When a certain artist who creates windows, mirrors, tables & bowls decorated with images, glass, trinkets, tile fragments & often hidden words in the designs was asked what her artwork meant to her she said: “I think I like it because it tells so much about my story.” Or anyone’s life, for that matter… “Life smashes things to bits and you glue it back together to make something beautiful with the pieces.” – author unknown
The vintage window was a gift from my sister friend, Tilly Evan Jones … it sat around for a couple of years waiting and wanting. Finally glued a bunch of my vintage glass collection to it.
All you need is a sturdy window (or frame) with good glass, wheeled glass nippers, small hammer, hand towel, safety glasses, random glass objects and e6000 adhesive. This project must be glued in a well ventilated area … without the kids and pets.
Break glass dishes under a dish towel with a small hammer and gentle hand or use wheeled glass nippers to break up glass objects.
FYI … There are glass plates that will shatter into a BAZILLION PIECES without warning so … don’t be … going to use the word stupid – because it really is … ALWAYS WEAR SAFETY GLASSES when cutting glass or tile and do a different project with the kids.
Amy asked me to re-create a switchplate cover that had sold. I had most of the materials, with the exception of the light purple bead border. Oh darn, bonus trip to the craft store. There goes any profit that may have been associated with this project. 😉
Learned that light gray light switch covers are way better than white ones. 🙂 They blend.
Used pink iridescent stained glass tile,purple glass hearts,iridescent purple glass gems,silver tapestry tile and a string of silver ball chain. Finished with charcoal grout and sealed.
Copies of artwork certainly look more organized than flying by the seat of your pants.
Already had the glue out so I created a couple more light switch covers, with my cherished and now retired silver tapestry.
Went with my first thought which ended up being nickels. Why nickels? Couldn’t tell you and who am I to argue? It worked. “Now You Have Two Nickels to Rub Together.”
organizing all my web stuff and i haven’t been around these parts since last October. could it be that the last thing I sat down to create was the mosaic tile mirror I made for Alice’s birthday? How can that be?
time waits for no woman and I have to minimize my distractions to focus on the feeds my soul part. Plenty of tile and glass and …
The shop was closed, again, so Renee knocked on the side door and said, “we’ve been here before … you were closed and we see that you’re closed again but … I just have to have one of the pieces in the front window … can we please come in?
They were both like little kids in a candy store and then Renee said, “I must have a piece of your art because I can feel all of the love and the light shining through.” Me too.
Touched beyond belief and all I can say is that this big beautiful universe, wearing a straw hat, is hard at work on my behalf.