Thursday, November 26, 2009

Happy Thanksgiving

This is just a short note, to all my friends, fellow bloggers, Lampworkers, and family. I wish each and everyone of you a Happy Thanksgiving. It is 6:30 am, and I already have the Turkey in the Oven. I think I like the LEFTOVERS, better than the actual Thanksgiving Dinner. I regret that I won't be with my family this year, yet I am still going to cook, my traditional Thanksgiving Meal. This is one of my favorites to cook, besides Cooking Glass. LOL! Have a piece on PUMPKIN PIE for me.
Gobble! Gobble! Gobble!

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Lampwork Fish

Lampwork Fish! Look what I can make now. I have been so involved with my new Cricket Torch. I can make things faster now. The thing I love the most about it, is the pinpoint flame. I can melt shorts together. I mean really short shorts. :) I can aim, the flame at one litle eyeball, when making Fish. All this has allowed me to progress by leaps, and bounds. I will never be sorry, I learned on a Hot Head, and if I was ever living in a place, where I could not have the equipment, I would not even hesitate, to go back to it. I think learning for over a year and a half, on a hot head torch, taught me a lot. I know that I can still go do DEMO's and not have to take a bunch of equipment. I recommend learning on a Hot head first for everybody.
After I started making the fish, I have been busy with a lot of local orders. Here is a pair of earrings, CUSTOM order, that I finished up today. Picture above.

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Cricket Torch

ok guys! Look what I got. hehehe!!!! And Santa did not even bring it. I saved everything I have earned from my Etsy site, since I started working it 3 months ago. And I purchased this new Cricket Torch. A friend of mine, in the medical business, bartered with me, for a oxy con. I traded a silver foil bead necklace, for the unit.
It is old, and loud, but I don't care. It works great, and the loudness, is no worse, than the loudness of the Hothead. I had a little trouble, at first, until, I learned to open the oxygen on the torch wide open. Then adjust the propane accordingly. I also set the propane psi, to 8 instead of the 5 that the instuctions, included with the torch said to do. It seems to work better at 8. Amazing what that little bit of added psi made. Also, the first time, I melted white glass, I finally realized what they mean about soupy glass, that might get away from ya!!!
Wow, never ever had this much heat, with the Hothead! And when adjusted just right, it does not burn the glass at all. Really hard to realize, that can be possible, but it is. Another thing I LOVE about the Cricket, is that you can melt your rods, down while still holding them in your hand, until almost totally used up. You can adjust the Cricket flame, to a fine pinpoint/ Look at the picture, and see the short red rods. I held these in my hand, and melted them this short, with the cricket adjusted to a fine pin point. I also, made a fish, and found that I could direct, the pin point, on one little eyeball, and melt just that very spot. JUST LUV'in, my NEW CRICKET!!!

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Christmas Holiday Bracelet

I'm in the Christmas Spirit already, and whipped up these Holiday Beads
into a bracelet, yesterday. I will have another coming to my Etsy site
soon. I do not think I will post a lot of Christmas items, unless, I see
that they sell. Since this is my first Holiday Season on Etsy, I am not
sure how well seasonal items sell. So let's test the (waters before I go overboard.)
Now is that some kinda of pirate talk. Arrrggghh!