The day at the torch was awesome, hours passed in the blink of an eye. Oh, except for when I burned my thumb and area around it in the torch, ouch! Good thing I had my fire-retardant fingerless gloves on to protect the rest of my hand, wish it covered most of my thumb though. Hmmm, I may cut some off the end of the sleeve and make a little thumb for the gloves. It still hurts, that's what happens when you're into that fire meditation too much, you lose awareness. Besides that, I had a new torch station and getting used to having arm & wrist rests was really weird. Check out this photo of the "Creation Station".
I really loved it, made the comfort level go way up and hours passed quickly. I was exploring a new bead technique that uses the glow of translucent colors layered in a way to mimic whale bayleens. The lined rows of filter feeder bone inside a whale, yea, it wasn't my idea to name it that as a fellow beadmaker already took that initiative. Anyway, here is a quick, yet somewhat blurry iPhone pic of a torch moment.