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Monday, September 26, 2011

More Hand Blown concrete bowls!





I'm so excited about these concrete art pieces. They are so much fun to pour.  They are all round in four different sizes, but the opening is unique in each one, causing each one to glow differently. 

These Hand Blown concrete art bowls along with a few more will be making their way to Wealthy at Charles this week.  I'll will be pouring more for the fall season.  They will make a wonderful display anywhere in your home.  And of course, if you have have questions or comments, please email me or comment below.

40 comments:

  1. can you explain the way to make them?

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  2. I want to know as well they are gorgeous!! :-)

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  3. Hi Amy, they are gorgeous!!! Can we make them?

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  4. These are beautiful. If you painted them gold or silver on the inside I bet they would glow even more!

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  5. how to do it yourself?

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  6. So beautiful😍
    How do you make them?

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    1. CHECK THIS LINK OUT. IT HAS INSTRUCTIONS BUT THEY'RE IN GERMAN OR SOMETHING...
      http://www.viva-decor.de/images/portal/Flyer/Beton-fuer-Kreative.pdf

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    2. Instructions are in multiple languages, including english.

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    3. Not to hard, just cement over a balloon! Youtube videos on how to do it.

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  7. How do u make them? I just love this bowl of happines

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    1. CHECK THIS LINK OUT. IT HAS INSTRUCTIONS BUT THEY'RE IN GERMAN OR SOMETHING...
      http://www.viva-decor.de/images/portal/Flyer/Beton-fuer-Kreative.pdf

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  8. Thanks for all the interest everyone! I'm sorry to tell you I don't want to share this at this time as these art pieces are one of my most popular sellers. I do sell my art as well if interested.

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    1. Ha looks like you've been figured out. Now we can make our own "art". haha

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    2. Just curious "Anonymous"...how many of these have you now made? (Something tells me it would be one big ol' "Pinterest Fail".) And Amy? You're very talented and I admire your work. Nicely done!

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    3. Thank you and thanks for those kind words!

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  9. How much do you charge for a set of 4? Can they be used as planters also?

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    1. CHECK THIS LINK OUT. IT HAS INSTRUCTIONS BUT THEY'RE IN GERMAN OR SOMETHING...
      http://www.viva-decor.de/images/portal/Flyer/Beton-fuer-Kreative.pdf

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  10. It depends on which size you order - small (6") $35.00; medium (8") $45.00; large (10") $55.00. I wouldn't advise putting soil directly in the bowl but to insert a pot liner as the bowl does not have a drainage hole. Thanks for your interest!

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    1. Or maybe you can use plans with very few needs of water...or use some rubber material to isolate the humidity from the concrete walls

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  11. This is the same concept as making paper mache bowls or lampshades from string and white glue. Or even chocolate bowls. Not difficult at all once you master not breaking the baloon.

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    1. I'm sure it takes much more skill to make these beautiful bowls than to just not break the baLLoon. If you make one of these or a chocolate bowl in Papier-mâché let me know, I'd love to see your work. You know, when you demean the work of someone who makes a living as an artist, especially for something you yourself have never done, you come across as jealous. And, when you leave typos in your post, you lose any credibility you may have had before you made your snarky comment.

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  12. Really disappointing when this project is listed as a link on a DIY site and then find they are only for sale.
    Very pretty.

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    1. CHECK THIS LINK OUT. IT HAS INSTRUCTIONS BUT THEY'RE IN GERMAN OR SOMETHING...
      http://www.viva-decor.de/images/portal/Flyer/Beton-fuer-Kreative.pdf

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    2. I agree. Don't list them on a DIY site only to try and peddle them out. List them on Etsy. Otherwise, i'll just use my own mixture and balloons filed with water.

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    3. Amy didn't give out that link, someone else found something similar and posted it. Piss and moan at her. Amy is an artist and this is how she makes a living, why would she tell everyone the recipe for her success? Besides, Google it for cryin' out loud.

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  13. Old glass ball type light fixture with a balloon inside pour concrete between the two let dry pop the balloon and crack the pot and you have the bowls

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    1. CHECK THIS LINK OUT. IT HAS INSTRUCTIONS BUT THEY'RE IN GERMAN OR SOMETHING...
      http://www.viva-decor.de/images/portal/Flyer/Beton-fuer-Kreative.pdf

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  14. GUYS CHECK THIS LINK OUT. IT HAS INSTRUCTIONS BUT THEY'RE IN GERMAN OR SOMETHING...
    http://www.viva-decor.de/images/portal/Flyer/Beton-fuer-Kreative.pdf

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  15. http://www.viva-decor.de/images/portal/Flyer/Beton-fuer-Kreative.pdf

    This link explains it, in german as well as in english, french and I think spanish =)

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  16. gracias tascha.amy,ya lo tengo.muy mal tu publicidad en Diy espero no vendas

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  17. Beautiful work! I love the smooth surface.

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    1. Thanks for the nice compliment! I appreciate it!

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  18. The cement is only available in Europe, comes from Germany... s&h will cost more than the product unfortunately

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  19. I attempted making these last night. They were rather successful. You want to purchase quick-dry cement. And cheap party balloons. Make sure you have a covered work space and plastic gloves. Blow up the balloons about half way (not fully inflated) or just to desired size. Mix the water and cement. Use hands, trowel, disposable knife, or pop sickle stick to cover most of the balloon. If some shows through that's okay. Be sure to apply a thick coat of cement to the balloon. Let it dry overnight. When the mold has hardened you can "pop" the balloon with a needle. The mold will be VERY brittle so be careful. That's as far as I have gotten. once the mold has hardened I imagine I can simply apply more patches of wet cement to areas that are brittle to reinforce the structure. Very easy project. Her's are top-notch though. You can tell how thick the spheres are. I'll have to play around with how to reinforce the bowls. Cheap materials though. Worth a try.

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  20. How to make them, I have done about 10 now (besides the 3 I wrecked learning how to...and the mesh drywall tape makes them easy to keep thin.http://garden.org/ideas/view/rcn48/119/Tutorial-How-To-Make-a-Hollow-Concrete-Sphere/

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  21. Anywhere I can find a link to instructions in German? Nobody? No idea? Bueller? Bueller? OK - never mind.

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  22. Here is a really good tutorial on how to make the cute little "concrete spheres"!
    http://www.home-dzine.co.za/craft/craft-concrete-pots.html

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