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Stained Glass Mosaic Candle Holder

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Hi everyone, I am back. I know I have been out of touch for awhile but its been a busy year so far. I was out of commission with my back again, but hopefully that is over with it sure interferes with my Stained glass and Mosaic projects.

The past month or so I have been very busy trying to get back in the swing of things so I should have a few things to post about. I just completed this awesome Stained Glass Mosaic candle holder approximately 7.5 x 7.5 x 7.5. I am so excited about this one I will definitely be making more of these for Christmas gifts this year. I just love this piece I was making it for a gift but now thinking I may have to keep it for myself.

These candle holders are fun to make. I cut all the glass with my saw (sure glad I have that) and grinded the edges down smoothly. I glued the pieces on with the E6000 clear glue, the flowers on all four sides are from the jewelry section at Michaels.  I used the pre mixed grout (Black) from Home Depot. After all the grout clean up and allowed to dry for a day or so I sealed the grout and added some shiny varnish. The varnish part was a bit tricky for me because I got it on the glass, pretty messy of me. The varnish on the glass is not easy to get off if you let it dry on there. So lessons learned for me lol don’t be so messy with the varnish. These can also be made for purchase upon request.  That’s it for now I have to go make something else. Hope everyone has a great weekend.

 

 

 

Stained Glass Craft Blocks And Mosaic

Stained Glass names and Craft Blocks

Hope everyone had a Merry Christmas and a Very Happy New Year. Nice long holiday but now back to working and blogging.

Holiday is over so now I can share some of my gifts and commission work with everyone. I decided to try to make something a little different for my grandson’s rooms. I found this nice craft blocks at Micheals and decided to make a Mosaic with their names in it.

I purchased some letters, glue and A row of Christmas lights and used my scrap glass to make these awesome nightlights. After I made 2 I had a few more request, and I have to say they were very enjoyable to make and the grandkids and Mom’s loved them.

I also tried a little painting on a couple of blocks and adding Mosaic and lights to them. You can see these below. These are so fun and easy I am going to do a few more. These can also be ordered for purchase, Just send me an email and I will get back with you ASAP.

Craft Blocks

Mosaic Picture Frame

I am starting to really like doing Mosaic, pretty soon I will be making something big. I had a hard time deciding the grout color, I started with a tan color but didn’t like it to much so I had to stain the grout. I think I am getting a handle on it though. I made this picture frame in a couple of days for my daughter hope you like it as much as I do. Maybe one day I can start selling some commissioned items.

Mosaic picture frame

 

My First Mosaic Using Stained Glass

Mosaic 1

I have just completed my first Mosaic and am very excited to share this with others, hope you like it. The project took me about a week because I kept changing my mind on what design I wanted. I found the mirror at a garage sale for 2 dollars and thought this will be the perfect mirror to try my first mosaic on. All of my glass was left over pieces from previous stained glass projects, what a way to use your scrap glass. The photo’s below show what the mirror looked like when I purchased it and in process through the final grouting,  please ignore the person in the mirror. All the glass and edges had to be masked so when I was ready to grout it wouldn’t get on the mirror.

Next was to draw the design on the frame, I am not a very good artist so that was a bit difficult, but I made it through with determination. Next I cut all the pieces and laid them in place. Looking pretty good by then so I carry on with the next step which was to start gluing all of them down (I used Glass Metal and More glue by Beacon adhesives) and applying the grout (Simple grout). The glue and grout both came from Home Depot premixed, which I like very much. Final drying time was 48 hours. This grout also comes in different colors, I chose the grey to match my decor.  The only thing left was to clean up the the entire piece with a sponge, clean all the edges and finally clean the glass. I am very happy with this first Mosaic project, I hope you also will enjoy viewing this piece. I will have to do some more of these little projects, to share with my family and friends.

 

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