WIP

I have 6 more pieces to grout. Completed grouting 4 large mirrors and a small wall panel yesterday….. Only after I rigged up a lighting system over my grouting table in the garage:)

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Client’s half cup Duo. Tesserae includes Jewelry given to me by the client(her Mothers’s) and the cup. I was able to get a clean cut on the cup. Therefore, I was able to make two panels. I added further embellishments to complete the design. I really liked how these are turning out.

Client’s half cup Duo. Tesserae includes Jewelry given to me by the client(her Mothers’s) and the cup. I was able to get a clean cut on the cup. Therefore, I was able to make two panels. I added further embellishments to complete the design. I really liked how these are turning out.

Frosty Dishes

These were made in quite a hurry and was just winging-it with the glass I had on hand.

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Series of Initials

Here are series of Initials I completed on a smaller scale. They were given to the ladies of Twisted Scissors Salon in Whitehall, Pennsylvania. These are on a smaller scale the initials I have completed in the past. finding a focal point was difficult. But, i let the ideas percolate and was pleased with the result.

Sherry-Baby

Sherry-Baby

J is for Jamie

J is for Jamie

E is for Erin

E is for Erin

Can you say Aleisha

Can you say Aleisha

Scotch Vase Duo

I made these two panels from a vase I bought in a thrift store in Scotland. The flower stems are fused glass I made in my kiln. The blooms are a variety of jewelry, glass and porcelain. The background and fill is smalti.

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My Lucky Heels

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My Lucky Heels

Tesserae includes china, glow in the dark tiles, tiny tiles and stained glass.

These Boots

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These Boots

This substrate has been living in my studio for YEARS!

More Half Cups

I have created a series of half cup designs. I have four more that need to be grouted. They are all  6" square. All cups were cut on a wet saw and adhered with Epoxy Sculpt.  

Angel Trio

 Originally, I made this piece to fill a space on my wall.  Just oozes sweetness  and cuteness which does not go with  the decor, for sure. I just let my hands do the work without a plan in mind. The center angel is a vintage ornament.  The two side angels are figures I cut in half with my wet saw. The mint green tiles glow in the dark.  Though they photograph light blue in darkened conditions,  they are actually a light green in color. 

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Pair of Angels Table Top

I used the reverse method to obtain a smooth surface.  The first attempt was relegated to the bin.  I have done this technique in the past and now remember why I haven't used it lately. It can be a bit of a challenge to apply the mastic in an even coat.  I used a baker's knife to spread icing.  But even with back buttering, the mastic came thru the spaces between the tesserae.  Bigger pieces are better with this technique.  Patience and a light touch also help. 

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Half Cup

I made this cup for MaryLou at Ryan's Lookout in Henderson, NY.  Our family's favorite restaurant at the Pond. I am still refining the technique, but am lovin' the cups without the handles. 

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M is for Murphy

In tribute to my beloved golden retriever Bailey. 

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B is for Bitty Birdies

Assortment of Bitty Birdies available on my Etsy site. These can be used in mosaic pieces as well in fused glass piecdes.  Single glass thickness. Tac-fused in my kiln.  All glass hand cut by ME!

Initials

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M is for Michael

This initial is designed around pins collected during family vacations.

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K is for Katie

Fused glass dichroic flowers are the centerpiece to this design.

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P is for Patrick

My autistic adult son loves anything Disney and the color Blue. Hence the Mouse ears. 

Quiliting

I have rediscovered quilting.  Why I like it and Why I hate it! Need to stretch my brain to learn something new. As a result, I am taking quilting classes at LadyFingers Sewing Studio in Oley, Pennsylvania.  I have never worked with machine embroidery.  This is my first attempt. All the mistakes I made. This is not the way I arranged the blocks before I started to sewing.  Making a binding with mitered corners was a challenge.  And I don't even want to talk about stitching in the ditch. 

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Not Mosaic Related

As all my friends know, I am a jack-of-all-trades and master of none.  I broke my sewing machine reconstructing a weighted blanket I purchased for my autistic son.   I had it repaired but it broke again while sewing a dress for my daughter for our 2018 Family Disney Cruise.  So I bought a new Bernina Sewing machine.  Once you own a Bernina there is no going back.  My Mom who taught me to sew over 20 years ago bought me the original in 1998. So I am revisiting sewing.  I have to be very "mindful" and cannot be on autopilot when sewing.  This is picture of the dress which still needs to be hemmed.  Fabric is Beauty & the Beast themed. 

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Christmas Mirror II

Created for Annual CraftFest St. Joseph the Worker Parish, Orefield, Pennsylvania. 

Created for Annual CraftFest St. Joseph the Worker Parish, Orefield, Pennsylvania. 

Christmas Mirror I

Created for Christmas Bazaar, St. Cecelia's Parish, Adams, NY.

Created for Christmas Bazaar, St. Cecelia's Parish, Adams, NY.