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Garden sculpture info

Posted by phantom_gardner (My Page) on
Mon, Jun 29, 09 at 4:15

I am new to this site and have fallen in love with it. I have started collecting glass to make a totem and am now looking for a bowling ball, lol. My question is this... I want to make a garden sculpture out of wire mesh and concrete and then make a mosaic out of it. I know how to weld and can get the wire to the general shape of what I am creating I just need to know how to get the concrete on the wire without all of the cement(or whatever) coming off and what is the best type of wire to use? I would only assume chicken wire would be too large a hole. What is the best cement type substance to make the basic form? I have heard thin set and I have also heard just plain cement. I have never made anything like this before so all info will be helpful. Thank you

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RE: Garden sculpture info

Phantom gardner, I would check out the stain glass and mosaic forum.. they do a lot of that kind of work there.. they make mushroom or toadstoods out of wire and cement and some they mosaic , check it out some of them do some really cool stuff..
I make the glass totems and bowling ball gazing balls, but the mosaic, I have a little trouble with.. so check out that forum..

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