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Glass Crafts:How To Upcycle Bottles Using Stained Glass Mosaic Cobbles

Updated on April 11, 2016

A Glass on Glass Mosaic Tutorial For Turning Plain Glass Bottles Into Treasured Collectibles

Decorating glass jars and bottles is a fun, easy craft made even more enjoyable when using Stained Glass Cobbles and glass beads for embellishment. Even the simplest glass mosaic project is prized for its translucent breathtaking visual appeal. I have been crafting with stained glass for over 20 years and I still feel spellbound with the beauty and awe it inspires. The projects I want to share with you have been carefully selected not only for their eye-popping beauty but for the ease and simplicity of crafting them.

One of the greatest pleasures of crafting with Stained Glass Cobbles is that they have softly rounded edges for easy handling and they are manufactured from re-cycled glass cullet right here in the USA. If you have a stash of glass bottles, vases and jars think about up-cycling them into these appealing treasures. If not, have fun finding a trove of shapes and all sizes of glass containers available for cool crafting.

Craft Materials for Decorating Glass Bottles with Stained Glass Cobbles
Craft Materials for Decorating Glass Bottles with Stained Glass Cobbles

Basic Glass Crafting Techniques Part I

Getting Started Decorating Glass Jars, Bottles and Vases

You need just a few items to get started;

1. Stained Glass Cobbles

2. A glass container

3. Glass beads(optional)

4. Glass adhesive and a wood skewer or toothpick.

Set up a work area where there is good ventilation. The adhesive is very strong scented so I prefer to have a fan circulating the air while I craft. "Cobble" on a covered work surface, newspaper works fine.

I use an old rag to cradle my glass container keeping it stable while I am gluing.

I also like to put my adhesive standing upright in an old jar or glass so that as I craft the glue is readily available.

Spread your glass cobbles out either on the table top or on a white paper plate so that you can easily view the different sizes and shapes of the pieces.

If you are using a flat faced glass container you can lay out your glass directly onto the surface then glue each piece. However, most vessels are curved, so you should have an idea of your design before you start gluing.

Scroll down to view all the different finished pieces that I have collected to inspire your creative thoughts.

In Part II of the "Basic Glass Crafting Techniques" I will go over how to set up your design. See you soon!

Stained Glass Ocean Breeze Vase - Wonderful as a Diffuser Bottle

Bead Craft using Stained Glass Cobbles on a recycled glass bottle
Bead Craft using Stained Glass Cobbles on a recycled glass bottle

This glass vase measures 7" in height. It took 3 ounces of Crystal Clear Mini-Cobblets and approximately 1 ounce of mixed blue beads to complete. Please note that the bottle height and shape size will determine the amount of Stained Glass Cobbles needed to complete the project, as well as the spacing between the glass pieces.

How to Decorate Glass Jars using Stained Glass Cobbles and Glass Beads
How to Decorate Glass Jars using Stained Glass Cobbles and Glass Beads

Basic Glass Crafting Techniques Part II

Marking Your Design Then "Cobbling"

Most of the finished glass jars shown were "cobbled" free handed. The above "Ocean Breeze Vase" was cobbled in three sections with a band of blue glass beads between each glass mosaic. To get equal sized sections I first measured the section of the vase where I was going to cobble then divided it by 3. I then took 3--1/8" wide rubber bands and placed them on the vase where I wanted to place the glass beads. I then proceeded to glue on my Mini-Cobblets, let them dry, took off the bands and glued on the beads to finish the vase. A very simple craft with a beautiful finished piece.

There are three size selections of Stained Glass Cobbles;

1. MiniCobblets

2. Cobbles

3. Cobbs, the big guys

In the Ocean Vase the little clear Mini-Cobblets were used. To apply to the vase I smeared a small amount of adhesive directly onto the vase then sprinkled the Mini-Cobblets on top of the glue, pushing them in place in a single layer while making sure they were in contact with the glue.

This process is repeated until the glass mosaic is complete.

Cobbles, the mid-sized pieces, can be applied using the same glue application then individually placed to adhere. Another technique is to use the wood skewer to smear glue to each piece then place to adhere, this allows you more control over the spacing between cobbles.

Cobbs, the big guys, should be individually smeared with adhesive and then placed.

Really easy!!!


Mini Mosaic Flower Vase - A great first time crafting project.

Decorating Idea using stained glass, beads, and a recycled glass vase
Decorating Idea using stained glass, beads, and a recycled glass vase

This little 5-sided bottle measures a whopping 3 1/2" tall. It's one of those projects that you make one, then a couple more because they are so easy and quick to make, and maybe a couple more. I love using them lined up on my kitchen windowsill and I have also used them as a table centerpiece set out on a mirror for added color reflection. A friend of mine likes to use one on a nightstand in the guest bedroom as a little way of saying "So glad that you are here". Sweet!

Almost forgot! This little guy took 2 1/2 ounces of Mixed Color Glass pieces to cover 3 of the 5 sides.

Glass Bottle Mosaic Tower - A decorator's fave

Old Glass Bottle Decorated with Stained Glass Cobbles
Old Glass Bottle Decorated with Stained Glass Cobbles

This old bottle was a fun find. 16" tall it reminds me of a tower thus it's name! I used Mixed Gold Cobbs(the big guys) and spaced the pieces far enough away from each other to give it a more dramatic look. I used about 7 to 8 ounces of glass. It is really an eye-catcher, great decorator piece.

Butterfly Mosaic Bottle - A Favorite

Butterfly beaded stained glass recycled bottle
Butterfly beaded stained glass recycled bottle

This sweet 5" tall bottle is so captivating and makes a treasured gift. Filled with bath salts, bubble bath or hand lotion it can be given to even the grumpiest family member and it will put a smile on their face. Only the bottle front was cobbled so it takes very little time and very little glass. I used half of a package of Mixed Blue Cobbles and a little less than that of Mixed Green Cobbles for a total of 2 1/2 ounces. I added a four glass butterflies and a few glass e-beads, with a raffia bow tied around the bottle neck. A craft project you will be "crazy about".

How to decorate glass bottles with beads
How to decorate glass bottles with beads

Basic Glass Crafting Techniques Part III

Bead Art Basics

I always put glass beads on last after I have finished my cobbling. This can be the most "cross-eyed" part of the project....those little tiny beads love to go flying in all directions so I have discovered that the easiest way for me to adhere them to the bottle (in the place where I want them to stay put), is by using the pointed end of a wood skewer or toothpick. I first use the skewer to lay down a drop of glue on the the spot where the bead is to go, then I take the still sticky skewer, pick up the bead, and then place it.

Now I have to admit most of the time no matter how careful I try to be I get glued! I find glue on my hands, behind my ears, you name it and I probably have been "glued" there as well! I can't tell you how it happens, it just does! Gremlins I think.

Seashell Diffuser Bottle

Glass Craft with seashells, beads, and stained glass cobbles
Glass Craft with seashells, beads, and stained glass cobbles

Aren't scented diffuser bottles wonderful?

I just love the ones I have but I hate to throw the old glass bottles away when the oil has lost its scent. So I have gone on a personal campaign to up-cycle them.

I embellish them with cobbles and just replace the oil and reeds.

This one is a 4 1/2" tall bottle decorated with a 2 1/2 ounce package of Mixed Blue Stained Glass Cobbles with a few Green Cobbles leftover from another project, a few seashells and glass beads (it is cobbled just on the front side).

And what a charmer it turned out to be!

