Thursday, August 26, 2010

Suddenly Thursday

Incapable of daily blog lately. But share my little spit of excitement today as i open the new glass order:

As you can see by the size of the bundles of rods, it is the ivory colored glass that i go through quickest (Band O Silvers, and GemBonz). When i get down to one or two rods of other colors, it is time to reorder them, too. I had 4 inches of orange glass left from a long time ago, so even tho i don't use it very often, when you put in an order you do a lot of "well you never know, i might want to make a ton of pumpkin beads for halloween". Because it's always fun to have a lot of colors in the workshop.

I keep all of the transparent rods in one holder, and all of the pastel colors in another container. I've seen pictures of other lampworkers' studios, and their colors are all separated in an "organized" fashion. But i figure, if you know what you want you can find it, and if you don't know what you want and could use a little inspiration, just look at the glass pile and see what's looking good together!

I can't wait to use the dark purple red. That's a gorgeous color. I'm thinking lime green and turquoise might fall out well beside it. I got more sludge (the bead release that you coat the steel mandrel with before you start winding the molten glass on it). And another book of silver foil sheets.

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