Mosaic bowling ball fountain

fldirtApril 15, 2010

OK, here is my first mosaic bowling ball which i have made into a fountain. I took a workshop at my local stained glass shop. The instructor, Dolly, is wonderful! I used blue as the back ground & iridescent red for the large dragonfly & iridescent white for the small ones. I also added a green frog & some stones which are kind of hard to see. These were my special touches! the black thing at the top is where the water will come out. I still have to seal it then can add the pump & water.

Here is a link that might be useful: webshots

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fldirt

Don't think that link works. Will try agin.

Here is a link that might be useful: Webshots

    Bookmark   April 15, 2010 at 5:56PM
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sunshine45

*gorgeous*, fldirt. Really wonderful, careful, job.

I can't really wrap my head around the pump/fountain bit, like how it all comes together and becomes a fountain. I wonder about it only because I have an old bowling ball and some leftover stained glass lying around, and I was just thinkin' . . .if it's not too hard. . .

Would love to see a pic after it's all done. So excited for you.

    Bookmark   April 15, 2010 at 8:58PM
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fldirt

Thanks. You drill a hole all the way through the ball at one of the finger holes. Add PVC pipe, silicone around both the top & bottom. Add a top piece that you have drilled holes in so the water can come out. Add a PVC collar that is tall & wide enough to hold up the ball & house the water pump. Will try & add pictures when I am putting it together. Oh, you also have to add tissue to the other finger holes & silicone over them.

    Bookmark   April 15, 2010 at 11:37PM
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Calamity_J

This is Perfect!!! EXCELLENT JOB!!! Love the colors!! I have a cement ball that is made for such as this and I have yet to get to that project!lol! So this is Very inspiring!!! OH and I LOVE the frog...he is too adorable!!!ha!

    Bookmark   April 16, 2010 at 12:53AM
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realrose

That's very nice. Love it!

    Bookmark   April 16, 2010 at 9:24AM
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texaswild

BEAUTIFUL.

    Bookmark   April 16, 2010 at 10:00AM
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emtnest

You did a fantastic job on your first ball...looks pro!!!And, I love that it's a fountain!!!

    Bookmark   April 16, 2010 at 2:59PM
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christi508

That is so cool that it is a fountain....do you live in Melbourne?

    Bookmark   April 17, 2010 at 11:49AM
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fldirt

Christi508,
Yes I do live in Melbourne.

    Bookmark   April 17, 2010 at 4:09PM
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christi508

Well, hi, neighbor! I recognized the name Dolly...I haven't taken a class from her yet, but I have bought supplies from her.

    Bookmark   April 18, 2010 at 7:19AM
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fldirt

Christi508, Dolly is a great teacher so if you get the chance take a class from her. Between this forum & all the great tips I get here & Dolly, I am having a great time with glass. Still learning!

    Bookmark   April 19, 2010 at 11:31PM
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