To create this vintage glass totem, I weighted the base piece with kitty litter and then made certain to use glass pieces which fit together perfectly. I chose soft colors, which complimented each other beautifully. It was also important to me that none of the pieces, once glued together, could catch water. Mosquitoes are a nuisance during a Midwest summer, and the temperature drops during the winter would freeze puddling water, ultimately breaking the glass.
Patience is necessary. Only one set of pieces can be connected at a time. Because I needed a bonding agent which would be waterproof and also sustain below-zero temperatures, I chose an industrial strength, flexible adhesive. Drying time for the adhesive is an hour, so the work is slow. I think the result is beautiful and well worth the effort.
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