Sep 16, 2009

Getting Ready for Halloween...

I've been having the greatest time creating magic wands.  Since the wand represents Fire when used to cast spells, what could be better than using a wand that was made in an intense flame?  I'm not a witch or a Wiccan, but I swear that when I made these wands, I heard music, a kind of string-instrument kind of humming in beautiful, shifting chords.  I remember Hermione telling Harry that even in the wizarding world, hearing voices is not a good thing... but the music was so inspiring, beautiful and restful.  I'm listing my wands in Stringythingy, just in time for Halloween witches to stock up, but it would greatly please me if real witches found them useful.

Sep 7, 2009

Hearts & Bones

Just can't stop playing with glass! This time, I'm also playing with gravity - melting my beads down and letting the hot glass roll is an amazing experiment since it strrrrrrretches the designs and even alters the colors a bit. It feels like I'm playing with lava.

These are all about an inch and a half long (40-45 mm). In my next experiments, I'll see just how long I can make them! I'm going to aim for 5 inches. Can I get there without cracking the glass? Will I be able to handle the mandrel? All this and more to come...

Here are some of my new babies!