Thursday, July 8, 2010

Burnt Finger and new Seahorses!

Ok, so I've successfully avoided any real burns for four years (almost boasting that my worst burn is from the toaster oven in retrieving french fries prematurely).  Well, not so lucky this past week, as I only had my finger in the flame for a split second, but that's all it takes at 2000 degrees Fahrenheit.  Here's what my finger looked like 5 minutes later:

My favorite nurse at work examined it in a meeting and told me "You should keep an eye on that."  Since it's my middle finger, I definitely will, and may offer other cohorts to keep an eye on it too  :P

After the burn (received while making a blue crab sculpture), I quickly went to the sink to run it under cold water for a minute, then into the house to photograph it.  It hurt after that, but I had to put a glove and bandaid on and sally forth.  If you fall off the horse and don't try to ride again soon, you might get scared, and I cannot let that happen with glass, my lady love!

So... Here are two of the three fancy items I made after the burn with a glove on (and off, it was harder to turn the glass with the glove) before Paul got back home from his morning's work:

Amber and Cream Striped Seahorse Pendant

Blue, Green & Teal Striped Seahorse, Dragon-Style

To all you who get back on that horse when you get bucked off: Flame on!


  1. do keep an eye on that!!! Get some silvadene cream if you can! I find it always makes a difference.

  2. Thanks Holly :) I can never find silvadene, do I need a prescription? Considering going to the doc after reading about serious 3rd degree burn nature... Neosporin and a bandaid currently :)

  3. That burn doesn't seem to have affected your skills or creativity at all! Those seahorses are fabulous!

  4. Thanks Lauren! I really hope it doesn't get in the way too much. Got a bandaid on it now, as I think some of it can be saved ;) It will be a great visual aid for the student I have this morning! "Here's what can happen if you don't pay close attention..."