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Sparkling Totem

Posted by oldcrafty 8 (My Page) on
Fri, Aug 13, 10 at 14:27

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.

Sparkling Totem

Sparkling Totem


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


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  • Posted by sorie6 Zone4 Colo (My Page) on
    Fri, Aug 13, 10 at 16:04

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


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Love it!!
Kathi


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


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Beautiful - I LOVE this!!
-Sprout


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Great solution! Jan


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Love it!!! Awesome job.


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


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


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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!!


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  • Posted by emtnest z8/Northern CA (My Page) on
    Sun, Aug 15, 10 at 13:05

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


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The blue glass makes it like a fountain!
Kathy


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  • Posted by cait1 VIC Aust (My Page) on
    Mon, Aug 16, 10 at 11:08

Very beautiful. Love the colors.

How did you stick it in the ground?


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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.


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