I started to work some of the new material I had gotten recently. I made a nice one out of some vanilla/caramel swirl colored cullet and a second one from rainbow obsidian. The first one came out great, the obsidian not so well. I may have to check my heads, but the obsidian got scratched to hell. I show the pics of that one wet, as I still have to fix it. But it has potential to be a beauty! Sphere making can be somewhat frustrating sometimes….
I took the week off of work and felt the urge to hit the shop and hammer out some new spheres. I still have plenty of my Muskegon Slag glass and a couple other pieces I had purchased. One cool orange one and another clear old school coke bottle colored cullet glass I believe its called. It took the better part of the day (about 10 hours!) and maybe 8 hours the next day, manning my two three headed machines and grinding out the pendants but I think most turned out pretty good. The clear glass ones had some scratches on them I couldn’t seem to get rid of for some reason. Maybe I will try again. My back, hands and feet get sore as hell if I put too much time in. I try to keep it no more than five hour stretches at a time. Hope you enjoy the photos. I’ll probably end up putting a few of the pendants up on Etsy. My wife has already laid claim to a few of them!
If anyone knows where I can get more colored slag like the orange and red pieces shown, drop me an email from the contact link! Cool stuff!