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Monday, October 9, 2017

Let's Go Shopping!

Ho boy! Can you believe how fast this year has gone?? Can you believe it's almost Halloween? And after that ... WHAM ... Thanksgiving and Christmas follow quickly on its heels. Sheesh!!

In preparing for some items for the Etsy shop for the holidays, I realized some folks might just like to see an inexpensive gift that would work well as a hostess gift. Today, I'm sharing some cool and most definitely groovy coasters. Enjoy.

Mosaic Coasters, Glass Mosaics, Glitter, Housewarming, Trivet, Candle Holder, Coaster, Tempered Glass, Wedding, Set of 2 - 4 Inches - $25.50 USD


Beautiful mosaic two coaster set made using an unusual assortment of tempered or crash glass, acrylic paint and glitter. The grout is white and gives these coasters a truly magical appearance.



The photos [on Etsy] show the work-in-progress creating these coasters, starting with the paint, glitter, adding tempered glass and finally the finished product after grouting.


These coasters could also be used as individual candle holders or displayed in a sunny window so that the light shines spreading rays of light throughout any room.


Each coaster is 4 in. x 4 in.


The bottom of the coasters have small felt pads to keep your furniture from scratching.


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Stay Peaceful and Enjoy the Moments.
Cindy, Earth Mother Mosaics




Wednesday, September 27, 2017

In The Studio - Wednesday

What a great birthday week I had! The best part is, it continues as the weekend approaches. This weekend we'll be having a gathering of family for lots of foods and good times. I'm really looking forward to it!

I was gifted with a fantastic bottle of wine on Friday (my official birthday). This is Apothic Inferno and it's delicious! Limited addition, aged in whiskey barrels for 60 days, it has that smooth sensation as it goes down just like whiskey. I'm not a huge fan of whiskey but I am a huge fan of red wine and Apothic. I completely enjoyed it. It's been added to the list the next time I get my wine order within the next few days!! Woo-hoo!


I gifted myself and got an additional vinyl wall decal to go with this one that my daughter and I put up on my wall recently.


This one is over my door and what I see as I leave the attic each day to visit with my family "below deck" as I like to say.



Meanwhile, I have been at the mosaics table now and then in between the heat we've been having here in Bucks County, PA. Nobody tells Mother Nature what to do, so we'll just wait for her to decide to cool things off a bit.

I've started on the next candle holder and I'm loving how it's looking already. A blue moon with a purple night sky along with drifting white clouds. Neat-oh!





Each candle holder so far has been completely different. I love that! This is number three and once it is ready to be grouted, I'll grout the other two as well and get them listed as I continue to work on the last three I am listing. Fun stuff!!


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Stay Peaceful and Enjoy the Moments.
Cindy, Earth Mother Mosaics




Monday, September 25, 2017

Let's Go Shopping!

I've got 3 mosaics to share this week ... I couldn't decide which one I liked most to use for this post. So all 3 get featured!

Mosaic Sun Wall Art, Bohemian, Gypsy, Decor, Mosaic Wall Hanging, Mosaic Sunburst, Wall Art, For The Home, Wedding, Anniversary, Birthday - $38.25 USD
Lovely earthy colors, similar to a bohemian tapestry rug or pillow. We call this wall hanging, "home decor for your hippie soul".

Makes a great addition to any wall and all styles of decor. Great gift to give a new homeowner, newlyweds, for an anniversary, birthday, retirement or make it a "just because you are special" gift.

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Mosaic Stained Glass, Trivet, Candle Holder, Octagon, Mosaic Mirror, Earth Tones, For The Home, Gift Idea, Wedding, Anniversary - 6.5 Inches - $38.25 USD
A plain, boring mirrored candle holder and/or trivet is now a piece of original mosaic art! A simple design in waves of stained glass in orange, amber, yellow and red weave throughout this 6-1/2 inch trivet. Felt pads on the bottom to protect your table or other surfaces.

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Mosaic Stained Glass Candle Holder, Vase, Wedding, Birthday, Hand Cut Stained Glass, Mosaic Candle Holder, Stained Glass Mosaic, Anniversary - $30.00 USD
 Wouldn't this make a great one-of-a-kind housewarming or hostess gift? Wouldn't it be great for the office in your home or at the work place? It holds more than a candle. It could be used for pens, pencils, fresh flowers ... all with a touch of class. Use it at home with a candle for a romantic feeling in your home. The candle light makes the colors of stained glass glow a brilliant luminosity. Sit it in a sunny spot and watch the glass colors come alive! It's gorgeous!! It would be a wonderful surprise for anyone's birthday, make a special anniversary or retirement gift.



