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Anne Londez
07-03-2002, 02:30 PM
A few weeks ago, I took my first paperweight class with Don McKinney and it was great. I couldn't show them until today as I didn't have a digital camera... but my mother bought me one :clap:

So here they are...
Anne

http://www.annelondez.netfirms.com/resources/ppw.JPG

Anne Londez
07-03-2002, 02:33 PM
:confused: ... and how do you post the picture, not the link ??
Anne

b2beads
07-03-2002, 02:39 PM
Hi Anne - good to see you here! The image size needs to be under 100K (and there is also a pixel limit, too, I think) and if you decide to do Preview, you'll have to browse again and reselect the link.

BTW, those are great paperweights!

B2 :)

Anne Londez
07-03-2002, 03:01 PM
Thanks Beth. Is it the same for the small pics under your name ?
Anne

macbeth7
07-03-2002, 03:01 PM
Nice paperweights, Anne! Congrats on them, & the camera!

:clap:
Beth

BlackDotMags
07-03-2002, 03:06 PM
Funky paperweights, Anne! I like them! :L)

I bet that class was sooo much fun to take. I've heard great things about Don. Did you use a Stump Sucker?

Congrats on the camera, too. Isn't it fun to take pictures without needing film?!

BTW, thank you for the pic of yourself, too. It's so nice to be able to put a face with a name. You're younger than I thought you were! (that's a compliment!) :)

Mags

Anne Londez
07-03-2002, 03:26 PM
Hi Mags

I am afraid I seem younger than I really am... although afraid is probably not the right word... ;)

As to the paperweights, they were done using furnace glass techniques in a glory hole. Those two were made using pre-fused pieces. I was very lucky to be the only student in the class, which permitted Don to teach me much more than he usually does. Really great, I can't wait to try that again.
Anne

Laura Brito
07-03-2002, 07:16 PM
here it is! Your picture I mean! They are wonderful!

Laura

Modesto
07-03-2002, 08:05 PM
Welcome to WC Anne:clap:

Like your beautiful Paperweights, youth is something we all envy:D

Mike E etc
07-03-2002, 08:11 PM
Very nice paper weights Anne. Stick around, you will like it here.
Mike E

margaretz
07-03-2002, 09:16 PM
welcome, ann... gorgeous paperweights!

Glassy79
07-03-2002, 11:35 PM
Originally posted by margaretz
welcome, ann... gorgeous paperweights!

I made a couple paper weights using a stump sucker. it was fun. I can't wait to do it again. isn't melting glass and making colorful stuff outa it fun...

gnu
07-04-2002, 01:48 AM
OOOOHHHH PRETTY glass things...I LOVE pretty glass things, :D:D I own a glass paper weight, which I never use, just keep to look at!!!!
LOVELY swirls and wonderful rich colours here...:clap: :clap:

Anne Londez
07-04-2002, 06:01 AM
Thanks to you all ! Just out of curiosity, what age do you give me ? And bo cheating by looking at my profile...
Anne

Anne Londez
07-04-2002, 06:02 AM
Argh, spell check... I meant NO cheating...

Modesto
07-04-2002, 07:15 AM
From the photo...I would guess around mid 20's but, maybe you're the one who is cheating:D

BlackDotMags
07-04-2002, 10:56 AM
I guess 28 :)

Mags (who wishes she was 28 again)

Elankat
07-04-2002, 11:35 AM
Lovely paperweights. :)

rightbrainbeads
07-04-2002, 11:40 AM
Hey Anne!

I'm guessing 34... don't know why, it's mostly just the number that just pops into my head! :)

Great to see you here- it seems like a wonderfully positive place!

lynne

Glassy79
07-04-2002, 01:51 PM
Originally posted by rightbrainbeads
Hey Anne!

I'm guessing 34... don't know why, it's mostly just the number that just pops into my head! :)

Great to see you here- it seems like a wonderfully positive place!

lynne

I could get in trouble over this.buit i'm gona say 45 (hiding under my desk now)

Richard

Modesto
07-04-2002, 01:57 PM
LOL...Harold falls on the floor laughing.

Anne Londez
07-04-2002, 03:08 PM
LOL, I wish I will look like that at 45 !
Almost 33 is the answer, but I'll say that you cannot really judge from the pic.
Anne

BlackDotMags
07-04-2002, 03:09 PM
Hoo, boy. I'm ducking and running faaar away before I get hit with flying tomatoes.

Mags <---(hands Richard a garbage can lid to use as a shield) :D

Anne Londez
07-04-2002, 03:30 PM
Well, I don't have any tomatoes at hand... will overripe peaches do ?
Anne:evil:

macbeth7
07-04-2002, 03:35 PM
I have some clementines from the bottom of the box that got smushed...will that do? :evil:

Beth

Glassy79
07-04-2002, 04:21 PM
Originally posted by BlackDotMags
Hoo, boy. I'm ducking and running faaar away before I get hit with flying tomatoes.

Mags <---(hands Richard a garbage can lid to use as a shield) :D

Thanks mags.I needed that.

