Another Crash Glass Piece

crafty777December 1, 2008

Just wanted to show something else I have been doing with crash glass. It makes really nice candle holders.

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cindiloo

This is crash glass?? Looks like you tumbled it, painted it and wrapped with wire. It sure is pretty!!

    Bookmark   December 1, 2008 at 3:16PM
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texaswild

Doesn't look like the crash glass (tempered glass) that I've seen. Sure is pretty, though, and I LOVE the candle shelter. Please explain your technique - it's lovely w/the wire, especially the colors of the glass. Looks sorta like beads too.

    Bookmark   December 1, 2008 at 3:29PM
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katishooked

Love this. Crash glass???? Surely not.

    Bookmark   December 1, 2008 at 6:27PM
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daisyme

I bet that candle holder looks REALLY beautiful when it's got a candle lit in it. It looks like you wrapped each piece of glass in wire and then glued them on? Hmmmm, always a new idea here! It's great!

    Bookmark   December 1, 2008 at 7:10PM
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shrty411

That is really nice!! I'd like to know how you did it too!!

    Bookmark   December 1, 2008 at 7:30PM
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crafty777

Thanks for the compliments. It is crash glass, put in the kiln to round it and soften the edges. Then painted with glass paint. And wraped with wire. And yes it is really nice when a candle is lit.Puts off all kinds of colors.

    Bookmark   December 2, 2008 at 6:27AM
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becky_ia

WOW! This is really cool! Please tell us what kind of adhesive you used to keep the glass and wire on?

Becky

    Bookmark   December 2, 2008 at 8:09AM
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texaswild

How very clever a technique - wonderful results.

    Bookmark   December 2, 2008 at 8:19AM
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crafty777

Ive always used Silicone II. It works really well with the wire wraped around it.

    Bookmark   December 2, 2008 at 9:34AM
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mermaidmosaics

Crafty, that is a fantastic idea!! I love those colors but still don't understand. Are those pieces really small?? Or did you some how put them together??

And what kind of paint did you use?? Do you have to use a kiln??DEEP Sigh

really really cool and beautiful!

    Bookmark   December 2, 2008 at 11:58AM
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crafty777

They are not real small I would say most are 1". I use Pebeo glass paint. The main reason I used the kiln basically was to find something cheap to practice on in the kiln. Then I liked the affect. But Ive done it with out the kiln. The glass is not really what I call sharp but will still poke if its pointy so I watch for those pieces. The hardest part is to find pieces big enough.

    Bookmark   December 2, 2008 at 3:01PM
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seaglassic

that candle holder is exactly like one that I have and now use as a coffee mug..
it's square and a bit rounded..I like it cuz if the coffee is too hot to hold it, it's too hot to drink.
it's been sitting here on the table for a while, just asking to be mosaiced but I sorta re-designated it to a 'mug'...lol
I really like the wire work you did on that piece......

Becky

    Bookmark   December 3, 2008 at 12:32AM
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nicethyme

wow, thats fabulous! and so creative!

    Bookmark   December 3, 2008 at 10:25AM
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Calamity_J

Ahhh...a kiln...soooo jealous!hee ho! How cool to experiment like this!Looks great! I too, love the wire!

    Bookmark   December 3, 2008 at 11:06AM
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texasfern

Way cool!

    Bookmark   December 4, 2008 at 5:09PM
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texaswild

I keep coming back to look at this piece, and am still in awe of how beautiful those glass shards are. Gotta try that Pebeo paint, especially the orange and pink. I'm thinking to make some faux Van Gogh w/those colors, since those colors are impossible to find in china and stained glass. Oh, BTW, CALAM. The artist in the workshop I'm taking in PV is bringing a small kiln so we can make some tiles for our project. Better re-think taking that workshop. My sister is going w/me.

    Bookmark   December 5, 2008 at 8:31AM
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