Part of the 80 percent, and proud of it

“Eighty percent of success in life is showing up.”  Woody Allen

I mentioned yesterday that I put in time at the torch, but wasn’t really feeling it.  This is what came out of the kiln today:

out of the kiln

This is what they look like straight out of the kiln, before I soak them to dissolve the bead release (the whitish grey) and twist them off the mandrels.

There are some good beads there.  I like the floral hearts, and that dark purple heart made of a silver rich glass called Boreas.  This was a day when I wasn’t feeling it, but felt that I should put in some torch time no matter what.

Lesson for the day: if you’re doubting yourself, and you’re just not sure you’ve got anything to give, do it anyway.  You won’t know how it will turn out until you do.

BTW, if you’re looking for the “ugliest bead I’ve ever made”, it’s the furthest on the right.  And (of course) Amy likes it.

4 thoughts on “Part of the 80 percent, and proud of it

  1. Susan Taylor

    These are wonderful. How big are they? I’m quite envious (for lack of a better word) that you have the setup and conditions to create this tangible beauty.

  2. admin Post author

    the big hearts are about 1.5 inches long, the little ones are tiny, maybe 1/2 inch. I’ve got some on my etsy site,

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