It's Handmade Monday time again and this week I thought I would show you my very first glass pendant. I finally got to buy a kiln after an age of saving, it is something I have wanted for a long time and it felt brilliant to get it delivered. I've just got to find a good name now for it :) My mum has suggested Trevor after my dad, as it is full of hot air and takes ages to do anything (we love you really dad!) but I'm not sure... one to think about I think! I have to buy some cutting tools as my skills in that area are none existent and snapping down the score line with my hands isn't producing the results I want (and I'm probably risking my skin!)... so a pair of running pliers are on the 'to buy' list.
I'm fairly chuffed with how its turned out, I think I'll have to read up on how to minimise air bubbles but other than that I'm just happy it came out the kiln in one piece. The colours are inspired by my football team (Blackpool) and I'm going to hang it from a necklace as soon as I've glued a bail to the back of it and wear it on match days for luck (could of done with that Saturday!)
I also have this picture of some crochet flower pin board pins, I made them a few months ago but have only just got around to photographing them as they have been pinning bits of paper to the notice board in the kitchen.
Have a great Hand Made Monday everyone, I'm off to have a look at what else has been made this week.