Saturday, May 23, 2015
My mother's Day gift was incredible.
The furnaces are used to melt the glass at a temperature of 2300 degrees
And then a cooler oven of only 2100 degrees to shape the glass.
Elwood starting on his glass flower
Adding his color ~ orange and white
Heating it again
Getting ready to add the white
Back into the furnace
Shaping & sculpting it.
Ready for some color
The chards of glass that we dipped the melted glass into.
Covering it with the glass.
Doing some sculpting
A bit more with some tweezers.
The finish product has to cool for a number of days.
Pictures will come soon.
Friday, May 22, 2015
We've had so much fun with Jan & Terry here.
They arrived on the 16th.
Sunday was church and our Sunday lunch.
Monday we spent in Dallas at the
George Bush Presidential Library and the JFK 6th Floor Museum
Of course we also toured Bryan & Eraina's new house under construction!
(pictures to come)
Tuesday we went to the Frisco Roughrider Ballgame
after a wonderful day of shopping and visited at Jeff & Chandra's!
Wednesday some more shopping, Top golf and
visited at Karin & Ryan's
We topped the night off with a Babe's coconut cream pie
Thursday saw us in Fort Worth.
We toured the Bureau of Engraving and Printing.
And headed to the stockyards.
We warned Jan & Terry to be careful for the stampede of these longhorns...