Tuesday, August 17, 2010
That's how the glass world fondly refers to using boro ~ and I'm thinking of crossing over. I make happy little beads. They're little, bright, technically acurate, but they aren't spectacular. Every time I feel pretty good about where I am with my beadmaking, some boro boy comes along and tells me "if you would just practice a little you could be as good as I am. I've been doing this for 6 months!" Thanks. So you're telling me that several years of working with soft glass was a waste of time. In a way, perhaps they're right. My happy little beads, in all honesty, don't hold a candle to their 4 inch marbles, wine glasses, 8 inch pendants, bracelets, etc. the list goes on. I would need a MUCH bigger torch, all kinds of new glass and tools, a bigger kiln; essentially doubling the investment in my business. But I'm tempted, and I hear they have cookies.