- January 9, 2011 at 5:48 pm #9535mikebealParticipant
Can somebody out there help me please? I am a bear of very little brain
but I am in the process of making a brooch for my wife to fit her sash for
Scottish Dancing. I bought 6 green glass cabochon 18mm diameter but as I
was not fully aware of the tartan colours at the time, I should have bought
blue. Unfortunately I cannot find these little blighters anywhere and even
the shop that sold me the green ones cannot get blue. Could somebody tell me how I can make them myself I would be a very happy bunny. I do not have access to a kiln but I am not afraid of experimenting with blow-torches etc. I could possibly start with a blue glass bottle but is that a good starting point.
Yours in hope
Mike BealJanuary 11, 2011 at 7:10 pm #11831Stephen RichardParticipantNovember 3, 2011 at 8:40 am #11832katkramerParticipant
I wouldn’t try melting a bottle with a blowtorch…it would probably shatter and could hurt you!
The jewels that Stephen referred to might be available from a florist…or a hobby store…or even Walmart. They use them for floral design, and sell them in bags. They have smaller and larger ones. I just found some on Amazon, too.
Love your “accent,” are you from across the pond?
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