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« on: July 26, 2004 10:23:12 AM »

I want to make a mosaic on top of my bedside table, but I'm having problems finding tile that will do with the rooom. I've tried china from the thrift store as well, but again, no go. I'm thinking of using stained glass because of it's color and pretty swirl look. Anyone have any opinions on this, or has anyone tried it?


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« Reply #1 on: July 26, 2004 02:34:57 PM »

Yes, I've used stained glass for mosaics before.  I would suggest using the opaque glass, which can be found in a variety of beautiful colors, swirls, etc.  If you use translucent glass you can see where it was glued to the surface. 
« Reply #2 on: February 20, 2005 11:52:07 PM »

Yes, I've used it, and I'm about to start a project with it again.  I like to use uneven shards instead of evenly cut squares.  You just have to be more careful because the edges can easily cut your hands.  If you want to just use glass, use a tool and/or gloves to shield your hands.  If you want to mix it up, then set something smooth like a stone, shell, piece of jewelry, etc next to the glass so the edges are covered.  That way, you can grout with your hands, and you won't be cut in the process.  I going to try adhering glass to a glass base, I'm still not sure about grout. I've seen those done without using any grout, but I want to grout.  You can sometimes get leftover glass from glass artists (I got some on ebay), or just purchase flea market finds and break them up yourself (that's what I did last project).

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« Reply #3 on: February 21, 2005 01:02:16 AM »

You can also call any stained glass store in your area and get cool glass.  I've bought grout at michaels before.  They've got plain grout and you can buy tinting colors adding more or less depending how dark you want it.
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