Friday, January 8, 2010


It's 1:00 AM and I'm still awake.  My kiln came today!  As excited as I am, I'm terrified to set it up.  I'm not good with directions, and a kiln is something I should really know how to use before I use it. Right?  So I decided to get up in the middle of the night to read through the packet that accompanied the beast.  I feel better.

Now I realize that I'm missing some essential tools that I need to actually do the enameling.  A firing fork, a trivet stand, spatula, sifters that work (my homemade ones are really inefficient.)  So instead of easing my mind back to sleep, I now have to do a search for the missing puzzle pieces.   I've gone this far, I can't procrastinate now because I'm missing some odds and ends. 


Diane said...

Kudos for caring so much about your art that you obsess over the directions and the tools you will need. Now make a list and take your time..........imagine that the kiln was back ordered and you had to wait to get started for that reason. And take you tome with the tools-they will be an investment and the better ones will be well worth it. Can you tell that I can empathize with your angst!! Yeah...some of us obsess!

k.o'brien jewelry said...

try thompson enamels. this is their website: I have had the best of luck with them and I wish the same for you.

KMJewelryStudio said...

Thanks Diane! I'm definitely obsessive!

K.O'bien- I ordered my kiln from Thompson enamels. They had the cheapest price for the model I wanted. They are a great company! I also ordered a few things from Rio.