Torch time yesterday gave me these ... unfortunately, the larger two tone one broke when I pulled it off the mandrel (I had a feeling it might as I have rather over-worked it, basically it started off as a smaller one, went horribly wrong and got bigger).
The others on the whole are quite nice ... some top holes better than others - but improving I would say overall. The new bead release may, or may not, be a contributing factor they seem to come off easier than the other stuff .... on the other hand it could be that I making a better fist of them. Oh I rue the day when I uttered the words "how hard can it be?"!
Actually, I don't think it's so much hard as just needs practice, practice, practice .. I will conquer glass .... I WILL, I WILL, I WILL! (Helen, yes they are made of glass).
I think the colour of these is either handmade Verde or Rame with some dark green string swirlled/dotted around them. I will check the colour when I go over there this morning. Although it will be a bit later on as I have to wait around the house for the glass order to turn up. Bloomin addictive this lampworking - probably worse them paper addition.
I will fill in time here cleaning up my mandrels and dipping them ready for more play time and hopefully I will put the kiln on tonight.
Speaking of the kiln, I think I need to be brave and put it onto garaging program when I start on the torch and stop just doing batch work. Just need to be a bit braver for that though.