
5.12.09
I believe we have a winner! After four elephants, I have one I can give to my dear friend!  Smiley Here's the herd all together: (I'm giving my friend the blue one.)


5.23.09
Thank you to everyone who voted for these guys to be a featured project! I've never received such an honor and really appreciate it! Cheesy
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« Reply #1 on: May 07, 2009 07:54:26 PM »

awww!  those are so cute!
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« Reply #2 on: May 07, 2009 07:58:02 PM »

*gasp*  I adore them!!  Please don't separate them. Cheesy
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« Reply #3 on: May 07, 2009 08:02:35 PM »

So cute. They are adorable.
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« Reply #4 on: May 07, 2009 08:08:56 PM »

Aw they are so cute!!!
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« Reply #5 on: May 07, 2009 08:40:59 PM »

I loooove elephants!  These are adorable!  I am already jealous of your friend who might be lucky enough to get one or two.  Did you create the shape yourself or use a mold?  Meh, I'm so insanely jealous!
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« Reply #6 on: May 07, 2009 09:39:58 PM »

Very sweet!
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« Reply #7 on: May 07, 2009 10:10:02 PM »

These are totally cute.  I love the tail.  Great work.
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« Reply #8 on: May 07, 2009 11:33:32 PM »

I love those!
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« Reply #9 on: May 08, 2009 05:55:06 AM »

Those are so cute!!!!!!
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« Reply #10 on: May 08, 2009 07:36:23 AM »

When I was a wee-little girl, I remember watching a woman make these at a little tourist shop in Lake of the Ozarks and thought this was the coolest thing ever.  I still do!!
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« Reply #11 on: May 08, 2009 10:38:31 AM »

Love these.  They're two of my favorite things, elephants and glass crafts.  I soo want to learn lampworking, but sadly no time or money for such things.  I'll content myself with adoring your work.  Thanks for sharing.
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« Reply #12 on: May 08, 2009 02:21:51 PM »

I love the tilt of their heads!
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« Reply #13 on: May 08, 2009 05:56:58 PM »

Hahaha, they look so in love with one another Smiley
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« Reply #14 on: May 08, 2009 08:10:33 PM »

Sorry, but you can't seperate them. They are too cute together!  Grin
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« Reply #15 on: May 09, 2009 04:03:54 AM »

Don't separate them.  They need each other. Smiley  I love both of them.  They are so sweet & you did a beautiful job.  I am jealous. Wink 
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« Reply #16 on: May 09, 2009 06:42:06 AM »

Those are really cute. After a year I would say you still "got it". lol  I haven't been at the torch for almost 9 months and I think I have lost it.  Undecided
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« Reply #17 on: May 09, 2009 07:23:56 AM »

I think they are wonderful and are even better considering you were on glass hiatus! Are you working in soft glass or boro?

ps - I'd keep them too  Wink
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« Reply #18 on: May 10, 2009 04:54:21 PM »

Thanks for all the wonderful comments everyone! Cheesy And don't fret, these two are definitely staying together! I made two more elephants today....I'm thinking I should probably not make them in pairs since I may run into this problem again...but I love elephants so much, I can't help it!

I loooove elephants!  These are adorable!  I am already jealous of your friend who might be lucky enough to get one or two.  Did you create the shape yourself or use a mold?  Meh, I'm so insanely jealous!
I created the shape myself! It's all free formed so all the elephants have their own personalities.

I think they are wonderful and are even better considering you were on glass hiatus! Are you working in soft glass or boro?

ps - I'd keep them too  Wink

These little guys are made out of boro.
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« Reply #19 on: May 11, 2009 08:08:24 AM »

These are so adorable!  You did a great job on them!
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« Reply #20 on: May 15, 2009 03:47:32 AM »

They're all so cute but i especially love that green one he's extra cute. Great job Cheesy
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« Reply #21 on: May 15, 2009 06:38:44 AM »

beautyful work!
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« Reply #22 on: May 15, 2009 08:15:05 AM »

Oooooh my goodness!  There is a whole ellie family now!  Well now I like the FOUR together. Cheesy
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« Reply #23 on: May 16, 2009 05:46:50 PM »

REALLY cute! I feel your "former" pain, I'm a lampworker and have been without my torch for 6 mo. Hopefully I'll have my studio up and running again soon...
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« Reply #24 on: May 16, 2009 08:09:37 PM »

Oooooh my goodness!  There is a whole ellie family now!  Well now I like the FOUR together. Cheesy

ahaha, thank you, but don't say that! lol I'm trying to make sure they (and I) don't get too attached to each other!

GlassSpider, I hope you get your studio up and running soon too! 6 months is quite a while...at least I'll only have to endure 3 months this summer. I guess it creates time to explore new mediums. Cheesy

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« Reply #25 on: May 22, 2009 07:14:38 AM »

I am so envious of you guys that work with glass.  Those elephants are adorable and sweet.  I think it would be hard to part with any one of them, they make a happy little herd.
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« Reply #26 on: June 13, 2009 12:22:27 AM »

Oh wow. I really really really want these! Could you make a tutorial, or post a video of you making them somewhere? I am obsessed with elephant figurines, statuettes, etc. These are SO cute. Can they be done with a loop on top as a pendant?
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« Reply #27 on: August 14, 2009 01:43:31 AM »

Freaking adorable! I love these. Smiley
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« Reply #28 on: December 31, 2009 08:03:52 PM »

I love them...so cute.  Are they beads?
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« Reply #29 on: January 01, 2010 01:37:04 PM »

I love them...so cute.  Are they beads?
No, they're just mini statues.

Can they be done with a loop on top as a pendant?
You could put a loop, but I don't think they would make very good pendants since they're quite round and wouldn't lie flat when you wear it...I like to just have them sit at my desk with me. Smiley
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« Reply #30 on: January 07, 2010 04:48:11 AM »

I am still in love with these. If you make more, could you put them on Etsy? I will buy them!
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« Reply #31 on: January 08, 2010 07:41:53 AM »

oh my gosh these are ADORABLE!!! i LOVE the little blue one
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« Reply #33 on: January 12, 2010 05:01:51 PM »

These are flippin' adoable!
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« Reply #34 on: January 14, 2010 07:34:29 AM »

They are so adorable!
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« Reply #35 on: February 01, 2010 08:13:58 PM »

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« Reply #36 on: February 04, 2010 07:22:55 PM »

suuuper cute! and my favorite animal!  I wish I knew how to work with glass. it looks like a lot of fun!
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They are quite adorable!
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