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Someday

Someday I might get around to another someday but for now I’m knee-deep into the decade old someday of designing the elusive online shop.

After following the directions and starting over a thousand times, it became crystal clear that patience gets easier the more you use it.

Three cheers to those who stick around long enough for the pieces to magically fall into place.

Happy Friday!

Mosaic Tile Found Object Art Mara Lee always a work in progress.

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The right tools for the job.

Lighten up … cutting takes practice.

Pique Assiette Mosaic Tile

You’re just gluing stuff to other stuff.  Besides, it can be a really 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
  • Base, tile and some found objects. Ta da.

Be An Artist

 

 

Yellow Rose of Texas Incense Holder

The Yellow Rose of Texas Incense Holder was created with a vintage Texas souvenir dish that I found in a Nebraska thrift store.  Added a gold tapestry tile, painted gold glass gems, a red glass heart, flora from a vintage plate and porcelain yellow roses from a vintage bouquet. Love this piece.

The Yellow Rose of Texas Mosaic Tile Incense holder measures 4″ inches wide x 9″ inches long x 3/4″inches thick with a built-in stick incense holder and can be found at the Balsam Studio shop on Etsy.

Yellow Rose of Texas Mosaic Tile Incense Holder