Mosaic Art by Myeuropeantouch

Sunday, April 13, 2014

Handmade Mosaic Mirror Large Mosaic Wall Mirror shabby cottage beach Mosaic Mirror

Handmade Mosaic Wall Mirror,broken, cut china plate rims and stained glass Mosaic Wall Mirror. Vintage Refinished, Shabby Cottage Chic handmade Mosaic Distressed Wall Mirror. WOW !

 Look at this shabby cottage beach-y wall mirror, OOAK I mosaic-ed it with some of my favorite bone china, cut, broken porcelain plate rims, stained glass; hand crafted art. The mirror frame itself is a off white color, the Frame looks Gesso and is vintage, slightly showing a bit of wear, a distressed shabby look. As with all vintage, the show of wear is what makes it charming. A bunch of matching handmade Clay Roses perch at the top. The rectangular mirror is enhanced by an edge of ivory pearls around the mosaic to make this mirror even more stand out. The Shabby romance of vintage and well loved does show here, encompassed in vintage, broken china mosaic looks so very graceful. Hardware for hanging is already attached for either vertically or horizontal hanging.
Measurements are: 28" wide x 22" tall


I used only already damaged china and porcelain plates to create this item! For your entry way, Patio, any room in the home, Garden or Deck. Place on a dresser or table, or hang it on the wall to show off your beautiful room. Hang it in a slightly darker spot in your room and it will immediately lighten it up with it’s reflection. Many, many uses for this mirror, your children’s Room, Shabby Beach Cottage retreat, Victorian or Paris Apartment. Very nice placement for every room in your home, you will want to show this work off...

Mosaic’s are ALWAYS, ALWAYS A LOT PRETTIER IN PERSON AND SO HARD TO CAPTURE. It is revived and hand crafted by MYEUROPEANTOUCH.....

EVERY LITTLE PIECE OF THIS MOSAIC IS PLACED WITH THE GREATEST LOVE AND CARE. Handcrafted Mosaic, the ancient art of putting together tesserae through meticulous and labor-intensive setting to form various patterns, is one of the most powerful ways to decorate and enhance your home, and for me to fully express myself. I like to think my items are artistic pieces from my hands, creative mind, and a passionate heart, with careful detailing and full attention to scale and proportion; it is a vivid demonstration of my relentless pursuance for beauty and perfection; it is an eloquent testimony of my devotion, dedication, and determination to carry on one of the oldest human crafts.

A little note:
* all of my items are packaged with care, are wrapped special just for you.
* if the postage is in major excess...a refund will be given.
*I am friendly, so please feel free to drop a note any time! Open to all questions and suggestions. Enjoy...remember I am not new to Online Selling, 10 years experience and over 800 positive feedbacks 
This item has to be shipped UPS or FedEx, professionally packed, the cost for it are already included in the shipping cost quoted. International, please inquire with your respective zip code Overcharged shipping cost will always be reimbursed in my shop.
Thank you for looking and check out my shop.
 
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It's finished and my client is so happy

Vintage Designer Mosaic Cake Dome, Cake Cover and a White Wavy Pedestal Cake Stand, Handmade, a vintage cake saver cover, Custom made, broken, cut china plate rims and stained glass China Mosaic Cake Dome, adorned with handmade clay roses and vintage roses. The colors of the Dome will be Yellow, Gold, pale green, a lil pink, white with a brand new lovely knob.

 Let Them Eat Cake! According to History books, she, Marie Antoinette, never made this statement. Does it matter, looking at this gorgeous Handmade/Custom Made Mosaic Cake Dome, not in the least! Worthy of Marie Antoinette chocolate-dipped berries stashed underneath, this Vintage Cake Dome seems to have paid witness to ages of palatial galas. You'll be tempted to scarf butter cream goodies, chocolate confections and cake that hide underneath and share with friends and family, while they admire your beautiful Cake Cover. Delicate pastries, cakes, cookies can be kept within this beautiful Cake Dome.
This detailed confectioner imposter, certainly looks like one, will perch prettily in china cabinets, as a table decorative or can sit on the kitchen counter. Lovely remembrance of times gone by. A vintage cake dome transformed, primed and painted, changed in appearance with this handmade china plate rim Mosaic and stained glass, handmade Clay Roses shabby chic art piece. Ready to be loved for another 60 years...
Every cut Mosaic Piece I placed with utter loving care so as to preserve some of the patterns of the Vintage China Plate Rims. The mosaic is grouted in an Antique white grout and sealed. A brand new knob replaced the old one on the top.

