What I am finally going to do is take all the glass things I have collected and make a birdfeeder or something out of them for the garden. Today there was a gal selling them, and all I wanted to know was the glue she used. She was ticked off.
I even offered her some of the glass items just for the knowledge of the glue used.
I want this to hold up outside, in a ton of rain.
Any help would be super appreciated and also if you have made one please post as I think they are super neat.
I use E6000 when doing my mosiac work..and I use a 2 part epoxy for other things that are outside.. they make a marine grade that should work well for you with the glass ... you can get it at a big box store about 4.00 a tube
as a former professional artist the fact that she got mad because you asked doesnt sit well with me.. I always share any info when people asked even to the point of writing down a pattern for other basket makers and giving it to them at no cost. apearrenty she hasnt learned that if you share it comes back to you.. usually I ended up with a sale because I had been so willing to share... besides you take 3 artists given the same materials and assignment youre going to get 3 different creations... so dont let her get to you..
Waterproof - Glass Glue
2 pk (1/2 oz.) unflavored gelatin
2 tb Cold water
3 tb Skimmed milk
Few drops of oil of wintergreen
In a small bowl, sprinkle gelatin into cold water. Set aside to soften. Heat milk to boiling and pour into softened gelatin. Stir until dissolved. Add oil of wintergreen as a preservative. Makes about 1/3 cup. Use while still warm; may be applied with a brush. This glue is very effective for gluing glass to glass, metal to metal, wood, mending china and labels on glass jars. To glue marbles together allow glue to cool slightly so it begins to jell. Glue should be stored in a screw capped glass jar. It will jell as it cools. To restore it to use set jar in hot water.
Well I used to do alot of crafts and when someone asked me a question I would gladly answer and help in any possible. This is the first time I have run into this ever. Most crafter's give freely of their knowledge and craft.
I have been collecting this glass forever and seeing it made me realize it was time to do something with it...Want to make myself, my dear DIL and a good friend something with it all. Not sell it as I am so busy I met myself coming and going with my commercial business.
I use clear silicone (make sure it is NOT the one with latex in it). Has worked great, though not totally clear. These were the first two I made, later added the colored blobs of glass, half marbles, whatever you call them, around each place glass pieces were joined, except not right under the plate.
Well as soon as the rain stops I will post a picture of the 3 flower stakes and two totems and I love them all it will be hard to part with some as gifts. I do not want to sell but for 5.00 for all my glass and 3.99 for the big tube of E6000 and the gem dots at 2.00 or 1.00 I think that I did well.
I have used E6000 on several mosaic spheres for the garden. Also used it for a built-in-bench on my patio (glued on to cement) that I mosaiced a couple of years ago. Some of the mosaic balls were done on styrofoam and no problems so far.
After trying practically every glue out there, I have settled on E6000 for my tumbled glass window collages, which is glass glued on to glass. So I am using it for nearly everything.
I just started my first glass totem using E6000, a wonderful product. Should have gotten out the level, but just eyeballed part of it. Now I would like to adjust the last piece to level. Has anyone tried unsticking glass, per the instructions on the label, by using acetone? Or should I suck it up thinking no will notice but me (constantly)??
Good idea katiebear, I had not thought of that. I sure don't want to break any more glass! Already broke enough things piling then up to see what they'd look like only to have them topple over and break on the floor. Anyway I'm very happy with my arrangement now and have 2 more pieces and a plate to add to the top.
i would love to see a picture and could you explain a little more what you meant by gluing glass pieces to make a bird bath--
i did make totems one year--ginger lilly got me started! and i used the clear in a tube caulking stuff and it worked very well--all winter outdoors and still standing
ok--i kind of defend the woman who wouldn't share her methods--i would share-i am always telling someone how i did something, where i bought something, how i cooked something--no secrets with me
but i do think that when we ask we have to allow the answer to be no--i know it is hard not to take it personal and i know i would be embarrased if someone said no---but still----