Happy New Year to everyone. I saw this little bit of glass trivia and thought it would make a good posting for the new year. It’s about Hook’s Tears, also known as Prince Rupert’s tears. Back in the 17th century glass workers, for amusement, made glass drops that could withstand a blow from a hammer but would completely shatter when its thin tail was snapped off. Go learn more about this at www.conciatore.org…I’m going to find a bucket and some hot glass to give this a try.