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Firing up the kiln with a friend

Fridays have turning into kiln firing days. And finding a co-conspirator in my creative endeavors is a bonus!

They look like festive candies. Here’s some of the fused glass pieces that were done with the kiln:

kiln results - mostly good cabs

kiln results - mostly good cabs

The past couple of Fridays I’ve had company for jewelry making. My friend DL came over to get a few jewelry making lessons. This has been great fun – and productive too.

She now has beginner knowledge of:

    glass cutting
    pre-firing assembly of glass pieces for pendants
    Operating a small Quickfire kiln for glass fusing
    The importance of annealing and cooling glass properly
    Use and techniques of a glass grinder to shape fired pieces
    Creating a simple wire wrap
    Making a proper loop in wire – useful for finishing and chaining pieces together

Now she has 4 pendants and a pair of beaded earrings. Well, I think her mom claimed one of her pendants – but that’s how it goes. She’ll just need to borrow it back occasionally. Pictures to follow.

I have about a dozen finished pendants…. which will be for sale once I finish pricing and photography.
I also have a pair of earrings planned and several more pendants in the works.

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