Making My First Night Light

Now I can see why I lost my sense of calm and peace of mind. I’ve not worked with glass since June 2008.

I’ve been feeling overly stressed, exceedingly tired and very sad lately. My life is much too busy (all my doing), and much too stressful (some is my doing). Yesterday evening, I decided to take a few minutes and just LOOK at the pieces of glass I have waiting to be made into something.

Looking at the glass. Feeling the texure.

I took out the pieces of glass and looked at each piece of glass, one at a time. I held each one up to the light to see how it looked with light shining through.

“Nightlights are easy enough,” I thought.

I have a handful of night lights and metal bands that connect the glass to the part that holds the bulb and plugs into the wall. I decided to make a little nightlight. It would be simple enough.

Red Granite and Bevels

I cut a small piece of red granite glass, equal to the size of the bevels I had, and put them all together.

A Spark of Happiness

It’s not perfect. It’s my first one.  It’s a very simple design. And, the bevels are scratched. I knew that when I started. It was just a practice piece. But, just doing it felt wonderful. I don’t FEEL wonderful, but working with the glass allowed me to feel that spark  of happiness that will help me get back to myself and generally good state of happiness and well-being.

Work With Glass Every Day?

I’m pretty sure I won’t do that. I keep myself too busy. But, I do know that doing something creative keeps me at my best. It makes me happy from the inside out.

Two views of my first night light

It looks better in person. But, this will give an idea of what it looks like.

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