Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Disc Challenge

At the February meeting of our glass group "Island Fireflies", which was held here at my place, I challenged everyone in our group to make a set of 5 discs for the next meeting.  We have started doing these challenges in order to push ourselves a bit outside our comfort zones.  The host/hostess gets to pick the challenge.  There were a lot of groans when I told them what I had picked - lol.  Discs are something I have always had a lot of trouble with, and as you can see in the photo, I still have trouble with a lot of the softer colours.  For those of you not familiar with glass, some of the colours melt much quicker than others and those "soft" colours can be difficult to control.  Note the set of 3 orange very rustic discs in the middle - lol - I gave up after 3.

I was dissappointed to have to miss the last meeting on April 9th, as my back trouble made it impossible to go.  I am goint to try and convince them all to bring the discs to the next meeting.  Anyway, I think they are getting back at me for choosing discs, because this months challenge is encased florals - groan.  I haven't done encased florals for ages, probably because I always smear the floral.  Oh well, practise, practise, practise.  Hopefully my back will be better by next week and I will be able to get out to the studio to do some of that practising.

Have a great day!


somethingunique said...

Hi Jane, long time no (see)? i think they look great good for you going outside your comfort zone. are the discs going into your shop for sale? sorry about your back i can totally relate hope you feel better soon i'm sure you miss your torch i can tell by your beautiful beads that you really enjoy what you do. take care ttfn L :)

EB Bead and Metal Works said...

I hope your back starts to feel better. Everyone seems to be hurting themselves this year and you all need to stop it!
I love those disks. That is something I have not tried and I might have to give it a whirl.
You take care and don't push yourself!
Have a great week!

Alice said...

Good for you to choose something out of your comfort zone! But really, I think your discs look great!

I do hope your back is on the mend.

Courtney said...

Your discs are great! Hope you are better.