How did this get started??
Well, there was this store group, and they opened up their membership, and I snuck in, and learned a lot about running an eBay store. And there was this nice woman named Martha, and she sells this beautiful china with writing on it, which I wanted, but I don't need any more china.
But she mentions that mosaic artists are buying her china and breaking it up. Hmmm, I have always admired broken china jewelry and mosaics. So I ask her if she has any broken china, and of course she does.
Next, bunches of books on mosaics from the San Francisco library. I need tile nippers. I need more tiles to fill in between the china. So I search on eBay and of course I find tons, but one particular store catches my eye over and over. So I buy a bunch of stained glass tiles.
"Come and join the mosaic artist group", says Melanie. And so I do.
Then there are multiple trips to the hardware store for adhesive or mortar, a surface, what about grout??
Look what I found at the Goodwill store! Perfect!
Designing... the fun part! Oh, the beautiful glass rose in the center was a gift from sweet Megan, bought at Mendels Far Out Fabrics (only in San Francisco!).
Gluing, what a mess...good thing I didn't get a manicure this week.
Got it all glued! Bad picture, but I think it looks kinda cool blurry.
OK, top is all glued, just have to finish the sides.
All in a day's work! Next step, another trip to Home Depot for grout!