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The Last Master’s Electrodes

The very last Master’s electrodes are on their way and still traveling. The same client got the last two, #1 and #2 in Argon.

Its bittersweet, watching your artwork leave your hands.  Like any artist must feel who creates and puts heart and soul into their creations, you are happy that someone values your work and will appreciate it but a piece of you always goes with it.

We only made 100 total complete sets, and 12 each extra of the three reamer designs.  The Master’s version of the tongue has a glass envelope insulated body.  But for the top electrode, the sea-slug reminiscent ‘Flux Capacitor’, there are only 50 of each color in the world.  Well, I still have the first one we made- so 101 exist.

masters electrodes flux capacitorWe have decided to continue to make modified versions of the Tongue and the String of pearls.  Though these versions will not have the outer envelope insulated body of the Master’s version of the tongue for example.

We never planned to make more than that, and I think that there were only that 100 violet wand afficianados who would want or even appreciate such an extraordinary collector’s set. Perhaps in a year or two someone new to violet wands will fall in love with them in the ‘golden age’ way that we all once did, and stumble upon the fact that these once existed..and find this article. I apologize to that future person.

In another way its a relief that these have been off our table, as they were so very labor intensive. They weren’t molded; they were hand blown individually. See those tiny glass rings on the prongs of the neon red ‘flux capacitor’? Those aren’t molded or blown into a mold. Those rings were applied one at a time as individual tiny rings of molten glass– in graduating sizes. No…you have no idea. If you have one, just looking at it you know its a Master piece. Raise a glass sometime, for this glass.

So here’s to the woman who is maybe right at this moment opening her package containing the last two. Here’s to the owners- may you enjoy! Here’s to you, dear reader, for taking the time to appreciate their craftsmanship. Here’s to the Grand Master of the International Violet Wand Guild who designed them nearly 20 years ago. And here’s to the Master who made them.

violet wand sparks

Now….on to other things!

 

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