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Topic: Two Mosaic Projects of Mine - Dragonfly Box and Mirror  (Read 2493 times)
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« on: August 05, 2005 11:35:50 AM »

Here are two of my projects. I just started doing mosaics a few months ago. I have some training in stained glass, so that helped. I've done some projects with broken china and other pottery, but really like the depth of color in glass. What do you think?


This is my very first project...it's a mirror, and it measures about 18" bt 24".



This is one of my more recent projects - a wooden cigar box. It measures 7" square on top, and is about 2" deep. The sides are turquoise too. The hinges and clasp are brass.
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« Reply #1 on: August 05, 2005 11:40:41 AM »

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« Reply #2 on: August 05, 2005 02:39:30 PM »

They are great! I love them both. The colors really stand out.
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« Reply #3 on: August 06, 2005 04:35:23 PM »

I absolutely adore them both. They are beyond professional looking!  Shocked
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« Reply #4 on: August 06, 2005 04:43:49 PM »

Wow! Beyond Awesome!
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« Reply #5 on: August 06, 2005 05:51:42 PM »

Thank you so much for your praise! It's very encouraging!  Grin
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Aww, they're cute!
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« Reply #7 on: August 10, 2005 06:02:43 AM »

that is so cool. i've always wanted to get into mosaics, but i never really know where to start. any tips??
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« Reply #8 on: August 10, 2005 11:11:10 AM »

Tips on getting started? I would suggest checking a few mosaic books out from the library. Read about the process. Look the designs over, and decide if you're excited by it. If you are, I'd suggest copying a design out of the book; a simple one at first, and recreating it.

Or...you can find old tiles or plates and break them. Just start gluing the pieces on your surface and see where you go. Buy some grout in a color you like and follow the dirsctions. You'll be amazed at what you can do and how great your project will look when completed.

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« Reply #9 on: August 10, 2005 12:12:41 PM »

absolutely gorgeous!!! oh my gosh! i want that dragonfly pattern for a card table that I want to convert!!! Can I copy it?! PLEASE!!!!
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