Wednesday, June 02, 2010
Ok, I'm back - The video is awful - truly. I had to completely remove the sound as the noise from my vent hood was unbearable, and I still need to spend time learning how to use imovie. I don't however have time for that today :-)
I think you can get a pretty good idea though of how to make them. Newbie lampworkers - this is a fun project to try out! Please be aware though that metals can give off noxious fumes when melted. Please be careful, and ensure that you have adequate ventilation.
I've used a transparent base coloured glass, along with some frit mixes. I have a huge selection of val cox, and glass diversions frits. The blue frit mix that I used in this video was made by spiral dance glass - I don't believe she is in business any longer.
And check out the mess of my lampworking table! Yes, that is actually how I work most of the time. I only clean it when it starts to interfere with my productivity. I cannot work on a completely clean table. I lose all inspiration. I need everything out and on the table to be truly inspired. Colours that I wouldn't think to put together look great when you see shattered masses of glass fallen on the table. :-)
I will be hosting the lampworking happy hour tomorrow as Dwyn is away studying with Lucio - I'll demo these then if anyone is interested.