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May 28, 2012 5:25 PM CST
|I got the glass rocks at Dollar Tree for 1 dollar a bag. The curved glass ornament was more expensive. I would like to buy more of those to go around my plants in various shapes, sizes and shades of blue and green. Does anyone know of an economical source of curvy glass pieces? I really like the way these look together. I was inspired by this Glass Garden someone posted on Facebook.|
Parker, CO (Zone 5a)
May 28, 2012 6:22 PM CST
|That looks nice with glass beads!! I have pebbled rock on some of my planters to keep the soil from flying away with our crazy winds. May have to try this. Thanks for sharing!!!|
May 29, 2012 1:08 AM CST
|I've never seen a glass piece like your curvy one, but I sure like it!|
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DC area (Zone 6b)
May 29, 2012 6:38 AM CST
|It's a very unusual glass work and probably rare. I don't know of an economical source for curvy glass pieces. You can try contacting an art school with glass blowing class to see if it has old inventory to give away.|
May 29, 2012 7:41 AM CST
|Ok. Thanks. That's one more thing I wish I could learn to do.|
May 29, 2012 11:19 AM CST
|Another WOW moment from Clint. I love the way the semps seem to be floating on a beautiful blue pond/lake. The tall curly glass piece works so well to draw the eye to the container.|
May 29, 2012 11:28 AM CST
|Thanks, Lynn! I have this on the patio. It makes me cool off when I see it. LOL.|
May 29, 2012 12:09 PM CST
|I can see why.|
Mar 29, 2016 10:47 AM CST
|The glass swirl is probably Murano glass and yes is expensive. I have one that I purchased at an auction. Overstock carries them for about $65. Might want to consider having this inside.|
Mar 29, 2016 4:47 PM CST
|Welcome Leisa, so glad you found your way to All Things Plants. We would love to see how you decorate your sempervivum beds or containers.|
Mar 30, 2016 11:39 AM CST
|I would try Ebay.com. Search for "glass art" and you will see hundreds of items in all price ranges. Alot of interesting items hand-made by hobbyists.|
Mar 30, 2016 5:48 PM CST
|Great idea Tim.|
Mar 31, 2016 1:52 AM CST
|We have a baby dragon made from glass at home. A glass blower made it for us, because we wantes something cool. Will look if i can make a photo of it if i can find it(it is probably in a box somewhere).|
Apr 10, 2016 6:50 AM CST
tcstoehr said:I would try Ebay.com. Search for "glass art" and you will see hundreds of items in all price ranges. Alot of interesting items hand-made by hobbyists.
LOL! One thing most glass artists hate is being called a hobbyist!
I know this because I have been a glass artist since 1986.
If your winters are extreme, think twice about putting random glass items into your garden.
I have never left my glass art out for winter. It just isn't worth the risk, IMHO.
ebay glass items are usually offerings from "newbie" glass crafters. Most likely not annealed properly.
Yes, I'm an art glass snob. Sorry. It took a lot of years and a very expensive education to get where I am today.
Sunset zone 36
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Apr 10, 2016 10:59 PM CST
|Thumbs up Terri!! |
Apr 14, 2016 11:12 AM CST
|What a great look. I just found this. and had to check in.|
I also planted chicks in seaglass. It's a nice color with any semp.
Apr 14, 2016 6:31 PM CST
|Very nice Jo Ann. I love the soft look of the beach glass.|