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Friday, June 23, 2017

In The Studio - Friday

It has been a fairly productive week. Yesterday, I had one of the best days I've had in a long time. The humidity didn't slow me down as I did what needed to be done. I thought I'd share how it went through photos and captions. Enjoy!

Sunrise through storm clouds.

Baby having a nap and yes, she tucks herself in.
Finished getting glass on the purple candle holder.
Made a birthday card for my 2nd child who is turning 30 soon. Yikes!
Moon switch plate - sold after being listed for 1 day!
Sun switch plate - sold to the same customer who bought the above also only after being listed for 1 day!
Sunset ... what a perfect day!
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Cindy, Earth Mother Mosaics

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

In The Studio - Wednesday

It's been a fun week so far here In The Studio. I've been sorting through a little bit of glass but the muse is wide awake and wants to play so sorting was pushed aside and I continued on the purple stained glass candle holder a little more.



While I've been having fun at the table, I made a few sales this week. One new lucky customer purchased a switch plate cover and a cover set (outlet & switch plate). These will be headed out at the end of week toward their new home.



In keeping with my promise not to add too many listings all at once on Etsy, I will be adding a few more switch plate covers from my stock at some point today. Woohoo!

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Cindy, Earth Mother Mosaics

Monday, June 19, 2017

Let's Go Shopping!

Stained Glass Mosaic Vase, Mosaic Vase, Mosaic Flower Holder, Mosaic Candle Holder, Kitchen Decor, Wedding, Birthday, Gift - 7 x 3 inches - $45.00 USD

Look at all the colors I used in stained glass on this vase! There are pieces from a broken lamp in lime green, pink and purple, mixed in with bright glass dots in white, green and black. Deep purple stained glass, a warm lighter color in purple, dark pink. It all blends so nicely together and really has a sense of drama attached to it. We love it!




The light play from sun or candlelight is intense and truly quite beautiful. Flowers look beautiful in this vase or it can sit on a shelf or windowsill and shine on it's own. The placement of this vase will determine the mood of the moment.



We love useful and decorative art. Perfect!! These make great gifts. Give that hard to shop for person or gift yourself! You deserve it!!




This vase is handmade with love and one of my favorite mosaic decor items to create and give.

DO NOT SUBMERGE IN WATER.

Measures 7.5 x 3.5 inches





Custom orders are available on stained glass mosaic vases and candle holders in various sizes. Please contact me to discuss your needs, sizes offered and pricing. I look forward to working with you!


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Cindy, Earth Mother Mosaics

Friday, June 16, 2017

In The Studio - Friday

Mosaic stained glass candle holder fun continues as the week winds down. We had a hot few days and I did nothing but try to keep myself and the poor kitty cat cool. Yesterday Mother Nature gave us a break from the humidity and the high temps and both of us were able to be a little more productive. Well, one of us was more productive. One of us seemed to be enjoying the a/c while napping on her pillow while I worked.

Work-in-progress 3 inch candle holder.

I have become so conditioned to working in a small space, using the entire table to work on seems unnatural. Half of the table has scrap glass containers and a few boxes to be sorted when I am not working on a mosaic.

Some of this scrap glass is already sorted and in jars. Every time I put the jars back on the shelves, I find as I'm sorting through the next container a lot more of the glass I just put away on the shelves. Seems more productive to leave them here until I've gone through it all.

Tiles and glass are in this box. Luckily I have a dedicated space for tiles now! Yay!

When the candle holder I'm working on is ready for grout, I'll probably continue working on sorting glass.

Purples, yellow and orange. I think the room I'm living in has dictated the color choices I'm using these days!


Happy Father's Day to all those lucky men who love a child enough to be called Dad.

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Cindy, Earth Mother Mosaics

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

In The Studio - Wednesday

I've been having fun creating this week. It's been such a long time since I've had a dedicated flat surface to work on. I used TV trays and a wonky side table for years and had managed to create many wonderful mosaics on them. I proved to myself that I didn't need a large studio with all the bells and whistles (although who doesn't want one of those?!???) to make art. I'm proud of all I've accomplished over the years. Here are a few things I created on a small TV tray and a wonky side table just to show you what can be done if you've got a mind to do it!





Today, I have been making small candle holders. I need to get back into the groove of 3-D glass-on-glass mosaics. The first one I just finished is now in the "to be grouted" pile. It isn't the best job I've ever done ... dealing with arthritis in my left hand and not having done these for a while took a little bit of a learning curve to figure out. But I did it!