Anne Londez
07-04-2002, 04:28 PM
Thanks for you help Beth :angel:
Anne

macbeth7
07-04-2002, 04:32 PM
Hehe...no problem, Anne. Was wondering what to do with those...would be a shame to waste them!

:evil:
Beth

Anne Londez
07-04-2002, 04:42 PM
Ha Richard, this shield must be getting heavy with all the fruit by now... you'll have to let it down at some point... :evil: :evil:
Anne

Modesto
07-04-2002, 04:50 PM
Harold is still on the floor laughing, please let him up for air.:D

Glassy79
07-04-2002, 04:53 PM
Originally posted by Harold
Harold is still on the floor laughing, please let him up for air.:D
Hey mags, I need a larger lid. (I think harold just wet his pants?):eek:

Anne Londez
07-04-2002, 05:11 PM
Harold, at least you'll have iron abdos (is that the same word in english ??):rolleyes:
Anne

Modesto
07-04-2002, 05:13 PM
Give me the words in French Anne.

macbeth7
07-04-2002, 05:15 PM
...e-mailing Richard the lid to the dumpster next door & Harold a new pair of pants...hmm, better make it shorts, if it's anywhere near as warm there as here!...

:angel:
Beth

macbeth7
07-04-2002, 05:16 PM
Abs as in abdominal muscles?

Anne Londez
07-04-2002, 05:18 PM
Yep, that's what I meant.
Anne

Anne Londez
07-04-2002, 05:19 PM
PS: what side are you one now Beth ?? :crying:

macbeth7
07-04-2002, 05:21 PM
Aww, Anne...just trying to make it more of a challenge! ;)

Modesto
07-04-2002, 05:21 PM
Humor is good medicine in any language:clap:

macbeth7
07-04-2002, 05:24 PM
Hmm, time to go investigate the crisper drawer for old nasty veggies...

Anne Londez
07-04-2002, 05:24 PM
Tout fait d'accord donc je continue dans ma langue...
Anne;)

Anne Londez
07-04-2002, 05:25 PM
Smart move Beth... :angel:

Modesto
07-04-2002, 05:31 PM
Yes Anne but, your humor is good in English too.

macbeth7
07-04-2002, 05:31 PM
Look Anne, liquid lettuce! :evil: :evil:

Anne Londez
07-04-2002, 05:37 PM
Oh oh, looks veeeery interesting. How did it reach that state ??
:clap:
Anne

Modesto
07-04-2002, 05:39 PM
Anne, vous comprenez mon responce
http://www.wetcanvas.com/forums/showthread.php?s=&threadid=48324&perpage=15&pagenumber=2

Glassy79
07-04-2002, 05:41 PM
Originally posted by Anne Londez
Tout fait d'accord donc je continue dans ma langue...
Anne;)
Looking at Anne, wondering if she said something bad about me in french, cause I was a "little" over on her age.

Anne Londez
07-04-2002, 05:41 PM
More or less.... thanks for trying, I am all for sharing our cultures :clap: :clap:
Anne

Modesto
07-04-2002, 05:42 PM
She said you are a very nice man.:D

Anne Londez
07-04-2002, 05:43 PM
Hum Harold, maybe you should try to read your dictionary the other way wound... :cool:
Anne

Modesto
07-04-2002, 05:46 PM
Tout fait d'accord donc je continue dans ma langue
Completely of agreement thus I continue in my language

Better?

Anne Londez
07-04-2002, 05:46 PM
Argh... the other way ROUND !
Anne :mad:

Anne Londez
07-04-2002, 05:47 PM
:clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: Harold

:clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap:

macbeth7
07-04-2002, 05:52 PM
Brian must've put it in there. I never use those drawers, as I forget about things if they're in there...well, except if it's a party & we have beer in there! I used to have such great memory, but am going downhill at the advance age of 35. ;) Hmm, some dried lemons in there too...won't make too much of a splat, but they'll make nice hard little missiles.

:angel:

Beth

Modesto
07-04-2002, 05:52 PM
:clap: :clap: :clap: :clap:

Anne

macbeth7
07-04-2002, 05:54 PM
Anne, one fun thing about this forum is that you can go in & edit your posts...good for people like me who can't type worth a darn!

:D
Beth

Modesto
07-04-2002, 05:56 PM
Wow, Beth and Anne are both young!

macbeth7
07-04-2002, 05:56 PM
My French is so rusty I'd be embarassed to try. Managed to do okay in Quebec in January, although a lot of that had to do with a lot of people taking pity on us & switching to English. :D

Beth

macbeth7
07-04-2002, 05:59 PM
Harold, you old man, is that pic of you from 1977 or something, or do you just look young for your advanced age? :p

Glassy79
07-04-2002, 05:59 PM
Originally posted by Harold
She said you are a very nice man.:D

I wonder if Harold would lie to me, just to make me feel good?

Glassy79
07-04-2002, 06:00 PM
Originally posted by Harold
Wow, Beth and Anne are both young!

