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Apr 08

Bottlecaps Second Group

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I mentioned in an earlier post how I make these bottlecaps. One of the hardest parts is finding enough amusing and visually interesting pieces to put in them. If the background is simple, like the bottom left and the bottom right, I need to have more interesting inserts. I do have a few watch insides. …

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Apr 01

Clear Flower

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I’d been having trouble remembering how to make nice flowers, and Josh stopped by and gave me a demo. He makes some really spectacular flowers, in multiple colors, and if you want one, I think he has some for sale at the Mesa Art Center museum. He suggested snipping the disc of hot glass into …

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Mar 28

Yellow-blue Morning Glory

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I did this flower after the mutant flower turned out so badly. As you can see, I used the same colors, but this one looks more like a morning glory and less like the tentacle of an alien whose parents were exposed to too much gamma radiation. I don’t actually like morning glories that much, …

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Mar 26

Book Review: Attached

Attached: The New Science of Adult Attachment and How It Can Help You Find and Keep Love by Amir Levine I almost stopped listening to this in the first half hour, because it sounded like the worst of all possible pop-psych books, where it’s mostly a sales-pitch for how this wonderful new science will solve …

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Mar 25

Mutant Flower

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Sometimes we make simple flowers in hot shop when class isn’ t yet over, but there isn’t enough time to make a vessel. You get a small gather, heat some frit into it, press it into a disk, then get it nice and hot and molten. ¬†Sitting at the bench, you use the tweezers to …

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