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Wednesday, July 27, 2016

In The Studio - Wednesday

A little grouting happened this weekend. I always love to see the final results, of course, of my efforts but sometimes as I start to clean off the grout, I can tell just by looking at a small section, that it is going to be amazing.

Such was the case here with this mosaic stained glass plate.

This is about the point where I started to smile with happiness at the results.

After the first cleaning (2-3 more to do) and already it is gorgeous!
This plate is available for sale and will be placed in my online shops if no one snatches it up first! I love it, so if it stays with me for a while ... I'm okay with that.

I grouted the funky crescent moon I made using dish shards.

I haven't yet gotten a hanger on the back, but once I do, I'll take some photos and get it listed.

I worked on the 3 inch glazed pots. I have to say, glaze and grout do not like each other much and it's always a bit of a struggle (sometimes a full blown war!) to get the grout to stay put. This time, I won the battle and I'm happy with the results.

Each sold separately.
2 sides have swirls, 2 sides have waves.
My daughter handed me a few wooden wall sconces to put some mosaic magic on. That always makes me happy when people gift me with more substrates because I always find a way to use them!

Patiently waiting for some mosaic goodness!


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Friday, July 22, 2016

In The Studio - Friday

As promised, I have more to share from In The Studio this week. I've noticed 2 weeks in a month are very productive, the rest of the month requires some thought for new projects, allowing the muse to slumber a bit and to generate a renewed energy that I need to create.

I used some odd pieces from the cutouts I had leftover from the Celestial set I made and created an "M" and a funky looking crescent moon.

"M" is for my grandson, Malachi and stands 3-1/2 inches.

Funky looking 9 inch crescent moon but I love it!

After a few days, I decided to tile around the edges of each shape. The "M" has a colorful array of tiles, the moon is surrounded by blue.




I also continued work on the custom order and got tiles on the moon and sun.




Now they all need to be grouted, including the 5 stars I've got. The custom order won't be headed out to its new home for a bit but they will be ready to go when the time comes to ship them out.

I created a donation piece for a collaboration which I cannot share here just yet. I call this working in the "Super Secret Mosaics Lab". As soon as I am able, I'll share what I made, why, etc. It should be toward the beginning of September, possibly.

I put some mosaic magic on 2 small pots, 3 inches high. I wanted to keep them as a set but the stained glass supply right now is dwindling and I didn't have enough in orange to do both. The designs are the same on both, the swirl is on 2 sides, the other 2 sides have a wavy line which I'll share another time.



What a productive week! Look for a few of these items to be listed once I get them grouted and their photos taken. Woo-hoo!


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Wednesday, July 20, 2016

In The Studio - Wednesday

I didn't really have much going on last week, so I just let the entire week go by without blogging.

This week, I have a good amount to share and will split these posts up into two like I used to. So it all works out, good for me and for those who like to see what's happening In The Studio.

The stained glass plate I was working on in the last post is finished and glue is slowly drying.


My goodness I love this mosaic so much. I'm really excited with how it turned out and once grouted, I will list it but won't be sad if it, like so many other mosaics I make, stay with me for a good long time.

The custom work is just about finished. I grouted the sun and moon and then after the fact, decided I wanted to put tiles on the sides. I am now waiting for those to arrive and will continue on them when they do. And the sides will get grouted after the tiles are placed on them. Double the work for me, but the end results will be awesome. Always worth it.


The stars weren't grouted when I decided to add something to the sides. These stars were given gold and silver mirror and I think they look much better. They are waiting for grout now.



I have a few more things to share but will hold off and post them on Friday.

Until then, do something fun and creative and enjoy the moments!


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Wednesday, July 6, 2016

In The Studio - Wednesday

In between spending time with the family, I have managed to get some mosaic work completed too. It's a slower pace during the summer months, and having the Little Dude home every day with me is a lot of fun.

The celestial set is in the "to be grouted" pile.


I used stained glass in dark blue and various iridescent glass. I really do enjoy making celestial mosaics a lot.

I've started on a new mosaic. This is a discarded microwave plate (the last one in stock!) and carries over with the celestial theme.

I took a doodle I did last year that wasn't in very good shape (ink smeared, some of the drawings were off by a whole lot) and cut it out and taped it to the bottom underside of the plate. I can't do the specific details from my drawing because they are too small, but I can use them as a guide.


There's not a lot of planning here, just going with the flow and using the doodles as a guide. The flowers will no doubt become stars. The rays of the sun are probably going to get another color added to them.

And have no fear, once the doodle is no longer needed here for the plate, I will save it and use it for a mixed media project with paper or add it to something else at some point in the future. It's uses are endless!



Support Independent Artisans, Designers and Crafters for your gift-giving needs all throughout the year. Thank you!~Cindy, EarthMotherMosaics