12.13.2006

More Fun Than Anyone Should Have

Look what we did tonight: Aren't they pretty? Dick & I took a blown glass ornament class at our local glass store. I've always been fascinated by glass blowing but thought it was difficult, equipment intensive, and hot. Guess what? It's fun, fairly easy, and addictive. We were the only ones in the class so we were able to work at our own speed and experiment more than we might have otherwise. The instructor gave us a brief overview and safety lesson; we were making our own ornaments within 20 minutes. We had a few mishaps - one of my ornaments exploded all over the worktable - and some are not the most shapely you'll ever see, but we had a lot of fun and most of our creations are keepers. We thought we'd each have about 12 usable ornaments when we were done. Wrong. We have more than 50, in all colors and shapes. So, are we starting a new hobby? Probably. We both want to take more hot glass classes - bead making, dichroic glass jewelry, fusing, and more. Let's see . . . if we move the furniture out of the living room, we could put in a kiln and work tables and . . . . Anybody want a glass Christmas ornament?

4 comments:

kimberly said...

those are truly lovely. I have always dreamed of taking a glass blowing class. I was entranced with it as a kid and have remained that way as an adult. Have loads of fun taking more classes and please, please share with us.

Wenona said...

I want one.....I want one.....I want....I want one!
Did I mention I want one?
They're so pretty!

Kristi aka Fiber Fool said...

That is soooo awesome! I want to take a class and make my own ornaments! Nevermind that we don't do a tree, just garlands because we lack space in our house for a tree....

Anonymous said...

The ornaments are great! I want one too!
Rach