I finally got to make a few beads tonight. It has been about 2 months since I last made beads and I have been going nutts! Chris got my torch and ventilation hooked up this weekend for me. I finished painting it (deep wine on the walls and golden yellow for the ceiling - looks better than it sounds). So tonight, I grabbed a few rods of glass from the old trailer/studio and tried everything out and it worked like a charm! Sadly, my bead-making-skills aren't what they used to be and I will need a lot of practice! So, this week I will start bringing all my glass and tools in and I'll be back in business.