Posted by: faykatherine | September 2, 2007

May, 2007

Hi!  Happy Memorial Day!! Things here are great!  I have a few dozen boro pendants in my kiln.  A design/concept that I have been working on over a year is finally in its final stages..whoop!! whoop!!

On another note…lots of discussions are taking place on the glass forums regarding Kim Neely, , a fellow lampworker that sells primarily on eBay and gets top dollar for her work.  Kim does some gorgeous jewelry lampwork bead sets.   Right now the discussion is targeting the colors Kim is teasing out of her Double Helix Terra glass.  If you go to you can read Kim’s response to the numerous emails that she received asking for tips.

jeesh! In the past, I, too, have been the recipient of many emails asking me how to create certain series of mine (sometimes after having worked on a design for months and months…and finetuning it to just so….)  They always request step by step instructions or tips or help.  How many times have I written a similar response to Kim’s but always deleting it and never sending it to the emailer?  I always have gone for a sugarcoated response if it was for a complex design and if it was an easy to type out tip or helpful strategy I would definitely send it to the emailer.

I really admire Kim Neely for posting her response on her site.  Kim has stated what many of us have felt at one time or another.

This brings up many hot interesting topics for thought…Why do fellow lampworkers feel a right to ask for specific step by step instructions? Is it okay for a lampworker not to tell all?  How is that approach perceived by the rest of the online glass community?  If someone not getting top dollar wrote a similar response in their blog would it be admired or would the person receive backlash for their response?? 

Seems like there are lots of hot topics this week. 

I have to run now…but definitely more later…


  1. Sounds like a very interesting concept! Are you interested in my centered bridge I have read a good joke in internet 😉 What do you get when you cross a snowman with a vampire? Frostbite.

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