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Topic: My First Mosaic - Kitchen Trivet  (Read 9029 times)
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« on: May 24, 2014 09:00:17 PM »

I've always admired the beautiful mosaics I've seen on Craftster and around the web but always felt like it was a craft out of reach because of all of the fancy supplies and steps it takes to make them.

Fortunately, I found an awesome place in our neighborhood, Seattle Mosaic Arts, that offers classes for newbies. A friend and I took one of their intro classes recently and this is the result!



This is a trivet but you could also do wall hangings or garden stones. There were endless jars of beautiful glass to choose from and we didn't have to do any of the messy work! We created the design on contact paper and then the studio did the grouting (in our choice of colors) for us.



It's, by no means, perfect but I had such a great time making it and I think it turned out kinda pretty. I can't wait to go back to apply what I learned to another project. I need another craft hobby like I need a hole in my head but this was just too fun not to do again!





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« Reply #1 on: May 24, 2014 09:34:34 PM »

It is really pretty!!! 

Looks like a new craft found you.... Grin.
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« Reply #2 on: May 24, 2014 10:04:53 PM »

IT's so pretty!   It looks like you're a natural, Lime!
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« Reply #3 on: May 24, 2014 10:18:28 PM »

gorgeous! i like your choice of dark green for the grouting too. it really brings it all together Smiley
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« Reply #4 on: May 24, 2014 10:35:14 PM »

Thank you, so much!

I'm glad this craft has been demystified for me now Smiley.
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« Reply #5 on: May 24, 2014 11:08:28 PM »

Just beautiful! I like the dark green grout, too. And really, the "messy" part isn't that hard, either.  Cheesy

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« Reply #6 on: May 25, 2014 12:13:40 AM »

It's absolutely gorgeous!
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« Reply #7 on: May 25, 2014 02:34:39 AM »

Really pretty, Lime! Like all the various greens, too. And welcome to the wonderful world of mosaic. Smiley
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« Reply #8 on: May 25, 2014 03:08:34 AM »

It's gorgeous!  Very modern looking.  Good job, you!
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« Reply #9 on: May 25, 2014 04:58:20 AM »

That is gorgeous - I love your colour choices!
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« Reply #10 on: May 25, 2014 07:56:32 AM »

Beautiful! I love the pattern you chose. And getting someone to do the grouting for you: bonus! (although I do love cleaning the grout and watching the design reappear...)
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« Reply #11 on: May 25, 2014 08:05:28 AM »

Thank you!!

The studio also offers a more advanced class where you learn about the cementing and grouting and messy stuff. I think I'll take that one. And then I'll try to resist the urge to fill my craft room with mosaic supplies Smiley.
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« Reply #12 on: May 25, 2014 09:17:40 AM »

It is beautiful! I love your colours!
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« Reply #13 on: May 25, 2014 09:26:46 AM »

Gorgeous!
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« Reply #14 on: May 25, 2014 09:34:06 AM »

This is so beautiful! You are a natural.
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« Reply #15 on: May 25, 2014 12:07:54 PM »

Is there a craft that you can't tackle? I don't think so!

I love it Lime! Beautiful design and pretty colours too.
I'm sure you can do the 'dirty job' too, without too much trouble  Smiley

For now, this rocks!  Cheesy
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« Reply #16 on: May 25, 2014 01:26:40 PM »

Very pretty!
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« Reply #17 on: May 25, 2014 03:42:11 PM »

Oh, Lime, it's gorgeous.  And now pinned, too.  Smiley
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« Reply #18 on: May 26, 2014 08:26:05 AM »

really really lovely. new crafts are supposed to be happy-making .... so really, you DO need it Cheesy
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« Reply #19 on: May 27, 2014 07:41:58 AM »

This is amazing!  Your design skills never cease to amaze me.

I wish I could take a class there, but the travel time from Michigan would be a little excessive. Smiley
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« Reply #20 on: May 27, 2014 11:00:10 AM »

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« Reply #21 on: May 29, 2014 04:12:23 PM »

Thanks, all!! You're too kind Smiley. I might see if my Dad wants to take a class for Father's day!
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« Reply #22 on: June 04, 2014 02:21:30 PM »

LOVE this!  The greens and the pattern are beautiful.
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« Reply #23 on: June 05, 2014 12:06:35 PM »

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« Reply #24 on: June 09, 2014 06:44:15 AM »

Congratulations! This has been chosen as a Featured ProjectSmiley
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« Reply #27 on: August 28, 2014 09:15:22 PM »

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I'm takeing a clue from you and checking out all the Best of 2014 winners....I missed this completely I think!  It's gorgeous and so you Grin
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Thanks!!

It took me several hours but I got through all of the 'best of' projects Smiley. It's fun discovering new treasures and remembering ones I had already admired.
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Congrats, Lime!  Each time I see this project, it brings a smile to my face!

It is happy and colorful and just so nicely made!  You deserved to win a "BEST of 2014" because this is awesome!
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Congrats on being the best of 2014-I just love this piece, you are a natural!
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