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Silva Hayes

Joined 9 years ago from Spicewood, Texas

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  • Mosaic Tesserae: A Basic Guide
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    Mosaic Tesserae: A Basic Guide

    3 years ago

    Tesserae is the word for the pieces you glue to create a mosaic. Tesserae can include tile, stained glass, smalti, broken china (pique assiette), beads, stones, crystals, shells, pebbles and jewelry.

  • A Wonderfully Scrumptious Flatbread Recipe
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    A Wonderfully Scrumptious Flatbread Recipe

    2 years ago

    Flatbread: quick, simple, delicious. Includes a recipe for zucchini topping, Mexican flatbread, and traditional pizza. Also makes savory crackers that are thin, crispy, and dippable.

  • How to Mosaic Garden Stones
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    How to Mosaic Garden Stones

    5 months ago

    Mosaic garden stones add color and charm to any corner of your flower beds and gardens. They can be any size and depict a butterfly, dragonfly, flowers, bugs, or a colorful design like a spiral.

  • How to Mosaic on Wedi Board
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    How to Mosaic on Wedi Board

    5 years ago

    Wedi board is a great substrate for mosaic art, light weight, rigid, waterproof, does not warp or require sealing, and can be used outdoors. Example: an outdoor sign for South Austin Music store.

  • How to Mosaic a Garden Ball
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    How to Mosaic a Garden Ball

    4 years ago

    A tutorial on how to mosaic a styrofoam ball instead of a bowling ball to create a stunning art piece or a gazing ball using broken tile and jewelry. The result is lightweight and easy to display.

  • ZZ Plant, Easy to Grow House Plant
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    ZZ Plant, Easy to Grow House Plant

    6 years ago

    Written by someone who has killed many houseplants, this article extolls the virtues of the ZZ plant, the easiest and prettiest houseplant ever! Glossy, tough, healthy leaves and minimal requirements

  • How to mosaic on mesh or netting
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    How to mosaic on mesh or netting

    4 years ago

    Making a mosaic on mesh first before its final application saves time and effort and makes it easy to ship or transport. Step-by-step instructions how to mosaic on mesh, how to install, how to ship

  • How to Mosaic With Jewelry
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    How to Mosaic With Jewelry

    4 years ago

    A creative way to use broken costume jewelry in a beautiful mosaic art piece. Look for single earrings and rhinestone brooches at thrift shops and garage sales. Combine with stained glass and tile.

  • In Love With a Sociopath?
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    In Love With a Sociopath?

    4 years ago

    Sociopaths can ruin your life. Review this list of traits and analyze your new friend's personality and history before you become too involved. Learn how to spot narcissistic behavior. Be smart!

  • Tigers in Texas
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    Tigers in Texas

    4 years ago

    There are an estimated 4,000 tigers in captivity in Texas, more than in the wild in India, a dangerous situation for citizens; a cruel situation for the animals. Sanctuaries are running out of room.

  • How to Find Lead- and Cadmium-Free Dishes
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    How to Find Lead- and Cadmium-Free Dishes

    3 years ago

    Lead and cadmium from dinnerware can be absorbed by children! Lead accumulates in bones where it displaces calcium. Cadmium can cause kidney disease and lung damage, cancer, and fragile bones.

  • How to Mosaic a Guitar - Rhythm and Blues
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    How to Mosaic a Guitar - Rhythm and Blues

    5 years ago

    Beautiful mosaic mixed-media guitar, named "Rhythm and Blues," salvaging an old beat-up stove-in cracked guitar that was thrown away. Gorgeous blue stained glass, dichroic glass and found objects.

  • How to mosaic stair risers using plexiglass
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    How to mosaic stair risers using plexiglass

    4 years ago

    How to mosaic stairs risers, back splashes, or fireplace surrounds, using plexiglass as a substrate. These stair risers are removable! Mosaic adds color and individuality to your home or public space

  • A How-To Guide to Mosaic
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    A How-To Guide to Mosaic

    8 days ago

    Begin creating with this guide to mosaic art techniques, tools, and design. In this article, we'll explore indoor vs. outdoor materials, substrates, tesserae, color, adhesives, and sealers. We'll even delve into the mysteries of grout.

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