I have been on a Mosaic-A-Thon
When I do broken China Mosaics I do many projects at once because it is such a mess.
Of all the crafts I do, Broken china Mosaics is my favorite. I don't understand why I like it so much given I am a type A personality and it is soooo tedious.
This was a cute little mirror I mosaic, it can be used as a tray or it has a hanger to be used as a piece of art
This is for sale at The Polka Dot Closet. I have very little luck selling mosaics in my antiques booth. The only mosaics that seem to sell there are mosaic shelves or a small piece of furniture.
I decided to keep this tray for moi
Have you ever wondered why mosaics are so pricey?
It's because it so time consuming, hours and hours go into each mosaic piece.
First you purchase the china. Then each piece is individually cut (Not hit with the hammer). A pattern is layed out, then the china is applied piece by piece. Each piece has to be leveled so you get that smooth feeling when you run your hand over it. The piece is then grouted (Big mess) and each individual tile piece gets polished.
Just for fun I did a butter dish, I liked how it turned out
This is for sale at The Polka Dot Closet
Oh, I like this mirror I used all vintage Limoges china
This is available at The Polka Dot Closet
I love these ballet slippers, they took me 6-7 hours to complete, it's really difficult to go around the curves and into tight spots. The hourly wage to produce a mosaic is pretty low LOL!
This is also available at The Polka Dot Closet
Even though the hourly wage is low, the reason I do broken china mosaics is because it is Sooo fun!
Hope you're on your toes this week!
(Playing off the ballet slippers, lame, I know)