Stained Glass Cobbles Mixed Color Assortment
Stained Glass Cobbles Mixed Color Assortment

All About Stained Glass Cobbles

Stained Glass Cobbles are small pieces of Cathedral Art Glass manufactured by Optimum Art Glass here in the USA. Each piece has been softly rounded for safe handling making crafting with them a breeze. Cobbles are available in three sizes; Mini-Cobblets, Cobbles, and Cobbs (the big guys) and come in a variety of gorgeous transparent colors. They are made from recycled bottles and plate glass, so when you chose "Cobbles" you are crafting "green". There are numerous craft applications for them, so be sure to check out my other lenses for more craft ideas and project templates.

Below you can see the three sizes of Stained Glass Cobbles as a reference for your crafting needs. They can be purchased online at Amazon.

See all of the beautiful colors of glass available here!

Stained Glass MiniCobblets shown to size with a penny
Stained Glass MiniCobblets shown to size with a penny

Stained Glass MiniCobblets

Cute little tiny pieces of glass great for a quick fill in of space or in a more detailed design. I have a friend that used them in her table top Zen garden, turned out quite captivating.

Stained Glass Cobbles shown to size with a penny
Stained Glass Cobbles shown to size with a penny

Stained Glass Cobbles

This is the most widely used size, great for mosaics of all types. Can also be used in jewelry, stepping stones, and body piercing (just kidding).

Stained Glass Cobbs shown to size with a penny
Stained Glass Cobbs shown to size with a penny

Stained Glass Cobbs

The Big Guys

Cobbs are perfect for filling in large areas of mosaics, they also work beautifully in stepping stones and can be made into gorgeous jewelry pendants. Another fun use is in crafting wind chimes.

Stained Glass Oil Lamp

Make your own glass oil lamp with stained glass cobbles
Make your own glass oil lamp with stained glass cobbles

This is a little round bottle that is 4 1/2" tall.

Three sections were cobbled using a 2 1/2 ounce package of Mixed Color Cobbles.

Light Blue craft wire was wrapped around the bottle neck then two wire wrapped Cobbles were attached to the wire wrap and hung from the three "uncobbled" sections.

The bottle was topped with a polymer clay ball embedded with an oil lamp wick holder and wick.

For a bit more information on how to make the oil lamp bottle top see below.

Stained Glass Cobbles Multi Colored Avatar
Stained Glass Cobbles Multi Colored Avatar

Oil Lamp Crafting Basics

When making your own Oil Lamp be sure to choose a bottle that can' t tip over easily. Use only sturdy flat bottomed bottles and please keep it away from children and big wagging tails on dogs. To make the ball use polymer clay in a color of your choice. Knead the clay to make it soft and pliable then form it into a ball that will cover the opening of the bottle top. Using a toothpick form a hole in the ball big enough to house the oil wick holder. After fitting the wick holder you will probably have to reshape the ball making sure the wick holder is snug in the clay. Following the manufacturers directions bake the polymer clay ball in an oven with the wick holder encased. Once cool, insert the wick into the ball, fill your bottle with the suggested lamp oil (see Amazon list below) and place the wick and ball on top of the bottle.

Brass Tube Wick Holder & Wick - Set of 2
Brass Tube Wick Holder & Wick - Set of 2

Bright Brass Tube Wick Holder & Wick - 1 piece - Fits 0.25 inch to 0.50 inch opening. Rounded collar that has a Diameter about 0.33 inches - Tip extends, about one-eighth inch - Includes Fiberglass Wick

 
Crystal Clear Candle Oil and Lamp Oil
Crystal Clear Candle Oil and Lamp Oil

Tropical Lights Candle Oil ... 99.5 percent pure liquid paraffin .. smokeless and odorless - Crystal Clear -- 16 oz. Bottle

 

Flower Garden Oil Lamp

Beads, Glass Bottles, and Stained Glass Cobbles for a Mosaic Design
Beads, Glass Bottles, and Stained Glass Cobbles for a Mosaic Design

This 4" tall triangular oil lamp bottle is another fun way to craft way into the night. With this project you will have a little light to look forward to. Only the front of this bottle was cobbled with 2 1/2 ounces of Mixed Colors Stained Glass Cobbles, four yellow glass flower beads, and a few glass e-beads. Cute isn't it?

For instructions on making it into an oil lamp see "Oil Lamp Crafting Basics" above.

Message In A Bottle - For Sending a Love Letter

Stained Glass Cobbles Message in a Bottle Craft
Stained Glass Cobbles Message in a Bottle Craft

To learn how to craft this bottle see the complete directions at "Making a Stained Glass Valentine Bottle".

Little Clear Vase...Easy Crafting - The Simplest of Them All

Decorating jars with stained glass cobbles
Decorating jars with stained glass cobbles

This little 3" high container was a garage sale find and I really didn't know what to do with it. So a few Crystal Clear Cobbles were adhered and "that's all folks". It is just "cute as a bugs ear" and so easy a big bug could do it if he had thumbs.

Glass Jug

Craft reusing bottles and stained glass cobbles
Craft reusing bottles and stained glass cobbles

Recycling Old Bottles Into Treasures

Bottle design using Stained Glass Cobbles
Bottle design using Stained Glass Cobbles

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      Anastasia9vincent@gmail.com 3 months ago

      First time I have commented outside of face book I'm new tocomputer been an artist for ever just about to open an etsy store. OK so I really liked your ideas some similar to my own some different. I expect you know this already here goes. It is super easy to make your own "cobbles" take s colored bottle and cut it up with wire nippers (yes ware gloves and goggles) I do mine in the bottom of a 5 gallon bucket try to cutt bottle so pieces are flatter then when you have 2or3 bottlesvsllbin small pieces put them all in a rock tumbler with medium grit run for about 6to8hours I reclaim my grit sobeach time I run it it takes a little longerbsbout 5times then its shot and I need more grit. When time is up pour all thru a strainer rinse grit into a bucket and then rinse your glass a lot outside. Do not let grit in to your house drain it will clog it up like forever. After a while the grit in bucket sinks you can pour off water and use again. O .k it would be fun to hear back from you(like a note in a bottle) thanks again for sharing your ideas Anastasia vincent

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      kavalonthatsme 3 years ago

      HELLO! I enjoyed your lens, I found your lens, because I was searching for something a little similar, thank you for your inspiration - you really rock!!!

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      Cynthia Haltom 3 years ago from Diamondhead

      I am always amazed by the projects you can do with glass. What an excellent way to recycle glass bottles. I can't wait to get started on my own projects.

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      anonymous 3 years ago

      I just love all these glass decorating bottles, so many beautiful ideas. I keep a few color bottles around the house and just add a rose, but after seeing this, I am going to decorate them all. Thank you!

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      about-pomeranian 4 years ago

      Beauuuuuuuuuutiful.........................really amazing.

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      EmmaCooper LM 4 years ago

      I'm all for crafts using recycled materials :)

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      What a beautiful way to decorate and use glass bottles. I love the flower garden oil lamp. Wonderful lens!

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      WomanAtWork21 4 years ago

      That is lovely! So creative!!

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      XpectMore 4 years ago

      What an amazing idea for the glass jars that we have laying around because they are cool or they mean something but, do not know what to do with. Perfect gift ideas. Nice deco for the home or office. You dear, are extremely crafty and creative. I really enjoyed your lens. This craft will even fit well with St. Patrick's Day coming up.

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      PinkstonePictures 4 years ago from Miami Beach, FL

      oh yes, I can also see this working with sea-glass too

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      PinkstonePictures 4 years ago from Miami Beach, FL

      Beautiful. They look amazing. What a wonderful present these would make

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      hovirag 4 years ago

      so many excellent ideas! wonderrful lense!

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      nicksanders lm 4 years ago

      Wow, some of these are really amazing!

