Clearly dogs rule in this crowd because the favorite Dye-mentia story (with 54%) of the votes was Jan O and her turquoise-dyed dog! If you missed it, here's her tale:
Your purple dye story reminds me of dyeing in my back yard with a friend who was teaching me shibori. We squirted dye from squeeze bottles onto the fabric-wrapped tubes, and a lot of dye got onto the grass. My little white and brown dog must have liked the smell of it - he rolled around in it and became totally turquoise.
I'd love to see photos of that!
I said that the winner would win a glass soap dish with some handmade soap (to help with the next mishap) and here are the dishes that Jan has to choose from.
With both of the dishes that I'm sharing today I was playing with the reeded glass. This time I was only using one layer of the reeded glass and using the channels to place some stringers and frit.
Isn't it cute with a pretty bar of soap on it? With this piece I was also playing with reactive glass. Notice the turquoise stripes on the white side change to brown against the orange.
Here's what it looked like going into the kiln. You can see the texture of the channels in the clear glass here. The orange and white are on the bottom and the texture side of the clear is down against the orange and white.
This one has a clear base and reeded glass down against the clear with blue powder and white stringers in between.
You can see it a little better in this photo.
Here it is before firing. I actually assemble it upside down. Reeded glass, then the white stringers in the grooves, then blue powder that settles in the grooves, cover with clear and then flip upside down before putting it in the kiln. I probably don't need to flip it btu that's what I did.
I have decided that I will sell some of the glass and because I don't know how I want to price it I'm going to let the buyers do it via eBay. But first Jan gets to pick her soap dish! I'll let you know when I have items ready on eBay.