Handmade

As this long weekend rolled in, I finally got around to completing what should not have been a multiyear project! I could make excuses but instead I am going to share my attempt of creating a glass mosaic piece for our home.

First, my inspiration- as always this lil guy is always my best muse and the splash of joy in any given moment.πŸ˜ƒ

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The colors Β so vibrant and my collection of glass pieces so vast that I decided to go BIG- yup 2’X2’ feet big!πŸ˜‰

I put together this Pinterest board of glass mosaic inspiration to get a sense of scale and possibilities.

Here is a visual account of the mess and sweat that followed.

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And finally..

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Not bad eh?πŸ˜‰

A big shout out to my teacher Patty Franklin who very patiently saw me through this all and was my cheerleader as I slogged.

Here are my top 3 reference books that are really good to have on hand when starting off.

  1. 300+ Mosaic Tips, Techniques, Templates and Trade Secrets
  2. Mosaic Techniques & Traditions: Projects & Designs from Around the World
  3. Beginner’s Guide to Mosaic (Search Press Classics)

All the best and if there is anything you can take from this post- DREAM BIG!