The bad thing about hobbies is that life has a tendency to put them on hold. Hence, I have not done any glass fusing recently. However, this doesn’t stop me from constantly thinking about all things glass!
Recently as my husband and I were working outside digging holes and moving things, I realized how much my gloves make me invincible. Without my gloves, I can’t bring myself to pick up a bug infested chair or basically touch anything really dirty. Yes, I am a very squeamish female except when it comes to glass. Go figure. Conversely, with my gloves, I didn’t hesitate on that dirty chair.
Thinking that day about my sense of invincibility from the gloves reminded me of friends who have visited and make their own glass plate for the first time. Some people jump right in without a care that they are working with glass. Others are very hesitant and want me to do their glass cutting. I learned though that if I offer and their wear rubber gloves, then their hesitations vanish.
If you have friends who stop by to try their hand at fusing, thinking about keeping a few pair of gloves available just in case to make your newbie fusers feel invincible.
Additional NOTE: I have small hands which make it hard to find gloves small enough. If you have this problem too, you might want to try the Atlas 310 or 370 Garden Gloves that come in an XS size. They are perfect.
In honor of the beginning of summer, here is a picture of a plate I made to remind me of the seashore! Enjoy your summer holidays!