This part of my blog is all about the things I collect or the things I make myself. I love so many things, I paint and draw and want to learn oils and pastels. I knit and crochet but want to learn tatting. I embroider and can turn my hand to most things given a chance. So much still to learn and do. I live in hope of some day reading all my books, learning all I want to learn and now I am learning to blog. You will often find my original poems, poor as they are I offer them here. I also appreciate other people art and will feature things I find that I have enjoyed. That includes pictures of fairies and fantasy or maybe just anything beautiful.
I try to use my own photo's as much as possible, sometimes I borrow from the web. If I inadvertently use your picture without giving credit, please do let me know and I will either credit or remove it, I hope you will do the same with mine.
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Wednesday, May 7, 2014

How its done................

A few people asked me how I made the garden ornaments. I will try to show you in pictures. You need a good clear waterproof glue. I found the E6000 worked for glass on glass. I have used it also on wood. We will see how this works. I can't really give any of these as gifts until I know how they hold up. If they do then maybe next year I can make some to give away.
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You can see the fittings that I got at a hardware store. They worked on the wood and the plates. You do not have to use copper. YOu can use wooden spindles, anything that will fit in the hole. These copper ones screwed into the silver fitting and then the pipe popped into that. Hey, I am not a plumber, I don't know what these things are called. Hence the pictures.
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This is the glue that I had tested last year with glass on glass.
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Here you see the fittings glued to a plate
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The finished plate
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The bird house thing in its place outside
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This was a set I got at GoodWill, one plate, one bread plate and a pot with lid. All glued on each other and then the fitting put on like with the other ones. At this point they are just stuck outside. I have not found where I want them yet.
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This one needed no fittings, just glue. Its being tested in the rain..........the fairy is swimming at this time.
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Well if you have any questions just ask.........
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  1. Fantastic Janice!! I can't wait to see how they hold up! Thanks for sharing everything ;o) Hugs ;o)

  2. First of all, you are so talented as an artist and your art is beautiful!!

    O MY!! I LOVE these pieces for the garden!! So whimsical!!

    Thanks so much for stopping by!! I am now following you!!


  3. Looks like you've been having fun! What a darling little birdy house! Thank you for sharing it with us at our Wednesday linky party.


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