Thursday, February 16, 2012


Take a peek at what I did yesterday! Yep, I went and played with molten glass, Squeal! It was a ton of fun!

My first lampwork beads

A couple weeks ago, I found out that the Rehoboth Art League was offering a class in making glass beads. Using lampwork beads in a lot of my work this is something that I have been interested in for a while. However, I have avoided taking a class in the past, as I have an obsessive personality. You know the type, something peeks my interest, sign up for class, like it, then I want to run out any purchase the materials to be able to "do" on my own, then may or may not ever put those new materials to good use. This class was so close, and very reasonable, how could I resist?

The class was a load of fun! We learned to pull stringers, the technique for making a round bead, then adding dots. I sat behind the torch for about 2 hours and made a small collection of somewhat cattywampus, somewhat round beads in lots of my favorite colors (except that pink). Next Wednesday the class is for 6 hours. Hoping I can hang that long, as my hand started aching after 2 hours yesterday, and is a little sore today. But, we will not be torching the whole time, new techniques to learn.

Can't wait til next Wednesday...dare I say I'd like to be able to make my own glass beads.


  1. SQUEEEEE!!! I love them! I love that you tried lampworking!! Can't wait to see what else you make!

  2. Shelby - great news - i am also learning how to lamp work :-)

  3. I will never forget the elation that I felt when I made my first glass bead. Congratulations yours look great for first beads. Hope you continue to enjoy it.

  4. That's awesome! Would you mind sending me the link to them, or tell me when another class comes up?