A Glob by Any Other Name. Please.

g4You look at these beautiful buttons of glass; a confectioner’s delight of colorful “candy.” And you ask, “What are these gorgeous pieces called?”

And I say, “Oh, those? Those are globs.”

Globs? Brings up visions of a lump of ice cream fallen to the sidewalk where the warm pavement turns it into a sticky – well… a sticky glob.

Or maybe a coagulation of gunked up motor oil stuck to the floor of a mechanic’s garage, dripped from an engine that was so filled with grime that the dark sludge came out in – you guessed it – globs.

But these beauties of glass? These irregular shapes and sizes were formed when molten glass was dropped in small amounts onto a flat surface and left to solidify. Flat on the bottom, rounded on top, and delightfully ready for incorporation into stained glass projects.

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And, yes, they’re called globs.

Oh, by the way, if you don’t think that name quite suits them, I guess you could call them by their other name. They are also known as nuggets.

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Feel better now? I know I do.


G  G is for Glob.

About Maggie C

Stained glass artist, writer, respecter of life.
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