Sunday, May 3, 2015

The Great Glass Stash

It's not exactly a glass store but it's pretty good.  We glass artists buy glass in increments of a quarter pound or more.  Usually it's because some odd new color came out and we just had to try it so we bought the minimal amount.  That tactic usually leaves us with a couple of rods of the stuff left over - and then we're telling ourselves - 'Uh, it really doesn't handle like this other orange it "looks" like so I probably shouldn't mix it in the same bin '.   That means we keep it labeled and try to keep it separated.  In which case you end up with one heck of a lot of bins half full of glass.  LOL

At least it makes for an excellent selection when I want to work.  I'm not working yet.  I don't think I will be working on any glass until fall.  As you can see by the photo the torch isn't even out yet and we've still a propane line to put in for it.

One step at a time.  Looking better though, huh?

And just for giggles - these are my new casting goggles.  They've #5 welding lenses in them.  I thought Daisy looked much better modeling them than I do.  No, I won't wear the steam punk part when I cast - they just unclip from the goggles : - ).

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