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Topic: GLASS Globs.... those silly little things... I need your help.  (Read 2654 times)
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« on: March 31, 2010 09:31:32 PM »

Ah guys I need your help. Now there are prob a topic about this already but I couldn't find it and went through all eight pages..... and the internet. So Here is the thing. I went to New York a few years ago and saw a vender with some of the most amazing glass glob pendants I've ever seen. Although They looked a bit bigger than the normal bag of globs you can find at a thrift store.

The thing was they were still globs just bigger and they were made to be florescent colors ... which obviously caught every tourists attention including mine and my grandma's ...  But they also had like a metal backing or something to finish them.

We've both been searching ever since on how to do it and I'm finally giving in and asking for help...
I've seen hundreds of things saying that they use those transfers to get pictures and stuff behind them. But It looked way simpler than that because I can't melt glass or anything. I've also seen were they just hot glue the backs to finish them but that isn't right either. And I've seen where people have mentioned soldiering and such. If that's the case how exactly would I do that? One in particular used coke cans as the image and had the metal side wraped aouround the glob... How would that be done?

 I would just like to use some of the cheapo little globs and make them pretty colors. But I want them to be finished so it won't rub off. Any Help?
Also what kind of paint should I use?

Sorry I'm a glass newbie lol but I'm so interested. I finally need answers.

This is kind of what I'd like ... just plain colors or maybe a color with some dots or just something simple... I just don't know how to do the backs

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« Reply #1 on: May 03, 2010 05:30:41 PM »

Hi! I just saw this, so sorry for the late response. Glass globs = cabochons.

I made a bunch of cabochons in my glass kiln recently
Did what you saw look like these?

The top picture appears (not sure about this) to be a clear or brown glass cabochon with a design backing it. Not sure how the design is adhered or if it was fused with the glass when making the cabochon.

The ones below appear to be clear unfused glass that has a piece of colorful metal hammered into place and then soldered.

You mentioned that some of the ones you saw were fluorescent. Did you mean metallic? If metallic, then you probably saw dichroic glass cabochons. They're very pretty, but dichroic glass is very pricey. There are a few in my picture, but they're hard to see.

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« Reply #2 on: June 18, 2010 12:31:15 AM »

These are really very beautiful and such globs looks really very pretty as you can make different patterns that looks fabulous and this design can be created in more better ways.


« Reply #3 on: July 30, 2013 09:43:29 AM »

I used to make these all the time.  The picture needs to be thin (either paper or a can) and cut to fit the glass.  You must use silicon glue for this project!
Put a dot of the glue on bottom of the glass and press down on the image.  One shot so make sure you line it up correctly.  The silicon glue will spread out and any bubbles will disappear when dry.  For a necklace, glue a metal eye hook and then a cut piece of felt on the back with E6000.
« Reply #4 on: October 15, 2013 04:59:06 PM »

It looks to me like the top one is a picture on paper that is decoupaged onto the back of a flat glass marble.  Use Mod Podge or thinned white glue to attach, then coat heavily with lacquer type spray, and use E6000 to attach a finding or magnet to the back.

The lower one looks like they cut a circle out of a coke can, then used copper stained glass tape to hold it to the back of the marble--you wrap the tape around the edge.  Then solder is applied over the copper to strengthen it, and a ring is soldered on the top.

I can see that the original asker has never come back to comment, but maybe this will help someone else.

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« Reply #5 on: November 12, 2013 11:49:44 AM »

I've tried several different methods since Smiley Thanks for the tips.

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