I’ve been chomping at the bit to make some new glass sculptures, and now that we’re in our new place I can finally do it. It appears that I need more glass! I’ve been avoiding buying it at rummages because I didn’t want to have to move it, so all we took with us was mostly the blue stuff. That’s the best stuff, though, isn’t it?
I made one sculpture at the end of last summer that went in our kitchen and also became the cover for my glass sculpture book. Over the weekend I looked t see what I could make and noticed I had some blue plates I’d found, blue candlesticks I’d picked up at a thrift store, and some glasses.
I decided on making a solar light set. First up, the base, which was a thick drinking glass. It’s small but the sculpture will be minimal layers so it won’t tip.
Then, these blue plates I found. Aren’t they pretty?
I love the design of these. It pays to put funky pieces on sculptures when you’re making them because it can totally change the look of your piece.
I also had these cute glasses with a rim through them that would work well for the middles. I added the glue, and waited.
Even the bottom of these glasses are cute.
I like the lettering.
Next up: another layer of blue plates.
You don’t see these very often. Even so, they were only a buck at a thrift store. So I flipped them over and glued the bottom.
Then I took my solar lights, and removed the bottoms.
And glued them into the candlesticks.
I like how they turned out, how just a few pieces of leftover glass can make something that reflects the light so beautifully. I have them in the yard and like how they bring color and shine. And at night they glow! I’m such a fan of solar lights, and this is a fun way to do them.
Do you like making sculptures like this? Check out my book, Glass Sculptures: How to Make Beautiful Sculptures for the Garden Using Vases, Bowls, and Other Glass Pieces.