I have a similar Cake Dome Server/Cover in my shop for sale. Thank you for looking and checking me out.

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Friday, October 11, 2013

My newest Cake Dome Cover, Mosaic Cake Server and Platter


SOLD !!!!!

Mosaic Cake Dome, Handmade, Custom made China Mosaic Cake Dome colors of yellow, white’s, reds and pinks.Let Them Eat Cake! According to History books, she never made this statement. Does it matter, looking at this gorgeous Handmade/Custom Made Mosaic Cake Dome, not in the least! Worthy of Marie Antoinette's chocolate-dipped berries stashed underneath, this Vintage Cake Dome seems to have paid witness to ages of palatial galas. You'll be tempted to scarf buttercream goodies, chocolate confections and cake that hide underneath and share with friends and family, while they admire your beautiful Cake Cover. Delicate pastries, cakes, cookies can be kept within this beautiful Cake Dome.
                             

This detailed confectioner imposter, certainly looks like one, will perch prettily in china cabinets, as a table decorative or can sit on the kitchen counter. Lovely remembrance of times gone by. A vintage cake dome transformed, primed and painted, changed in appearance with this handmade china plate rim Mosaic and stained glass, handmade Clay Roses. What a shabby chic art piece.


Ready to be loved for another 60 years... Every cut Mosaic Piece I placed with utter loving care so as to preserve some of the patterns of the Vintage China Plate Rims. The mosaic is grouted in an Antique white grout and sealed. 
A crystal looking pink Knob replaced the old one on the top.

Can be found in my Handmadeartists.com shop, click the link below. Thank you for looking 


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Thursday, June 27, 2013

Rectangular lidded Mosaic Box, broken china

Rectangular lidded Mosaic Recipe Box, could it be a Treasure Box, a Gift Box, made from broken china plate rims mosaic

Rectangular, lidded box with handmade cut, broken china plate rim Mosaic, painted in  Vanilla, grouted in Antique White Grout, sealed, outfitted with a pink porcelain knob
and a handmade clay rose. One side is enhanced with a cameo.  
A recipe box, a treasure box, something totally different and use it as a gift box....To wrap a gift now, and harbor coveted gifts later... in this beautiful box.
 
 
A quaint alternative to the boring regular recipe boxes, or fill with homemade fudge or some other goodies.... to give away.
Write your favorite recipe down and stash within, comes with recipe cards. 
Four nostalgic china plate designs have been rescued and used to enhance this box.
Cut up and broken china plate rims from Royal Albert, Old English Rose, Edwin Knowles,  even a lil bit of Paris is present..
 
 
The edges are ensconced by a row of cream colored gimp top/bottom to protect your furniture.
 
Thank you for looking at my shop



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Sunday, December 16, 2012

Here are additional Jeweled picture frames, handcrafted by myeuropeantouch on  http://handmadeartists.com/shop/Myeuropeantouch


 

Please check them all out in my shop. Your family, loved ones can be showcased so beautifully....



Mosaic Art by Myeuropeantouch
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Saturday, August 25, 2012

Shabby Chic Window Sash Pane Mosaic Wall Art


http://www.artfire.com/ext/shop/product_view/4232492

Handmade custom made shabby cottage chic Window Pane Glass Sash mosaic wall-hanging, stained glass, cut broken china plate rims wall art home decor 6 Pane, Window Pane wall decor

Measurements: 35 inches long, 25 inches wide



White frame distressed, a delightful wall decor to beautify your home, it will catch the attention of friends and family alike.

Handmade Mosaic made from cut vintage fine bone china plate rims with a glass tile nipper....enhanced with all pastel colored stained glass, grouted sealed and viola. A precious piece of Wall Art.

The hardware is attached to hang it either horizontal or vertical.

EXPLANATION OF how I create my art:
If you are wondering "just why is this piece so expensive?", here's the scoop:

The substrates (violins, tables, trays, sets) are not something I purchased at a store. They are actually vintage and not cheap.
I purchase the primer and paint, the fine bone china plates, the stained glass, the gems, the mirror, the grout, the glue and the sealer.
I hand cut each piece of fine Bone china plates, stained glass and mirror. I do not break it by stomping on them or hitting them with a hammer. I use special nippers and glass cutters for cutting the bone china plates/stained glass into precise small pieces.
I hand place and glue each piece into place. In some cases, I have to re-cut and trim the pieces to fit the them. Although it may look like these pieces are randomly placed, they are not.


