Glass on glass totem - work in progress

silvamaeNovember 3, 2009

HereÂs the glass on glass totem IÂm working on. It will be grouted with charcoal or black grout. IÂm using stained glass from that small stained glass factory in Vancouver, WA that closed. For glue, I am using GE Silicone II clear for windows/doors. Four pieces will be stacked together and glued and it will be displayed outdoors.

Bottom half closeup:

Bottom half:

Top half closeup:

Top half:

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texasfern

That is awesome! Tis the season for lots of colorful glass!

    Bookmark   November 3, 2009 at 4:20PM
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silvamae

It is colorful, isn't it? But as I found when I did the little obelisk for my friend, the dark grout will tone it down quite a lot and then, when the light shines through it, it will look mysterious (hopefully).

    Bookmark   November 3, 2009 at 5:08PM
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katishooked

This is going to be gorgeous. I'll be waiting to see them all stacked together.

Kat

    Bookmark   November 4, 2009 at 6:33AM
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texaswild

OOOOOOOOO la la! How beautiful already. OHHHH YES - dark grout. In case you didn't get my email re your gift to me, I have a box ready to take to the post office today - a thank you gift for your thoughtfulness.

    Bookmark   November 4, 2009 at 7:58AM
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silvamae

Thanks y'all! It's going fast so hopefully I will be posting pictures in the next week or so. I can't wait to get it all put together. Slow, I did get your email and you shouldn't have but I'm glad you did and I look forward to getting the box.

    Bookmark   November 4, 2009 at 9:20AM
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cathyscache

So beautiful SILVA: Just lovely lovely. So colorful and eye catching.....can't wait to see it all done...

    Bookmark   November 4, 2009 at 11:25AM
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mzclassic

Oh Silva, that is really pretty. Can't wait to see it finished.

Donna in Florida

    Bookmark   November 4, 2009 at 2:33PM
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silvamae

Here is the largest piece, grouted. There are four pieces to be stacked.

    Bookmark   November 20, 2009 at 9:56PM
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texaswild

Absolutely gorgeous, SILVA. Your colors are delicious,and I love the black grout.

    Bookmark   November 22, 2009 at 2:04PM
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silvamae

Thank you! I love all the glass I used. Most of it is that fabulous one-of-a-kind glass from Vancouver, WA from the glass factory that closed. Mixed in with that are pieces from this lovely lady (hospice nurse who helped with Mother) who is a dear friend. When she moved here, the movers broke some antique pieces and a chandelier and she gave the pieces to me. They are all curved, so they fit well on these curved pieces. Wherever you see the texture that looks like old-timey glass, it is from her chandelier. I grouted the other sections yesterday and grout-sealed tonight. Hopefully I can install the entire thing on Tuesday and post a photo. I am happy with the colors and the black grout is perfect.

    Bookmark   November 23, 2009 at 12:27AM
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flagtruck

OMG! This piece is beautiful. I have been off here while I healed from cataract surgery and I have missed a lot. I love this, did you do it all with silicone? It is perfect. You go gal, wonderful job. I can't wait to see it all put together.

    Bookmark   December 4, 2009 at 11:39AM
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Calamity_J

How Wonderful!!!! You have taken totems to a whole new level!!! I Gotta copy this baby!lol!

    Bookmark   December 7, 2009 at 11:34AM
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silvamae

Done!

Here is a link that might be useful: Silva's blog

    Bookmark   December 8, 2009 at 6:36PM
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ans_garden

This is so great & inventive - I keep looking at it. I love the overall shape too. How tall is it?

    Bookmark   December 9, 2009 at 10:23AM
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silvamae

Thank you! It is about five feet tall.

    Bookmark   December 9, 2009 at 11:37AM
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texaswild

Absolutely gorgeous!!!!!!! I love your TX Ranch home too. I so loved traveling through the Hill Country when my DH and I lived in Round Rock. Wonderful part of TX.

    Bookmark   December 9, 2009 at 1:16PM
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