DD s first totems

ohtobedoneAugust 21, 2011

My daughter and her 2 daughters came for a visit from Iowa last week. Got her addicted to looking for glass and making totems. She did a good job! Wanted to share the pictures. Thanks

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jeannespines

Some pretty pieces here! She did do a good job! Bet you had a great time tog! TFS! Jeanne S.

    Bookmark   August 21, 2011 at 10:29PM
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marylee_2010

I agree with Jeanne. Your DD did a wonderful job. The plate flowers and totems are beautiful. I especially like the totem with the dish inside the base and the little blue bird. Thank you for sharing.

Marylee

    Bookmark   August 22, 2011 at 7:09AM
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Marlene Kindred

WOW! They did a great job on the plate flowers and totems! Love all of the color choices! Sounds like you girls had a great time.

    Bookmark   August 22, 2011 at 12:51PM
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oldcrafty(8)

They are all very pretty. I especially like the plate flowers. Did you use a drill press with glass bits to drill the holes? I recently bought some glass bits and haven't used them yet. This weekend at a GS I scored a drill press for $15.00 and it seems to work just fine. I also have a bunch of silver ware that I got for .05 each. Want to try the drill press on them to make windchimes. I Better get busy fast.....I have a family reunion coming up in Oct and want to make some auction items for it. Plate flowers, wind chimes, totems and a squirrell feeder made of scrap fence boards is on my list of things to make!

    Bookmark   August 22, 2011 at 2:35PM
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concretenprimroses(4B NH)

Fabulous! I love the white milk glass with the red.
Kathy

    Bookmark   August 22, 2011 at 2:49PM
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chelcass(Z5 Michigan, U.P.)

Great job. Really love the blue and white one.

    Bookmark   August 22, 2011 at 3:09PM
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mjowest(5)

yikes- did they have to take them home? on a plane, train or automobile? :) or did they leave them for YOU!

what FUN!

    Bookmark   August 22, 2011 at 4:12PM
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laurastheme(8)

They're all beautiful. It would be hard to pick a favorite. How did they attach the leaves to the stem?

    Bookmark   August 22, 2011 at 4:21PM
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ohtobedone

Unfortunatly she took it all home with her. She closes on her house Thursday. Packed it all in her van. I used glass drill bits on the plates. One at a time. I don't have a drill press. Make sure to use water with the drilling. Let the bit work so don't press to hard. Glass takes alot longer than the ceramic plates. Hope that helps.

    Bookmark   August 22, 2011 at 4:24PM
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toomuchglass(5)

Great Job ! I swear we're like a bunch of drug dealers getting other people hooked on junk ! I guess we're just a bunch of *** Junkies *** !!!

** I crack myself up !!! LOL

    Bookmark   August 22, 2011 at 5:40PM
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nanatricia

Those turned out so cute!!!

    Bookmark   August 22, 2011 at 8:22PM
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Purplemoon

Very neat! And what great glass pieces you found to work with too.

hugs, Karen

    Bookmark   August 23, 2011 at 3:39AM
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laurastheme(8)

How were the leaves attached? That's amazing.

    Bookmark   August 24, 2011 at 12:22AM
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ohtobedone

I used a 1/4 in drill bit. Bought some copper tubing and a small propane torch to solder it together. You have to use plumbing flex and soder.

    Bookmark   August 25, 2011 at 10:05AM
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