Friday, February 17, 2017

White and Green Kitchen Mandala

17 x 17 mandala
put at the end of a kitchen cabinet that houses our electric cooktop

agate slice center
green plates
various white plates
small mosaic tile that matches edge of counter top

counter top is a green granite tile surface










Monday, February 13, 2017

All White Kitchen Mandala

it was hung on the side of the counter in the kitchen
17 x 17 inches



agate slice center
various broken plates
and small mosaic tile pieces left over from tiling places in the kitchen









Shower Room Shelf

a vintage metal shelf
before grouting

going to be hung on the inside of our walk in shower to set shampoo/conditioner
soap and shaving things onto



broken tile
Mocha brown grout







Footed Silver Tray Mosaic

a beat up footed silver tray that I decided to mosaic and put on my coffee table


used several patterns of broken plates

Flashlight Spur and horse shoe nail hanger

for my house
made with some decorative spurs
a little I'd Rather be Riding wall hanging
Horse shoe nail to hang items from
dinner plates and a mug (bottom right corner)
stained glass
beads, acryllic gems and faux pearls
1/2 gem marbles
and an old broach in the middle


by our kitchen door to hang our lights on



Thursday, September 29, 2016

a cross for Liz

my friend Liz lost her sister










Thursday, September 22, 2016

Japanese Crane

finally finished.....

sometimes a project get's started.........then goes to the wayside for quite a while
then inspiration hits again and I complete it in 4 days......................go figure

it sat here for months with only this much done









water is shell tiles and acrylic pearl beads, with some blue and turquoise half gem marbles

bird - wings are plastic chandelier crystals
white and black stained glass - gold back painted clear glass
white glass half gem marbles and white glass globs
and a few acrylic pearl beads

the sky is from sheets of yellow, orange and red stained glass

Monday, September 19, 2016

Tuesday, September 13, 2016

master bath hand towel holders





Here's one of them.  The other will be hung after the cabinets on the other side have been finished.
I need to buy a smaller hand towel for it.  The one I picked out is too large to go into the handle.
I will also be using my embroidery sewing machine to sew out a design on the hand towel.

blue mermaid's box

I decided that my blue mermaid needed to sit up on something.  So I took a wooden box that had broken hinges and glue the top shut.

I used the same mosaic tiles on the top that are also on our sink backsplash.


On the edge are some of the pencil tiles from the sink backsplash


the sides have some left over glass tiles that were used in the kitchen


before the box


here she is on her box

Wednesday, September 7, 2016

work in progress........

we've been remodeling our master bath

my merhorse mosaic has been hung up

new vanities being built - doors and drawers are not done yet
have been topped with cherry wood boards, cut and planed by my husband
new glass bowl sinks and faucets installed

and a mosaic backplash was installed




this is a 40 x 40 leaded stain glass panel that my husband made
it was created from 2 patterns out of a book
a wonderful guy at my work enlarged both patterns for me
I took the enlarge patterns and created this design for my husband to use to make the panel

we also installed a new mosaic tile backsplash around the tub




still a lot to be done

we need to paint all walls, I have picked out a light silver gray paint color
my husband needs to finish tiling our walk in shower stall
and he needs to build the vanity and cabinets on the opposite side of the bathroom

I'm very happy to have all of this done!

Tuesday, September 6, 2016

House Warming Mosaic

forgot to measure it, but it's some where around 12 x 12 or could be 12 x 14

My longest time friend and her husband just bought a house.  I made this for them as a house warming present.

The plaque is called ABS's of Faith

I used a lot of different plate patterns.  Acrylic gems and beads, shell pieces (mother of pearl), glass pearl beads and a few half gem marbles.  Oh and there are 3 tiny crosses on the piece too.





Wednesday, August 31, 2016

master bath switch plates

for our master bath
we've been remodeling, so I decided to do some switch plates
now I remember why I said I hated doing switch plates

the mosaic part is easy.  the grouting is a pain