Sunday, August 23, 2009

And Now... Purple Tears

My Purple Rain piece turned out so cool. I was so pleased with it. That is, until I dropped it on my concrete floor. Sigh.

The nice thing about working with glass is that there really is no waste. I can reuse these shards in another piece, hopefully in the new "Purple Rain" pendant. At the very least they will go into the bin for my next pot melt.

Back to the drawing board.


Thursday, August 20, 2009

Purple Rain

So sorry for the long delay between posts! I should be back regularly now. At least until the next distraction. : )

My kiln is sloooowly heating up to 1460 degrees right now... with lots of "pretties" inside. And I am waiting anxiously to see how they all turn out. This past weekend I had a 'glass party' with a very good friend and her teen-aged niece. We spent several very fun hours cutting glass and making pretty pendants.

Here's one that I did.. my entry into my Etsy street team's next contest. This month's theme is "Purple Rain", in honor of Prince's hit song turning 25 years old. I had a great time playing with this one. We even listened to an awesome Prince album while we worked (well, while we played :)

Before firing it just looks like a mess of purple sparkles, doesn't it? I have no idea what it will look like after it's fired, but I'm keeping my fingers crossed! I'll let you know tomorrow. : )