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marthaaleo
« on: September 20, 2009 07:13:45 PM »





Recycled glass, tumbled glass tiles, tumbled pottery shards, broken beads and some fused pieces. Grouted with sanded grout and sealed.  I won't be doing any food prep here.


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« Reply #1 on: September 20, 2009 07:35:45 PM »

Brilliant! I would LOVE to do something like this someday. Very inspiring.
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« Reply #2 on: September 20, 2009 07:52:10 PM »

looks great
how long did it take?
i did a counter once and it took a long long time
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« Reply #3 on: September 20, 2009 09:29:11 PM »

I like the blue and orange pieces that have the appearance of a snake!!
This is awesome!!
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« Reply #4 on: September 25, 2009 02:47:33 PM »

Wow, i love this. it is beautiful and inspiring i can't wait to try something like this!
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« Reply #5 on: October 03, 2009 10:45:38 AM »

this looks awesome. i love when people do different things in their houses. can't wait to have a house of my own to decorate. in the meantime i'll just have to live vicariously through all these awesome ideas/pictures.
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« Reply #6 on: October 03, 2009 08:01:11 PM »

Please come to my house and do this to my counters
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« Reply #7 on: November 10, 2009 12:52:22 AM »

The thing that looks like a snake is a broken ceramic snake.  And it took me for ever because I cut and tumbled a lot of the glass and pottery to get off the sharp edges and I had to cut and nip glass and dishes.  I also used lampworked beads that cracked in the kiln and less than perfect fused pieces along with some ceramic times I made long ago.  I the gluing in two stages (after learning that thinset is not good for use with mirrors- I used another glue for them, I forget which but anyone who does mosaics knows it).  I also did the grouting in two stages and after a week, I sealed the grout. 

If you really want to see some great mosaic work, Google Isiah Zagar's Magic gardens.  They're right down the street from me.
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« Reply #8 on: November 10, 2009 01:43:21 PM »

Beautiful! We're planning to go out fireplace and something in the counter, but it's SOO much work, even just planning it!!
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