Wednesday, August 24, 2011
Recent Itsy Bitsy Commission Work
I make a lot of commission work. I love doing it. So when I received an email from someone who asked me, "can you make me 20 Christmas bulb lights that are 1/4" long?" I decided to give it a whirl.
If you are a flameworker, you know that is a pretty tiny scale to be working in. But always loving new challenges, I got out my tape measure and turned on my torch.
I found that I could reasonably get to 3/8" of an inch using a 1/16th mandrel. (non- glass folk, I know you secretly love tech talk). And made an assortment of colors for her.
So in case you're wondering what she is doing with them, here's the answer. She is needlepointing Christmas stockings for her grandchildren with a house that has lights hung from its roof. She tried the plastic miniature ones for embellishment, but decided that glass would be better.
And I couldn't resist taking a photo of them, so I added my little trailer that I got years ago on Etsy, and one of my new Santa design beads and made a little vignette. Might just be my Christmas card this year too.
Stay tuned for my next commission blogpost . I'll give you a hint. It has to do with a Spirit Animal.
See you tomorrow!