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olga
« on: September 18, 2008 04:08:15 PM »

After seeing the yard totems http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=120848.0 here on craftster, I wanted to make something similar. I bought lots of crystal plates and vases from the thrift shop and made candle holders.

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Brynns Mom
« Reply #1 on: September 18, 2008 04:26:30 PM »

these are very cool!  I'm going to have to try these.
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lnm130
« Reply #2 on: September 18, 2008 05:49:04 PM »

holy moly I love the look of these! What did you use to hold them together? I know the original post said that they used indoor/outdoor caulking. These are great and I am getting my own place sometime soon!
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olga
« Reply #3 on: September 18, 2008 06:34:51 PM »

Thanks guys,

To answer your question Inm130 - I used this glue http://www.amazinggoop.com/amazinggoop/index.html but I think I used the Marine veriety. They sell it at Home Depot. It's held well so far and it's been about half a year since I made these.
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« Reply #4 on: September 18, 2008 07:04:48 PM »

That link doesn't work for me....
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onebutrfli
« Reply #5 on: September 18, 2008 07:40:26 PM »

I don't claim to be an expert but I have dabbled in antique glass and some of those look like they may be some if not vintage at least. Not worth millions or anything but may be special to a collector if they are in fact NOT repos which they could easily be.(biting my tongue)
Man I'm the grim reaper! Sorry I couldn't help myself as we have a house full of it!
Your crystal towers of light and beauty are wonderful and creative and I meant no offense.
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olga
« Reply #6 on: September 18, 2008 08:36:56 PM »

Blushingbluegrass - you're right, the link wasn't working, I changed it.

onebutrfli - No offense taken. I absolutely know nothing of vintage glass, so it's definitely possible that some of this is vintage, but I have no way to know that. I'm not a glass collector, so just have to go by what I see and I just didn't feel like any of these vases and cups were anything to write home about, so didn't feel too bad using them in such a way. But to ease your heart a little, most of them had stickers on the bottoms, Made In China.

You know, this topic has come up many times on many different blogs, should we as crafty people use old/vintage/antique things for our current needs? In many cases I can agree that it would almost be a sin, but in other smaller cases I feel like we're giving a life to things that would otherwise have gone to the trash heap. I didn't take these glasses from my grandma's age-old collection of treasures, I just bought them from the thrift store where they were rotting away. I don't have the time to meticulously study antiques (although I would like to), but I guess I don't want to be afraid of using something just because I don't know 100% of it's history. In my mind, these objects, if not found by an avid collector (which is probably rare), would end up useless, sitting on some shelf until it's finaly thrown on the trash heap.



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onebutrfli
« Reply #7 on: September 18, 2008 08:58:03 PM »

You're completely right.
I guess I have become one of thise collectors, my apologies. And like I said before I think that your Crytal candlesticks are beautiful!
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olga
« Reply #8 on: September 18, 2008 10:40:27 PM »

Thank you for your kind comments onebutrfli
And I'm so glad there are people out there like yourself, who are knowledgeable enough to rescue what you can from anonymity, and save it for posterity.
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DanielSmith
« Reply #9 on: September 19, 2008 08:31:46 PM »

Wow!.... those are beautiful! What a crafty idea Wink(wink)
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