Thursday, 27 September 2012

Garden Totems, recycled glass

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Some totems I have made lately.















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18 comments:

  1. I love this..I have glass stuff allover my gardens but I love how you stacked it...kind of like a beautiful glass menagerie..Sue A

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  2. hee hee Freida would be envious! K10

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  3. Thanks Sue, glad you like them. Kristen, yes, I think Frieda would be envious, they would have looked great in her yard!

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  4. So gorgeous, Faye! *Andrea

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  5. Very nice. You have the wrong job.

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  6. Very nice. You have the wrong job.

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  7. I would like to know how you keep these standing in the garden?
    What about animals who walk thru? Is there a special rod or something you put in place to keep it upright? THX

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    1. You can pound a rod/dowel into the ground and set your totem on top of it, or you can use a plate as your base and then it will stand up on it's own.

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  8. I've been trying to do this..not as easy as it looks! What kind of glue do you use?

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  9. Yesterday I attended a flea market to sell some glass totems. At one point a gentleman came over to say he had made these in the past and that two of them had exploded on him. Have you ever had this problem with your totems? Do you know how to avoid having this happen?

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    1. I am assuming the inside of a glass item should be very dry as moisture builds up and could be the cause of glass exploding.

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  10. These are the only ones I have made, but I have never heard of them exploding.

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  11. I built a beautiful totem. I got carried away and it’s about 5’ tall. Now I’m not sure how to secure it to the ground. The base is only about 18” wide. It’s a microwave turntable. Ideas? My only thoughts are to use 3 long pieces of rebar shaped like the letter L.

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    1. I am facing similar dilema so I thought of using “Foam Stuff” to fill in the bottom upside down vase and have three metal rods stick out I could then sink those in the ground or even dig a hole and use some cement and place rods into the cement for stability since mine are to be bird/butterfly feeders. Squirrels will def be climbing them

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  12. Sara and Karen: I used silicone to attach mine to heavy concrete pavers. Two years with no issues

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  13. Very nice artworks. You can sell them on Athena Garden. They are awesome:
    athenagarden.org

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  14. Do you secure it by by drilling a hole in each item then secure it with a rebar ?or do you just use silicone to secure all the items together?

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