Nita Hooper
Nita Hooper
  • Hometalker
  • Tulia, TX

Repurposed glass


I am new on Hometalk. During the cold winter here in the Texas panhandle, I enjoy putting together glass that I find in thrift stores and at garage sales. Seeing all the creative ways people repurpose things on Pinterest and this site have inspired me to try my hand at it. I have had so much fun! You need to click on the pictures of some of these to see the whole piece.
A gazing ball made from a bell, a bowl, a heavy purple art-glass vase atop a heavy inverted clear vase with a yellow flowered paper weight nestled inside and mounted on a cake platter.  It is over 2 feet tall! Assembled by Nita Hooper
A gazing ball made from a bell, a bowl, a heavy purple art-glass vase atop a heavy inverted clear vase with a yellow flowered paper weight nestled inside and mounted on a cake platter. It is over 2 feet tall! Assembled by Nita Hooper
A sassy lady with a bee in her bonnet!  When I put the glass on the handled vase, I knew she needed a special hat.  Glass redefined and assembled by Nita Hooper.
A sassy lady with a bee in her bonnet! When I put the glass on the handled vase, I knew she needed a special hat. Glass redefined and assembled by Nita Hooper.
The Mrs. out for a stroll with her man.  When I found the three matching vases, I knew they needed to stay together. Assembled by Nita Hooper.
The Mrs. out for a stroll with her man. When I found the three matching vases, I knew they needed to stay together. Assembled by Nita Hooper.
A Gentleman in White.  Glass redefined and assembled by Nita Hooper
A Gentleman in White. Glass redefined and assembled by Nita Hooper
A "candle" to light your way.  Amberina praying hands on a dish with a crackle-glass inverted vase.  I plan to put this over a light source to make it really sparkle. Glass redefined and assembled by Nita Hooper.
A "candle" to light your way. Amberina praying hands on a dish with a crackle-glass inverted vase. I plan to put this over a light source to make it really sparkle. Glass redefined and assembled by Nita Hooper.
A teapot on a teapot totem.  The candlestick on the bottom will be placed over a stake in my yarden for stability. Glass redefined and assembled by Nita Hooper.
A teapot on a teapot totem. The candlestick on the bottom will be placed over a stake in my yarden for stability. Glass redefined and assembled by Nita Hooper.
Sophisticated Lady-in-Blue.   Her picture-hat is a heavy bowl with raised spiral swirls. She is ready for the opera...maybe the gentleman in white will be her escort!  Glass redefined and assembled by Nita Hooper.
Sophisticated Lady-in-Blue. Her picture-hat is a heavy bowl with raised spiral swirls. She is ready for the opera...maybe the gentleman in white will be her escort! Glass redefined and assembled by Nita Hooper.
Cobalt Blue yard totem.  Glass redefined and assembled by Nita Hooper.  Needs to set in the middle of a pretty flower bed!
Cobalt Blue yard totem. Glass redefined and assembled by Nita Hooper. Needs to set in the middle of a pretty flower bed!
Orange yard totem planter with an orange-tipped Campfire Plant in the green bowl.  Glass redefined and assembled by Nita Hooper.
Orange yard totem planter with an orange-tipped Campfire Plant in the green bowl. Glass redefined and assembled by Nita Hooper.
Cobalt Blue Lady of the Garden.  Glass redefined and assembled by Nita Hooper.
Cobalt Blue Lady of the Garden. Glass redefined and assembled by Nita Hooper.
Another view of cobalt blue yard totem.  Glass redefined and assembled by Nita Hooper.  I may plant some succulents in the blue bowl.
Another view of cobalt blue yard totem. Glass redefined and assembled by Nita Hooper. I may plant some succulents in the blue bowl.

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5 questions
  • Rita Stone-Conwell
    on May 27, 2016

    Love your creative glass. Can you tell me the best glue to use? I'm really stumped. Thank you so much for inspiring me.

  • Maryann
    on Jun 17, 2016

    what kind of glue iused 6000 and it fell apart

    • Annette Craker
      on Jun 26, 2016

      I use silastic for my garden art when I attach glassware to each other.

    • Deb Hodgdon
      on Aug 6, 2016

      I use Loctite Go2 clear.

    • Teresa
      on Aug 6, 2016

      I use Hammerhead Glass Bond (a special adhesive for slick surfaces), clean the surfaces well (alcohol), follow instructions on tube (apply to both surfaces, wait 2 minutes before joining, let set for 24 hrs for full strength bond). If the project involves several pieces, join them one at a time. This could take several days because you would be spacing them 24 hrs apart to get the strongest bond for each piece.

    • Charly
      on Apr 13, 2017

      You should have used E6000 outdoor glue.
  • Linda
    on Apr 20, 2017

    What type of glue did you use
  • Cat32689613
    on Feb 16, 2018

    What type adhesive do you use
  • Alb13151879
    on Jul 16, 2018

    what kind of glue?

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