As you may know, I play with fire. Specifically, with a propane and oxygen torch flame with which I melt glass rods and turn them into glass beads and then jewellery. Here’s a quick shot so you get the picture…
Quite a big (very hot) flame, lots of opportunities to burn myself (yes, happens reasonably frequently) and therefore health and safety is a consideration. Well, it should be, anyway. Lampworkers do sometimes get a bit blasé about danger…
One of Guylty’s recent roundups galloped to the rescue. It contained the perfect image and message, with the most bewitching expression of mischief on that familiar elven-eared face… and the pointing finger that cannot be ignored.
I hope you like the magnets holding RA in place 😉 I thnk the butterfly suits him, don’t you?
In case you’re wondering, the tins around him on the magnetic board contain murrini, little glass segments that I use to add detail to my glass beads. You know Italian millefiori pieces? Like this?
Well the individual pieces that make up this pendant are called murrini, and I tend to use them individually to decorate my beads. Like this… Anyway, thats what those tins contain, among other things.
I thought you might be interested to see what other RA related items might be lurking round my workbench…
I know, very messy, but I only have to glance to my left to gain support and inspiration 😊
Lurking right behind me, where my annealing kiln sits, Lucas has my back 😉
You will of course realise that every one of these items (with the ecxeption of Health and Safety) originated in that stupendously imaginative mind of the one and only Guylty… so let’s finish with a close up of my Lucas Christmas bauble from a couple of years ago, which never made it to the tree because I wanted to be able to look at it all year! Wouldn’t you? ❤️
Thank you, Guylty, for all the wonderful, funny, beautiful and inspiring things you have sent me since I joined the fandom. And thanks too for all the other wonderful friendships that have resulted from that dratted chaRActer, John Thornton! I’m well and truly beyond my gateway drug now but I’m still delighted to be here, among this hugely supportive network of lovely people.