Here are a couple of new pieces for Summer 2014 that can now be found at The Old School House in Qualicum.
Many times at craft fairs I get asked if I ever burn myself. I imagine all lampworkers can answer yes to this in varying degrees (pun alert). Normally it's just a small burn from a glass rod shocking in the flame. Last month however, I was a little too focused on making my bead and as I was turning the bead to make the design, I ended up putting my hand into the flame. I really should know better but it was a quick 1 second mistake that is still healing over a month later.
To make matters worse the bandage (with the "non-stick" middle) stuck, and when I went to change it on day 2, it ripped the skin completely off. Fun times!
It\s the first day of Summer, which means I've been neglecting this site for too long. Not a single post for Spring 2014 which is sad really. We have been getting moved in and organized, and the new torch is hooked up. So the good news is that my studio is up and running, and I have some new creations.
First we went over to the mainland in March and hit Ikea. Our poor little VW Golf was filled to the brim with goodies. We arrived at the BC Ferries terminal 4 minutes late and then had to wait 2 hours for the next sailing. I love living on an island, but getting on and off the island is a real pain in the ass. Anyways, I'll try not to go into a rant on that.
I wanted some shelving to store glass that would fit the alcove in my studio, and I couldn't be happier on how it turned out.
We spent a few evenings putting Ikea shelving together and in all honesty it went pretty well. No divorce papers being served!
I'm glad I did the measurements before we went to Ikea, as I knew exactly how much space I had to play with.
I went with two "Besta" cabinets for the base (which I'll probably store glass sheets for fusing), and three "Expedit" bookcases for my glass rods for lampworking.