Tag Archives: Glass

The right tools for the job.

Lighten up … cutting takes practice.

If one of your resolutions is to bring more creativity into your life, think Pique Assiette Mosaic Tile!

Due to its random nature, anyone can do it!

Really, you’re just gluing stuff to other stuff.  Besides, it can be a very cheap hobby … or not. Depends on how obsessed you become.

To get started, find a space to call your own and stock it with the right tile tools, materials and adhesives.

Start small and you’ll grow from there … believe me.

mosaic tile table
Viva Las Vegas – First Creation 1985

 Best mosaic tile tools …

#1 Wheeled Glass Nippers have a set of disc shaped wheels on spring-loaded handles. They should be used to cut glass, mirror, glass tiles, and the like in a manner similar to tile nippers. Replacement wheels are sold separately.

#2 Mosaic Tile Cutter are designed for cutting ceramic tiles, crockery and china. Better tile nippers have tungsten-carbide cutting edges and spring-loaded handles.

 

 

#3 Weldbond Adhesive, e6000 Adhesive, Mastic and Grout

Always good to have nearby:

  • Small Penny Hammer
  • Wire Cutter
  • Needle Nose Pliers
  • Self-closing tweezers (a little more expensive than regular tweezers but well worth the investment.) Make sure to keep them glue free!
  • Toothpicks or wooden skewers
  • Popsicle sticks
  • Paper Towel
  • SAFETY GLASSES
  • Now all you need is a base, tile and some found objects. Ta da.

Be An Artist

 

 

Sea Glass Beach Bucket List

Did a search for sea glass beaches and found a few in the US but … the “look don’t take”  policies may be too much to bear. 😉

Mosaic Tile Landmarks
“Half to Have It” glass gardens 2010

There’s a Sea Glass Beach in Fort Bragg, California that looks like a really fun field trip and I can’t believe that we were in Hanapepe Bay, in Kauai, Hawaii – twice – and had no idea that they had a sea glass beach. Good reason to go back, I guess.

There’s a bunch of Sea Glass Beaches in Northern California and since I’ve never been to any of them – there are no photos so please visit Sea Glass Beaches in Northern California by clicking here.

  1. Fort Bragg, California Sea Glass Beach
  2. Del Monte Sea Glass Beach in Monterey, California
  3. Davenport, California Sea Glass Beach
  4. Cayucos, California Sea Glass Beach – and they have a sea glass festival.
  5. Abaco Islands, Bahamas has a sea glass beach.
  6. So does Old San Juan, Puerto Rico.
  7. Bermuda has a sea glass beach too.

And finally, there’s the sea glass beach of Ussuri Bay on Russia’s Pacific shoreline where after decades of dumping glass and porcelain into the ocean Mother Nature turned trash into treasure. Gorgeous.

The closest thing I’ve gotten to a sea glass beach were the glass gardens of the now closed “Half to Have It” shop in Halfmoon Bay.  So sad.

shard-garden
“Half to Have It” glass gardens 2010

Smile, it’s Friday!

The featured photograph was a glass on glass piece called “Swimming with the Fishes” and was sold to a good home.

circle before landing

glass art
shedding a light on broken glass
circles
circles

peek hole

playing the circle photo challenge

sunny day 

A test to see if I can post online with my cell. It could happen. 🌞

shadows

Giant Glass Explosion Redo

THROW BACK THURSDAY another blast from the past … 

The antique cupboard was loaded to the brim with vintage glass objects waiting and wanting.

My goal was three glass on glass windows by month’s end and I took pics. Bravo!

glass on glass window
Green Gables – Private Collection
Glass on Glass
Green Gables – Glass on Glass
Glass Window Art
Green Gables – Glass on Glass
Glass Window Art
Green Gables – Private Collection
glass on glass window
one of the three pieces. fini’
glass on glass art © mara lee
sun,moon and stars. © mara lee

Glass on Glass Art Project Disclaimer: Try not to cut yourself, always wear safety glasses and pick a different project to do with the kids.

Great looking pics in two clicks, thanks to PicMonkey's photo editing tools