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    Kristopher C. Loder
    @freeloderglass

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100 honey straws attempted
0 fatalities!
80 sold in first day.
Rent covered! *Sorry for the poor pic.  I was in a rush when I took it.

#oprahsbookclub #headyglass #glassforsale #710 #glass #glassofig #boro #honeystraw #straw #nectorcollector #freeloderglass #glassblowing #borosilicate
14mm UV slide by #freeloderglass made with #ill-Uminati/Uranium by @northstarglass 
This is the 3rd attempt at making a uv reactive slide.  This one doesn't quite make the grade.  Back at it tomorrow. 
#oprahsbookclub #headyglass #glassforsale #710 #glass #glassofig #boro #glassofinstagram #420 #freeloderglass #glassblowing #borosilicate #bowl #slide #northstarglass
14mm slide by #freeloderglass made with #periwinkle by @northstarglass .

I boiled it just at the end.  Every little mistake teaches me something.  I'm not scared to suck.  I welcome the challenge. On to the next... #oprahsbookclub #headyglass #glassforsale #710 #glass #glassofig #boro #glassofinstagram #420 #freeloderglass #glassblowing #borosilicate #bowl #slide #northstarglass
LED reactive 14mm slide by #freeloderglass made with #siriously by @northstarglass !

I DID IT!!! I repaired the slide!  I filled the hole and blew it out to a sphere and evened out the thickness.  I popped a hole and pushed the bowl.  I still can't believe it worked!

#oprahsbookclub #headyglass #glassforsale #710 #glass #glassofig #boro #glassofinstagram #420 #freeloderglass #glassblowing #borosilicate #bowl #slide #northstarglass
LED reactive 14mm slide by #freeloderglass made with #siriously by @northstarglass .

It's wonky but the joint weld is good and the hole is centered.  I'm going to try and fix it.  I have heard that a master glass blower can fix their mistakes. 
#oprahsbookclub #headyglass #glassforsale #710 #glass #glassofig #boro #glassofinstagram #420 #freeloderglass #glassblowing #borosilicate #bowl #slide #northstarglass
I promised myself in order to have a comprehensive collection of my work I would document everything.  Good, bad and ugly.  So here they are 2 rejects from today.

The first is a 14mm slide by #freeloderglass made with #sublime by @northstarglass .
It checked when I put it in the kiln.

The second is a 14mm slide by #freeloderglass made with #ill-Uminati/uranium by @northstarglass .  It got wonky and I wasn't able to fix it.

#oprahsbookclub #headyglass #glassforsale #710 #glass #glassofig #boro #glassofinstagram #420 #freeloderglass #glassblowing #borosilicate #bowl #slide #northstarglass
I promised myself in order to have a comprehensive collection of my work I would document everything. Good, bad and ugly. So here they are 2 rejects from today. The first is a 14mm slide by #freeloderglass  made with #sublime  by @northstarglass . It checked when I put it in the kiln. The second is a 14mm slide by #freeloderglass  made with #ill -Uminati/uranium by @northstarglass . It got wonky and I wasn't able to fix it. #oprahsbookclub  #headyglass  #glassforsale  #710  #glass  #glassofig  #boro  #glassofinstagram  #420  #freeloderglass  #glassblowing  #borosilicate  #bowl  #slide  #northstarglass 
14mm slide by #freeloderglass made with #silverunobtainium by @northstarglass .  I'm experimenting with the colors that came in the sample pack from @northstarglass .  The small sample pack comes with every current color in a 6 in rod.  They are the perfect size to do slides!!! #oprahsbookclub #headyglass #glassforsale #710 #glass #glassofig #boro #glassofinstagram #420 #freeloderglass #glassblowing #borosilicate #bowl #slide #northstarglass
10mm slide by #freeloderglass made with #mead by @borobatch 
I think I figured out how to strike this color consistently!  It loves a reducing flame.  Also, if you leave it in the kiln too long it gets milky.  I haven't tried it in a striking cycle yet but I'm told it will bring out the purple more so.

#oprahsbookclub #headyglass #glassforsale #710 #glass #glassofig #boro #glassofinstagram #420 #freeloderglass #glassblowing #borosilicate #bowl #slide #borobatch
14mm slide by #freeloderglass made with #mead by @borobatch 
I really like the way this one struck! 
#oprahsbookclub #headyglass #glassforsale #710 #glass #glassofig #boro #glassofinstagram #420 #freeloderglass #glassblowing #borosilicate #bowl #slide