Day: April 1, 2013

Working Out Lampwork

beads1marbles1My husband and I have recently taken on a new hobby… Lampwork!

We’ve enjoyed many hobbies over the last few  years…. painting, weaving, stained glass … and now lampwork.

We did a lot of research online .. ok so my hubby did most of the research but I did read everything he sent me. Eventually we bit the bullet and started buying the equipment  so we could actually give it a try. We tried to find someone locally to give us a class but that seemed impossible.. as everyone that we found didn’t seem too interested in teaching.

Youtube videos have been our main source of learning what to do and what it should look like as we do it. Above you’ll see the results of our very first weekend teaching ourselves this new hobby. Despite having lots of pieces fail, mandrels break, beads burst, shapes not coming out just right and marbles falling all over the place catching things on fire… we are getting the hang of it.

I can’t wait to learn more and look forward to becoming better. My goal is to get to the point where I can make pendents and other jewelry pieces. I no where close to that point now.. but I’m well on my way.

Oh yeah … you only pick up the wrong end of a glass rod once! Many Blessings, Raventalker