I have a confession to make. I resist the urge to buy glass insulators every time I see them. This was not really a problem when I lived in Los Angeles, but living in the great state of Wisconsin there is too much temptation. For those that do not know: glass insulators were first produced in the 1850's for use with telegraph lines. By the mid 1960's a few people started to see them as collector item. Some people have vast collections (my research has found over 3,000 people collection them). There are event insulator & bottle shows around the Midwest. They came in a variety of shapes, sizes, and colors. Though, I am particularly drawn to the green ones.
So, what would I do with glass insulators, you ask?
Well, I've started to look around to justify my whim. Now, a person can buy lights and such already made, but what is the fun in that. Or, like my neighbors you can set them around your yard like garden gnomes. Here are some ideas that range from effortless to major DIY.