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MissMeshell
« on: December 30, 2005 10:15:47 PM »

Hey everyone, I thought it was time to get off my bum and post a few of my projects so here's one Tongue
This is a mosaic little table that I made a little while ago, I used an old wooden table with broken leadlight and glass tiles, mirror and some normal ceramic tiles, and just used PVA glue to attach which actually stuck on really well. I had to make it child/pet and myself safe because of sharp edges so I used fairy stones (glass marbles I think their called elsewhere?) around the edge which I'm not too sure about but oh well, saves me gashing myself on the edges!
I did a test piece and grouted it in black but it took away from the reflective qualities of the leadlights so intead, on this table, we poured a very thick varnish over it to seal the tiles and the sharp edges which actualy worked pretty well!
In the future I will part with some of my lovely resin to cover it properly but i'm too resin crazy at the moment to use that much of it up! Wink

Thanks for looking Smiley And the first photo is more colour-correct, it's also much more shiney in real life which i'm happy about Tongue The white looking bits are mirror





And can anyone tell me how I can get my images larger when using craftster pic hosting? it'll only let my upload them this size, is my resolution too high or something?
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« Reply #1 on: December 30, 2005 10:19:00 PM »

omg- that is amazing. if you turn it sideways it looks like mike from monsters inc.
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MissMeshell
« Reply #2 on: December 30, 2005 10:24:24 PM »

hahahaha
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« Reply #3 on: December 30, 2005 10:24:43 PM »

Beautiful!
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sarahimpossible
« Reply #4 on: January 01, 2006 02:32:21 PM »

Ooooh, I have the perfect place for this table in my apartment if you ever get tired of  it (though I have no idea how you ever could!).  Wink

 I'm very impressed. How long did it take you?
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« Reply #5 on: January 01, 2006 02:46:13 PM »

oh oh oh oh oh! That is be-u-ti-full. I recently took on a massive mosaic project thanks to free tiles from my local freecycle group. I also thought about using glass marbles and can now see that they're lovely. you are giving me mosaic anxiety. Great job.
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MissMeshell
« Reply #6 on: January 01, 2006 05:25:21 PM »

Aw thanks sweeties Wink It didn't seem to take too long because it was fun..maybe a couple of weeks (not nonstop mosaicing of course, just when I had the time)
MadelBlue my tiles were free too, that's the way to go isn't it! lol
Thanks all
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geek_patrol
« Reply #7 on: January 02, 2006 11:50:33 PM »

Holy crap!  That is one stunning table.
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emmamarx
« Reply #8 on: January 05, 2006 09:16:01 AM »

Oh, wow, that is freakin' amazing! Did you plan the design, or make it up as you went along? Either way, it's gorgeous. I've been wanting to do a mosaic coffee table for a while now, and this really inspired me.
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« Reply #9 on: January 05, 2006 09:20:59 AM »

I'm speechless! (but I'm going to write anyway!  Cheesy). That is stunning, absolutely gorgeous. I have made several mosaic mirror frames but have never attempted anything as complex as your table. You inspire me to try it some day!

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