For about two years now I have been "playing" with flame working.
It is something I had wanted to do for YEARS. I got a kit for Christmas one year and was terrified to start the torch. Finally got the opportunity to go to Florida and take a class, then my husband announces that the Miami Boat Show is the same weekend.
We do dog rescue and traveling together can be complicated, so I told him if he wanted to go to the boat show he would have to go and take my flame working class, and come back and show me how to do it!
Being the wonderful husband that he is....he did it :)
Since then I haven't played with it consistently until the last few months when I have gotten more involved in doing jewelry. One thing I have realized is that mistakes make me better in flame working and it is all practice, practice, practice!! Seems like those lessons could apply to a lot of things in life.
These pink, black and white ones are some of my faves.
I love doing dots and making feathers.
A lot of what I have learned (besides for what my husband taught me) has come from reading books and watching dvds, but I sure could use a REAL class sometime soon to do some fancy stuff.
The disks have given me a run for my money, but I love the look of them so much that I keep trying.
I have been putting together some pendants which I will post in a few days.....need to take more pictures.
Here is a container full of a few days of playing. Some are total disasters, and some are pretty good. I hang onto the disasters so I can see my mistakes and my improvement.
My head is also filling with ideas for jewelry and adding some of these to mini art quilts.
The possibilities are endless :)