Wednesday, 4 February 2009
Two Steps Forward....
It’s become such a vital piece of equipment for me. Before, I had to put them under a ceramic fibre blanket to cool and hope they wouldn’t crack. I'm in conversation with the kiln makers, so am hoping to get it resolved quickly. It’s limping along but I'm paranoid about filling it up with lovely beads only to have it suddenly stop and leave me with a kiln full of cracked ones! EKK!
However, on a much brighter note, I did manage to play with some ASK glass that I swapped on Frit Happens for a marver I couldn’t use, and I like what I got! It’s a heavy silver content glass, so it should come out with lots of metallics and colour change effects. I tried over some Lapis blue and even used my neglected lentil press! I never make lentils! They really seem to suit this style. Hope to get some photos on flickr or the website soon.
Talking of which, I have finally added an on-line shop to www.SteamPunkGlass.com as I know some people don’t want to set up Folksy or Etsy accounts. It also gives me a chance to put on a few low-valued beads without having to charge more to cover loads of listing fees. Plus, I’ve come over all generous like, and to celebrate I am offering free postage! When I get back running properly I am going to start putting some new bead sets directly onto the site, so watch this space!