Well, it sure is the week for glass at my house! First, the basement windows got removed and replaced with new glass block. And then today...crash!
It was a super windy day today! I didn't realize how windy it was until I heard a big noise outside. I thought it was just the garbage can being blown around the yard, but was surprised to discover that my patio table had been knocked over. The glass tabletop shattered into a million pieces! Bummer...
It was a good little table. It had been a hand-me-down from my parents. I used it for two summers and we had many grilled dinners with friends crowded around it. I also enjoyed it in the mornings, when the neighborhood was quiet and it was cool enough for me to work on beads. Alas, it will be missed. Next spring, I will look for a new table. Perhaps something without glass, something a bit bigger, maybe wood or metal. I'll put the metal parts on the curb and some metal scrapper will pick it up...or maybe some inventive crafty person who can figure out how to reuse it.
I grabbed a few of the pieces of glass because I thought they were pretty. It is that safety type glass that breaks into little pieces instead of shards. I figure it might make a good photo backdrop. I've been experimenting with different backgrounds and borders...what do you think?
Melanie is an artist, blogger, writer, and ceramic beadmaker at Earthenwood Studio. Her beads and components can be found at her Etsy shop and her jewelry can be found in her Etsy Galleria. To comment on this post, visit the original post at the Earthenwood Studio Chronicles Blog.