I melted glass, my god, that feelin like I had come home when I did my first stringer, and my first bump well lets just say it was a " When Harry Met Sally " moment.
The days lesson was amazing I am over the moon that as a lampwork virgin I made a bead by the end of the day. I had never ever touched anything to do with glass so I was fully aware that my first bead would look like your wibble wobbly bit of pottery that was ever made.
However my excitement grew each time I was shown something new, I could have stayed all night if I was allowed and did not have to go for an eye test before I came back up here, otherwise Vision Express would not let me have my contacts. So I had to go.
So I could go on and on but all you lampworkers will know how I feel. I am in love with melting glass and I love Kaz for showing me. I know that I have to practise and it will at least be a while before I am happy with what I can do, but at least I will have fun doing them. So if ever I am tired or feeling down I think of beads and what I have made. As I ouzzzz excitement when I think of doing Lampwork beads. Now that I have joined the Dark Side I suggest you do the same you will not be disappointed
The ones in front are my first ever beads.