WENT OUT TO STUDIO ~10AM SATURDAY.GLORY HOLE JUST ABOUT HOT WHEN I ARRIVE;GOT STUFF OUT AND SET UP BENCH,ETC...READY TO ROCK AND ROLL..B. SHOWS JUST AS I'M PREHEATING
1)..GOT YELLOW SEED GOING WITH WHITE INTERIOR,2ND GATHER AND COVERED THAT IN THE RUBY GOLD,B. HELPS ME DISPLACE THAT...SHE'S REALLY GETTING THE HANG OF IT TOO. CASED THAT WITH 3RD GATHER;SWUNG THAT OUT AND BLEW INTO MOLD..FLASHED AND PUNTIED UP..DID'NT DO A LOT OF FUSSY FINISHING,AS IT'S JUST A TEST FOR "FIRE IN A BOTTLE" - BOXED THAT PUPPY..
opps... realized i'm typing in caps..lol i did'nt mean to yell
2nd piece was all clear;1/2 gather..picked up fine stainless wire,got it shaped up then went on mini diamond marver..o.k. 3rd gather YOWZUH!! looks pretty wild..
feh..newbies in..they want to watch.. "sure" ..but give glassblowingman his space...lol
swung that all out and got it ripping hot..went into old (large) hex mold..holy shit ! blew out really well - got great shape and height !! ( the newbies eyes almost pop outta their heads - lmao !!)
b. gets over and punties it up - digs this one !!
well..made it to box - seemed a little thin,so well see..
3rd piece i used that aquamarine again..it was cracking to pieces.might have blown it too thin..or, i'm still wondering about it... that sonavabitch hopped off the puntie.. b. tried to rescue it from floor - it just kept busting though - thanks for the save baby !!
all in all pretty good effort for 1 1/2 hours..
now, in hindsight,i think from my last calculations i'll need to reduce that hex mold by about 15-17 %....