Monday, August 23, 2010
Wow, what a great weekend we had with Toni Lutman. The weather was perfect, cool for August, only a tiny warm with 9 torches going. But DeAnn is used to 110 in Arizona, so she was in heaven I think! Everyone learned to make huge balls of molten glass, blow the ball thinly then crack it! Using many colors and silver glass made the most beautiful colors that shimmered in the light. These pieces of shimmer were then applied to shaped beads. Then Toni demonstrated her Implossions and various patterns of flowers and how to apply the implossions onto a bead. Alot of techniques were learned and students made 4-6 beads each, pretty good for a one day class! Thank you all for your enthusiam and thank you Toni for sharing your talent as a lampwork artist and your enthusiam for the love of glass bead making and your teaching techniques, I know everyone appreciated all the personal attention you gave as you continuous walked around helping everyone! Hope you return soon!
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Saturday, August 14, 2010
We welcomed new guests this past weekend! And Thanks to Jim for setting up his lapidary equipment and Ed for running his new award-winning DVD on Jump Rings, and showing his new chain maille designs! He has offered to have another chain maille class on Oct. 9, Saturday. Jelveh tried out our new Frit Blend, "Monterey" with blues, and purples and we will be making new blends, come by to check them out. Jelveh & I made a few more glass fused cabachons and used the lapidary equipment to shape them and polish them, much faster than fire-polishing! There were 4 winners for the gift drawing, Sharon, you have your Mini-costmetic gift here, Jennifer always selects Jelveh's gift bag of beads, Amber won the bath set, and Antonitte picked the gardening set!
BooHoo, they are all leaving, successfully adopted, who can resist their beauty and innocence? Say goodbye Natalie & Frank (and my Silver never knew they were here). Time to clean up the guest room and get ready for Toni's Implosions next weekend!