Handmade Faire

April 21, 2008 at 1:11 pm (General Crafting)

Yesterday I participated in my first craft show. It was the Handmade Faire in Waretown, NJ.
http://www.handmadefaire.org

I didn’t sell too much stuff, mostly record bowls, but it was a good experience. I now have everything I may need (merchandice, signs, business cards, etc) so should I decide to do another show, I’ll be all set.

Here is my table from one side:
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And the other side:
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And last night, my dad and I decided to see if we could “fuse” glass using a torch. I brought home some glass from school, and my mom gave me her old glass cutter and pliers, plus she had a glass grinder! I have everything i need (except for a kiln) to fuse glass. My dad thought that we might be able to use an oxygen torch to slowly melt the glass to fuse it.
Here is the piece I started with—-an eyeball:
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Unfortunately, we heated it to fast—and the white exploded immediately:
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We decided to switch to a lower temperature torch. This is what happened with the first torch—it just bubbled the clear, and turned the white piece black.
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And here we are torching with the lower temp. torch:
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And the final product. It didn’t work quite as well as we had hoped, but it was fun anyway.
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