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I made a Vase – the process from beginnning to end

I’ve wanted to learn new techniques for a while, but I haven’t had the time. While it has been relatively quiet and my children are back at school, I’ve started learning new things and experimenting. It’s been fun and exciting – I feel like my passion for glass is back! There are many ways to create a vase. I started with a pot melt – which is lots of offcuts of glass, melted in a chamber in the kiln. There is a process to choosing colours for the melt. You could bung any old colours in, but...

I won Theo Paphitis’ SBS!

Read on to find out more about Theo Paphitis' SBS, how you can enter and why this is so mega!What is #SBS?SBS stands for Small Business Sunday. It is used as a hashtag on Twitter - #SBS It was created by Theo Paphitis in October 2010. Theo is best known for appearing on Dragons' Den on BBC Two. He is Chairman of Ryman Stationery plus Boux Avenue lingerie, Robert Dyas and latest acquisition London Graphic Centre. Theo is a champion for small businesses. Every week he selects 6 small businesses,...

Fused Glass – Quality and what you should be looking for

  Welcome to my new blog! I haven't written a blog post in 3 years...but I hope to bring you more posts from now on. If you have any ideas for posts or questions you'd like me to answer, get in touch.Fused Glass – What is it? For more information about what Fused Glass is and isn't, I'd recommend reading the About Me page. It has lots of information about the glass I use, limitations, different types of glass and information about annealing, firing etc.When buying fused glass, what should...

January 2017. It’s been so, so long!

Hello! It's been a really long time since I last updated my blog, I'm sorry! Christmas has now been and gone, it was such a busy time. This was my second Christmas making glass and having the dayjob too and I was so unprepared, the volume of orders took my by surprise! This year it was a mixture of gifts and Christmas decorations so I had to plan my kiln schedules to make sure everything was finished and posted before the Royal Mail cut off dates. I managed it and felt a huge sense of...

New stuff & a little discount!

Morning! It's another sunshiney day here. Yesterday we had snow! I don't what is going on with April this year....lots of different types of weather in one day. Certainly makes the day interesting. I'm settling into my new dayjob hours nicely. I have so much more free time in the mornings now, it makes it a lot easier to keep on top of housework and glass work too. My partner is officially jobless at the end of the week but he's got some interviews lined up so fingers crossed! I've listed some...

It’s been a while…

So we're now into April which has brought lots of changes to my household. As from today, I'm doing less hours at my dayjob. I was finding it very difficult to be a mother, worker, business person and cook, cleaner etc. I never seemed to see my son for any quality time, my house is a mess and something had to give. I'm lucky to be in the position to reduce my hours at work, I've been waiting months and the day has finally come 🙂  It also means I get to spend more time playing with glass! I...

Work in Progress….

Hello 🙂 I had a bit of an accident so I have a very poorly foot. I'm just too clumsy and tripped over a shoe! To be fair, I was trying to do too many things at once, as usual. Probably a lesson to take things a but slower. While "resting" I've been doing lots of designing and planning new things. The photo above is one of the things I've been planning to make for a long time. I bought the Lantern last year but couldn't decide what to do with it! It's a work in progress, I've finished 2 of the...

Welcome!

Welcome to my new website. The new home of Rainbow Lux Glass. I'll be honest, I'm not much of a structured writer. I waffle quite a lot and go on different tangents but this is where you'll hopefully get to know a bit more about me, my glass & my life as a wahm (work at home mum). As a little celebration of FINALLY getting my website up and running, I'm offering a 10% discount in my shop. Just write the code ILOVERAINBOWLUX (hehe) on the checkout page. There's no minimum spend but you can...

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