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      street2linen 4 years ago

      Beautiful and great crafting idea!

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      SakuraH 4 years ago

      So beautiful each bottle!!! And the last one with the heart in it, it would be an amazing gift for your loved ones!! Maybe next time I'll give someone a present instead of buying it I'll make a glass mosaic bottle! Thanks for the steps on crafting it <3 <3

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      mattcrepas 4 years ago

      Well I figured out a special gift for the fiancée. Thank you for the information and know-how.

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      pshinde2109 lm 4 years ago

      wow...nice lense

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      Alessandro Zamboni 4 years ago from Italy

      I like the glass crafts you proposed on this lens, giving not only indication on how to create them from zero, but also telling where to find the pieces! Awesome, two thumbs up!

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      The-Quirky-Banana 4 years ago

      And congrats on the Purple Star and Lens of the Day! :D

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      The-Quirky-Banana 4 years ago

      Great Photos here! Stained Glass makes for beautiful pieces! :)

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      Such beautiful work. I love the Message in a Bottle, too. I always thought about stained glass for windows, but the bottles make it a perfect way to have it all over your home. Thank you for sharing your ideas.

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      FRANCOEUR 4 years ago

      Such a wonderful lens! I have so many discarded bottles.....Now i know how to use them.Thank you.

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      Gardenerman 4 years ago

      Great lens. Love how easy it is to make such beautiful works of art!

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      RestlessKnights 4 years ago

      Very nice stuff!

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      toronto-wedding 4 years ago

      No words............It's simply awesome.........great..........superb..........excellent.........I love your work of art.

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      Very nice post and images, i like it

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      CarrieLee2 4 years ago

      Rita - Absolutely Breathtaking! And some wonderful ideas for complementing the main idea of this lens!

      OH DEAR, now you have introduced me to yet ANOTHER absolutely beautiful hobby (I blame this lens totally) that I likely will never have time to do, but which now I feel I NEED to do. Thank you much for the beauty above, and you definitely absolutely deserve the feature lens for this one!

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      DebW07 4 years ago

      The message in a bottle glass mosaic is beautiful.

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      Truly beautiful!

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      MooshkaDaisy 4 years ago

      It's a very different idea to everything I've seen about mosaics. Great lens, thank you for your work!

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      thank you for shareing i am really impressed with this .....!!!!

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      I have had so many lovely shaped bottles that i just couldn't keep and had to eventually discard. Well now i have found a nice hobby and will keep my newly acquired empty bottles to make pretty pieces like these you have here.

      Awesome designs RitaK. I really love them all.

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      JadaFuego 4 years ago

      This is beautiful.......just beautiful......definitely a great gifting, and craft idea...

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      kellygibson 4 years ago

      This is a Great of brightening up bottles.

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      MariaB LM 4 years ago

      Like the picture of the first bottle, will be pinning.

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      Aibrean82 4 years ago

      I never thought of doing this before, but they are really beautiful! I do like doing crafts although I am a bit clumsy - especially when glue is involved...

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      ForestsOfTranqu 4 years ago

      Oh my gosh, these glass jars are gorgeous! And your lens is awesome!

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      Such a cool craft! *blessed by a squid angel*

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      TrezNafien 4 years ago

      Very pretty! Tasteful and good for window sills I imagine! Thank you for sharing this!

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      ViJuvenate 4 years ago

      Wonderful idea! I wonder how they get the glass bits so smooth... I love this. I have several crafty friends, so I am also pinning this. :o)

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      GetAcneFree 4 years ago

      I love this - beautiful!

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      Outdoor Gal 4 years ago

      Oh so crafty! It's a great way to recycle old bottles and have pretty vases too!

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      TheHealthCabin 4 years ago

      This has inspired me to get creative, many thanks!

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      imzuddin 4 years ago

      Great lens. Never really thought about doing that until now :D

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      lynnebridges 4 years ago

      wow, you have some very pretty bottles featured on this lens... not sure i want to make any of them, but definitely would consider buying for a gift or myself

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      kaposzta 4 years ago

      You are really talented, these bottles are so beautiful! I'll show this lens to my girlfriend, she loves glass decoration :)

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      contentlove 4 years ago

      Extremely beautiful creation!

      Loved them all...

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      kerryhrabstock 4 years ago

      Very nice. I'll probably try this out when I get some free time. Beautiful bottles.

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      alaiamax lm 4 years ago

      I super like this lens. The design are perfectly beautiful.

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      RaintreeAnnie 4 years ago from UK

      These are so very beautiful! A really lovely page on stained mosaic glass bottle crafts. Angel Blessings :)

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      I-Like-Books 4 years ago

      Very beautiful and mesmerizing pieces! I think this is a very nice inside activity that could keep you busy during this long cold winter :)

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      This is so beautiful..I should try this at home!

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      NewUsedCarsSacramento 4 years ago

      Beautiful pieces of work.

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      DecoratingMom411 4 years ago

      Beautiful glass crafts. You are very talented.

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      PenguinGirl111 4 years ago

      So pretty! And these would make a lovely gift! I may try making some for Xmas next year.

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      saswat-das-501 4 years ago

      very good lens!

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      Liz Mackay 4 years ago from United Kingdom

      Lovely stuff. Blessed.

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      SheilaMilne 4 years ago from Kent, UK

      You make it looks so easy!

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      LotusLandry 4 years ago from Southern California

      I am a user of E6000. This project is a cousin of my cherished-collage-pins lens.

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      cassyspratt 4 years ago

      These are all so wonderful looking!

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      darciefrench lm 4 years ago

      Such beautiful decorating ideas here, I had to return to look again as these gorgeous vases and refresh the blessing

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      InternetMarkete 4 years ago

      Wow these are gorgeous!

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      You are very good at this. Great lens.

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      Helene-Malmsio 4 years ago

      What a delightful and simple craft with stained glass mosaics.... I will definitely have to give this a try. Congratulations on a beautiful and very useful crafting lens.

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      dawnrepurposes 4 years ago

      I love your lens! I have collected bottles for years! Your lens gave me a reason to keep collecting and fresh ideas with what to do with them! Love it!

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      Eighteen18 4 years ago

      So pretty

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      chinaholiday 4 years ago

      So beautiful.

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      Masterdevin123 4 years ago

      Great lens!! And a great rainy day activity too! Visit my lens to see some more great rainy day activities...

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      Carolan Ross 4 years ago from St. Louis, MO

      Just a wonderful upcycling idea, love these mosaic bottle craft ideas. I wonder where you get the oil and reeds for making diffusers from your own crafted bottles???

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      clouda9 lm 4 years ago

      Gorgeous! Thanks for inspiring the creative side of my brain. :) Congrats for being one of Squidoo's favorite lenses of 2012! (http://hq.squidoo.com/lensmaster-spotlight/more-of...

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      montanatravel52 4 years ago

      Beautiful ideas... got some of my creative juices flowing:) They look fun, thanks for sharing great ideas!

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      hongrosaonline101 4 years ago

      it takes time to done the thing but it's beatiful

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      pamlen 4 years ago

      These are so lovely, very fantastic lense!

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      ArtzeeChris LM 4 years ago

      Wow these are just beautiful! I love this idea and they would make such wonderful gifts. I could see making a vase like this putting some flowers in it and giving to my kids teachers for teacher appreciation week. I had never heard of glass cobbles before they just so cool. I'm guessing you could probably use sea glass in the same way if you wanted to. Thanks so much for putting together such a great lens on this.

