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prettypitbull
« on: May 23, 2006 09:01:28 PM »

O.k. here goes. I found these cool glass stones and I had to buy them. I didn't know what I'd make with them but, after some thought this is what I came up with! I hope you like it cause I sure do!!! (uploading and posting the pictures of it was harder than making it!)

This is what I started with. I'd recommend stronger wire. This was cheap and flimsy!


And this is what I ended up with.


I think this will stay inside suctioned to a window as the stones break easily in a strong breeze. They do sound pretty in a small breeze though!!!
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prettypitbull
« Reply #1 on: June 04, 2006 09:21:05 PM »

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jen_a_s
« Reply #2 on: June 06, 2006 08:27:13 AM »

I'm out here and I think it's gorgeous!
I love the blue.   Smiley

What guage was the wire you started with originally?  (I always get it too flimsy.)
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prettypitbull
« Reply #3 on: June 06, 2006 09:07:25 PM »

Thank You!!! The wire is 24 guage but it's from the dollar store!!!  I'm glad you like it!!!
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grau_seele
« Reply #4 on: June 19, 2006 09:19:51 PM »

Those are such weird glass peices  Cheesy  They remind me of chromosomes, I would have wired two together and made a crazy necklace :B
I bet they look beautiful in the sun!
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katatsumuli
« Reply #5 on: June 24, 2006 12:48:35 AM »

That really does look awesome. (And my favorite color of glass, cobalt blue <3.) I love the wavy wire at the top, too. What gauge is that? The twist-links of 24 gauge is an AA+ idea. I thought they were tiny chain links until I looked at gravity not pulling them straight. How did you get the stones to not slip out of the wiring O_O? Where did you get a suction cup strong enough to hold big pieces of glass?
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prettypitbull
« Reply #6 on: June 24, 2006 02:34:05 AM »

Thank you! Ha! the chromosome thing is funny! And they do look pretty in the sun! Well I really don't know what gauge the top wire is. It was originally a plant dewflicky thing with a wire dragonfly on it. It just suited so well i kind of "donated" it to my crafting! I had to use 2 pairs of pliers to bend the sucker! It is pretty thick! The glass stones were a pain to wrap as this was my first time crafting this sort of thing. Some of them don't stay on! Thats why its a better suncatcher than windchime! As for the suction cup it was found in a drawer and I have no clue where it came from! The stones really aren't that big! That is just a really small pair of side cutters! I found some more stones at the $ store. Green ones and mauve ones! When I do something with them I'll put it on this post so you can see! Maybe the next one will be better!
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nyourdrms
« Reply #7 on: June 30, 2006 07:53:55 PM »

This is groovy. Did you melt them?? I mean obviously, but how? What temp, etc....? Did you shape as they melted? Any tips for a beginner?? I love the blue.

Very cool

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prettypitbull
« Reply #8 on: July 14, 2006 03:29:48 PM »

Well, they actually came as they were from the dollar store! I have no idea how they shaped them but I wish I did. All I can take credit for is twisting the wire on there and stringing them together!!! I thought the blue was really pretty too! Thanx for looking!
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nyourdrms
« Reply #9 on: July 15, 2006 11:54:50 AM »

I love the way you twisted the wires. They're fabulous, thanks for answering my question.

 :)T
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