Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Happy Hour Torching

Announcing - Happy Hour Torching

Starting this Thursday - April 23rd - Happy Hour Torching at beadFX. Torch one hour - get the second hour free. 5 til 9 p.m.

I've found that - while it is wonderful to sit down in your own studio and make beads - it can also be a lot of fun to do with other lampworkers around - you can get a really cool energy going and lots of great ideas pop out.

beadFX is the studio where I teach. They also rent studio time, by the hour or in blocks of time (by the hour, $15/hour or a block of 10 hours is $12/hour - which you can use up in increments as small as 15 minutes.) Torch time includes annealing - dipped mandrels, use of basic tools and glasses, and the beads being pulled for you the next day (which, on some days, I feel is worth the cost alone!). Glass is available for purchase, or bring your own.

So the deal is: Torch for one hour, either on a studio card or at the hourly rate - and get the second hour free. (No credits, must use free hour immediately - i.e. no saving it up for later.)

I'll be in the studio also torching from 7 - 9 at least - possibly earlier - so if you have questions or need help with a technique - you can fire away with the questions! Or you can just fire away!

Come out and bead social! (Calling or emailing the store to reserve a torch might be wise!)

Update on Abby: I'm hoping to bring her home the end of this week! She's not walking or standing yet - but she is getting movement back in her legs. Her arthritis is very bad - which makes getting her moving harder - but critical!

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