Monday, January 5, 2009

Private Boro Class with Karin Wilcox

This past weekend I had the pleasure to host a private boro class with Karin Wilcox of IF Designs, a very talented boro artist who makes beautiful beads! My good friend Lori Smith (Lampwork by Lori) and myself were lucky enough to spend two days torching with Karin.
1) Some of the beads from Saturday 2) Karin and Lori hard at work 3) Me at the torch, and our studio helpers, Zoe and Brody (They LOVED Karin!)

Karin was all sharing with her boro experience and knowledge, helping us with flame chemistry and her favorite recipes. Certainly we have much practice ahead of us, but her willingness to help us will undoubtedly make the process easier! Thanks Karin!
Above are boro beads I made after the class on Sunday.
And, I absolutely had to sneak in a few soft glass beads. Here are a couple of focals from the weekend:
Thanks for looking!


Mariealena Calabrese said...

Hi Girlfriend,

Is that top bead (baby blue with pink and yellow) available? It looks "Eastery" to me and I want one :-D


Lisa Atchison - Touch of Glass Designs said...

Hi Mariealena, yes it is available, and I will mark it sold for you. I just had not had a chance to list it. I am torching the next three days, and hopefully will have more to post next week. I hope all is well with you and your babies!! Hugs, Lisa

Lori Smith said...

Guess who is my new wallpaper on my computer!! Woof woof! It's Sweet Girl and Butthead!

Lisa Atchison - Touch of Glass Designs said...

LOL!! Lori, how funny!! She is still sweet, and he is still a butthead!!