As if my previous post wasn't long enough, I meant to mention the vendors as
a highlight to the conference. It's always a pleasure to see my friend Judy
Nagel at the Sax booth right in front as you walked in. We got to exchange
pictures of our grandchidren- her 3, or is it 4? and my new 10 week old
I love to check out the new products. The new sax product, the 3-d glasses
and lesson to go with it was a must-order for me. I think the kids will
really be hooked on this one and will share my experience with it as soon as
it arrives and my students complete the project. I also am interested in the
glass jewelry materials that a company named Ed Hoyt, had at the conference.
They were showing a small kiln for jewelry. I'm wondering if my 4th and 5th
graders could design pieces from the scraps of glass, not torch beadmaking,
of course. I thought I would pre-fire the glass so that the edges wouldn't
be sharp, then give them smooth pieces to use in a design and re-fire.
Anyone have experience with glass jewelry making? In elementary school? Do
I need to order this small kiln, or can I use my ceramic kiln?
Susan on Long Island