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« on: December 05, 2005 10:23:29 AM »

I'm so glad this challenge came around because I've been wanting to use washers in my mosaics for a long time.  This challenge was the perfect kick in the butt to get me started!

I got the washers at a yard sale for $1, the frame at a thrift store for $1, and the dark purple stained glass (which I picked because it looks black) are scraps from a stained glass studio.  This amount of glass probably cost about $1-2.  I had the grout at home already, but I got it at Home Depot if you want to make one yourself.  Okay, so under $10.

Without further ado. the Washer Mosaic Frame:



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I'm really happy with the way it turned out.
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« Reply #1 on: December 05, 2005 02:18:10 PM »

Nice job! Cheesy
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« Reply #2 on: December 06, 2005 12:38:49 AM »

wow, that looks super classy and professional, but the washers give it a great twist!
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« Reply #3 on: December 08, 2005 07:44:20 AM »

Great mosaic.  I have been dying to try out a mosaic project myself but not gutsy enough quite yet.  The washers give your frame a dressed up look.  Great job!
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« Reply #4 on: December 08, 2005 07:57:49 AM »

thanks everyone for the nice compliments!

moombean1212, you should just dive in and try a mosaic! it is really fun! 

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« Reply #5 on: December 08, 2005 12:17:46 PM »

I like it congrats!
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« Reply #6 on: December 08, 2005 04:37:16 PM »

It looks very modern.  I haven't tried mosaic yet.  I actually bought supplies for my sis last year.  Is it terribly messy?  I may have to wait until I have a porch (I live in an apartment... no yard!).
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« Reply #7 on: December 09, 2005 07:01:00 PM »

hi again!
thanks thanks thanks for all the new compliments!!!! i'm glad you guys like it.

irid3sc3nt, yep, the grouting part is pretty messy, i like to do it outside, but in winter i just lay down a bunch of brown paper bags to work over.

before the server meltdown, there was a request for a "before" picture.  Here it is while i was deciding how i was going to use the washers.  I used a lot less in the end, but, overall,I think it looks way better now!

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