After that, I saw some fun totems - also made from glass dishes - and started scouting for pieces at the thrift stores when I visited.
My most recent addition is glass flowers made by glueing together plates & bowls and adding glass marbles from the dollar store.
I scored at the thrift store one day and found a big shallow blue bowl that I turned into a birdbath.
I chose to make all of mine using clear glass and certain colors, but they can actually be made using anything your heart desires - tea pots - stoneware - ceramics etc.....
I used 3E clear silicone adhesive for windows and doors. (although it didn't turn out as clear as I would have liked) and I attached a flattened spoon to the back so I could mount it on a piece of conduit pipe from the hardware store that was cut to the desired height.