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      azamkhan760 4 years ago

      wow nice creations

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      PuttinUpWithSuzy 4 years ago

      Beautiful! I LOVE the sea vase and also the butterfly one. (I'm partial to butterflies.) I have some of this glue that I bought for another project. I have some glass jars/containers that I can use. I've got tons of beads and I'm sure some are glass. Gonna have to get some cobbles though. This would make lovely Mother's Day gifts. Or any gift.

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      Frederiksocial LM 4 years ago

      I love your lens.. Very beautiful pictures you post here! I'll keep your lens in the back of my head :-)

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      kerilovesadeal 4 years ago

      Ohhhoooooooooooooo. So pretty. Thank you for sharing. I know a couple of ladies that would love to get one of these for flowers or bath salts. Adding to my crafting "to-do list". Hehe. :D (I want one or two or three myself. ;D)

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      arsib65 4 years ago

      Wow... neat lens! Would like to try to make a mosaic bottle. They're beautiful!

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      Lacy 4 years ago from Chenault

      I love putting pretty colored vases in front of my windows for a nice stained glass effect. E-6000 here I COME!

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      JJMagee 4 years ago

      These are really beautiful!

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      Laura Hofman 4 years ago from Naperville, IL

      Wow! You have inspired me! Lovely ideas and your beautiful creations make excellent gifts. I can't wait to try my hand at this craft. Thank you!

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      WinWriter 4 years ago

      I want to try this. You've given me inspiration. *Blessed *

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      AllThingsPotter 4 years ago

      This is a great idea!

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      dawnsnewbeginning 4 years ago

      Beautiful ideas!

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      GreenerDays 4 years ago

      Really beautiful creations. I live near the ocean, and now have some wonderful ideas to do with the sea glass we find on the beach!

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      DLeighAlexander 4 years ago

      Beautiful decorations! angel blessed :)

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      juicefy 4 years ago

      creative bottle~~~I like it~~thanks for sharing.

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      Celticep 4 years ago

      Beautiful creations, must try this idea some time!

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      shahed4u2 4 years ago

      Thank you.

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      monarch13 4 years ago

      Back to tell you what a great lens this is!

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      ayden010 4 years ago

      Wow, the message in the bottle is my favorite! great lense :)

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      aleighrea 4 years ago

      I am always treasure hunting for bottles and vases. Now I have even more ways to use them. Great ideas! Thanks for sharing!

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      Moe Wood 4 years ago from Eastern Ontario

      Beautiful and it looks like something I could do!

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      imagelist lm 4 years ago

      great lens...thanks for the info

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      kimark421 4 years ago

      Wow! Really cool. Thanks for the great lens!

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      greentiger11 4 years ago

      The wife would really appreciate this lens. Gotta share this with her! Great lens!

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      Bobbing4Apples 4 years ago

      I LOVE these. What a fabulous idea. The butterfly mosaic is gorgeous. I have got to try it! Nice job on this lens!

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      Wow - I am inspired to get creative! Thanks for this lens

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      Ursel001 4 years ago

      Very good ideas!

      Thank you for sharing:-)

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      A-Marie 4 years ago

      I loved this lens. It gave me ideas for the extra glass I have and some of the bottles and jars I have collected.

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      A-Marie 4 years ago

      I loved this lens. It gave me ideas for some of the extra glass as well as bottles and jars I have collected.

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      cleanyoucar 4 years ago

      These are great art pieces, thanks for sharing

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      JoshK47 4 years ago

      Popping back in with blessings for these lovely bottles!

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      Stephen Bush 4 years ago from Ohio

      An amazing lens! SquidAngel Blessings.

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      Onlinemum3 4 years ago

      These bottles look amazing. What a brilliant idea. Thanks for sharing.

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      asiliveandbreathe 4 years ago

      Great results from this craftwork!

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      thegrayrabbit 4 years ago

      Thanks for this lens, I have been looking for ideas for my empty wine bottles. maybe I can combine your lens ideas to make something cool.

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      springlanterns 4 years ago

      Amazing art. Thank you for sharing this. I'm looking forward to do this kind of art. I love your lens

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      rattie lm 4 years ago

      Too lovely! Wish I'd found this lens a few weeks ago, but, I will keep it for next year's teaching!

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      jcalbon lm 4 years ago

      I bet these would make really pretty votive holders!

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      Glenda Motsavage 4 years ago from The Sunshine State

      Was never gifted with those "crafty talents," but this lens has inspired me to give it a shot! Well deserving of the Purple Star and LotD.

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      TheGoodHut 4 years ago

      Just beautiful! So many creative earthlings hanging out in Squid Land.

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      Short_n_Sweet 4 years ago

      So beautiful!!!

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      AngelaKane 4 years ago

      Great idea and beautiful designs.

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      KatPalmer LM 4 years ago

      I have always wanted to try this, they are beautiful. I especially like the scent diffuser. Thank you for sharing!

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      Tom 4 years ago

      Those bottles looks so cool!

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      myspace9 4 years ago

      nice lens.

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      tobydavis 4 years ago

      Lovely lens : so many pretty things to look at - I love the idea of creating your own keepsakes and decorations. It's so much nicer to fill a home with personal creations, each one telling their own story, each one belong to that home, to that family. Excellent!

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      mizanurrahman1 lm 4 years ago

      a great brand shoing here

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      Mary Norton 4 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      Very creative.

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      DebbieDJ LM 4 years ago

      These are beautiful works of art!

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      ComfortsOfHome 4 years ago

      Absolutely gorgeous! I really want to try this for myself.

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      Great lens!

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      Dipalika 4 years ago

      Very nice lens. What a creative idea. I am sure going to try some ...

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      DDLewis 4 years ago

      These are beautiful!! Now I want to try this myself so this could be a new project for 2013. Great lens on this subject!!!!

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      AmyLou3 4 years ago

      Great lens. They all look so pretty! :)

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      crstnblue 4 years ago

      This was one of the best crafty lenses that I found on Squidoo.

      Great ideas and excellent work - complex, fun, creative.

      You brought a large smile to me today! :)

      Thanks for sharing & waking up the dormant yet full of imagination spirit! :)

      Blessed!

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      JeffGilbert 4 years ago

      Hi, this is truly a great page. So much information, I had no idea you could buy the glass with rounded edges. That was the first question when I saw the page, what happens when you start cutting the glass, but yes, there is no glass cutting at all. Thanks for sharing this.

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      Zienna1 4 years ago

      I loved it! What a waste I have given away a lot of my bottles and jars. This will be a good present for special occasion. Thank you for sharing.

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      Sparkler923 4 years ago

      Your bottles are so pretty. I can't wait to try my hand at this. Thanks for sharing.

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      kimbayne 4 years ago

      Beautiful work. I really like the Seashell Diffuser Bottle... it goes with my bathroom décor. Thank you for sharing.

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      games_rush 4 years ago

      Thanks for this great craft ideas..hmm Im looking forward to do this soon.

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      Rowangaia 4 years ago

      Such a beautiful, creative lens: I'm inspired now.

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      Kariuki EK 4 years ago

      Great lens and very detailed too with lovely pictures. I feel motivated to do a glass project by after Christmas. Keep up the good work.

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      ismeedee 4 years ago

      These are so beautiful! I'd love to receive one as a gift! They also look fun to make!

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      nicey 4 years ago

      Nice! Nice! Nice!

      I think I can try it out with children between ages 8 and 9

      Bon!

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      octopen 4 years ago

      Gorgeous pictures! These look lovely!

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      olmpal 4 years ago

      Beautiful creations and very creative hobby idea! My favorite is the Mini Mosaic Flower Vase.

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      intermarks 4 years ago

      You are very creative. Great idea!

