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Andrea Ravioli
« on: February 20, 2010 12:11:59 AM »

Hey guys!!!
Okay so I went to the craft store today in search of scrap booking stuff. Well I came home with glass ball ornaments with an idea in mind. I live in Guam, so my seashell collection keeps growing and growing every time we go to the beach. I decided hey, what a cute Idea for my seashells!!! I have a few questions though..
1.) Did I put two much sand/seashells in or do they look okay?
2.) I feel like they're missing something. Like maybe I should find some Guam Trinkets to put inside to show that it's all Guam in there. Or maybe rub-on's or do you think that'd be gaudy looking?
3.) How can I adhere the top piece where you hang it from? Because it's bottom-heavy and It would definitely fall if it were placed on a tree. Hot glue or crazy glue? or some other suggestion please! Let me know!
Thanks for looking and your input..   Grin







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« Reply #1 on: February 20, 2010 05:56:11 AM »

Very cute idea! I think the amount of sand and shells is just right. But you are right about it lacking something. Can you draw/paint well? You could paint a beach scene on the back side of the ornament so that you can see it through the other side of the ball.

As for securing the top pieces...maybe super glue? It should bond well with both the glass and metal.
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« Reply #2 on: February 20, 2010 07:45:15 AM »

Beautiful!  I'd use of as a paper weight.  A beach scene or coastline (fish?) would add perfectly.

I recently used 2-part epoxy to attach the top of marbles to something and would recommend that.  Very smelly but works better than anything else.
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« Reply #3 on: September 14, 2010 11:30:34 PM »

You could etch the back or front with a message or palm trees, even fish.  Or use that bake on glass paint.

They look great!  e6000 would glue those tops on well for you!
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