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Glass on glass totem - work in progress

Posted by silvamae (My Page) on
Tue, Nov 3, 09 at 13:45

Heres the glass on glass totem Im working on. It will be grouted with charcoal or black grout. Im 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:
Glass totem WIP

Bottom half:
Glass totem WIP

Top half closeup:
Glass totem WIP

Top half:
Glass totem WIP


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RE: Glass on glass totem - work in progress

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


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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).


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

Kat


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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.


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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.


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


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

Donna in Florida


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Here is the largest piece, grouted. There are four pieces to be stacked.
Totem body, grouted, view 1


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


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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.


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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.


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


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Done!

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


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


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Thank you! It is about five feet tall.


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RE: Glass on glass totem - work in progress

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.


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