Thursday, June 23, 2016

Real Glass 1: 12 Scale Marbles



I couldn't resist when I saw these handmade glass marbles. I was thrilled to see all the different vibrant colors. Some have swirls inside clear glass. Some have two colors swirled together.  I have no idea what I will do with them. Maybe I can talk Linda Master into making me a chip carved box to keep them in. ;-) Boxes should always have a bit of treasure inside them



32 comments:

  1. They are exquisite Catherine.....what a wonderful find! The colours are beautiful!!
    Linda x

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    1. Thank you Linda. I really wonder how that guy gets them perfectly round. I saw a photo of him making them and he was using glass rods.

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  2. A treasure indeed Catherine! They are wonderful!
    I rather like the box in the photo to keep them in. It is one of those boxes you find in a drawer in your grandmother's house, not expecting a treasure like that inside.

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  3. I need to make a better cigar box. I printed that one.

    When I was in kindergarten we were not aloud to bring marbles to school. Subsequently, they were all confiscated and put in a huge empty glass jar. At the end of the year the jar was full and we were asked to guess how many were in it. Everyone wrote a number down on a piece of paper with their name on it. Oddly enough my guess was the closest. I went home with all of them. I am sure my mother was horrified. I used to dump them out and look through them. I thought they were beautiful!

    Thank you Josje!

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  4. What an awesome marble story from your past! Love it. Love these marbles too and would love to carve you box :) :)

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  5. Thank you Linda. We will work out the details for a box soon!

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  6. Oh, how lovely, a treasure indeed, looking forward to seeing the box Linda will make for you :-)

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  7. Don't you just marvel at how glass blowers can get such intricate designs into something so small? They're so lovely I would be tempted to display them on a solitaire board =0)

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    1. Yes I do! What I can't fathom is how he gets them perfectly round! I have to think about what I to do with them. Maybe a glass jar would be fun in a child's room..

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  8. I remember playing with marbles with my brothers when we were all very young. The most prized where the Big ones that you used to shoot the smaller ones with. I don't remember the rules of the game but I do recall that my brothers always Won! :/
    Your mini marbles are a Delight to the eye and I can easily relate to your responding to their nostalgic beauty and marvel with you at their miniscule designs. :))

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  9. I found a draw string bag in my fathers safe after he passed away. It contained a few of his marbles from childhood. Of course there were valuables in there too. haha It struck me so funny he kept those.

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    1. Keeping those marbles, no doubt brought back precious memories of his childhood, which he apparently valued as much as the other items in the safe;- how Marvelous! :D

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  10. They are really beautiful. Amazing work.

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  11. Catherine, they are wonderful! Brought back some memories for me too. I still have my shooter from my childhood. It's white slag glass with green and maroon ribbons running through it.

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  12. Hi Patty! So nice to see you.

    What fun to still have your shooter! :-)

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  13. Siempre me han gustado las canicas por su brillo y maravillosos coloido

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    1. También lo han hecho I. Son una especie de magia.

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  14. Unbelievable craftsmanship, they're stunning. Like you I used to love looking through my marble collection as a child, so many colours and patterns. Loved to play games with them at school too, especially when I was skillful (lucky??!!) enough to win some from my friends.

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  15. Absolutely beautiful, I do love marbles and I used to collect them and these are so real that they fooled me till I saw the pencil tip. A lucky finding and a precious one.

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  16. Yes, it was a lucky find. I am not sure they will ever contribute to a miniature scene but I still wanted them.

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  17. Wow! A wonderful addition to your collection, whatever you want to do with them ...
    I see them well in a room of a boy, set in the '40s ...
    A small note: my memories connected with glass marbles concern the darkroom, where my father used them for mixing liquids for the development of the negatives. He had a wonderful collection and I loved being with him in the dark room especially for those ♥
    Love,

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  18. Thank you Flora.
    So many of us have memories related to marbles. I have enjoyed reading them.

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  19. These are amazing and they will make a wonderful 'discovery' as someone opens up the soon to be designed miniature box! Marbles are such a memory of childhood and I used to play them almost every day during the summer vacation with all the neighbourhood kids...loved the glass colours and trading marbles became a major component of playing. Hope you post a finished display for us to enjoy! Cheers, Alayne in Winnipeg

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  20. Thank you for your comment Alayne. I wonder if kids today would have any idea how to play with them.

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  21. I know I would know how to play with them, my brothers had tons of fun playing with marbles and I know how to play too...I won a lot of their marbles from them...I love seeing them in mini form

    Hugs
    Marisa

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