kaliha: (Team TARDIS v2.0 // khalls_stuff)

I had a lovely present come through the post today from an anonymous source. No note, no return address. So thank you, whoever you are...

It's like being in a Secret Santa without even knowing it. I've lad a little look at the kit and it's rather funky. I'm going to have some fun making some pendants over Christmas.

In other news, I've still been kiln fusing and have had some 'interesting' misfires.

For example, the amber glass on the right? Originally clear. I haven't the faintest idea what caused it. It's cut from the same piece of glass as the piece next to it. It's very weird.

My first actual commission: pale brown glass with gold dichroic stringers (thin straws of glass). I've done two in case one doesn't work properly.
kaliha: (Jayne // hadria)
After the disaster of the soldering iron I decided to go back to something I did have the hang on (plus the fact I need to go out and buy a new soldering iron tip and haven't had chance to yet.

photos behind the cut )

In other glass fusing news I've had my first commissions. His Lordship's aunty wants me to make her six pendants in blues/purples/shiny to give as presents to people at work, so I'm going to make a start on those next week. (I'm going to book a day off work and get some cutting and firing done). And His Lordship's Grandma wants the copper star one above as her Christmas present from us.

(BTW, a fair few of you will be getting glass stuff for Christmas :D)
kaliha: (Chuck & Sarah // __yourbestbet__)
Last week I went on a quite brilliant glass fusing course in Oswestry. Behind the cut are photos of all the stuff I made in the kiln waiting to be fused. There were about 7 people attending the glass with three members of staff who were all very knowledgeable.

They'd just bought a microwaveable kiln (a bigger version of the one I got) so I was able to tell them how it worked and give them some little tips as I've done a fair bit of messing around with mine.

Once I have everything back I'll take photos of all the afters.

photos! )
kaliha: (Kiss kiss // _butterstick)
Saturday I had the house to myself and no reason to venture outside and interact with people, so I was up bright and early (no really, I was up at 6.50am) ready to load up the kiln and get it going.

more playing with very hot molten glass behind the cut )
kaliha: (Matt (Red Hair) // ashes_icons)
The other week I tried out the kiln again to have another go and see how stuff turned out.

photos behind the cut )
kaliha: (Ten - I Can See That // likethesun)
Look! He even responds to my title! Awesomesauce!!!

As some of you know, I've been playing at glass fusing for the last few months with a little microwave kiln and decided just after Christmas to ask people to donate towards a proper grown-up kiln for my birthday.

After doing *a lot* of research I decided on a kiln and I've been talking to a kiln-seller for the last few weeks. One thing led to another and I somehow ended up with £260 less in my bank account and a massive box waiting for me on my doorstep when I got in from work the other day. (Seriously the box was 70cm square!! The kiln's not much bigger than a sheet of A4 paper)

Of course, I needed to try it out to make sure it worked and that it hadn't been damaged in transit and that all the kiln walls were in good condition and that it actually, y'know, fuses glass so I cranked it up and set off on a test run.

see my stupidly frivolous purchase behind the cut! )
kaliha: (Matt (Red Hair) 2 // ashes_icons)
Got some pictures of the latest project I've done
largeish pictures behind the cut )
kaliha: (Simon <3 Guiness // miss_jaffacake)
Had a go at some more glass fusing this week.

photos and stuff behind the cut )


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