Janne Robberstad

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Christmas in summer

By spotogspindel | August 24, 2010

It certainly felt like Christmas, and I was getting all the gifts! It is so exciting to spend time with Marianne, my glass-making friend. She teaches me the coolest stuff!

What do you get when you add glass…

glass-beads…

and a flaming blow-torch?

You get beautiful beads, of course! Well, I think they are anyway!

Here they are still cooling. I do hope I get them off, I really want to make a necklace somewhere down the road.

But what was the best treat?

She taught me how to blow baubles! Like for Christmas ornaments!

They are pre-made, we added the color, heated it up very slowly and started the shaping via blowing into the tube while the glass was red-hot. How uber-cool is that! The one above is half-way in the progress.

I was so excited while I was working on it, I was exhausted when I was done! And it actually requires a lot more patience than making the beads. A bead takes a couple of minutes, the bulb takes about half an hour of heating and blowing.

And even though it´s not remotely perfect, I am so proud! It´s not a Christmas-bulb. It´s a all-year-round-bulb. It has to be. I´ll hang it in my window by my Mac, so I can look at it 🙂

Topics: Diverse | 2 Comments »

2 Responses to “Christmas in summer”

  1. Tammy McGee Says:
    August 25th, 2010 at 07:12

    OH! It’s so beautiful Janne!!! Love the color. I have year round vintage xmas balls hanging up in my studio too! I’ll have to post a pic on my blog.Hope you are having a wonderful day today!! The air is getting cooler here already :-O ! Fall is definitly on it’s way. Thanks for being such an incredible inspiration! Can’t wait to see you at artfest. Sent off my registration today!{{HUGS}} Tam

  2. Andrew Finnie Says:
    August 26th, 2010 at 04:56

    Oh she who never rests! What a wonderful piece Janne. Perfect? Perfection lies in assymetry and accidents and imperfection. Such is the dynamics in life – and so by extrapolation – the dynamics of such a beautiful piece. 🙂

    Oh I am jealous! 🙂

    Cheers from the land of.! 🙂

    hey that’s three smiles.

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