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LauraCore
« on: March 05, 2008 10:41:03 AM »

Alright fellow crafters. This is my first challenge entry as well as my first attempt at stenciling and glass etching. Impressive no?

Well, let me get to it. I live in Toledo Ohio. Toledo is known as the Glass city because we are leaders in making glass. We are home to several glass factories including Libbey Glass (which is where I got this vase). I don't particularly enjoy living here because of current economy problems and the lack of interesting night spots. However, as I get nearer and nearer to leaving the city I am realizing that hometowns are important. That old adage "Home is where the heart is" I suppose rings true in some case. I wanted to create something that I could proudly display anywhere I might live in the future and think of home when I do. So here is a vase that I made to pay tribute to The Glass City, Toledo Ohio.

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Action shot, full of Carnations. I was looking for Red ones (ohio's flower) but they didnt have any!



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RoaneFaery
« Reply #1 on: March 05, 2008 10:59:10 AM »

Very nice!  I am from Toledo too so it's nice to see someone paying tribute.  I have escaped Ohio although I do go back to visit.  And Toledo will always be my hometown no matter how far away I am now.
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« Reply #2 on: March 05, 2008 11:06:06 AM »

I'm an Ohioan too, and I LOVE this!!! What a lovely reminder of where you come from.  Grin
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Tachyon
« Reply #3 on: March 05, 2008 11:07:49 AM »

This is great. I'm from the greater toledo area, so it's happy to see someone else who appriciates the area, not many people do.
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sgr8hse
« Reply #4 on: March 05, 2008 11:09:02 AM »

Nicely done! my DH is from Toledo so I will be showing him your handiwork when he comes home this evening.  
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LauraCore
« Reply #5 on: March 05, 2008 11:12:30 AM »

Yay. I guess that wasn't so scary after all. Thanks for the feedback!  Grin
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tisteeni
« Reply #6 on: March 05, 2008 11:18:40 AM »

Yay Laura! You did it! Smiley  Grin Tongue Told you it would be awesome!

It's lovely!
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« Reply #7 on: March 05, 2008 12:18:46 PM »

Awesome idea!

I love the little heart!
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Tiel
« Reply #8 on: March 05, 2008 12:58:31 PM »

This is a neat idea.  I'm from Ohio but you just gave me a great idea for Christmas presents this year.  Glass etching takes patience.  I've done some pieces but I painted on the plates after I etched them.  Love this idea.

I'm originally from Buckeye Lake.  Born in Wilmington.
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michellealicious
« Reply #9 on: March 05, 2008 01:38:11 PM »

I live a few minutes west of Toledo and work in Toledo. Smiley LOVE this! Most people seem to dislike the area, so it's nice to see somebody who appreciates it!
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