This is what my mother and I built out of pvc pipe, glue, and duct tape. We’re still working on it. More layers and a stand are coming soon – well they’re coming anyway! Last weekend we got all the pipes cut and today we glued these together. The pipe is glued in rows – the rows are not glued to each other. The back ends are closed with duct tape.
This morning, while drinking my morning coffee, I ordered a sample of Satake glass from Dogmaw Glass. I’m so excited! I’ve been wanting to try Satake for years now. The sample pack is 20, 11″ rods in whatever colors you want to pick for $35. I picked out 10 transparent colors and 10 opaque colors. I can hardly wait ’til I get it.
Speaking of packages, I got my kiln couches etc. a couple of days ago. The kiln couches work great – I can get more beads in the kiln, so that’s good. And I’m looking forward to another package tomorrow. I got a sample pack of Effetre special colors (the yellows, oranges, reds, and browns), and orange and red transparents. I’ll have to figure out what I’m going to do with all the orange and red – other than sticking it in my glass holder contraption that is.
I joined the International Society of Glass Beadmakers. I’m thinking of going to the convention in August. That would make two conventions this summer, and the obligatory trip to visit my father. That’s a fair amount of traveling. So, I spent some time today looking at the convention book (downloadable from the website), and it looks like it will be a lot of fun.