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      CraftyDaddy 4 years ago

      This is pretty neat. When i was younger, we would spray paint empty milk jugs black, and put 12 hour glow sticks in them to hang in the neighbors trees... (We were not nice kids). This would be a great adult alternative to surprise people with. Just set it outside a ground floor window and let the sun shine in and shoot colors along the walls.

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      anne mohanraj 4 years ago

      A wonderful lens! Such lovely ideas.

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      randomthings lm 4 years ago

      Very beautiful.

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      SusannaKaye 4 years ago

      Beautiful designs, I love the oil lamp and butterfly bottle.

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      Tea Pixie 4 years ago

      Beautiful! I will try this!

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      Mary Stephenson 4 years ago from California

      Very interesting, never thought about doing that.

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      myspace9 4 years ago

      Very interesting and beautiful lens.

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      Sara Dowling 4 years ago

      One word describes this page .... Stunning!

      I would love to try this!

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      Essentially Ind 4 years ago

      This lens is too beautiful. Finally it gave me a reason why should not garbage the empty bottles. Rather we can recycle it to create these lovely designs........Love , love , love and more love to this lens idea. :)

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      beaworkathomemom 4 years ago

      the bottles looks nice after decorating them. thanks for showing how. i'd definitely do this!

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      FrancissMichael 4 years ago

      this is called a wonderful blog!

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      Sonia DB 4 years ago

      Beautiful lens.

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      BestRatedStuff 4 years ago

      These are so beautiful and your instructions are so clear. Glass is one of my favorite mediums, love the way you have combined the elements and the way the light shines through. Thanks so much for sharing!

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      purpleslug 4 years ago

      Great lens! Thanks for sharing all the great information. I have never heard of Cobbles before.

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      LynetteBell 4 years ago from Christchurch, New Zealand

      These are gorgeous!

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      Freestuffer LM 4 years ago

      Pretty cool lens! Love the creativity and style. Thanks for sharing this ideas.

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      Deadicated LM 4 years ago

      Very cool tutorial; thanks for sharing, well done.

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      Ah these are fantastic little crafts. Love the bigger glass jug ones.

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      jadapotata 4 years ago

      So crafty!

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      libely 4 years ago

      Such a great ideas!! :)

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      psiloveyou1 4 years ago

      LOVE LOVE LOVE!!!! These are gorgeous! My daughter and I love to craft, and this is right up her alley. I can't wait to show her! Sending an Angel Blessing Your Way!!

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      TopDigitalMarke 4 years ago

      Awesome ideas! My mom loves glass, so I'll have to keep this in mind :)

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      very nice

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      sweetstickyrainbo 4 years ago

      some interesting designs

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      Rose Jones 4 years ago

      Lovely lens - very clear directions on an unusual and pretty craft. Pinned and blessed - thanks for creating this fun lens. Congrats on the front page honors!

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      Judith Nazarewicz 4 years ago from Victoria, British Columbia, Canada

      These bottles are so beautiful! I will have to try one of these for sure! Very nice lens!

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      anne mohanraj 4 years ago

      Really creative way to use up old bottles!

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      Heidi Vincent 4 years ago from GRENADA

      Extremely beautiful lens and vases RitaK and congratulations on your well deserved Purple Star!

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      I am super excited to try this technique...thanks for sharing...does anyone know how secure the glass and beads are after they are glued on? Can you wash the bottles after they have been decorated?

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      mistyblue75605 lm 4 years ago

      :)P nice lens

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      mistyblue75605 lm 4 years ago

      Wonderful tips and ideas! thanks for sharing...I plan on cleaning up around our town and along the highway and want to recycle as much of the stuff as possible to keep it out of the landfills so I need some major ideas for a whole lot of stuff that I want to recycle. Around here they only take cans or metal but no plastic or glass. :(

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      KateHonebrink 4 years ago

      I love, love, love these wonderful stained glass creations! Great job on this article and kudos for making the upcycled monsterboard!

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      Thrinsdream 5 years ago

      What a beautiful collection. I have never seen this before, it is so pretty especially the valentine bottle. With thanks and appreciation. Cathi x

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      Katie Harp 5 years ago

      blessed by a squid angel :) <3

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      Michey LM 5 years ago

      Great creativity, you create your "Tiffany" style glasses/bottles, they look beautiful.

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      flycatcherrr 5 years ago

      This brings back a lot of great beach-combing memories... and makes me think, hmm, wonder what I did with that vast collection of coloured beach glass from my childhood... Very nice, indeed! *blessed*

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      imagineallart 5 years ago

      Wow! Beautiful! Love this lens and bottles.

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      Scanabella 5 years ago

      I love working with Sea glass this looks like something to try with it Thanks for the inspiration!

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      lilymom24 5 years ago

      This looks like something I would really enjoy. Thanks for the idea. =)

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      nickirc lm 5 years ago

      How beautiful. Thanks so much!

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      Bloomsandbugs LM 5 years ago

      these vases look breathtakingly beautiful!

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      Joanie Ruppel 5 years ago from Keller, Texas

      I love this lens and the ideas you share. I am going to create a glass bottle using my collection of sea glass. thank you!

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      Peggy Hazelwood 5 years ago from Desert Southwest, U.S.A.

      Very pretty. This looks like a good way to show off some lovely pastel glass.

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      leeleon 5 years ago

      Nice pictures.

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      Returning with some fresh angel dust for your beautiful creations!

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      curious0927 5 years ago

      I just saw the glue! E-6000..thanks so please ignore previous question!

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      curious0927 5 years ago

      Love your lens. It's ART and looks like so much fun! I have a lot of this stuff on hand and have given gifts using glass beads and stained glass pc's. My problem is finding the glue that sticks. I have tried several different glues and I hate it when it falls off...especially when they are gifts. Please Advise. You really have a knack for creating a beautiful lens!

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      What great bottles! And a great way to use scrap glass! Thanks for the ideas!

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      fullofshoes 5 years ago

      I love this lens. Some of my favorite things are glass bottles and glass anything. I just might try some of these. Thank you.

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      Frank Edens 5 years ago

      Amazing lens again from you. It also has PR3 btw in Google :)

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      NicholasBW 5 years ago

      Great Idea! they look great, well done. I featured you on my upcycling-based lens (:

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      Ellen Gregory 5 years ago from Connecticut, USA

      Very pretty. I love the one with butterflies and all the shades of blue.

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      ResearchAddict 5 years ago

      These are so pretty!

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      KarenTBTEN 5 years ago

      That'a a very creative thing to do with those glass jars. Blessed.

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      Jeanette 5 years ago from Australia

      Just returning to add a little angel blessing and let you know that this lens has been added to my Upcycling Ideas lens.

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      seedplanter 5 years ago

      What a great lens - love your seashell diffuser bottle!

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      Jeanette 5 years ago from Australia

      These are so beautiful.

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      hlkljgk 5 years ago from Western Mass

      what a simple yet lovely idea! Congratulations on being featured on the 50 Crafts I Want To Try MonsterBoard!

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      tinypearls lm 5 years ago

      A great way to recycle and reuse, love it!

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      Great lens and GlassCrafts!

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      dessertlover 5 years ago

      I love this lens!! So many good ideas, and this idea is really inspirational!

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      DianeStafford 5 years ago

      Love your lens, very pretty way of brightening up bottles. Also, thanks for commenting on my lens :-)

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      Gayle Dowell 5 years ago from Kansas

      Love this idea. I have a lot of glass beads that I need to do something with and this just may be the way to use them. Thanks for sharing!

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      JoshK47 5 years ago

      Very lovely! I am extremely fond of theglass bottle mosaic tower!