I used blue and purple stained glass in lots of different hues for this candle holder.

This is now sitting in the "to be grouted" pile.

Waiting for the glue to dry was probably the hardest part. Luckily now that I have slightly more space in my room I was able to put it aside and start in on the next one right away. What a great feeling that is!

Purple, yellow and orange candle holder being gifted when it's finished.

Although I see tons of flaws, the fact that grout will fix most of them makes me relax and enjoy the process of gluing glass on glass. Thank goodness for grout!!

I have some new projects coming up but I am going to continue making candle holders as often as I can. All, if not gifted or donated, will be listed on Etsy as they are completed.

Hope you have a great week!

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Cindy, Earth Mother Mosaics


Monday, June 12, 2017

Let's Go Shopping!

Mosaic Bowl, Stained Glass, Mosaic, Glass Tiles, Orange, Light Brown, Tan, Blue, Bowl, For The Home, Housewarming, Great Gift-7 x 2.5 Inches - $50.00 USD

I've added some mosaic magic to an old discarded ceramic serving bowl. Simple designs in orange, amber and brown in glass and ceramic tiles cover the inside giving it an updated look.



I'm very proud of creating useful art. Here's a great example of how to recycle and reuse something. By recycling this bowl I've conserved valuable natural resources and saved something that would otherwise be buried in a landfill.

Give this as a wedding gift, offering the happy couple a sustainable gift as you hope their union will be. This should last for years if cared for properly. Add it to any room in your home. It can be used to hold stuff and things but remember it is first and foremost a piece of art.



Set it in the center of a table to make a statement. Place it at the door to let your friends and family see it the very minute they enter your home. Make a statement and always consider buying from an artisan. Support handmade.



Decorative purposes only. Not for long term storage for food or liquids. To clean this bowl you can run it under warm water with mild soap if necessary and wipe out with a damp sponge. Do NOT use harsh chemicals. Do NOT place in dishwasher or submerge in water.

This awesome bowl measures 2.5 inches high and 7 inches wide.


Mosaic Bowl - $50.00 USD


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Cindy, Earth Mother Mosaics



Friday, June 9, 2017

In The Studio - Friday

It's been so long since I've worked on a glass-on-glass project! I like to do a few to "warm up" the old muse's muscles a bit before making the few I really want to make. I have learned over the years that the first time I go back to something I haven't done in a while, I hardly ever like the result. Now instead of ripping off all the glass and starting again, a bit more frustrated than when I started, I make sure to have extra of whatever I am working on when I can. In that way I can play a little bit, get my hands used to cutting glass again, and also allowing myself the chance to really just go without much thought.

Blue scrap stained glass.

This week I am working on candle holders. Two, I will be gifting. One is going to a silent auction charity. I will mention more about it and share what I've made as the time gets closer in a few months. The other is going to a family member and I'd like to surprise them with it but chances are they will see it before it's gifted because I share so often on social media.


The first candle holder I'm working on is just a warm up. It might get listed on Etsy if I deem it worthy, although it doesn't have to be perfect. I'm doing it just for me and will gladly display it with the other candle holders once it's completed. I am enjoying slapping down glue and glass and just going for it. Always the most fun for me.

Purples and blues are being used for this one.

Perfectly imperfect!

I am having fun!
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Wednesday, June 7, 2017

In The Studio - Wednesday

My table has arrived and has been set up. I've got more glass and pique assiette than I thought I did! That's always a good thing. The hard part is spending the time sorting glass that can sometimes have more than one color in it, but sorting of any kind is also a good thing!

This folding table is perfect for my needs at the moment.
The containers have a lot of glass and tile in various colors in it, the jars are what's been sorted so far.

The process of sorting was easier when I had tweezers but I've managed to lose the 2 pair I had for mosaic work along the way over the past 6 months. It's going to be a slow process without them. More have been added to the ever growing list of things to get to rebuild my work area.

Most of what's in this container will have to be patient until tweezers are purchased.
Most of what's in the boxes is not sorted and contains stained glass and some dish shards too. The sheets of glass are being cut down to fit into the space available. I always use small pieces to mosaic with anyway.

Once this container of purple glass started to fill up I realized saying I don't have "any" glass to work with is not correct! I just didn't know where it was!!

Now that the sorting has begun I feel good about getting to work soon on a few candle holders. Sorting will continue as the months progress. I have to get more containers too. Slow and steady, but I'm getting there!! Woohoo!!

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Cindy, Earth Mother Mosaics