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imapigeon
Gilroy (Sunset Z14), CA
(Zone 9a)

July 30, 2009
3:28 PM

Post #6884732

Excited to be done with this project, which is replacing the first ball I made (http://davesgarden.com/community/forums/t/971071/) in the garden. The base for this one was a 12" papercrete sphere; I think the porportions fit the strawberry pot base a lot better.

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the1pony
(Pony) Lakewood, WA
(Zone 8a)

July 31, 2009
9:34 AM

Post #6888368

That looks awesome. Nicely done!
Mazda1994
Oklahoma City, OK

July 31, 2009
4:00 PM

Post #6889529

Nice!
imapigeon
Gilroy (Sunset Z14), CA
(Zone 9a)

July 31, 2009
10:02 PM

Post #6891032

Thanks! It's fun to look at in the garden now, and know I cut and mortared everyone of those little buggers...LOL!
biddy52
BROOKFIELD
Australia

March 5, 2011
4:46 PM

Post #8408856

Love the patterns.
imapigeon
Gilroy (Sunset Z14), CA
(Zone 9a)

March 5, 2011
9:22 PM

Post #8409387

Thank you!
biddy52
BROOKFIELD
Australia

May 12, 2012
6:05 PM

Post #9121389

Finished grouting my mosaic mushroom - I made the substrate with a mix of mulched paper and cement. Then I mosaiced the underside first, with tiles made from recycled dinner plates. Grouted that in grey. Then for the top - the red was sourced by broken coffee mugs and the white, tiles from a friend- left over from a bathroom reno. Grouted also in grey. I hope you like it! It has been quite a journey!

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imapigeon
Gilroy (Sunset Z14), CA
(Zone 9a)

May 13, 2012
9:25 PM

Post #9122762

Very nice----love your design! And the underside is almost as pretty as the top!
juttz
Muskegon, MI
(Zone 5a)

May 15, 2012
6:43 PM

Post #9125344

Thanks for posting your pics..I just found this thread and Ive been trying to find somebody to give me some info on types of grout and glue to make the gazing balls..I bought a bowling ball and saw a mirror gazing ball which I loved..any thoughts on grout and glue?...after that it will be trying to cut and craft the pattern...thanks...
imapigeon
Gilroy (Sunset Z14), CA
(Zone 9a)

May 16, 2012
10:08 AM

Post #9126038

I used quick-set mortar and regular cement-based for mine, but I've read other threads where they used glue and grout. There are lots of threads on DG about bowling ball gazing balls. If you do a search you'll probably get a ton of hits!
jcoats123
Payson, AZ
(Zone 7a)

May 18, 2012
8:59 PM

Post #9129122

Beautiful!!
desert_witch
Lucerne Valley, CA
(Zone 8a)

May 23, 2012
12:07 PM

Post #9135288

Love the spiral design!
biddy52
BROOKFIELD
Australia

July 2, 2012
3:50 PM

Post #9190399

desert_witch wrote:Love the spiral design!


Thank you to you all for your lovely comments. Much appreciated.
biddy52
BROOKFIELD
Australia

July 2, 2012
3:52 PM

Post #9190400

I just completed this in June for a friend's 60th birthday. Always stressed until I know it is appreciated and she loved it, so very happy.

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biddy52
BROOKFIELD
Australia

July 2, 2012
3:53 PM

Post #9190402

biddy52 wrote:I just completed this in June for a friend's 60th birthday. Always stressed until I know it is appreciated and she loved it, so very happy. I call it Yin and Yang of the flowers!


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