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28 September 2011 @ 10:09 pm
Glass Float (Why do they call it that? I'd call it a globe, personally.)  
Yesterday Jeannie picked up the glass floats that we made at Bay Area Glass Institute last week.

Mine turned out pretty cool-looking, if I do say so myself:



Alas, it's slightly lopsided.  Figures, though...everything I make turns out lopsided, I think!  I was hoping that layering the purple glass over the amber would result in a tortoiseshell effect, but as you can see it really didn't turn out that way.  No
matter.  I still think it looks really cool.  There's a neat swirl on the bottom.  When the globe is indoors, the glass looks more like a smoky greyish color rather than amber, but I like that about it, too.

 
 
 
Kuruma Chidori: Kuragechidorichan on October 3rd, 2011 04:30 pm (UTC)
This reminds me of something from Labyrinth for some reason! XD

(Sorry I'm spamming you with comments today~)
brokenliich on October 4th, 2011 05:48 am (UTC)
this is really cool. i wanna do that!! i've made glass beads before, but nothing like this!! love it!! and it does look tortoise shell!
Suzik00kaburra on October 4th, 2011 01:56 pm (UTC)
You're never on the LJ anymore :) I don't think I've seen an update from you in ages!

I want to try making glass beads! BAGI has a class for it, but the classes are so expensive when you don't have a Groupon that I don't know when I'll get a chance to do it :/
blackmage runs with daggers.ruien on October 7th, 2011 05:52 am (UTC)
they're called glass floats because a properly made one floats in water. They're originally designed to be buoys for fishing nets.
Suzik00kaburra on October 7th, 2011 02:10 pm (UTC)
ooooo, good call!
I should test mine and see if it'll float in the water...no, I'm pretty sure it'd sink, thanks to the little glass base I added so it wouldn't roll off the table.
blackmage runs with daggers.ruien on October 7th, 2011 07:04 pm (UTC)
try it! =D