The other day I was reminded just how much people love receiving handmade mosaic gifts, as my kids had the traditional end of year gifts to give to their teachers. Normally I buy a box of Favourites chocolates or something similar, but after a luke warm reception to this last year I decided to put more effort into this years gifts.
Can you believe its less than a month till Christmas! Being lovers of all things Christmas, we have been getting into the spirit this week by making this lovely Christmas Decoration. This project is great for beginners and experienced mosaicists alike.
Well its that time of year again, Christmas is just around the corner! What better way to get into the Christmas spirit than to make your own Christmas decorations and gifts. This beautiful decoration has been made by one of our team, Bianca. We hope you enjoy this project!
Keystoning is a cutting technique in which your square tesserae goes around curves without leaving a large gap on the outside of the curve. When executed well your grout lines will run parallel and you won’t have a triangular space between the tiles.
With Christmas just around the corner it's time to start thinking about planning your handmade Christmas gifts. This 'Ceramic Love Heart Tray' would make the perfect gift for someone special. It's simple to make yet completely unique, a gift that would be loved and appreciated.
Ceramic tiles are a fantastic material to use; they are vibrant in colour, economical, durable and can be cut to larger sizes than glass mosaic tiles. As they can be more difficult to cut than glass mosaic tiles, some people prefer to stick with glass tiles rather than exploring the possibilities of ceramic tiles. In this how to mosaic article I will look at the tools that you can use to cut ceramic tiles and the techniques you can use to cut them. It is definitely worth giving ceramic tiles are try as it opens up the range of materials you can use and the finishes you can achieve.
With the cold of winter fading fast, now is the time to start adding colour to your garden. Mosaic garden pots are a classic edition to any garden, bringing colour, texture and the charm of handmade pieces. A great way to add impact is to cluster a number of pots together, with similar designs but varying colour schemes, the impact is absolutely stunning.
I has flicking through some photo's the other day that had been sent to me of mosaic jewellery projects and decided it was time for me to make some more. What is great about mosaic jewellery is that it can be created fairly quickly, often using bits and pieces from your tile collection and are great to wear or give away. So being inspired this is what I created over the weekend.
Last Friday I was talking to one of our customers about how to make the a mosaic table with tiles of uneven thicknesses, which has prompted me to write this article. The easiest way to get a smooth surface is to choose tiles of the same thickness, but this can limit you in choice of materials. If you do use tiles of varying thicknesses then there are two techniques that you can use.
This project is for anyone that loves bling and combining lots of different materials to create texture and interest. It's a really simple project, the variety of shapes of the decorative embellishments means that not a lot of cutting is required.
Believe it our not, this mosaic is fairly easy to make. The trick to creating a mosaic like this is in gather lots of lovely colourful materials to add detail, colour and texture. Going over the top is all part of the fun!