When last you left me, I was working on a teal and blue glass garden sculpture for my porch. I put it together on a day that was hot and humid and windy. Generally speaking? That’s not good for things that need to stay put so they can bond together.
But the good news is that the project bonded nicely (and way quicker than I thought) so I thought I’d post a link to share the finished product.
Overall, I really like the darker glass colors in these projects. I used the teal because I thought it was a nice color, but there’s just no comparison when you put it up against the cobalt blue. Even with that, this totem will go on my porch because I have those colors on there with curtains and whatnot, so it will blend nicely there. I think in the future I will do more of the “glass within glass” look. I liked the look of the glass insulators, but I’m not sure I will continue using them (for this type of project at least) because they are very heavy and oddly shaped, meaning that they are hard to glue in place. Again, live and learn.
I wanted to show you how nice the glass looks in the garden. I moved the red one I made and it looks pretty cool surrounded by foliage. Yes, I am addicted! The more I make these, the more the more I learn how to handle the glass, so it’s fun and stretches your mind. I enjoy projects like that, don’t you?
Want more projects like this? You can find them in my book, Glass Sculptures: How to Make Beautiful Sculptures for the Garden Using Vases, Bowls, and Other Glass Pieces.
Both of them are absolutely gorgeous! I can hardly wait to get started on mine (although I’m not looking forward to trying to dig out the stuff I stashed in storage. But there’s a few things there that would be just perfect, so I guess I’ll make the sacrifice).
You must live someplace that never gets hailstorms! LOL! Just lovely! Great work!
We don’t very often, but it’s funny that you mention that because last night we have a huge storm rip through and take out one of our trees. But ironically, the glass sculpture stood intact! LOL
Is there a planter in the making? You have such a stash of pretty glassware.
No planter for me, but my friend Angie did start making these as well! I think she is going to make one.
I’m addicted to getting cheap vases and plates now. I look for them everywhere. 🙂
Kathy doughty says
Cherie…I was so excited to see someone else shares my love for make “garden art”! I love the ones you have put together!
Thanks, Kathy! Garden art rocks. I think I like it because I don’t have a green thumb. At least this way I get some color in the garden.