.............how not to worry about overdoing it. lol ! I mean, might as well go with what keeps one intrigued right - go with the flow as it were. :) I don't know about anyone else, but lately, I have a tendacy to stick with one thing until I'm bored with it or I just can't get it quite "right" according to "them". Since I've been into making ornaments lately, that's what I'm still not bored with and I am getting them right. :) They might not be gorgeous or different shapes but I like how 90% of them are coming out.
Some are large enough that I have to put them in thru the top of the kiln. The bead door on both my kilns just isn't wide enough. With the small kiln, I can only fit a max of 3 of the bigger ornaments in there. That's kind of a bummer cause after making 3 there are days I want to make more. If I could plug in my second kiln at the same time, problem solved. Can't do that though. So, right now, only a max of 3 at a time.
Below are the last ornments I made last week. Didn't get much done due to an illness. Hopefully next week I'll be able to torch a bit. Still alot of fun to make and I am experimenting with different types of glass and many colors.
One BIG thing I discovered while making these fun orbs is that even the bad ones, the ones that turn out uneven or a hole pops thru or the colors of the frit just aren't to my liking - I have shards ! My colleciton of shards is now growing. I've only tried shards a few times but making ornaments, it's a given. lol ! There is ALWAYS something that will go wrong at some point and the shard pile grows because of it ! So one of these days, I'll try adding some shards to the ornaments to see how that goes. :)
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