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Mosaic bowling ball fountain

Posted by fldirt (My Page) on
Thu, Apr 15, 10 at 17:38

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

Here is a link that might be useful: Webshots


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*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.


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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.


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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!


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That's very nice. Love it!


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BEAUTIFUL.


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


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


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Christi508,
Yes I do live in Melbourne.


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


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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!


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