Wednesday, January 30, 2008

365 days of colour: day 30

lampwork bead

Hot. That was what my kiln was today... somehow the F/C button got pushed and it was showing about 700 degrees and wouldn't get hotter than that... though it was HOT. Really hot. Like ouch, too hot to put a bead in without singing my skin hot. Something was wrong... but what? Then I saw it... the C. Celsius. Push the button - gasp: 1300+ degrees Fahrenheit! It's a wonder my glass wasn't slumping. Between that and my propane running out... slowly... turn up the propane, ok that's a good flame... oh... it's small again, turn it up. Up, UP.... yeah, I give up. No good beads today, not really.

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