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My Lampwork tools finally! From Blue Moon Glassworks!

So this is where me and my Man will be going June 5th!

Firstly I want to say how very Happy I am so overjoyed! Ive waited so very long for this day! Ive PLEADED with my British man for so long to get me my Lampworking tools, and he has finally relented to go shopping for them! I have done alittle lampwork but not much. Wow such a Dream come true and I am so very Thankful! He often talks of going home to Scotland but if we cant do Lampwork there I would think twice about Not going lol. Really. Life is really hard over there. Simple good lives we take for granted over here in the US are hard to obtain over there. Believe me I know it Ive lived there 4 years with him. Moneys not spent as easily in Britain as jobs don't pay as much even if its a real good job. I would say it is 2 to 2 1/2 times harder to get ahead in Britain than here.

So today I spoke with the owner Rose of Blue Moon Glassworks in Austin Texas about all of my supplies, and she has set aside everything. So awesome...I will count the days until June 5th! We went over everything and thank my Lord they are only 3 hours away. I cant wait to also speak with her about proper Metal punches for copper etc. To go to a FULLY LOADED store is going to blow my mind lol. I will have to contain myself. Really.

Maybe sometimes some of us have to wait and pay their dues? I've bought alot of lovely Lampwork for a few years now. There are some Awesome Lampworkers out there! Now may God give me the gift of my hands to be fruitful!

So here's some of the friends I will be coming home with!

Many artists have been where I am right now and many lampworkers. But we all have to start on the road SOMEWHERE! I have always really beiieved that the Lord said He will give you the desires of our hearts if we really sought Him. And today I'm so very thankful for all of this and His promises!

Must get ready for work now...thank you for stopping by...
go out and have a great day!
God Bless you!


That is a dream come true, that's something I've always wanted to try. I love beadworking.

It's something on my list of things to do in the future though. Acquiring a spinning wheel is on that list too. :)


Janet thats wonderful in time I think your things will Rock! Happy lampworking!


Janet ... June 5 sounds like it must be Christmas in the Summer! You know that torch-firing enamel will be a dream with your new lampworking equipment. I use the same set up except instead of the Nortel Minor I use a Carlisle Mini CC ... not much difference. I'm so happy for you. Sounds like your plans with your man were made in heaven! Thanks for visiting my blog ... I'm going to go through the studio like the White Tornado ... but you're probably too young to remember that slogan! LOL


Hi janet!
thanks for stopping in and leaving your's always nice to hear feedback!

you're right, we all have to start somewhere on our life journey's....

have a great weekend!
ciao bella!
creative carmelina


Ive been wanting to do lampwork a long time but have no place to do it I will watch your process :) Nice tools!


Soooooo incredibly happy for you!!!! My favorite glass to work with is CiM (Creation is Messy) -- it works up SOOOO well. I'd recommend getting a sample pack of it and trying it out!


Thank you guys!
Lori wow intresting! Ok I wll for sure!


Janet, I am SO happy for you that this day is finally around the corner! I know you've been waiting so patiently to try lampwor for so long. The shop where you're going to learn looks like a really fun place...and June 5th will be here in just a few days! Can't wait to hear more about this new journey. :-)


Lori thank you I will def look into it!
Cindy thank you for the encouragement too! ox


Oh Janet!
You are going to have so much fun!
Enjoy your new adventure...Happy Torching, Maria xo


Have fun there this weekend!!!


Wow - that is a beautiful shop, Janet! Congratulations on getting your lampworking tools - have fun creating!!!


Another lesson learned: come to Austin more often!


Thank you for your kind comments! yes I want to be in Austin alot with all of the classes at Blue Moon. Not fair! But hey atleast Im not further than I am now I fig..