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      Wedding Mom 5 years ago

      Oh my they all look gorgeous! I love those with seashells on it. This is such a beautiful way to recycle, make beautiful things out of broken pieces. I can't wait to try it. Thanks so much for sharing! Great work!

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      pimbels lm 5 years ago

      This is a Great idea to use old bottles. Great lens, thank you.

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      artshock 5 years ago

      There are so many great arts and crafts lenses, this is one of the best.

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      Sandy Mertens 5 years ago from Frozen Tundra

      This brings back memories of when we did this in the Girl Scouts. Very decorative bottles.

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      what a fabulous lens!

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      KarenCookieJar 5 years ago

      I've never seen these before, they look fun to make.

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      Marelisa 5 years ago

      I've featured this lens on my "Celebrate Summer" lens. After all, what are you going to do with all the sea shells you collect at the beach this summer? Decorate glass bottles, of course. :-)

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      Rockett LM 5 years ago

      What a fabulous craft! BEAUTIFUL and useful too. Much better than crocheted toilet roll covers!! I think I have a Christmas project in the making. Consider yourself bookmarked!

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      mockingbird999 5 years ago

      They look beautiful.

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      Cynthia Sylvestermouse 5 years ago from United States

      This lens has been featured on the "Best of the Blessed in Crafts" lens :)

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      grandma deal 5 years ago

      The Stained Glass Oil Lamp with the blue wire wrap is my favorite. This is an awesome craft idea that I'm going to share with the grandchildren. We're always looking for new craft ideas and I love this one. Liked, favorited, lensrolled and facebooked. Thanks for sharing and keep up the great work.

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      Laura Schofield 6 years ago from Chicago, IL USA

      These are beautiful. I bet my daughter would enjoy doing this for a weekend craft someday.

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      ChrisDay LM 6 years ago

      Truly lovely.

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      ByeByeDWI 6 years ago

      This lens is a great idea and the pictures are great.

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      norma-holt 6 years ago

      This is another beautiful craft lens and so well presented. Is there anything you can't turn into something more beautiful. Featured this on Motivation

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      CHalloran LM 6 years ago

      The pictures are to die for! I always wanted to get my hands on mosaics, hopefully I will, one day.

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      ewguru lm 6 years ago

      Fun Lens and great craft

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      Love it!!! Beautiful work;)

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      vickeylynn 6 years ago

      THis is such a nice hobby and thanks for sharing this with us

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      Cynthia Sylvestermouse 6 years ago from United States

      What a lovely and unique idea! I love it! Thanks for the instructions!

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      Penny Pincher G 6 years ago

      I love love love love this lens. Blessed

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      NicoleDean 6 years ago

      These are all so pretty! Great lens with lots of helpful instructions!

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      Michelle Lacroix Toro 6 years ago from United States

      While we were celebrating our Christmas dinner this year, I saw a TALL empty blue bottle of wine (Mosel Reisling) about to be thrown out! I grabbed it and knew I was going to visit this lens again so I could cobble it. I'll send you a pic when I'm done! This is such a fun lens.

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      This is really awesome. I am impressed.

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      LauraMarie LM 6 years ago

      Beautiful and very unique, thanks for sharing

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      purplelady 6 years ago

      Oh I so want to do something like this. I have squillions of sea shells and sea glass and my daughter is a Mosaic Artist; surely she can rub off on me. This is a beautiful lens; so creative and colorful.I will lensroll to my Crafts of the 60s lens.

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      ronpass lm 6 years ago

      Some stunning designs for stained glass mosaic bottles. Congrats on the LOTD.

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      Fcuk Hub 6 years ago

      very nice, inspirational ideas,specially I love the garden oil lamp. Well done!

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      Impact_Mike 6 years ago

      How stylish. Seems the perfetc homemade gift.

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      dryder 6 years ago

      Congrats on LOTD!

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      Cool ideas - I have used other glass items, but just using cobbs and cobbles for the first time. I really like the look of the oil lamp and the ocean breeze vase.

      Thanks for sharing your projects and ideas. Happy Holidays!!

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      QuiltFinger 6 years ago from Tennessee

      These are so beautiful I love the colors! Thanks for sharing this fun technique! I think it's just perfect for making a little keepsake that reminds me of the beach.

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      Melissa 6 years ago from Albuquerque, NM

      So inspiring and happy! Love this idea. Thanks for letting us know about it.

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      passionatehouse 6 years ago

      Very pretyy lens with very creative ideas. A great, inexpensive way to add coordinating accessories when decorating a room!

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      steve2010 6 years ago

      nice

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      snowcloud 6 years ago

      well done two thumbs up

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      Anthony Godinho 6 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      Excellent lens with beautiful work on stained glass craft. When I was a teenager I used to do stuff like this with bottles and seashells. Congrats on LotD and wishing you the best this Christmas season and the New Year! :)

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      Adriana 6 years ago from New Market

      WOW! Beautiful! i may have to try my hand at making one of these.

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      RinchenChodron 6 years ago

      These are gorgeous! I'm sending a link to a friend who does mosaics. Thanks

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      Michey LM 6 years ago

      Beautiful lens, you create magic from glass. Angel dust and Blessing in your way...

      Happy Holidays for you

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      DebMartin 6 years ago

      Wow! I am so impressed with your art work. And you write beautifully. I'm inspired and want to do this. Thanks for the training.

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      bcarter 6 years ago

      These are gorgeous. Of course, I'd have to start now for next year to give any of these as a gift. Thanks for the ideas and congrats on LOTD.

      B

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      JanetClifford 6 years ago

      Lovely!

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      spider-girl 6 years ago

      You're quite creative, I really like that!

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      kougar lm 6 years ago

      Congratulations on LOTD. Beautiful lens. I love working with Mosaics, however, I never thought about using it with a bottle. How wonderful. Thanks

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      rnarayanan23 6 years ago

      Wow! Great lens. I love your work. I always admire colourful glassworks and always windowshop for them. Now, I can do it myself, thanks to you and your beautiful and wonderful ideas. I am so inspired now.

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      linajo 6 years ago

      Congrat on LOTD, Thanks you gave me the ideas to make over my unused and boring old bottles.

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      nightbear lm 6 years ago

      Oh this is just beautiful. So much color!! A bit different from winter white huh? Congratulations on LOTD. well deserved.

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      quicpost 6 years ago

      Pretty crafting ideas! I love your article and hope to see more from you-thanks.

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      John Norman Stewart 6 years ago from Cottonwood, CA

      Visually stunning lens. Congrats! :)

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      SuperYoss 6 years ago

      Great idea! Nice post! I will using this technique to some other 'stuff', thank you!

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      What a great idea - I love your lense. I think I will make a new project - thanks to you !!!

      Happy Holidays

      spa=products !!!

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      This is a very good len haven't seen this before..great job..

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      CrazyforCollecting 6 years ago

      These are beautiful! I want to make these, too!

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      An absolutely beautiful LOTD lens, congratulations! You must be tingling with joy, kinda like getting an early Christmas present! {Hugs}

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      Congratulations on your Lens of the Day! Happy Holidays, Kathy

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      norma-holt 6 years ago

      Wonderful lens and great ideas to ponder. Congrats on LOTD. Featured on Squidoo LOTD Lens.

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      Jeanette 6 years ago from Australia

      How stunningly beautiful! What a fabulous craft.

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      Sharon Stajda 6 years ago from Shelby Township Michigan

      What a wonderful lens! I so enjoyed my visit... Shar

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      sue423 6 years ago

      Congrats on well-deserved LOTD! Great lens & I'll be back - I hate to throw "interesting" glass containers away - now I know what I can do with them :)

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      Lisa-Marie-Mary 6 years ago

      What a great idea for old bottles - I love it! Congratulations for getting LOTD - very interesting lens!

