Sunday, January 20, 2013

It's All About My Time...52 weeks


Sorry I am late to the party.....too much all about me time this week to get my lesson done!

It's January....it's all about me time.  January is the month I take to sit back, regroup, relax and learn. The holiday rush is just a memory and a new year has begun.  I get to sit down  read magazines,  take naps, read, watch movies and learn....
This week I got to go learn something I have always been in awe of.....



Did you know you can "burn" glass....my poor blue beads were held under the flame a little too long and the bright blue turned to a muddy purple.
my second attempt.......






Next month I get to play with metal clay.....can't wait!

sally has all the links!



16 comments:

  1. Kim, i am so impressed! It seems like there is nothing you cannot do. It is awesome that you tried something new and I cannot wait to see you venture into metal clay. Your beads are gorgeous, by the way. I see no burn marks. :)

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  2. Pretty shots! I actually like the color of the "burnt" glass - and no, I didn't know that you could burn glass!

    (I'm #40 this week)

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  3. I didn't know you could burn glass either but for your first attempt they look pretty good to me! Lucky you to have the whole month to have me time, enjoy every minute!

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  4. It's fun to burn beads isn't it? I took a course and got set up with all my glass and torch - then proceeded to burn my finger! It is still in storage from our move but can't wait to get it out and start playing again. Now I'm jealous you get to go work with metal clay. That is a dream of mine too! Enjoy your month of learning and rejuvenating!

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  5. Glad you had fun with it... glass is a fascinating medium... the colors can often change with extra heat and different combinations of fuel...I find it totally beguiling. Saying that, I haven't played for ages!! I look forward to your next exploration.
    jenni

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  6. Your beads look great! And, I want to go play with metal clay with you! Love that stuff - you are going to be making some new, awesome jewelry...can't wait!

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  7. I actually thought the first beads were gorgeous. I can't even tell they are burned. To me, learning something new, especially something that requires a flame, is not relaxing at all. Bravo for taking the leap. Can't wait to see the results of your metal clay exploration.

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  8. Good for you! I took a lamp work making class from Kerry Bogert (from artBLISS) a couple of years ago and I fell in love! Have a wonderful time with your new art! They look beautiful!

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  9. I bought a torch/kit from Hobby Lobby to finally try my had at lamp work. However, I may have been a bit over zealous with my ambitions. It may be awhile until I can try it. Kids have been sick...but all on the mend now. Hopefully, no one else catches it.
    Did you take a class or just dig in? I heard from a jewelry artist that this kit I bought was a good place to start. (I thought it may have been more like a kid kit thing)

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  10. Hi Kim,
    Wow you are a woman of many talents! I like the first group as well as the second group and never would have known the glass was burnt, I think that they are very pretty. I can not wait to see what you create with PMC!
    Therese

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  11. I love that idea that January is all about learning! I want to make time for that as well. I have a stack of books and I am going to pick one each month to start with. Hopefully soon! And your burned beads look pretty darn good to me. No bead goes left unloved in my studio! Thanks for sharing! Enjoy the day. Erin

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  12. Great job on your new skill. The first beads almost look like raku. Love the colors in the second set. I'm looking forward to seeing your metal clay too. That's something I want to try.

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  13. Getting to learn something new is always a perfect way to spend time with yourself. I'm liking what I'm seeing here!

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  14. Kim, I learned how to make glass beads last year and I did learn that glass burns :) and that it is so damn difficult to actually get a round bead! You did GREAT!! Learning something new, what a wonderful way to spend your time!

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  15. Your beads are lovely. You are a very fast learner to get such good results on a first few tries. I hope you keep on making more.

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