Finally made some plate flowers

maozamom NE OhioJuly 2, 2013

This is very heavy with six pieces of glass.

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maozamom NE Ohio

It's a deep flower

    Bookmark   July 2, 2013 at 11:41PM
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maozamom NE Ohio

even the back looks good.

    Bookmark   July 2, 2013 at 11:42PM
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maozamom NE Ohio

I love orange. I still need a piece to cover the nut.

    Bookmark   July 2, 2013 at 11:44PM
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cnm1(6 Oh)

Love them!! Could you explain more about how you are attaching the stem? What type of metal tubing is the stem? I can tell that you drilled but can not figure out the connections.
I also drill and use screws. I drill through a flatten spoon and use bolts. The spoon goes into a copper pipe. I also allows me to combine heavy glass

    Bookmark   July 4, 2013 at 8:12AM
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laurastheme(8)

Both of them are gorgeous, but I especially like the 1st one. I keep wondering if I should invest in a diamond bit and start drilling mine.

    Bookmark   July 5, 2013 at 3:07AM
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maozamom NE Ohio

The threaded rod is found in the electrical department at home improvement stores. Just a nut and a washer, then glass. and a washer and a nut to end. Once I know I won't be making changes I'll cover the nut with glass or use a attractive knob instead of the final nut. When I decided I needed six pieces of glass it became necessary to drill the glass instead of depending on silicon to support so much weight.

We've made three more flowers since I posted these and I'm on the look out for more glass.

    Bookmark   July 6, 2013 at 4:18PM
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Marlene Kindred

Very nicely done! They look great in your garden and by the way, your flowers look wonderful! I love the deepness of the first one and the back looks great!

    Bookmark   July 7, 2013 at 10:46AM
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a.girl.named.max(4a)

Your plate flowers are fabulous!

After experimenting with many types of glue I'm a firm believer in drilling when possible. My diamond bits aren't that expensive and they last a long time. I'm careful to keep everything lubricated and not to get the bit overheated. I go slow and easy.

I love the layered look. Now I have to learn how to do the glass stamens that I've seen on some of the plate flowers.

    Bookmark   July 7, 2013 at 7:22PM
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oldcrafty(8)

Those are beautiful!!!! But gotta say the first one is my favorite Your flowers are so pretty. I know drilling them takes a looooong time but surely worth it for those heavy pieces.

    Bookmark   July 8, 2013 at 11:49AM
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barbfrizzell1955

Love your plate flowers!

    Bookmark   July 8, 2013 at 12:56PM
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indigosunshine

Wow! Your plate flowers are so pretty! I want to go out and make some of my own. Tfs
Carol

    Bookmark   July 8, 2013 at 1:31PM
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sunnyca_gw

Beautiful! The lime green 1 looks lovely in among your flowers! The 1st 1 is so graceful!! TFS Jan

    Bookmark   July 8, 2013 at 6:37PM
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beachplant(9b)

Gorgeous!
Thanks for the tip on drilling. I was wondering what to do with the heavier pieces. Off to HD tomorrow for a drill bit.
Tally HO!

    Bookmark   July 9, 2013 at 1:11PM
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nonacook(8bFL)

I have not made many flowers,and used silicone.
But I hang them on a wall with plate hangers,
instead of using stems.
I bought some glass 'stirrers' to use as stamens.

    Bookmark   July 10, 2013 at 11:53AM
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Calamity_J(z7bc)

Very Nice! Your coneflower...heck everything in your garden is lovely!

    Bookmark   July 11, 2013 at 11:46PM
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suebeee

They are all just beautiful !!!

    Bookmark   July 17, 2013 at 7:23AM
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concretenprimroses(4B NH)

Wonderful. Thanks for the instructions. I too am thinking I need to start drilling. I found an interesting possible stamen solution. I made one last year, I'll post when I've made a couple more with that center.
Kathy

    Bookmark   July 28, 2013 at 9:35AM
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flowers12

Wow, these are really beautiful!! How long is the threaded rod you're using? Is it easy to bend or do you have to use a pipe bender? Do you use rubber washers? Is the rod 1/4 inch around? I've made bird feeders with chick feeders and have found drilling the glass is time consuming but wow, you make it look like it's the best way to make these flowers.

    Bookmark   August 1, 2013 at 11:44AM
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