May 19, 2003
first glass

Will it break? I made a bead today. Of glass. An opaque blue stick about two inches long and less than a quarter of an inch in diameter became red hot, translucent in the loud blue flame, a j-shape, a slumped snail, and then slowly, slowly, with the help of gravity and impatience and an unsteady hand turning the mandrel, it became a lopsided blue bead. I think. It cools in a crock-pot full of vermiculite overnight, and I'll see it tomorrow.

Posted by Elizabeth Perry at May 19, 2003 11:29 PM | TrackBack

It didn't break. I made three more today. At this rate... (never mind, I'm having fun).

Posted by: EGP on May 20, 2003 11:43 PM
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