It’s a 100% fail if you don’t try.

electroform bath

I’m doing something a little new with my focal beads, trying to evolve. Of course, this step makes things take longer, more detail. And I have no idea if it’s going to work, in the end.

I’m impatient. Stuff is in the electroforming bath, but I hopefully will know by nightfall if I like it. Which doesn’t mean customers would.

Going a new direction, even if it’s just a small trail running alongside the main road that you know, can be nervewracking. Especially when it looks like such a good trail from afar.

I think my soldering station is finally usable. Good thing, too, as it’s hot this week. When the weather is baking it is actually better for my glass work, I have more time to work the glass before having to make sure it’s all heated up in the flame again. But sitting in front of fire when it’s 90 degrees out isn’t so fun.

electroform bath

So, I am hoping to get some soldering time in this week, perhaps, instead. It’s a busy week, as they always seem to be. And my son has only one and a half weeks of school left. ┬áThere’s camps and trips in there but also a lot of time where I will need to work with him home, with no camp at all.

Friends visiting, summer adventures, all sorts of things ahead in the short term, and I need to keep on keeping on in the studio. Make a schedule of times to work, when to work, what to make, who to drop them off with.

I am excited for the soldering station, and to see what happens next, there. But, now, I wait on the blue bath, to see if what comes out is anything interesting as wearable. I hope to have photos here of the direction soon… if… it works out.