glass rods

skejNovember 14, 2011

a friend of mine gave me 40 glass rods, they are about 4 ft long and 1 inch in diameter. does anyone have any good ideas of what i can do with them?

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toomuchglass(5)

I'm envious ! That's not something you find everyday !!
I work with glass alot ~ I've seen rods used to melt & make sculptures out of , but they're usually smaller in diameter. What did your friend say they were used for ? I think they'd be good for fusing or slumping. Ask at the stained glass & mosaic forum - you might get some awesome ideas :)

    Bookmark   November 14, 2011 at 7:14PM
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pixie_lou

I used them as curtain rods in my last house.

They could make nice stems for plate flowers.

    Bookmark   November 14, 2011 at 7:27PM
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skej

THANKS FOR THE IDEAS. SHE FOUND THEM IN HER GARAGE WHEN SHE MOVED IN, HAVE NO IDEA WHAT THEY WERE USED FOR.

    Bookmark   November 20, 2011 at 4:14AM
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concretenprimroses(4B NH)

Towel rods? I'm jealous, we broke one of our vintage glass towel rods, and new ones are VERY expensive.

Break one with a wheeled nipper into 1 to3 inche pieces then unsharpen the ends with a whetstone (I love my whetstone!) and use them sticking out of a mosaic, maybe a mosaicked bowling ball?

Kathy

    Bookmark   November 20, 2011 at 8:53AM
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