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1  GLASS CRAFTS / Glass Crafts: Discussion and Questions / New Years Rez for new lampworkers... on: January 03, 2009 09:17:34 PM
If you're itching to sell your work but don't think it's good enough...boy did I know that feeling.

If you can make a basic spacer bead that's annealed, and won't cut the wire it's strung on, why don't you give it a try!  'Wonkiness' is just a design element!  There are awesome jewelry designers out there that are looking for sets to make jewelry with.  If you can make decent beads after a short time, don't let anyone make you think you have to have a lot of time under your belt.  A good bead is a good bead.

Make sure to take GOOD pictures.  That's the number one thing that draws people to your work.  Lots of diffused light...daylight is best.

Give it a try, you may find it suprising!
See what you can do with simple 'spacer' beads on my blog... and I'm not half the jewelry designer others are!

2  GLASS CRAFTS / Glass Crafts: Discussion and Questions / Re: I would love to have a go at lampwork! on: November 29, 2008 02:04:44 PM
I agree, it's rewarding! It's just the right thing for me.

It costs a fair amount to set yourself up, and you may have to order some things in. (IE: a torch, oxygen supply, glass rods, a kiln...) ventilation is a must, and a safe place to torch.

I would also recommend a class, or if you hit the jack pot, somewhere to rent torch time and practice before you decide that setting yourself up is the way to go.

But yes.. if it's your thing, you'll LOVE IT.
3  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Beads: Completed Projects / Re: Icy Cool Blue: on: August 05, 2007 08:07:48 PM
Thank you very much.

I find that i love the simple/pretty.
4  GLASS CRAFTS / Glass Crafts: Completed Projects / Re: Spiced Apple on: August 05, 2007 08:06:29 PM
thank you very much!
I'm finding I love the colours that "marble" on me in the flame.

This green does that well.
5  GLASS CRAFTS / Glass Crafts: Completed Projects / Re: TOTAL Experiment Turned out GREAT! Seaglass! YAY! on: July 17, 2007 07:38:34 PM
There's an etching LIQUID that you can use too... you just drop it in.
I find it'd be much easier than a cream for the "all over" baths. 

And if you want to etch some but not all, cover the parts you don't want etched with white glue.
6  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Beads: Completed Projects / Re: Icy Cool Blue: on: July 11, 2007 05:26:01 AM
Thank you all very much. Smiley
7  GLASS CRAFTS / Glass Crafts: Completed Projects / Re: Kimono Bead on: July 08, 2007 05:55:23 PM
Thank you!
Other people have said they look like vines.
I see the fish too.

I guess it's like an inkblot test....but sparklier. Smiley
8  GLASS CRAFTS / Glass Crafts: Completed Projects / Re: Spiced Apple on: July 06, 2007 05:26:11 AM
thank you!
9  GLASS CRAFTS / Glass Crafts: Completed Projects / Spiced Apple on: July 03, 2007 04:58:24 PM
Can you taste the cinnamon?
Spiced look accomplished with enamels.
The medium sized beads are 'normal' size, and the little baby beads are great for earrings. Very tiny.

10  GLASS CRAFTS / Glass Crafts: Completed Projects / Re: Blue and green Blossom on: July 03, 2007 10:36:23 AM
aww thanks
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