Monday, March 10, 2008

An Accidental Penguin

I've been playing with abstract designs, layering a few strips and odd-shaped bits of glass in interesting patterns, and mostly with dichroics. That makes for expensive experimenting, but gosh, it can be amazingly pretty!

To my surprise (and total joy!) one of my experiments came out of the kiln looking much like a penguin! It's got a lot of clear and translucent areas, so gluing a bail is out of the question. I can't bring myself to drill a hole in the little guy, and I'm hesitant to wrap it in wire. He'll probably end up in my Etsy shop within a day or so as an abstract cabachon, and some kind-hearted and creative jewelry maker will adopt him.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

It DOES look like a penguin! Beautiful!