Monday, September 12, 2011

Studio News: My new lampwork studio has been initiated!

Ohhhhh my.... And I love it! What a pleasant environment to produce beads in. First beads in nearly two years. I did make a few on a Hothead torch, but once you go dual-fuel, it is sooo hard to go back to the slow, bushy flame of a Hothead. Good learning torch, but if you are serious about production, the dual fuel setup is a delight. I made all these beads last night in about an hour and practically filled my kiln. And the beads are still round! I expected lumpy beads after such a long hiatus, but these turned out pretty good! They are going to be a necklace for my niece.

Studio pix soon. I am nearly organized enough to show you the lampwork studio. I have a separate area for jewelry assembly. That one is messier and will take a little longer before it is ready for public viewing.


  1. Congratulations! I know you've been waiting for this!

  2. Thank you, Lori! Yes...I've been waiting for years for a REAL's so cool to have one, now and designed to fit my working style. :-D

  3. Congratulations on the studio...I know when you itch you work you want your own corner to experiment and create...nice piece in blue.Anniversary gift ideas