Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Inspiration Tuesdays: Mosaics

I love mosaics. Whether, glass, tile, found objects or whatever, I love seeing projects where people take stuff and make it special with grout (That's right, grout makes stuff special!). So today's inspiration comes from several mosaic projects that have caught my eye recently.

First is a twist on the gazing balls made from recycled bowling balls. But instead of marbles, Kathy Stantz, a contributor for JunkmarketStyle made this great ball using seashells and sea glass.

For a crazy good picture mosaic, check out vixenmeowmeow's street inspired art piece I found over at Crafster.org.

I love this wall fountain made with broken bits of china and a teapot by Diana Bodwell, a.k.a. pl8buster and found in her Flickr photostream.

Or how about this great tray from Vintage Butterfly 94's Etsy shop. I love that she used all the labels from the back of various pieces of china.

Well I don't know about you, but I'm sure inspired! I have a box of broken and chipped china and I've been meaning to do this kind of thing forever. Tonight seems like a good night as any as hubby will be "working late" (actually he works a couple of towns over and is staying to help with the food booth at the town fair. Read: drink beer.) But that's okay, it will give me time to craft messy and in peace. *Contented Sigh* I love when that happens.*
Happy Crafting!
*Don't worry, I'll show you anything I get accomplished (or whatever I come up with if it's not an accomplishment!) ;)


  1. Ok I am freakin out right now...the girl who did the mosiac of the girl was a girl I mentored in Washington...what are the freakin chances that you would link to that...I actually taught her to mosaic and then she ran with it! Her name is Beth!

  2. Whoa! Becky, that just proves that the internet makes it a small world after all. She did a fantastic job. You taught her well! :)

  3. Oooh, good post. I've been thinking about doing something like the girl who was sitting thinking on an exterior wall on a house of mine, but I've never done a tile mosaic. Any recommendations?




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