Sorry No Photos This Week
I am in a learning mode. My computer is on the defunct so I took everything out of my documents and stored them on a flash drive. To make a very long story short. I seem to have lost my word processor program. I am writing this in a something I know nothing about.
On another front I am trying to learn about fusing glass. I have a really old kiln. It belonged to a little 94 year young lady who was in my China Painting class. I used to go get her (25) mile round trip, and take her to class. Her husband bought the kiln for her back in the 50's. When she died I in a round about way got her kiln.
It has no controls or thermostat, Nada. So I am flying by the seat of my pants by-gosh-by-golly !Last week I made some several pieces . Lots of glass cutting and so on. They turned out beautiful.
On the week-end my daughter and I went to a bead market to find some findings. I spent a ton of money but, did not find what I was really looking for in the way of bezels. On Sunday my husband and I went to see his sister in a assisted living home near us. During the conversation she told me about a necklace she had purchased in Jamaica back in the 60's. when she showed it to me WALA! I saw what I could use instead of bezels. The pieces were painted with gold luster. Well knowing me I tried it. As I said before I am in a learning mode. I was into China Painting some years ago, and just happened to have gold luster. I thought I was so smart. I used white crayon as a resist , to keep the gold luster in a straight line. Well it did not work. To my great surprise the crayon etched the glass during the firing. Ruined every piece. >:) So sad; But I am not daunted I have lots of glass. If any of you have suggestions comment to me on my blog I would love to hear from you especially YOU
This and That with Art Beads
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