A glassy foreshadowing of the cold to come
when the autumn colors are all done
© Julie Rehnelt 2015
I know, I know, everyone dreads the cold temps of winter, but look at the glass icicle I made! It didn’t really actually turn out looking the way it was supposed to, but I’m still proud of it – it was a lot harder to make than one might realize, and it looks pretty dangling there in the midst of the fall foliage. Autumn makes everything beautiful. ❤
A dear friend of mine gave me a gift certificate for a glass-making class for my birthday in August, and this past weekend we attended the class together – Basics in Boron at Potekglass.
It was a little scary using a blow torch at first, and there are many hazards to working with glass, but it was a really fun experience, and I’m so thankful to my friend for giving me such a wonderful gift. I love learning new things… even if I end up not being very good at it.
I also made this…
It’s supposed to be a paperweight, but I think it’s a bit too small to actually weigh down much of anything. Again, it didn’t really turn out exactly like it was supposed to, but it still looks pretty cool and I’m proud of it.
We also learned glass blowing, and mine literally blew up. Oops! Did you know that you actually blow into molten glass to blow glass? I know, it seems like a no-brainer given the word blow, but I didn’t realize you use your mouth. It’s a bit unnerving having your mouth on the end of something that is like a thousand degrees only a few inches away. I don’t think I’ll be trying that again.
But I definitely think I’d like to take another glass-making class again sometime, I’d love to learn how to make stained glass. I’d also like to try making more of those icicles – they’d be lovely on a Christmas tree or to give as a gift. And they’re not as cold as real icicle. 😉
Stay warm my friends…
✿~Peace & Love~✿