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Stay Peaceful and Enjoy the Moments.
Cindy, Earth Mother Mosaics



 

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

In The Studio - Wednesday

I'm enjoying working on the candle holders this week. I hope the momentum continues because right now I'm going at a pace I like.

So far I've gotten 1 candle holder in the grout pile but by days end today, there will be a new one added!

snowflake candle holder waiting in the "to be grouted" pile

wip - snowman candle holder

one more side to finish
As I was working on the snowman candle holder, filling in around him with this awesome glass, it occurred to me that it looked like an "Ugly Christmas Sweater". The colors remind me of knitted material. And so it has been named!

soon to be tree ornaments
A few years ago I made ornaments for the kids in my family with their first initial on one side and a tree or star on the other. After that I offered them up as a custom made item but no one was interested in purchasing them. Meanwhile I decided I do enjoy making them, so instead of a made to order item, I'm going to make up a bunch of ornaments using some of the materials you see here and offer them on Etsy.

We'll be celebrating my birthday, another family member's birthday AND the Autumnal Equinox this coming weekend! It's an exciting thing for me to share my birthday with the first day of Autumn.

About a month ago I was given some dishes to use in my mosaics that belonged to her mother by the family member I mentioned above. I thanked her for them and asked her if she'd like a mosaic ring and/or pendant with some of the dish pieces. She thought that would be awesome! Although it won't be a complete surprise, she doesn't know I've already made her a ring which means I can give it to her when we have our gathering this weekend! Yay!


The color of the flowers are steel blue. I can see a lot of uses for dishes like these in mosaics of all kinds, so I'm very happy to have them! They will definitely get used!!


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Stay Peaceful and Enjoy the Moments.
Cindy, Earth Mother Mosaics



Monday, September 18, 2017

Let's Go Shopping!

It's my Birthday Week! Officially, I'll be 63 years old during the Autumn Equinox on September 22nd. Woohoo! There's a lot to be grateful for and lot to feel blessed about. In keeping with gratitude, I'm sharing a few of my favorite things from other Etsy shops this week. Enjoy!


Gratitude Jewelry


Sterling Silver Gratitude Symbol Necklace

Gratitude Turns What We Have Into Enough

 



Namaste.



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Stay Peaceful and Enjoy the Moments.
Cindy, Earth Mother Mosaics





Wednesday, September 13, 2017

In The Studio - Wednesday

My mosaic muse is waking up just in time. The table is filled with projects to get completed for my Etsy shop. I'm looking forward to seeing all of these pretty 3 inch candle holders ready for their close-ups!



It took me about 2 hours to do the designs on these 6 glass vessels. The fun continues now as I'm filling in around the designs with stained glass.


Once these 6 are finished, I'll start in on the round ball ornaments. I'm really enjoying the burst of creativity arriving at a steady steam each morning! The muse has been asleep long enough.

More photos later on in the week when I've gotten at least one more covered in glass. The goal is to do them all within 2 weeks. Then they get to sit for a few days and get grouted.

Enjoy your week!


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Stay Peaceful and Enjoy the Moments.
Cindy, Earth Mother Mosaics


Monday, September 11, 2017

Let's Go Shopping!

Stained Glass Mosaic, Flower, Trivet, Candle Holder, Centerpiece, Mosaic Flower, Mosaic Trivet, Great Gift, Anniversary - 12.5 Inches - $63.75 USD


Stained Glass Mosaic
 What a beautiful mosaic this is. I've hand cut stained glass and mirror and made a flower design. Stained glass in hues of red, orange, light brown and yellow were hand cut into a beautiful flower. A small pewter cabochon flower in the center and silver mirror are placed in this too. Bright and becoming. Cadmium orange acrylic was painted on the bottom and sides. Round feet on the bottom to lift it up off the surface.


Place this in the center of a table with a candle on it for the best ambience you can get during any evening. The glass and mirror sparkle and shine as the candle flickers. It's a beautiful thing. Placed in a sunny spot on a windowsill or side table will give the room a warm and inviting feel to it. When the sun hits my mosaics, almost always there's a light show of some sort. I use mirror for that purpose. Give the reflections a chance to calm you as you watch them dance on the walls around you.


This is one of those mosaic pieces of art that really needs to be seen in person to give the full beauty of it, but my photos have done what they can to convey the look. A pretty vase of flowers or a nice bit of greenery placed on or next to this would look wonderful but it is amazing all by itself. Truly one unique piece of mosaic art.


This would make a great gift for anyone in your life. Treat yourself and give the gift of handmade mosaic art. Make it the focal point in a room or place it near a lamp or window in a room to give it a bit of a decorative uplift.


Measures 12.5 inches




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Stay Peaceful and Enjoy the Moments.
Cindy, Earth Mother Mosaics