New glass bowling ball

excessfroufrou(7)June 9, 2011

Here is my new BB that I covered in crash glass, it was hard to get a good pic.

Frou

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toomuchglass(5)

OOOhhh ---- Looks like a big , icy snowball !!! I love it !

    Bookmark   June 9, 2011 at 2:53PM
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Marlene Kindred

It does look like a giant ice ball....LOVE that since it's over 100 degrees here today!

    Bookmark   June 9, 2011 at 3:05PM
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oldcrafty(8)

LOVE it......looks like it might hurt to pick it up! Worth the ouch.....cause it's gorgeous

    Bookmark   June 9, 2011 at 3:54PM
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marylee_2010

Frou, that is one really neat bowling ball!
Marylee

    Bookmark   June 9, 2011 at 5:11PM
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nanatricia

Cool!!!!

    Bookmark   June 9, 2011 at 10:20PM
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alaMel(4a)

I would never know that it was a bowling ball! That is so neat! You guys got me hooked on GJ. So creative!

    Bookmark   June 10, 2011 at 12:30AM
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laurastheme(8)

I love it! I've read about crash glass before, but don't know much about it. Is it sharp? Where do you get it? How did you glue it on? I have 2 bowling balls just waiting for a dress up.

    Bookmark   June 10, 2011 at 12:40AM
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sunnyca_gw

My 1st thought was of ocean water swirling around (like on a very windy day), 2nd was of a snowball. Take your pick! Both are pretty cool! Looks great! Jan

    Bookmark   June 10, 2011 at 1:27AM
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Purplemoon

ICE Ball...how beautiful. I'd love to see it in the sunlight in real life!
I can't imagine the patience it took to do this either. WOW.

hugs, Karen

    Bookmark   June 10, 2011 at 5:49AM
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concretenprimroses(4B NH)

Fantastic! What was your technique?
I like your bottles too.
Kathy

    Bookmark   June 10, 2011 at 6:26AM
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nonacook(8bFL)

As usual, I have the crash glass and the BB--But I am OLD and then to procrastinate! LOL
You can usually get glass at wind shield and car window replacement places. Take a 5 gallon bucket! Or maybe they will just give you a window and let you break it.

    Bookmark   June 10, 2011 at 9:52AM
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excessfroufrou(7)

Thanks guys. I have to confess this was the easiest project ever. I just spread GE II very thickly all over (sections) and then took hand fulls of glass and patted them on. After each section dried I brushed off the excess. It took about 3 gluings, letting each dry in between. I get my tempered glass from the glass/cutting store. They usually have stacks of used glass for really cheap. It's really not very sharp, I didn't wear gloves. But you should be careful, especially picking it up afterward.
Frou

    Bookmark   June 10, 2011 at 10:04AM
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jeannespines

This is beautiful, frou! And the stand you chose to place it if perfect, too! I just walked past a pc of glass I had DH save from an old fridge & was thinking I need to use that for something! Your BB is unique! I think it should be very 'frou, frou' in your gardens! TFS! Jeanne S.

    Bookmark   June 12, 2011 at 9:52PM
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lizzardly

Really beautiful. Very unusual and gorgeous.

    Bookmark   June 16, 2011 at 10:11PM
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GreenSuzq2(7 TN)

Love it! I have a friend with a bunch of BB's and will have to show her this. Maybe she will make me one.
Suzq

    Bookmark   June 16, 2011 at 10:44PM
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