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« Reply #10 on: May 16, 2008 01:04:18 PM »

Such an amazing idea! I love it!!!
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« Reply #11 on: May 17, 2008 10:58:08 AM »

hella cute...im not going to lie  Wink
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« Reply #12 on: May 17, 2008 12:22:50 PM »

Thanks again for the tip on drilling the holes. I dont know if im abitious enough yet, but i've been wondering for a while how to go about it. I remember at one craft fair there were these girls that took some old bottles, painted them, drilled someholes and used them as incense burners. I've always wanted to try that too. So when I do get ambitious I'll have lots of projects to try! Thanks!
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« Reply #13 on: May 17, 2008 06:16:39 PM »

I seriously love this!  Smiley
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« Reply #14 on: May 20, 2008 04:04:17 PM »

I did some of the wine-bottle-into incense burner, I used that glass etching cream and a stencil to "etch" a cool dragonfly design into the bottle . . . I think that looks best on blue or green bottles . . . in retrospect, I should have drilled the smoke-hole first (same way as for a wine bottle lamp, see above), but as I recall, it turned out okay.  Hm, wish I'd made one for myself Wink
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« Reply #15 on: May 21, 2008 07:48:49 PM »

it was a good idea to use the cord as a 'vine' for the grapes Cheesy this reminds me of those gumball-machine lamps that people used to make.
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« Reply #16 on: June 08, 2008 06:20:37 PM »

Great idea.  For anyone who's wondering how to drill through glass . . . I made a wine bottle table lamp ages ago (sorry, no pics, was xmas gift).  Fortunately for me, my dad had a drill-press, and I got a glass-drilling bit for it (kinda spade shaped, don't remember if it was a diamond drill bit or not)  The most important things to remember while drilling are, one, go slowly, as the bit and the glass will get hot . . . two, stop frequently, so that the glass isn't put under too much stress at one time (might make it crack) and three, try to have an extra bottle or two to experiment on, so you get a feel for it.  Hope this helps!

Yeah, we use a diamond drill bit for mine. Oh definitely...slow is the way to go.
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« Reply #17 on: July 08, 2008 10:56:15 AM »

Yeah...a good alternative to buying a dremel or a drill press (if you don't have one and don't have the money) is just using a normal power drill with a glass drill bit (mine isn't diamond, but the diamond ones probably work better for not too much more money).

They look a little like an arrow instead of the normal drill bits, and you have to go really slow so you don't crack the glass.  I enlisted the help of friend to pour water over the drill bit as I drilled so it didn't overheat, and I didn't have to stop as often.

I wonder if it would work to put in some semi-opaque paper in there like tissue paper or onion paper so the light was more diffused and not as bright.
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