Thursday, November 18, 2010

KEEPING THE LIVING DAYLIGHTS

So pleased to be able to work with silver foil on my beads and not burn the living daylights of it! Both the gold leaf and silver foil are one of my proudest achievements, I would say. I no longer think about the technicalities of the torch, glass, etc - I can't tell you exactly when what it is, but I have learned to "read" the glass, its reaction and the flame. There comes a moment where you cross the threshold and, lo and behold, it becomes second nature to you.

I enjoying with in black and white, I can't shake loose of this combination and I use black for my design work. Ok, I have lots of colored glass rods in my storeroom, believe me - it is a lot - and I keep telling myself to use them. But you know what, when you're not convinced of anything, it simply doesn't bring joy to the work. In fact, it is agonizing. Of course, I can't tell whether others get bored with seeing the same-old, same-old or not. Being a full-time lampworker, I do have to consider several issues such as - what I like, what others like and what will actually sell. Not an easy task, is it?


HIGHER LOVE
clear with silver foil & black designs (what else?!)

SILENT CONVERSATIONS
clear with black and white

CLOSE-UP OF SILENT CONVERSATIONS
I admit, this is my personal fav set!

CARROT RED