I’ve been having fun making my new ‘tinted’ meeples and thought you might enjoy a peek behind the scenes on how they come to life:
STEP 1, lay out my nakkid meeples. Then sprinkle them with various colors of powdered glass.
STEP 2, veeeeeeery carefully, lift each meeple out of its pile of powdered glass, and arrange them on a shelf which is covered with a sheet of fiberpaper (which keeps the glass from sticking to the ceramic shelf when being fired in the kiln). Then even mooooooooore carefully, place the shelf into the kiln.
STEP 3, fire away! The glass melts together at about 1500 Fahrenheit…keep a close eye on it as it’s easy to over-melt meeples.
STEP 4, anneal the glass as the kiln cools and in the morning open it up to see how it all turned out. Clean the fiber paper off, and don’t breath it in…bad for the ol’ lungs.
STEP 5, visualize how you might make a necklace out of all the lovely new colors!
So, I will be doing my meeple pieces this way in the future. I really like the uniqueness of each meeple! And the infinite variety of mixing the colors this way offers a lot more flexibility because I can sprinkle together custom recipes to suit the specifications of projects, like wedding jewelry.
I shall be finishing some tinted pieces (like the mockups shown below) for listing in my Etsy shop in the next couple of weeks, and also will be bringing them to BGGcon in Dallas May 24-27
And hey, if you’ll be at BGGcon and would like to order glass for hand delivery, please feel free to use the code ADDTOCURRENTORDER when you check out in Etsy. That will delete the shipping fee and I’ll get it wrapped up and look forward to meeting you in Dallas!
And lastly, my supply of the SOLID meeples is dwindling, so if you prefer a SOLID color for your earrings, jewelry or whatever, feel free to check out my Etsy shop where I still have a good selection. I’ll be taking ALL my meeples with us to Dallas. They’ve been popular at other conventions so I think it’s likely I’ll have very few SOLID ones left after the convention.
But in the meanwhile, the photo below shows the SOLID colors still available:
Thank you for reading all this! =)