Monday, December 15, 2008
Thursday, July 10, 2008
The type I need to use my torch that is! What were you thinking?
It's the school holidays here in New Zealand (why did she just roll her eyes?). I have had to wait for 2 weeks to get gas for my torch and now she says that she is too busy this week to supervise me at the torch.
I want to make some stringers.... and some beads if I have to (she's still being bossy when it comes to that). Mum said that she has ordered me some pink glass - she looked at me kind of funny when I told her that my new favorite colour was aqua last week.
We have new neighbours. They have young noisey children, that are naughty and scream a lot. The other night they kept running up & ringing our doorbell then running away again before we got to the door. They play in the shared driveway right out side OUR studio (she looked at me funny again just then!) Mum says that even my constant chatter is better than the noise the neighbours kids make....she also said we can play Sing Star & Guitar Hero with the ranch sliders open late at night in the summer.
Saturday, June 14, 2008
Meelha made two beads, they were very good. I think her dancing training helped her sit nice and straight at the torch and she held everything really straight too. She put some dots on her beads with the stringer she had made and Mum said her dot placement was great.
We put her beads into the kiln & Mum cleaned them quickly the next morning so that I could take them to school to give too Meelha, but Mum forgot to take photo's.
Friday, June 13, 2008
I started with the CHEAP purple ....still going to try and borrow a bit of her EDP when she isn't looking though!
That night after dinner I asked Mum if I could go & make some more stringers - I don't know why - but she laughed.
Thursday, June 12, 2008
First of all Mummy let me choose 3 colors to make my beads with. I chose Black, Red and White, because Mummy said that I couldn't use the expensive glasses - like the nice purple she has sitting there or the bright shiny metallics ....mean Mummy! (I have a little poke around when she isn't looking and feels brave enough to leave me alone to torch).
Then, of all the cheek, she said that I couldn't make a bead right away - I had to get a feel for the glass by making stringers - WHAT? And I had to make at least 3 of each colour glass I had chosen - she made 2 in the white first to show me how to do it.Well I made the boring stringers - and I discovered that the white glass was the easiest and the black glass was the hardest to tell when to pull. Mummy was right about the glasses feeling different - but I'm not going to admit that to her!!!
She had to help a couple of times when the glass wanted to try and drop off onto the table - but I got the hang of it....in the end.... but gosh she talks - a LOT!
"Sit up straight Gabriela, if you sit wonky in your chair your bead will be wonky" - "hold the mandrel straight Gabriela- if you don't your bead will droop"....sheesh - does she ever stop? Did I mention she was bossy?
I made two beads & they aren't too bad. Mummy is going to take photo's of them tomorrow so we have a visual progress record!
Of course being my Mum she had to wait for winter. Well... to be fair... I supposed that she waited until after she had finished working....and it just happened to be winter by that time.