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« on: January 08, 2005 03:12:56 PM »

Can anyone help or give me ideas??  I just saw these this Christmas and would love to make some.  Looks like they were glass ornaments and someone said you print a picture on transparency paper and put it inside.  Thanks, Terry
« Reply #1 on: January 08, 2005 03:20:45 PM »

I'm no expert, but wouldn't you need to be a glass blower or something? I'd say the picture would have to have some sort of protective layer over it, too, considering how hot the glass has to be to shape it.
Like I said, I'm no glass blower, but if it was me wanting to do something like this, I'd make some sort of a rectangular mould and pour 3-5mm of melted glassy stuff in, let it get a little bit harder, put the protected picture in and then pour another 3-5mm of glass over the top. But that could be completely wrong...
Is there  glass place near you that you ask?

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« Reply #2 on: January 08, 2005 10:11:43 PM »

I saw something like this on the carol duvall show. they just used clear plastic ornaments, printed the photo on a trasnparancy, cut the picture into a circle (I believe it was the circumfrance of the ornament) and then put it inside the ornament.

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« Reply #3 on: October 07, 2006 04:49:09 PM »

I have one of these and the outside is plastic.

Although, I have seen plain clear glass ball shaped ornaments with open tops at all of the craft stores.  People put stuff in them like glittery shredded stuff from the wrapping paper section, potpourri, I have even seen sand and shells for a beach ornament. Maybe you could figure out how to put a photo in there?
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« Reply #4 on: October 07, 2006 06:15:51 PM »

There are a couple of Carol Duvall Shows that sound like what you're talking about.



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« Reply #5 on: October 07, 2006 06:20:19 PM »

Those are great links! Thanks craft_ee-me!

I stuffed potpourri into a bunch of the glass balls one year and gave them to everyone in my office.  They were nice yet cheap gifts. But my hands were stained reddish brown for a couple days from the cinnamon potpourri I used!

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