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Title: Bowling Ball into Gazing Ball
Post by: Tiki_Friki on July 13, 2006 06:28:11 AM
I saw this project posted by evildeadgirl - who showed a pic of her mother's crafty goodness with bowling balls. I was so inspired, I had to do it myself!



I hit the right day at Saver's thrift store, and got the bowling ball for $2.50 and the stand for $1.  I used some pearlized paint I had laying around to pre-paint the ball, then used E6000 glue to stick hundreds of blue (and some clear) marbles to the ball.  That was the tough part - because they wanted to slide away before the glue was dry. I had to work in patches.

What I'd do differently next time: I didn't realize that evildeadgirl's mom had put the marbles really tight next to each other. I spaced mine out - which looks okay, but isn't as cool as having them really tight.

I remember seeing piles of Mardi Gras beads at Saver's too... so I'm thinking the next gazing ball I do might be covered in those beads.


Title: Re: Bowling Ball into Gazing Ball
Post by: femmeraven on July 13, 2006 12:24:22 PM
It is such a vibrant blue!  I love it, even if your beads aren't side by side.  :D


Title: Re: Bowling Ball into Gazing Ball
Post by: Beachgardengal on November 25, 2006 10:43:30 AM
This is really pretty and would be nice set out at Christmas time too!


Title: Re: Bowling Ball into Gazing Ball
Post by: Demisedone on November 26, 2006 09:53:13 PM
That looks great what about glitter next time??