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« on: December 25, 2014 08:42:32 AM »

My sister-in-law loves octopi, so I made her this little mosaic for her birthday. The base is a plastic salad plate that has a 7 inch diameter. The octopus itself is made from broken pieces of a couple really ugly powder blue plates from a rummage sale. I like using plates/china as a medium but I have to be careful to ration my materials-- luckily my two ugly plates were enough to make this octopus and then some.  I also used many different glass/plastic/metal beads-- whatever rolls into my home office can end up in a mosaic. Thanks for looking!
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« Reply #1 on: December 25, 2014 08:48:10 AM »

I really like this!   Smiley
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« Reply #2 on: December 25, 2014 12:44:55 PM »

Beautiful! I love the eye and the suckers.

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« Reply #3 on: December 25, 2014 05:52:41 PM »

Fantastic mosaic! Love all the varied elements you used. Smiley
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« Reply #4 on: December 25, 2014 08:35:53 PM »

Awesome! I love the suckers, too!
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« Reply #5 on: December 26, 2014 06:43:34 AM »

Thank you for the kind words! I saw those white beads and thought "hey with contrasting grout those would look like octopus suckers" and that got me started on the whole project.  I did wish about half-way through that octopi had less tentacles... like maybe three or four Smiley.
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« Reply #6 on: December 26, 2014 04:15:15 PM »

This is awesome!! Rocks!!
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« Reply #7 on: December 28, 2014 08:49:12 AM »

It is so great!
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« Reply #8 on: December 28, 2014 10:48:04 PM »

awesome! i love the suckers, the way you used those white beads is genius!
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« Reply #9 on: December 29, 2014 08:00:32 AM »

 I think this looks awesome!!! I like all the tentacles too. I wouldn't change a thing.  Grin
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