Category: Flaming Hot

Who are my idols?

From Flaming Hot, this week’s BlogIt: Who do you admire? Aspire to emulate? Look to as the artisan you wish to be? In setting goals and reaching higher where do you find your benchmarks? Blog it! There are plenty of beadmakers and artisans whose work I admire, most of whom are listed at my web …

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Keeping track of creative ideas

This week’s Flaming Hot Tips Tuesday topic is keeping a journal of your lampworking trials and ideas. I don’t exactly do that, not like Jennifer describes. What I have is notebooks. Gazillions and kaboodles of notebooks. For starters, I’ll find and print out tutorials and the like from the web, and put them in an …

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Creating Color Combinations

This week’s Flaming Hot Tips Tuesday asks how we come up with color combinations when working with glass. Sometimes I’ll have a color combination in mind based on something I’ve seen lately; sometimes I’ll just use colors that “feel” right for the current season. As an example, I’ve been doing a lot lately with autumn-type …

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Boro color thoughts

When it comes to boro glass, playing with color is what it’s all about. Sure, some of the colors are WYSIWYG, but those aren’t the colors I especially like to play with. What thrills me is when I take one color of glass, stick it in the flame, play with it, manipulate it, and it …

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