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Tuesday, November 19, 2013

New additions....

Well, first have to show who will be joining Darrin and his family this weekend!   Brody is a Great Dane and the kids are all so excited!!!    No, Brody isn't so excited that  he has to wear a party hat!  He just had his ears done.  Darrin said Brody is very sweet and passive and will make a great dog!  He is adorable...can't wait to  meet him, which will happen next week!

And I picked up my glass from my glass workshop at Pine Lakes Glassworks a few weeks ago!

This is the glass mug Mr. Hilty made!  I love it!!  Actually, I'm going to use it as my own private wine glass!!

This was my paper weight and the first glass piece I made!  

and this is the cooled finished piece!!!  Isn't it great!  Well, I think so!!!

Of course, sometimes you have a failure with your successes...and this was my ornament...actually, my 2nd one...I dropped the pipe holding my ornament and it broke!!!  This one was a challenge for Mr. Hilty to try and blow to form the ball from the heated glass...why you ask!  Because I was squeezing the end so hard it closed off the hole for him to blow into!  Hmmmm  So, I ended up with this!  And it's heavy!!!  It's glass folks!!
Actually, I rather like it!  It can be out all year long...looks like an egg for Easter, an ornament for Christmas and a beautiful piece of glass the rest of the year!!!    Gotta look at the positive!!!

7 comments:

Createology said...

That is a very big puppy and very cute. Love your glass pieces. You did a great job for being your first time. Creative Glass Blowing Bliss...

Ineke said...

Oooooh that puppy. We had 3 of them.(Look at my blog for a picture) Here it is not allowed to cut their ears.

Carol- Beads and Birds said...

Cool drooler...I mean dog ~lol~ I wonder what the purpose is for cutting their ears.

I like your glass ornie. Quite a conversation piece, don't you think. I visited a glass blower several years ago. It's an amazing art.
xx, Carol

Gayle from MI said...

Great job on your glass and congrats on your new grand dog!

Nancy said...

He won't be lap-sized for long! Great fun. I like the glass you did. It's a treasure for sure.

The Inside Stori said...

How fun....your glass is so inspiring.....you must and should be very proud of yourself!

Sue said...

I love glass blown items and yours are even more special since you DID IT YOURSELF !! How fun. Are you taking special orders??? I love Great Danes....very large pussy cats. An author in our hometown wrote kids books about his Great Dane....Look up Stephen Kellogg.