This is my largest rose yet… The picture makes it look better than it actually is. There are a couple gaps down at the base where I joined the petals and the shape could be best described as “wonky”. Also, I can see a crack in one of the petals in the picture that I didn’t see with the naked eye. Sigh. Still… Progress and I’m happy with it.
Oooh. Look at all those petals! (But not too closely.)
There are some days that I go out to my torch and try to make something then end up shutting it down after 15 minutes. Today, I spent about 5 hours out there (in the freezing cold) and probably could have done another 3 hours had my husband not been so naggy.
I didn’t do anything cool – no new techniques or anything, but I had fun using some glass that I’ve had for four years now. I think it was part of my very first glass order. It was a lovely dark pink alabaster. I never used it because I was skeered of alabasters. It made some very pretty hearts and some pressed roses.
I also used some CIM Crocus and, OMG, I’m in love. Bee-u-tee-ful!! Definitely going to be ordering more of that so that I can make myself something pretty.
Anyway, here’s an Instagramed picture of today’s goodies. My only regret is that I have to go to my day job tomorrow and don’t get to make more.
This little guy is sold, but I’m hoping to make more like him.