As I was (slowly) decluttering today, I came across some of those glass pebbles. I bought them on clearance at Pier One. It must have been years ago because I completely stopped shopping there after I bought glasses and every single one broke.
I was also going through some glass jars and pitching them. I came across an old olive jar that I picked up at T.J. Max. They were some type of strange olives that I couldn't eat. I remember thinking, "Well, the olives were a waste, but the jar is nice." I just didn't want to throw away this jar. I looked in my massive glue hoard and found a half-dried tube of E-600 glue. What the heck? Let's give it a try. I was watching tv and texting with friends the whole time I was making this, so I did it a bit mindlessly.
I had to cut the glue tube in half because it was so dried up. I ended up dipping the glass pebbles into this glob of glue that was stiffening up as I worked. It was pretty messy, but that's how I work. This type of glue takes about 24 hours to set. However, I decided to try to give get it done and if it turned out terrible to pitch it. Absolutely no pressure.
I eventually ran out of E-600. I had a little tube of super glue that I began to use. This worked even better than the E-600. It dried (or felt like it did) instantly. I didn't even wear gloves or a mask though I dislike the fumes from both glues.
My work was fast and sloppy. Some of the pebbles were moving as I turned the jar. Oh well, I used pushed them back into place. I naturally ended up with a multi-colored design. I let the finished product dry a little. It looked messy from too much excess glue.
However, I love the finished project! I stuck a little tea light in it. It looks beautiful. I think these would be nice for when you are sitting outside in the dark. If I do this again, I might add some glitter or seed bead in the "cracks" between the pebbles. That might hide the excess glue. Also, I probably would try to use a newer bottle of glue! I'm thinking this also might be a good project for old salsa jars and taller glasses. You could put in a little electric tea light instead of a real candle. Happy crafting.