The vintage window was a gift from my sister friend, Tilly Evan Jones … it sat around for a couple of years waiting and wanting. Finally glued a bunch of my vintage glass collection to it.
All you need is a sturdy window (or frame) with good glass, wheeled glass nippers, small hammer, hand towel, safety glasses, random glass objects and e6000 adhesive. This project must be glued in a well ventilated area … without the kids and pets.
Break glass dishes under a dish towel with a small hammer and gentle hand or use wheeled glass nippers to break up glass objects.
FYI … There are glass plates that will shatter into a BAZILLION PIECES without warning so … don’t be … going to use the word stupid – because it really is … ALWAYS WEAR SAFETY GLASSES when cutting glass or tile and do a different project with the kids.
The shop was closed, again, so Renee knocked on the side door and said, “we’ve been here before … you were closed and we see that you’re closed again but … I just have to have one of the pieces in the front window … can we please come in?
They were both like little kids in a candy store and then Renee said, “I must have a piece of your art because I can feel all of the love and the light shining through.” Me too.
Touched beyond belief and all I can say is that this big beautiful universe, wearing a straw hat, is hard at work on my behalf.
… available at home improvement, box stores & tile shops everywhere.
Best Glue for Glass
1. “CLEAR” E-6000 is a my adhesive of choice for glass on glass projects and with all toxic adhesives, make sure to work in a well ventilated area.
DIRECTIONS & TIPS FOR USING “Clear” E-6000:
Apply E-6000 directly to each piece of glass to be bonded.
Always wear safety glasses when cutting glass.
SPECIAL TIPS: To extend life of product, be sure cap is secured back to original position. Use a toothpick as a disposable applicator for very small applications such as beading. Remove, recap and allow plastic nozzle to dry. Remove dried product from nozzle by pulling out through threaded end and reuse nozzle.
2. Weldbond Adhesive for Mosaic Tile and some Glass Projects
Best Glue for Indoor Tile & Glass Projects
Great for projects with kids.
Dries clear … in most circumstances.
Longer working time.
Weldbond says this about their wonder glue …. A unique product, WELDBOND is more than an adhesive. It’s also a powerful universal primer for porous surfaces. It’s a weather-proofer, dust-proofer, hardener, and bonding agent. Just mix WELDBOND with sawdust, grout, cement or plaster and be amazed at the tremendous strength this product! Non-toxic and dries clear – in most situations – making it a perfect adhesive to use when crafting with kids. Dries to a clear, flexible bond most of the time.
Mastic is a non-slip high performance, smooth spreading mortar formulated for interior installation of all types of ceramic wall & floor tile. Mastic keeps things from slipping … especially good for concrete, back-splashes and larger projects!
Thinset is an adhesive mortar made of fine sand, cement and water. It’s best used to attach objects to concrete, stone and cement. Perfect for mosaic art outdoor applications.