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« on: April 18, 2014 07:08:07 PM »

For Christmas last year my girlfriend gave me a coupon for a glassblowing lesson, and I finally got the chance to use it.  I made this ornament (with a little help from the instructor).

When I picked out the colors I thought it would be all blue and clear, but the mix turned out to have yellow and pink and green in it as well.

I really like how it swirls together at the top.  Smiley


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« Reply #1 on: April 18, 2014 08:29:24 PM »

That's beautiful and amazing! I've always been fascinated by glass blowing. Is it difficult?

« Reply #2 on: April 19, 2014 07:12:28 AM »

« Reply #3 on: April 19, 2014 12:31:13 PM »

That's beautiful and amazing! I've always been fascinated by glass blowing. Is it difficult?

Thank you!  I didn't think it was that difficult, but the instructor did the hardest parts - he pulled the molten glass out of the kiln at the beginning and attached and cut the strand of glass that formed the hanging loop .  I got to add and fuse the colors, inflate it, cut the ornament off the pipe, and curl the hanging loop over before it solidified.  And any time I needed three hands - for example, you have to constantly turn the pipe while you blow - he helped with that.

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« Reply #4 on: April 19, 2014 07:27:22 PM »

This is beautiful and especially like the swirl at the top. What a great gift, too. Smiley

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« Reply #5 on: May 15, 2014 08:27:01 AM »

That is just beautiful!

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