Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Pink Sunburst Glass Paperweight

I am sitting here drinking my coffee and listening to the rain thinking about what I am going to do with my day. I am still absolutely fascinated in the process of making paperweights.
Pink Sunburst Glass Paperweight..by Wendy Williams, 2013

 I just can’t get enough. It does something to my creativity... makes it come alive!!   Each one is like a mystery world under glass and I am creating their story.

Blue and Green Glass Paperweight by Wendy Williams, 2013

Like this one up above is it an underwater anemone? Coral? a Flower? You decide.. everyone's imagination is different.

Ebb Tide Glass Paperweight by Wendy Williams, 2013

 I tried blowing some shards.. It is a really good thing I used clear glass as suggested.. cause.. it didn't work out exactly as planned.  It's going to take me awhile to get the hang of it.. funny.. I thought that I would just sit down, wrap the glass around the blow pipe, heat it perfectly and blow an evenly shaped bubble the first time!! It sounded easy reading the tutorials!! He He!! That's life ha? I will keep going and trying it until I succeed...cause I have some cool ideas for it!!

Here is what the blow pipes look like... They are just 12-18" Stainless Steele Hollow tubes...

Stainless Steele Blow Pipes
They come in all different diameters..

Well, the coffee is gone and I know I am ready to go see what story unfolds in the studio today.. Hope your day is Beautiful!!

Keep your fire hot and your dreams alive!!