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Whittemore-Durgin Stained Glass Supplies
825 Market St., Rockland MA 02370
Phone: 781-871-1790  Toll-free: 800-262-1790
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Glass Nuggets (or Globs)

Glass Nuggets (or Globs)

GLASS GLOBS, or "Nuggets" if you prefer a more elegant term. These are oval to circular glass drops with a flat back. No two are exactly alike, because they are made in somewhat the same way cookies are made, on a sheet in an oven.

They are typically transparent colors, and transmit an even brilliance when held in the light. They are easily wrapped in lead came or foil, and add greatly to the appearance of hanging ornaments when used as berries, eyeballs, and the like. In some ornaments they take the place of bodies and heads on birds, bugs, and other friends from the forest. In lampshade work the larger ones serve as grapes, cherries and crowd scenes at bull fights.

You will notice a variety of sizes here, including within each size category. You will also notice a variety of color and quality. This is because, at the moment, we are getting our nuggets from three different suppliers. There seems to be something going on in the world of nuggets that is beyond our knowledge or control. Because if this, we felt it necessary to take photos of our nuggets so that you can see for yourself and decide what works for you. Who are we to say that you don't want two different shades of yellow?

<-- One of our young ladies at the Assorting Machine, assorting your order of nuggets.

Nugget sizes and quantities:

SMALL: approx 5/8", 200-230 per lb
MEDIUM: approx 3/4", 110-125 per lb
LARGE: approx 1-1/2" 20-25 per lb

Prices are per pound.


Nuggets by Color
Special purchase: Small bag of light blue iridized gems
Special purchase: Small bag of light blue iridized gems
Item no: 3101S
Retail price: $2.95 /each
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SPECIAL PURCHASE: Sold in small bags of 30 each, these small glass gems (often called nuggets, or even globs, by the hoi polloi), are iridized light blue, and could not be more beautiful. Add a magical highlight to any project. The iridescence is best seen in reflective light. When light shines from behind, the iridescence mostly disappears, and the gem is basically a lovely azure or Caribbean blue.