Thursday, October 23, 2014

Update Oct 23

I just realized from my last update I put Dec 3 - maybe knowing how busy I was going to be I was estimating when I would be posting - which seems to be forever
Been sooooo busy at work and my daughter moving and selling her house - and just starting to get organized - last week was the Ottawa show where I went out with Jean at Nortel   and this week is the Creative Festival to teach for two days  (4 classes I think )  and the followng a 1 day little local show I thought I would go to
So  I have things sitting waiting to be done and I so want to torch - but I'll need to organize my basement studio for the winter and get going again down there

I definetly will have a Give-A-way come November 1st   and will have one in December to catch up

I have a new rolling mill coming along with some rolling mill rollers with patterns to try - cant wait to play

Friday, October 3, 2014

Update for Dec 3

Will be posting a Give-Away for october - tonight  so come on back to check it out- Im a bit slow will have up some time this week

Tomorrow is going to Toronto Flamework Technologies Inc  where I will be demoing for painted beads and having pictures taken for the Flow magazine.

Sunday, September 28, 2014

Lampwork Painted Boro Dragon Eyes

Only had time today to play and make a couple of eyes
My daughter filled my living room with boxes from the spare room so they can move in to the house in a couple of weeks so had to spend time going through and tossing some things and putting clothes and shoes into bags to drop off at the thrift shop tomorrow -

but here are the eyes

Sunday, September 21, 2014

Electroformed Painted Boro Lampwork Dragon Eyes

Not sure if I like - may start all over and lower the amps to a smoother coating - was going for the grainy style but not sure

need to find a more creamy/ivory for around the eyes

More Lampwork Boro Painted Dragon Eyes

Was able to make two more eyes plus just the pupil then ran out of propane
Was pouring out so I didnt make my way down to steal the BBQ tank till later

will be prepping the horns for electroforming later

these are made out of Boro and I have put a loop/bead at the back for hanging

Saturday, September 20, 2014

Boro Lamprok Painted Dragon Eye

Today I painted some boro sheet for eyes and did a proto this afternoon
Because I have such a variety of glass I like to write on the glass what it is in case I mix it up - system 96 and boro look very similar as well as 104 and bullseye

I cut up 1" squares

then cut the corners off 

cleaned them and prepped them for ink 
I like to use a bit of windex to clean them up  and I have a pencil outline to follow 
I then fire the black trace outline  and then apply color and fire again 

I put them on the hot plate - painted side up 

The "Slime" Green was ok but maybe I'll do a dark one tomorrow and maybe take time to finish the lid better - but I wanted to see the eye finished 

Friday, September 19, 2014

Only time for one more proto - Painted Bullseye glass Dragon eye

did another painted eye proto last night -  I am thinking of painting some more in different colours for the eyes - some in 104 and maybe even  on boro sheet - looks a bit lizardy - time to play I hope this weekend