GOG totem is DoNe!

silvamaeDecember 9, 2009

Figured you might not click on the ''work in progress'' post so I'm making a new one. Finished it yesterday. Be sure and click on the pics to see a larger version.

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

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fiddlekate

Oh... your totem is gorgeous! Love how colorful it is!!!
And it's huge!!! Wonderful accomplishment!!!

    Bookmark   December 10, 2009 at 1:48AM
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katishooked

Amazing and a of of work. You have outdone your self. It is beautiful in th e light of the sun.

Kat

    Bookmark   December 10, 2009 at 6:25AM
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nanatricia

I love love love That and I don't like toms..I do love it!

    Bookmark   December 10, 2009 at 10:20PM
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texasfern

I have often thought of doing one, lots of work.
For now, I'll just look at yours, stunning!

    Bookmark   December 11, 2009 at 11:54AM
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silvamae

I wish I could find enough glass pieces (large vases) that were flat-sided, then I would do another one. Not ready to do another round one right now, though, that was quite a challenge.

    Bookmark   December 11, 2009 at 12:06PM
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flagtruck

I think it is beautiful. I know it was a challenge, but you now have all of us looking for pieces...great job. I wish I had some of that glass, it is scrumptious!

    Bookmark   December 11, 2009 at 1:23PM
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addiesue

Silva...this reminds me of I Dream of Jeannie...lol. Very pretty piece! Did it take a long time to do? Was it very difficult? I've never done a bottle or container before but want to try one someday. The curved edges make it look kinda hard tho. Again, very lovely piece!

    Bookmark   December 11, 2009 at 2:23PM
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silvamae

addiesue, it wasn't really that hard to do. Just have to find the right pieces of glass, and it looks best if it's transparent (cathedral) glass or translucent glass, cause the point of the piece was to have the light shine through. I used GE silicone II for windows and doors for the adhesive which is not as easy to use as Weldbond. But I had some pieces of glass that were curved; they came from things like antique glass bowls, chandeliers, and blue liquor bottles, and I used those pieces in the really curvey areas. Grouting was easy, and gluing the four pieces together was also easy.

    Bookmark   December 11, 2009 at 2:42PM
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cathyscache

It's BEAUTIFUL!!!!! Love the way the light shines through it!!!! Just stunning, great job!!

    Bookmark   December 11, 2009 at 5:47PM
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Calamity_J

WhooHoo! Looks lovely!!! Now I really got to get my pineapple project done!!!

    Bookmark   December 11, 2009 at 8:23PM
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nicethyme

that is REALLY beauitful Silvamae!!! I love it

    Bookmark   December 12, 2009 at 12:45PM
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mermaidmosaics

AWESOME silvamae, I can just imagine how it must look IRL with the light shining it!! Great job,, i bet you'll bet a lot of compliments!!

    Bookmark   December 12, 2009 at 5:03PM
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fldirt

WOW! That is beautiful. Very, Very nice.

    Bookmark   December 13, 2009 at 1:16AM
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mrsdutchy

I love it!! So bright and cheerful, well done!! I'm so glad I've found this forum!

    Bookmark   December 15, 2009 at 1:27AM
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silvamae

Hi, mrsdutchy, I'm glad you found us too! This is a great place to visit; so much inspiration and good advice.

    Bookmark   December 15, 2009 at 1:14PM
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kacram

I LOVE it!

    Bookmark   January 17, 2010 at 7:38PM
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calinromania

me like it!
hehehe
i haven't done anything for the outdoors. is it different than the indoors?
don't know what base, what glue what grout to use. i guess the glass tiles i have are OK.
???

    Bookmark   January 19, 2010 at 2:42AM
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silvamae

Thanks, y'all! Yes, the outdoor stuff must be made differently. If I had not been working with transparent and translucent glass, I would have used thinset as an adhesive. However, since I wanted the light to shine through, I used GE Silicone II clear, for windows and doors, as the adhesive. I grouted with ordinary sanded grout. I sealed with Tile Lab grout sealer for both indoor and outdoor use. The thingie is holding up well (fingers crossed) and we have had a hard winter for this area. We've had several freezes and lots of rain and it still looks okay. I am happy with it and would like to do a larger one. Your glass tiles would be okay to use outside.

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

    Bookmark   January 19, 2010 at 10:31AM
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