Yes, being a lampworker can be exhilerating, exciting, fun and even exotic to some, but it also has it's risks. Working with an open flame has it's dangers, but for me, all the cuts and burn scars are well worth it.
Every scar tells a story, and I am glad to say that I am proud of my scars and that the more scars I build up, the more experience I gain at the torch.
|Here's a nice one. This was a larger piece of shocked glass that flew right into my elbow area. The piece of glass was triangle shaped so I have a nice triangle scar there now - - pretty cool!|
|This is one I got just last week and it's healing up pretty well now. A hot mandrel fell right between my fingers and both my ring finger and my middle finger were burned, but my ring finger got the worst of it.|