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      MicaK1 6 years ago

      These bottles are gorgeous! thanks for sharing your expertise!

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      Mary Beth Granger 6 years ago from O'Fallon, Missouri, USA

      These are beautiful...blessed and added to my December Blessings lens.

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      Linda Hoxie 6 years ago from Idaho

      These are really pretty, great how to lens! Congrats on LOTD, well deserved!

      Have a Happy Holiday Season,

      Linda

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      Teri Villars 6 years ago from Phoenix, Arizona

      Cool lens. Can you make your own cobbles? If so, how would you do it? With some sort of tumbler? Thanks.

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      gods_grace_notes 6 years ago

      Beautiful... Congratulations of LOTD!

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      justholidays 6 years ago

      This is a clever craft idea! Congrats on your LOTD!

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      HtCares 6 years ago

      What a wonderful lens. I love all the bottles...they are beautiful. Congratulations on LOTD.

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      gloribee 6 years ago

      great lens. Great ideas! Very Inspiring! Keep up the great work!

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      Barb McCoy 6 years ago

      Love these! I just happen to have some left over glass tiles from another art project that are going to be just perfect for this project. Thanks for the helpful and beautiful lens.

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      kimmanleyort 6 years ago

      Congrats on LOTD! This looks like a fun project and you've made it look easy. I don't know if you are selling your creations but you should! They are beautiful.

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      June Campbell 6 years ago from North Vancouver, BC, Canada

      These are stunning works of art. LOTD is well deserved.

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      TWOnline2 6 years ago

      i may try this someday

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      DecoratingEvents 6 years ago

      These are gorgeous and look pretty easy to do. Thanks for the instructions and idea! Congrats on LotD.

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      dustytoes 6 years ago

      Very pretty. I never knew there was such a thing. Congrats too on LotD..!

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      Michelle Lacroix Toro 6 years ago from United States

      I do lots of crafts with the teen group, I think this would be a wonderful idea for them!

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      Joy Neasley 6 years ago from Nashville, TN

      these look like fun...

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      eccles1 6 years ago

      what a beautiful idea love it !Congratulations on LotD!!

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      Carolan Ross 6 years ago from St. Louis, MO

      Stunning! LOVE this stained glass mosaic bottle idea and look forward to playing with it, the diffuser bottle is one of my favorites.

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      hepmepez 6 years ago

      Beautiful work, and a delightful lense. After spending the night worrying about pipes freezing over, and the handle breaking off my front load washing mashine this morning, I needed a little moment of calm. Thank you. :)

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      thepartyanimal2 6 years ago

      These are AWESOME - I may have to give this a try myself

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      pumpnut lm 6 years ago

      Beautiful Bottles. Bet they make nice designs on the wall on a sunny day! Nice LOTD!

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      puzzlerpaige 6 years ago

      These are beautiful. Congrats on LOTD!

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      Nancy Tate Hellams 6 years ago from Pendleton, SC

      Crating Stained Glass Mosaic Bottles looks and sounds like a great hobby. Yours are beautiful. Congrats on LOTD.

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      glowchick 6 years ago

      Beautiful bottles and a great lens, congrats on being LOTD :)

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      Oliversbabycarecouk 6 years ago

      Brilliant designs, and they look amazing. congratularions on lens of the day.

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      Wanda Fitzgerald 6 years ago from Central Florida

      These are lovely, the oil lamps are my favorite. Congratulations on lens of the day.

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      MorningBlessings 6 years ago

      My daughter will love this...we are going to try some of these more towards spring, I believe.

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      Cath1125 6 years ago

      Great lense, makes me want to take it up as a hobby. Congrats on LotD

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      photofreaks 6 years ago

      wow...this lens full of beautifully glass bottles.

      congrats for LOTD. this lens deserve for that.

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      budwalker lm 6 years ago

      The designs are great . They are exquisite and awesome

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      oztoo lm 6 years ago

      What a beautiful, yet quite simple craft. Congratulations on LOTD - well deserved. Oh and I know what you mean about the glue. It sure can appear in all sorts of odd places - no matter how careful you think you've been.

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      Marelisa 6 years ago

      These bottles are gorgeous. Very creative! I especially like the one with the seashells. You can put sand inside and have it be a keepsake of a great vacation at the beach. :-)

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      Tilly4Family 6 years ago

      I am excited to try some of your ideas...someday! they are beautiful!

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      Dee Gallemore 6 years ago

      I am so intrigued by the art of glass crafting. Your work on this is definitelly worthy of the purple star and LOTD . . . congrats!

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      Loretta 6 years ago from United States

      These are beautiful!

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      The old glasses have come to life and look so lovely -very artistic.

      Congrats on LOTD

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      jlshernandez 6 years ago

      Fun gifts to create and give friends and relatives. Congratulations on LOTD.

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      Elizabeth Sheppard 6 years ago from Bowling Green, Kentucky

      This looks like a LOT of fun. Thanks for doing this lens!

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      Heather Weaver 6 years ago from Colorado

      So pretty and unique!! I might have to give this craft a try when I get some free time. :-)

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      SocialMediaSwagger 6 years ago

      I absolutely LOVE the butterfly bottle!! This is my first day on Squidoo and I'm really glad your art was featured. Definitely a favorite!!

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      sorana lm 6 years ago

      WOW I acn see why it has been chosen as LOTD. It's awesome. Great lens and great ideas and tips.

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      Congratulations on LotD and well deserved. Great craft idea!

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      Vicki Green 6 years ago from Wandering the Pacific Northwest USA

      Congratulations on LOTD! These are so beautiful.

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      linajo 6 years ago

      Thanks, you give me an idea to do something with my unused and boring bottles. Congrats on lotd!

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      kt_glasses 6 years ago

      These are amazing!

      Congrats on making LotD!!

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      Eklectik1 6 years ago

      Congrats on LOTD!! Beautiful bottles..

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      cwarden 6 years ago

      These are absolutely gorgeous!

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      JenaleeMortensen 6 years ago

      These bottles are so pretty. I hadn't seen this craft before. Thanks for making a lens about it.

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      TerriLynnC 6 years ago

      I LOVE THIS!! I really wanted to start doing stained glass but it is quite an expensive hobby! I absolutely love the looks of colored glass and I now have a way to enjoy working with it without the expense! THANK YOU!! These are so beautiful!

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      catbehaviors 6 years ago

      I loved this lens when I saw it, so glad that it got chosen for LotD! Congrats!

      P.S. I haven't gotten around to making any of the projects! :P

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      Diana J. Limjoco 6 years ago from Puerto Princesa, Palawan

      Well who knew you could do so many things with glass bottles. Thanks for sharing

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      BeaGabrielle1 6 years ago

      I love the butterfly bottle, too! Congratulations on being selected as Lens of the Day!

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      lasertek lm 6 years ago

      Interesting lens! This will benefit those who loves crafts.

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      Virginia Allain 6 years ago from Central Florida

      What treasures you create and make it sound so easy. I'm very tempted.

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      Judy Goldsberry 6 years ago

      Neat!, very interesting, I will give this a try.

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      Delia 6 years ago

      Congratulations on LOTD! what beautiful stained glass projects...lovely creations.

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      SylvianeNuccio1 6 years ago

      Very beautiful. I love this kind of things. I have my own painted vases, but I had never thought of decorating them that way. Great idea and great lens!

