Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Sea Glass and shell mosaic

I found this trivet at a garage sale

It was originally going to be used in a table wreath, but then I decided I didn't want to take up the counter space for it to sit on



Here it is with all the tesserae put on
There will be no grout
I painted the board with metallic glitter paint and sprinkled on extra silver glitter



After taking it outside for the above photo, I thought the trivet looked boring


I pulled out my collection of Vintaj Patina paints for metal

and added some color to the trivet


I like it better and it seems to blend with the other colors better


materials used on this project:
a metal trivet
seashells from my sister
half gem small and large marbles
glass pearls
sea glass and tumbled glass
several pieces of garage sale jewelry

Monday, April 9, 2018

Horseshoe cap holder

I've been looking thru my mosaic pictures and have found a few that I forgot to post

I bought this for $1 at a garage sale.


not grouted


hung in our master bedroom for my husband to hang his ball caps on


Thursday, March 29, 2018

Underwater Mermaid/Fish and Turtle Mosaic

before grout and without mermaids and turtles


with grout - no mermaids or turtles



Finished - ready to hang







plastic mermaid doll covered in polymer clay


polymer clay turtles


another mermaid doll covered in polymer clay and a couple of more turtles


treasure chest found in a thrift store


Polymer clay lentil beads


small pottery pieces


a tiny garage sale urn
rocks from Brushy Creek
Shells from Florida


various colors of stained glass - sheets in blue and mixed with green
small glass aquarium gravel
the fish are garage sale finds - the small ones were from a bag of earrings
the larger fish had a shower hook in the back
a blue plastic squid from the package of one of the mermaid dolls
Polymer Clay lentil beads I made when I was on a lentil bead kick
white 1/2 globe white glass gems
small pottery pieces from a garage sale
rocks from our creek
larger colored glass blobs from Sister Sharon
Shells from Sister Sharon
glass pearl beads
small treasure chest from thrift store
rocks/beads/gemstones/jewelry/glass elephant/metal discs and a sword pin in the treasure chest
the top of a ring next to treasure chest
and a urn/vase from a garage sale
Polymer clay turtles I made from a two piece mold set
and the mermaids I covered in clay that were shown in another post

and a picture of my love bug Scooter inspecting the new mosaic



Cutting Boards #3

more cutting boards made by my husband


this one and the one below are new patterns he developed





more cheese boards and a cutting board



Cutting Boards #2

These are samples of the cutting boards that my husband makes















These are samples of some of the cheese boards he makes




Wednesday, March 28, 2018

Cutting Boards #1

5 cutting boards made as XMAS presents for family and friends






a cutting board made in a weave pattern for our kitchen

Tuesday, March 27, 2018

Weave Butcher Block Counter

this is the 2nd counter top that had been installed by our gas cook top
the original counter top was granite tile


My husband decided he wanted to learn how to make a weave butcher block pattern
He decided to practice the technique and replace the above counter top (again)

He bought a stack of exotic hard woods
this is how the counter looked after he cut the board strips and glued them together the 1st time


you would not believe how incredibly heavy this was.
those hardwoods were super dense
ready to be cut and placed into a weave pattern for the next glueing


The finished counter top.





Monday, March 26, 2018

Water and Sand Mosaic

before grout

maybe it's just me, but I like to see the difference


after grouting


stained glass - white, off white, several shades of blue and green
small glass and wooden beads.
gold back painted glass
Mirror
2 different colors of glass rock - green and blue
2 different colors of mother of pearl pieces - green and blue
sandstone grout

created for our master bathroom

Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Diving Bell Mosaic

ungrouted


grouted and cleaned up

I used a large glass green coaster for the port hole
Several types of Copper and silver metal for the details and to define the areas and shapes
black stained glass, back painted gold textured glass  and turquoise stained glass
a few glass rock pebbles
several different buttons which are the star, the round ones on the bottom edge and the anchor buttons
and some rusty parts I found in the shed

it is grouted with Sandstone sanded grout

size is approx. 20 wide by 18 long


it is hung up in our master bathroom
over a Pour Painting that I recently learned how to do


and it is near my octopus mosaic

Thursday, May 25, 2017

Wall Sconce make over



.50 cent garage sale find.  It was dirty and missing some crystals.


cleaned up, painted, crystals replaced and added an art glass piece