Monday, December 17, 2007

December is winding down. The Christmas season has been very good. I've made more ornaments that I ever imagined, but I enjoyed it immensely. Every project gives new opportunities to learn about how glass behaves and to help me understand some next steps that I can take to improve my techniques. I love paths that lead to yet other paths.

I suppose the next items that I'll be making will involve hearts for Valentines. Pendants and hanging hearts will be all over the shop. I like making heart pendants anyway so this will be perfect. I'll post more soon. (And maybe find a picture of an ornament to put up).

Tuesday, December 4, 2007

December Already

Wow! December already. Let's see. I had my first show ever on November the 28th. It really was fun and it went well for me. I a few ornaments and jewelry pieces, of course it was really a very limited show that consisted mostly of folks that work in the office building with me. Still, it was a pleasant start.

I'm looking to really start my business off officially the first of the year and I'm looking for ways to process charge cards and to build a website to put together a shopping cart with. I promised to post some pictures so here's a pendant that I made over the week-end. It reminds me of the mouths of the Sand Worms in Dune. Talk with you soon.

Monday, November 12, 2007

SOOOooooo..... I've spent the last several weeks making ornaments. They are everywhere. The kitchen table (full)....the dining room table (full).... the chairs in the living room (full). All sorts of colors and sizes. They've gotten progressively better (?) as I continue to make them. By better, a loose term, I am suggesting that round is better than "near round." I'm melting colors in more completely. The loops are better centered and uniformly round. The composition of the ornaments seems to improve as I identify techniques that bring out the glass. Only 2 more weeks before the "big show" where I'll find out if anyone really likes these darned things. I could be in for a disappointment, but it's all part of the learning curve. talk with you soon.

Monday, October 29, 2007

I'll have to see if it makes sense to keep a blog. I'm Mickey, the male half of the team. I've been working glass for only 2 years now. Every time I pick up a piece of glass now it nearly automatically begins spinning. As time goes by, I will post pictures of the pieces I'm working on. As it's nearly November, I'm blowing out Christmas ornaments. Not traditional ones, but ones with the secret places that the color of borosilicate will take you. I'll post more again soon.