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2 weeks ago

Practical Kat

I’ve been making up and packaging orders since 7:30am to try and make the post and I’ve still got an hours worth - I’m not going to make it!!! When I said I’d ship orders on Saturday, I hadn’t anticipated selling *everything* I’d made this week! All of these will go in the post first thing Monday morning. I’m so sorry for the delay, I’ve only got one pair of hands and they’re working as fast as they can 🙂 ... See MoreSee Less

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3 weeks ago

Practical Kat

Okidokie folks, I’ve opened my shop again for pre-orders for the mixes in prep this week. I’m shipping all orders made this week on SATURDAY. This means I have an extra hour and a half each day to make murrine instead of walking to and from the postbox! Thanks again for everyone asking when I’m going to reopen, it’s nice to know people like my work and want to use it in their glassy creations 🙂

At least, torching makes a change from staring at lines of code, which is what I’ve been doing the last four weeks! EDIT: programmers feel free to laugh at my clumsy python- I’m self taught and only started learning in Jan so I’m just chuffed it works!!
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2 months ago

Practical Kat

Welp! I was quite happy with my stock levels until a couple of weeks ago... and then apparently someone in America shared my page somewhere and now I'm pretty much all out again! I'm not complaining - hellooo and thank you to all my new customers =) That said, there's only me here with one pair of hands and limited time to torch because of my other work. The trouble with being self-employed is that there's often a pressure to accept jobs when they come up, to keep the wolves from the door, but then sometimes you end up with loads to do all at once! I plan to remake the Rainbow swirl mix in 90, the carnival 90 mix and the marine 96 mix in the next couple of weeks, in case anybody is anxious to get some for a project! ... See MoreSee Less

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2 months ago

Practical Kat

Two years’ worth of testing chips! ... See MoreSee Less

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3 months ago

Practical Kat

Bench-eye view! 🙂
(Yes, it is usually this messy)
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3 months ago

Practical Kat

Happy new year!! On the left is a “coe90” murrine chip, on the right one of mine. The bright shadows you see are stress haloes in the glass. I always test each batch even if I’ve made the design lots before as I never want to be responsible for a customers work cracking! “coe90” does not equal compatibility! ... See MoreSee Less

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6 months ago

Practical Kat

Something I've been working on for a while... I'm now offering one-on-one tuition to make flameworked elements, murrine and twisties for fusing. Fully insured. Come spend a weekend in the highlands and learn some new skills! www.practicalkat.com/lampwork-for-fusing-lessons/ ... See MoreSee Less

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6 months ago

Practical Kat

I was going to re-name this mix: "That Animated Film With That Bloody Song"... but decided to stick with the original name from last year. New 'Wintry' Mix, updated for 2017. =D ... See MoreSee Less

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7 months ago

Practical Kat

I thought I'd remake the Caribbean Dream mix, with 50% of the profits going to the Red Cross Hurricane Relief fund. ❤️ ... See MoreSee Less

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7 months ago

Practical Kat

The kiln is still at over 250 degrees so I don’t know yet whether these are compatible and I’m soooo pleased with them I’m crossing everything that they will be!! #ihatewaiting #letmeopenthekilnalready #murrine #millefiori #bullseyeglass #coe90 #glassfusing #fusedglass ... See MoreSee Less

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