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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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
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.
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!
A mountain lion stalked me one dark summer night in Central Texas. Ten years old, walking home from a friend's, I heard a heavy padding behind me in the gravel. The hair rose on the back of my neck.
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.
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.
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 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
How to create mosaic art, a guide to techniques, tools, design, indoor vs. outdoor materials, substrates, tesserae, color, adhesives, sealers, and delving into the mysteries of grout.