Showing posts with label crafts. Show all posts
Showing posts with label crafts. Show all posts


Cracked, Hammered and Smashed Mosaics

So what do you all do when you want to create something just for the sake of creating?  For me it's smashed china mosaics.  I always have what I need, never have to run to the craft store.  

When the mood hits, I can hit - literally. SMASH. 

Garden tote
 I've been known to show no mercy on any pattern, even Limoges is not safe.

It's the kind of mosaics where you take a pretty plate, chipped or not, and smash it.  I don't do intricate patterns I just randomly glue the pieces on, along with bits of mirror and stained glass pieces and then grout it.

I think what I like about mosaics is that I don't really have to think or concentrate.  I learned to glue when I was 5, and it's like riding a bike.  I'm not really fond of puzzles but as a project nears the end it's a lot like a puzzle trying to find and fit pieces.

Fall Wedding
 I made a couple custom cake pedestals in the colors of the wedding.

Black & White wedding
Over the years I have grouted 9 of these address signs, each one different, all gifts for friends, but have never made one for myself.

I find doing mosaics relaxing, but once I start I like to finish it.  Secretly I think really what I like is collecting pretty plates, and I just hoard them under the ruse of mosaics!

Soon the temps will be warm enough to sit outside and smash my little heart out.

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Linked the tote too:
All Star Block Party @ FullCircleCreations

 Sunday Stop @ Joy2Journey

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