Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Trying New Things

A while back, I purchased a pound of clear boro glass. The only reason I bought it was for fuming silver and gold onto my soft glass beads. It's been sitting on my work bench since February, so I thought I'd play around with it. I've only really worked with soft glass, so working with boro was very different for me. It's very stiff and much slower to melt, but very nice for sculpting.
After some time, some failed attempts, and looking through Milon Townsend's book, I managed to come up with this.

It's far from perfect...very very far, but it's still a big step for me. I don't know if I'll ever work in boro, but it was a lot of fun.
So what do you do to push your limits in your craft? I'd love to hear.


  1. Wow, I'm impressed. Good job.

  2. that's amazing! *3* i think you're off to a very good start! :D

  3. Hi,
    Your work is truly very beautiful, you are a very gifted person.
    I love all your gorgeous beads, there is not one that I could choose,I'd like them all...

    Sometime ago I was given a small glass mermaid, it was made by
    a gentleman who also worked with blowing glass. It is about an inch and a half or just a bit bigger. There were two that I saw, mine was the smallest one. It is on a pretty soft ribbon. It is rather delicate so I do not wear it, instead I just hang it in my room on a hook.
    Perhaps you might try your hand at it and use some of your pixie/fairy dust. I'm sure yours would come out very lovely... I would love to see one if you choose to try your hand at it..Please, let me know.
    Keep up the beautiful work...
    Lucy :0)
    PS Hope you are recovering from your cold, hope you were not hurt in your car accident..My best to you..

  4. Thank you so much for all your kind words. I've only done a little bit of figure sculpting, but it was so much fun. I just got back from the Gathering and saw some people's amazing glass sculptures, so I just might have to pick it up again and try.