"Mike's" Hanging Float

$28.00 - $135.00

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Photo shows colors in a Hanging Float, with the "swirled after spiraled" color pattern.

Mike's mix is a great mix of nothing but bright Oranges, the name of which gives a nod to the person who first requested it.

Our Hanging Floats are a bit of a variation from the original fishing floats.  Where that last plug of glass on fishing floats was usually rounded off to fit with the overall curve of the float, we stretch it out and curve it to form a hook from which the Float can hang.  It's a great option if you'd rather have a Float in a window, for instance.  They're available from 5" to 10" in diameter, with the 6" size being our most popular.

Hand-made by glass artist Bob Meyer of Seal Rock, OR

Float Color Patterns: "Swirled"

The "swirled" pattern is acheived by making small swirls or twists in the glass with a hand tool like the shears.  It creates a nicely random movement of the colors.  Multiple examples are shown below to illustrate not only the effect, but also how varied it can be.






Float Color Patterns: "Swirled after Spiraled"

The "swirled after spiraled" pattern, then, is acheived by twisting the entire piece of glass on the pipe to create a spiral through it's entire length.  Once accomplished, small spirals are made with the shears, resulting in a random movement of lines of color.  Multiple examples are shown below to illustrate not only the effect, but also how varied it can be.






Float Color Patterns: "Optic Mold"

The "optic mold" pattern is acheived by placing the glass briefly into a cast-aluminum, finned "optic mold".  The use of the mold typically results in darker lines of color running through the piece, as well as some varied movement of the color between those lines.  Multiple examples are shown below to illustrate not only the effect, but also how varied it can be.






Float Color Patterns: "Optic Mold after Spiraled"

The "optic mold after spiraled" pattern, then, is acheived by twisting the entire piece of glass on the pipe to create a spiral through it's entire length.  Once accomplished, the glass is placed into the optic mold, creating a repeating, symmetrical, scalloped sort of movement in the colors.  Multiple examples are shown below to illustrate not only the effect, but also how varied it can be.






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Ocean Beaches Glassblowing & Gallery is owned and operated by Bob and Vicki Meyer.  Bob is the primary artist of the gallery.

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