Thursday, December 1, 2011

MANIPULATION CAN BE A STICKY JOB

Ahhh...not too bad, eh? As promised in my last blog, I shan't be away too long. Yes, I am back torching! Perhaps not as furiously long each day as in the past years, I admit I have cut back the hours at the torch. What's new? Well, I am onto big focal disc beads. Lots of dots which are manipulated into new shapes and forms. Quite fun though quite exasperating when the dental pick I use for the dot-manipulation sticks on the glass. That sticking bit tells me I ought to observe and watch my glass more; timing is pretty crucial when you wish to manipulate glass in its molten state.

Anyway, a couple of my focal beads and some sets. May you enjoy viewing my new beads...