Sunday, January 30, 2011

Finally Used My Kiln

And we did not have to call these guys-too bad!

I have wanted a kiln for so long and I finally purchased one of the Paragon jewelry kilns back in November.  I had so many hand stamping jewelry orders that I decided that I would not try to use the kiln until after the holidays. I was so anxious about using it....I don't know why.  I just had visions of burning down the house or using up all the electricity in the neighborhood and causing a black out or something......really.  I don't usually get this alarmed about something but for some reason I was just anxious about it.  

I finally tried it out last night.  I had already done much reading and watched some online tutorials so I had no more excuses!  I did it!  I first fired one item of pmc-an OM pendant like this one.  It turned out good so I fired a little tray of items.  I can't show you them yet because I have to clean them up.  Maybe tonight I can show you.  Anyway, I am thrilled because it was really easy and uneventful! Kinda sad though, cuz it would have been nice for these guys to show up!  LOL

Here is a collection of pieces I made previously with the torch.  Now I'm "fired" up!  I just wish that PMC was not so expensive!  


Rhea said...

YAY YAY YAY!!!!!!!!!!! Finally a report about that kiln!!! Love that you finally got it fired up! I knew you could do it! Now watch out Craig because she is going to busy, busy, busy!!! Love you! Rhea

Sharon - Rekindle Me said...

Beautiful pieces!! I would have the same fears about the kiln!

BTW, if these guys are your firemen, I think you should come up with some sort of fire emergency!!!