Monday, May 31, 2010

For the Kids

If anyone is in the Rochester, NY area this weekend, Studio 34 is hosting a bead-making workshop on Friday June 4 from 4-8 PM. We'll be making glass beads to donate to the Beads of Courage program, which awards kids with serious illness a special bead at various milestones in their treatment. I think this is a wonderful program, and Marilynne is terrific for donating torch time for this.

If you're not a bead artist, but still want to lend your support, stop by the studio! You can 'sponsor' a bead with a $5 donation to the cause and watch one of us create a bead of your choice to donate! (But you may want to choose someone more experienced than me for this. These girls are talented!)

Here's to a fun Friday!


Wednesday, May 19, 2010


Well, the honeymooon is over. My torch and I had a spat.

I was wrapping a bead with a short piece of stringer when I suddenly, stupidly forgot I was working with MOLTEN GLASS in a FIRE and REACHED IN to adjust the stringer. Whoops.
I burned my index finger pretty badly, but it could have been oh-so-much worse! I am grateful that all I have is a hot-head torch. My first thought after I got my finger under cold running water was, "And I had to get Chem-Pro for the extra 500 deg." LOL

Love and learn. (Yes, that was a typo, but it makes sense so I'm leaving it.)

I'm back at it, though. I was even out there melting glass with a big 'ol bandage on my finger. That probably wasn't so smart either, now that I think about it. But I'm still in love with each and every little bead I make.

:) Kelley