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Tuesday, February 3, 2009

A New Hobby??

Last Saturday I took a glass blowing workshop with some friends, Naomi, Racheal and a friend of Naomi's Joe. Not something I would have scoutted out on my own, but I figured what the heck. The lesson was only $40 and I get to take home the piece that I make. For the life of me I can't remember the instructors name, but he was a good teacher. He gave a demonstration of the three different things you could make at the workshop; you could pull a flower, blow a glass ornament, or make a necklace pendant. After we each finished out pieces, we talked about taking the 4 week course. Unfortunately, my basement fiasco happened the very next day and the money I would have spend on the class went to the plummer instead. So, no class for me right now. I am thinking that I might take the workshop again - I mean for $40 and I get to take home what I make - instant handmade gifts!

Anyhoo, here are some photos from that day. There's apparently a video of this out on facebook somewhere too. If my girlfriend ever gets around to sending me the video I will post it.

Glass Blowing Lesson

And here is what I made that day. I call it my Twlight Flower *yes, after the series* I'm really happy with how it came out and right now it is front and center in the china cabinet, mainly so Frisco doesn't bat it around and turn it into a shatter glass.

Twilight flower

Twilight flower

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I so would love to put a sink like this in my bathroom! Is that not the coolest! Yeah, those are the wacky girls I took the workshop with.

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8 comments:

textillian said...

Wow! I have always wanted to do that! Where did you do this?

Love the flower.

Anonymous said...

What a pretty flower! I had no idea that a beginner at glass blowing could complete such a nice project.

- 2Knitor2Crochet

Kozy Kitty said...

I love working with glass. Glass and metal are unique in that they can both be crafted in a molten state and in a solid state. They both come in a multitude of colors as well. Your flower turned out lovely! You should try lampworking. It's a lot cheaper to set up a home studio with that and you could make beads!

Rima said...

OMG! How cool is that! It is BEAUTIFUL.

Jane said...

That is beautiful! I would love to learn how to do that!

knitredsox said...

Oh it's so pretty...I'd love to try it with you some time!

MLJ1954 said...

That is incredible! I love your flower. I am with you on the sink too, although I have visions of my kids (and my brother . . . who is 48) playing with it.

danielle said...

Gorgeous flower! What an awesome-ly fun class to take! When you named the 3 choices of what you could make, I immediately thought - necklace - but wow! I would have been so disappointed!