Sunday, June 12, 2011

Taking on the Learning Curve

 I'm trying out new stuff again and this means making a few mistakes.  Case in point:  Blown vessels.  I've been making some good ones by coiling glass on the mandrel but they come out a bit solid.  These are nice and lightweight but ugly and holy.  The one that looks whole is cracked.  It cooled off too much before being annealed.  It's also fugly.
 This guy's cute even if he is a little twisted.
 My hands do get truly filthy cleaning beads.
 I seem to have a lot of room to improve on this.
The biggest problem:  Gravity works.  Need to set the hole a little higher on the bead if I want him to fly right side up.

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