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      Guided Abundance 6 years ago from Mobile, AL

      Wow! These are cool and really pretty too. I've always wanted to do something like this but didn't know how. Thanks for creating this FAB lens.

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      snazzy lm 6 years ago

      These look wonderful, I have never seen this technique before. Congratulations on LOTD!

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      Jacqueline Marshall 6 years ago from Chicago area

      Congrats on LOTD. This looks like fun and the finished products are beautiful!

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      Blonde Blythe 6 years ago

      Fun & informative lens! Congrats on LotD! :)

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      nosajreef lm 6 years ago

      wow very impressive nice lens

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      MargoPArrowsmith 6 years ago

      Beautiful things and congratulations on the LOTD.

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      SunnyDaze LM 6 years ago

      Very nice lens. Pretty, yet simple craft. Congrats on your LOTD!

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      gypsyman27 lm 6 years ago

      Congrats on LotD, good interesting lens. See you around the galaxy...

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      ClinicallySigni 6 years ago

      What a cool lens...and I LOVE the big and colorful photos. Too cool! Congrats on a job well done and the very well deserved LotD award!

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      Faye Rutledge 6 years ago from Concord VA

      These stained glass bottles are so beautiful! Congratulations on LotD!!

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      ohcaroline 6 years ago

      These are truly beautiful bottles. I'll be they are beautiful in a window with the light shining through. I think I would like to try them sometime. Congratulations on LOTD and a purple star. Wow. Good for you!

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      julieannbrady 6 years ago

      OMG, this is delightfully artsy and so crafty! Love the idea.

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      Rhonda Albom 6 years ago from New Zealand

      Congrats on LOTD! We have lots of beach glass. I think we might give this a try.

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      SofiaMann 6 years ago

      Fantastic job. Congratulations on LOTD.

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      imolaK 6 years ago

      Congratulation on the purple star!

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      Senora M 6 years ago

      Yea for making LOTD! I told you last time I visited that I loved this lens and the bottles!!!

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      Airinka 6 years ago

      congratulations on LOTD. wonderful lens, bottles look so great. it is amazing. i have never thought that is possible to make such things by ourselves... i will do it :)))

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      Dawn Archibald 6 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      Beautiful Christmas gift craft idea for me and my son to do together! Perfect!

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      seegreen 6 years ago

      Beautiful bottles. I just love this sort of thing on a kitchen window where it can catch the light.

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      soaringsis 6 years ago

      Congrats to you, Just beautiful to look at.

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      Robin S 6 years ago from USA

      Congrats on lotd!

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      modz 6 years ago

      Congratulations on LOTD!

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      hayleylou lm 6 years ago

      Stunning, Congrats on LOTD

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      GabrielaFargasch 6 years ago

      Wow!!!! Gorgeous!!! I had never seen anything like it before!

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      kare2share 6 years ago

      Very nicely done. I appreciate your detailed, step-by-step instructions and helpful tips, and the part about glue behind your ears is so funny! Thanks for sharing your lovely designs and congrats on Lens of the Day!

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      Angela F 6 years ago from Seattle, WA

      Congratulations - beautiful lens and pics!

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      I would like to say congrats on having this lens as lens of the day. keep up the good work

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      LasgalenArts 6 years ago

      My goodness I have small glass vases and sea glass. I bet I could do the same thing with them. Thanks for the lovely idea and wonderful lens.

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      wyrm11268 6 years ago

      Beautiful! I love them all and want to try my own.

      I love the way that you show us the picture and then everything we need underneath

      I can see why you got a purple star!

      Thank you

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      Vikki 6 years ago from US

      I love mosaic items of any kind; my house is full of them. Congrats on LOTD!

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      Heather Burns 6 years ago from Wexford, Ireland

      Beautiful projects and lens! Congrats on LOTD for a fabulous lens. I'm going to make some of these.

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      AdriennePetersen 6 years ago

      Gorgeous! I've never tried this but I'm going to have to give it a go...I'm sure I have some old glass bottles around here. Congrats on LOTD.

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      irenemaria 6 years ago from Sweden

      What a lovely lens! I will show it to my friends too. Congrats to LOTD! I am joining your fan club now. =D

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      KimGiancaterino 6 years ago

      Your designs are beautiful. I have a bunch of weird shaped bottles this technique would be perfect for. I was going to use tissue paper, but stained glass looks just as easy, thanks to your tutorials. Congratulations on LOTD!

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      happynutritionist 6 years ago

      These are beautiful! Congratulations on receiving LOTD:-)

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      Kimberly Hiller 6 years ago from Chicago

      Something easy to make, and would look wonderful. Can be a tailored present for someone, too. Awesome lens! Grats on Lens of the Day!

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      Lee Hansen 6 years ago from Vermont

      Delightfully beautiful, crafty and good for the planet - what's not to love about these cobble glass mosaic crafts? So many great ideas and easy projects here, just in time for holiday gifts. Thank you so much and congrats on LOTD!

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      I-sparkle 6 years ago

      How very beautiful. It reminded me of the crafts my mother used to create. Well done lens!

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      sheriangell 6 years ago

      I just love these - they are so lovely. Congrats on LotD!

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      Missmerfaery444 6 years ago

      Wow these are stunning! What a fabulous lens, I can't wait to have a go. Congratulations on a well-deserved LOTD and purple star!

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      Mona 6 years ago from Iowa

      OMG Look at that you've been LotD to boot. Congratulations! :)

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      jodijoyous 6 years ago from New York

      I KNEW this was a great lens (blessed yesterday, or I'd do it again).

      Congratulations!

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      awakeningwellness 6 years ago

      Congrats on the purple star and Happy Birthday!

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      blujeanmomma 6 years ago from Rocky Mountains

      I never would have thought that something so beautiful is fairly easy. Your instructions make it so simple and I just love the bottles that you have created. They are sensational to say the least.

      Congratulations on your purple star -- well deserved - this is such a beautiful lens!

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      Mona 6 years ago from Iowa

      Very cool that your got the star on your birthday! Congrats. :)

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      slackira 6 years ago

      Great lens. I could never think glass can be used in such a way. Well done.

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      WebIsFun 6 years ago

      these are really cool!

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      dahlia369 6 years ago

      This is one beautiful lens, not to mention how much I enjoyed your beaded stained glass bottles. They are simply adorable and I found your color selections perfect, congratulations!! :)

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      Rachel Field 6 years ago

      These are gorgeous!

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      Wendy Henderson 6 years ago from PA

      These are beautiful!

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      Senora M 6 years ago

      These are so super cool! I love the lens. I just met E6000 this year for some of my Christmas crafting!

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      catbehaviors 6 years ago

      These bottles are beautiful! I'd love to make glass mosaics, perhaps I will try it some time. Nice lens. :)

      Blessed by a SquidAngel. :)

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      ChemKnitsBlog2 6 years ago

      These are really beautiful. I always enjoy seeing a new craft. Blessed by an angel :)

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      javr 6 years ago from British Columbia, Canada

      Nice looking art. My wife has done these in the past.

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      Bambi Watson 6 years ago

      Very Cool craft idea!

      ~ Blessed by a Squid Angel! >*

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      What a great craft idea! Looks great!

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      jwindsor375 lm 6 years ago

      Wow! I finally found someone else who does this too! Well sorta I use to live by the beach and would collect sea glass which I'd use to decorate other things such as bottles!

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      Sensitive Fern 6 years ago

      Very pretty! I've been wanting to try mosaics for a while and this looks like fun.

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      Mona 6 years ago from Iowa

      Really lovely lens. This is something I might give a try, I love the finished look. I'm adding this as a featured lens to my Handmade Christmas Lensography under handmade gifts. Really nicely done.

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