Sparkling Totem

oldcrafty(8)August 13, 2010

Made this totem and did not plan on making it into a sparkler until the top piece ended up being a vase with an opening that I didn't want to catch water......and wa-la figured I could make it into a sparkler as well.

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chickiebabeblue

Very, very cool. What type of wire did you use as I have some sparklers in the shopping and collecting phase?

    Bookmark   August 13, 2010 at 2:51PM
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sorie6(6b ok.)

Very pretty!! Love the blue. You did a great job.TFS.

    Bookmark   August 13, 2010 at 4:04PM
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kathi_mdgd

Love it!!
Kathi

    Bookmark   August 13, 2010 at 5:13PM
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luna_llena_feliz

Very pretty and unique! And great idea turning the top into a sparkler with the narrow vase. Great job!

    Bookmark   August 13, 2010 at 11:29PM
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sprout_wi(z4 WI)

Beautiful - I LOVE this!!
-Sprout

    Bookmark   August 14, 2010 at 12:05AM
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sunnyca_gw

Great solution! Jan

    Bookmark   August 14, 2010 at 1:22AM
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mary2010(9 FL)

Love it!!! Awesome job.

    Bookmark   August 14, 2010 at 9:17AM
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grandma_cindy(5)

I was wondering if the 2 could be combined. Thanks for being the pioneer in trying it. It's GORGEOUS!

    Bookmark   August 14, 2010 at 10:14AM
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rock_oak_deer(8b TX)

That's really pretty, love the colors. The totem garden sparkler is a great combo.

    Bookmark   August 14, 2010 at 11:20AM
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oldcrafty(8)

Chicki......I got a roll of multi-purpose wire at the hardware store, I think it was 16 gauge, silly me threw the packageing away! I have a red and clear glass one in the making now, it will also be topped with a narrow vase that will hold my sparklers. On the blue one I filled the opening with GE II It worked OK but the glue didn't set up and hold them in place real good. I think it needs something that secures them tighter. Think I might try a gollop of cement. I actually filled the vase at the bottom with cement and inserted rebar in it to stick out about 8 inches so I would have something to push in the ground to secure it from blowing over. That part has worked great! It is a little heavy but I don't have to worry when the wind blows!!

    Bookmark   August 15, 2010 at 12:08PM
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emtnest(z8/Northern CA)

I'm not a big fan of totems, but yours is beautiful!

    Bookmark   August 15, 2010 at 1:05PM
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concretenprimroses(4B NH)

The blue glass makes it like a fountain!
Kathy

    Bookmark   August 16, 2010 at 9:26AM
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cait1

Very beautiful. Love the colors.

How did you stick it in the ground?

    Bookmark   August 16, 2010 at 11:08AM
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oldcrafty(8)

cait1: The bottom vase's opening is pointed downwards to the ground. I flipped the whole thing upside down and filled it with cement, then I stuck 2 pieces of rebar in the wet cement and left about 8 inches of rebar sticking out....after curing the cement for several days I flipped it back right side up.....and it is the 8 inches of rebar that is stuck in the ground to secure it in place and keep it from toppling over.

    Bookmark   August 16, 2010 at 3:33PM
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