I see Harold is buttering them up pretty good, tryin to get on their good side.

macbeth7
07-04-2002, 06:01 PM
Yikes, anyone subscribing to this thread is going to have 50 messages in their inbox!

:eek:
Beth

Modesto
07-04-2002, 06:02 PM
Well, I'm not as old as Richard:D

My French is just a little poor Richard.:angel:

macbeth7
07-04-2002, 06:03 PM
Oh darn, does this mean I have to stop procrastinating & actually get something done around here?! :o

Beth

Glassy79
07-04-2002, 06:04 PM
Originally posted by Harold
Well, I'm not as old as Richard:D

My French is just a little poor Richard.:angel:

who you callin old? (whats old to you)

Modesto
07-04-2002, 06:04 PM
That's not it at all Richard, the problem is that you won't share that lid.

Modesto
07-04-2002, 06:07 PM
I had fun all...gotta go...
Harold runs for cover:D

Anne Londez
07-04-2002, 06:08 PM
Now Richard, after what you did to me you don't deserve that Harold be nice to you... if he knows where safety lies... I still have those hard dried lemons there :evil: :evil:

Glassy79
07-04-2002, 06:11 PM
Originally posted by Harold
That's not it at all Richard, the problem is that you won't share that lid.
I can just about hid behide it myself... and besides. it's full of holes. Mags was helping me, but siding with the girls.

Anne Londez
07-04-2002, 06:11 PM
Got to go to bed now, it's late over here.
Fun meeting you all.
I'll be in the US n a few weeks so BEWARE ah ah ah
:evil:
Anne :angel:

b2beads
07-04-2002, 06:12 PM
Hey Anne, PM me your phone number - I'm going to FINALLY send you your bead! Need it for the label. Thanks,

B2 (who is far too smart to get into the age-guessing game... :D )

motherbeads
07-04-2002, 08:00 PM
Hey, Anne! Great job with the paperweights. So you'll be at the Gathering then? It will be nice to see you again...

gnu
07-04-2002, 09:06 PM
SO.... of you tell me what clementines are, I might be able to help Ann....oranges???

macbeth7
07-04-2002, 09:14 PM
Hiya Gnu,

Clementines are related to oranges -- they are smaller, seedless, sweet, & easy-to-peel. We go through boxes of them here in no time...yum! Used to be you could just get them from Spain from November to January or February. Last year I found some from South Africa in the store in the summer & was so happy. I guess the climate is right for them there, & due to the seasonal differences they can grow & import them at the opposite time of year from the Spanish ones...makes me happy! Got our first box of the summer just yesterday, & they are already half gone. I only threw the 2 smushy ones from the bottom of the box! :p

Beth

Anne Londez
07-05-2002, 04:26 AM
Yep Renee, I'll be at the Gathering and I am really looking forward to seeing you all again.
Anne

Glassy79
07-05-2002, 07:31 AM
Originally posted by Anne Londez
Yep Renee, I'll be at the Gathering and I am really looking forward to seeing you all again.
Anne
Good thing I can't make it to the gathering. I'd be in deep do-do over this age thing

Modesto
07-05-2002, 10:37 AM
I can't make it to the gathering either...too bad...I would like to meet Anne.

Anne Londez
07-07-2002, 03:04 PM
Come on RIchard, I am not that violent... ususally...
Anne

macbeth7
07-07-2002, 03:25 PM
Hey Anne,

Hope to see you in Alexandria! I'm not doing the Gathering...only a pre-newbie here, so seemed like it would be too much for me. I will be lurking in the area though, visiting friends & family (Virginia girl here!), & am trying to save up my pennies for the Bead Bazaar!

:D
Beth

Anne Londez
07-07-2002, 04:53 PM
Hey Beth,
I'll be delighted to meet you too. I'll be selling at the Bazaar, look for me there... I will be the only French around ;)
Anne

Rhona
07-07-2002, 08:26 PM
Great job, there is a glass studio not far from me and I intend to take a class there, they only offer glassblowing, but I have always wanted to make a paperwieght.
I do wish they would also offer lampworking, can't have it all I guess.
Thanks for sharing.
Rhona:clap:

Beth Myers
07-09-2002, 12:01 AM
Anne,
I had a nice surprise, your paper weights were not what I thought I'd see when I hit the link. They are very elegant and just beautiful. I have several antique ones that can't hold a candle to yours. Please keep posting photos so I can get a better education on the process involved.
fondly,
Beth


The human mind is not a deep-freeze for storage but a forge
for production; it must be supplied with fuel, fired and
properly shaped.
- William A. Donaghy

Anne Londez
07-09-2002, 05:56 AM
Thanks Beth, I am blushing all over...
Unfortunately I don't have a lot of othe paperweights as the only opportunity I had to make some was during that class. I have a few others in another style but the best one is unavailable for pics as I gave it to my grandparents.
Someday I'll have a furnace right in my backyard... maybe

And Rhona, if they offer glassblowing classes, they should be able to teach you those as they are made using the basic techniques of furnace work and glassblowing... minus the actual blowing. It's a lot like making huge beads ;)
Anne