Month: January 2017

We Did It!!!

We set our (4th) kiln up and had our first vitrigraph cane pull!  Yahoo!!! [So, yeah … it’s THAT kiln, the vitrigraph kiln … Which will forever be called ‘She Who Causes Broken Wing’ … I ❤ her!] We still have a… Read More

He Just Showed Me Up …

Doggone it!  But – we’re starting to learn to make torched murrine up in here!  I’m definitely having issues with heat control.  But DH took to it like he has been lampworking all his life.  WTH?!?   My pitiful attempts: And his… Read More

So – the funny thing is …

It turns out, you can’t play with your torch if your OXYGEN tank is empty … Nope!  Doesn’t matter how much of that glass glob you place into your ‘hottest flame’ … This is what you get … And now, I am… Read More

Today is the Day!

… I think(!)  … Maybe … Yes!!!  I’ve been wanting to play with the torch and making my own murrini for a while now.  I’m just about ready …  So – this is it! … … AFTER physical therapy! [Arrrgghh! – my… Read More

Pendant-Making-Friday …

Well, because I can!  I’ve been fiddling with these all week.  While making more components and parts …   DH seems to think I should make some type of ‘ocean scene’ … Hmmm But, I’m being nice as the poor guy turns… Read More

Just Me, Chloe and the Studio Crew …

Sent the last of our pups off today.  Always a day of mixed emotions … So, I’m playing in the studio, with the music loud, while Chloe terrorizes plays with her Yorkie siblings. Working on some pendant pieces.  I took my cabs… Read More

Good news, bad news, good news …

So, yea – you get the gist.   Good news – my elbow is cleared for PT; Bad news –  I’m not a huge fan of PT.  It’s like paying for an exercise club – but instead dues are 3x the cost,… Read More

While I wait for the verdict …

Tomorrow is my ortho appointment … Time to see if a 20 pound full-arm cast or surgery is my penalty for ‘refusing to heal’ … Personally, I’m hoping for curtain number 3 … ??? In the meantime – I’ve made a few… Read More

A bit of a set back- but moving forward …

So, I had my repeat xray last week.  Apparently, my fracture isn’t healing … Well that sucks!  I’ll see Ortho on Tuesday to figure out the next step … In the meantime – I’ve made a few spoon rests … Played (gently!)… Read More