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« on: August 29, 2007 08:20:17 AM »

I may be an art major, but I don't know very much about glass crafting  at all. I know everyone has seen the windows and doors where the glass looks to be made of bottle-bottoms that have been fused together. Does anyone know HOW this is done? I think it is FANTASTIC!

Not to mention, I am famous 'round these parts for wanting to stick my hand in every art-form cookie jar there is...

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« Reply #1 on: August 30, 2007 10:20:03 AM »

Without actually seeing an example, I'm guessing they are actually rondels, http://www.blenkoglass.com/blenkocowebsite/blenkorondels.htm

Fusing bottle bottoms together probably wouldn't work because of compatibility issues.

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« Reply #2 on: August 31, 2007 01:49:17 PM »

Welcome babykitty!

I have seen people fuse bottle bottoms together on craft TV shows but babykitty is right you may have issues using different glass. Maybe is you used bottles from the same source?  Undecided

« Reply #3 on: September 08, 2007 08:25:32 AM »

Even using bottles from the same source won't guarantee the compatibility of the glass.  They are probably glued together.

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« Reply #4 on: September 20, 2007 05:23:27 PM »

Looks like it was the rondels, though I believe the picture I had seen showed bottle-bottoms, though they had some sort of heavy-duty black "leading" around them forming a sort of frame.

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« Reply #5 on: December 28, 2007 09:39:24 AM »

Well, back in 'olden times' on the prairies, homemade windows made of bottle bottoms were quite common bcause of the difficulty and expense of getting paned glass.

I sure don't know how they made them though. The ones I have seen in museums looked like they used some kind of putty.
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