After all the cutting and gluing is done (about 1 to 2 month), I hand mixed the grout and apply it to the substrate. When it has cured a bit, I wipe the excess off with a wet sponge. This process usually takes a while and is very messy. Once done, I allow the piece to dry completely. Sometimes I have more then one site on a substrate and have to do this process over again. When everything is dry, I buff the grout film off of the china plate mosaic/stained glass so it would sparkle.

When the grouting is complete, the piece is sealed which takes an additional 72 hours. Then I glue the additional pretties and baubles on there. In all, I probably spent 1 to 3 month on a Mosaic piece, depending on what type and substrate I am working on.


Feel free to check out my shops below for more handmade Mosaic and Home decor, thank you
Mosaic Art by Myeuropeantouch
http://www.artfire.com/ext/shop/studio/Myeuropeantouch
http://handmadeartists.com/shop/Myeuropeantouch

Monday, July 16, 2012

My very first Mosaic Table


I found this old Queen Ann Table at a flea market just crying out to be saved. From the looks of it,
it seem to have been a TV table/Stand, as there was a drawer look like pull down behind it was room for a VCR. It was old! I purchased and carried my treasure home.

First, a little sanding, I primed, and painted in a cottage pink Semi Gloss paint.

Hmm...it looked boring- I took a sponge and did a "wash treatment" on it with Gold and Silver Paint, sealed it and I was happy.




Then I started to mosaic the table top, so many, many beautiful rose china plates I cut and nipped just so
to fit perfectly. The Mosaic then was grouted and sealed. "Tadahhh"...a perfect piece, in my eyes anyway.


Mosaic Art by Myeuropeantouch
http://www.artfire.com/ext/shop/studio/Myeuropeantouch
http://handmadeartists.com/shop/Myeuropeantouch

Friday, February 3, 2012

Handmade Cut, broken China Plate Rim Mosaic Window Pane

Window Pane Shabby Chic Mosaic stained glass, cut broken china WINDOW PANE Wall ART

Custom made Mosaic wall hanging
Handmade custom made shabby cottage chic Window Pane mosaic wall-hanging, stained glass wall art home decor 6 Pane, Window Pane wall decor. Available at my Art Fire Store, see link for it below.



Measurements: 35 inches long, 25 inches wide, white frame distressed, A delightful wall decor to beautify your home...it will catch the attention of friends and family alike...

Handmade Mosaic made from cut vintage fine bone china plates with a glass tile nipper....enhanced with all pastel colored stained glass, grouted sealed and viola!

A precious piece of Art...

The hardware is attached to hang it either horizontal or vertical...


EXPLANATION OF how I create my art:

If you are wondering "just why is this piece so expensive?", here's the scoop:
The substrates (violins, tables, trays, sets) are not something I purchased at a store. They are actually vintage and not cheap.

I purchase the primer and paint, the fine bone china plates, the stained glass, the gems, the mirror, the grout, the glue and the sealer.

I hand cut each piece of fine Bone china plates, stained glass and mirror. I do not break it by stomping on them or hitting them with a hammer. I use special nippers and glass cutters for cutting the bone china plates/stained glass into precise small pieces.

I hand place and glue each piece into place. In some cases, I have to re-cut and trim the pieces to fit the them. Although it may look like these pieces are randomly placed, they are not.

After all the cutting and gluing is done (about 1 to 2 month), I hand mixed the grout and apply it to the substrate. When it has cured a bit, I wipe the excess off with a wet sponge. This process usually takes a while and is very messy. Once done, I allow the piece to dry completely. Sometimes I have more then one site on a substrate and have to do this process over again. When everything is dry, I buff the grout "film" off of the china plate mosaic/stained glass so it would sparkle.

When the grouting is complete, the piece is sealed which takes an additional 72 hours. Then I glue the additional pretties and baubles on there. In all, I probably spent 1 to 3 month on a Mosaic piece.

http://www.artfire.com/ext/shop/product_view/Myeuropeantouch/4232492
Shipping cost is an estimate, any overcharged shipping is always reimbursed. The item weighs 24 lbs



Mosaic Art by Myeuropeantouch
http://www.artfire.com/ext/shop/studio/Myeuropeantouch

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

A Teapot Lamp is born

I found this discarded formerly silver plated teapot at a small shop and it was just begging to be transformed.

Fortunately a client had seen my other teapot Lamps at my flickr site....
http://www.flickr.com/photos/viktorias_cottage/sets/72157608657314769/

She fell in love with it and ordered one .
I started out cleaning up this teapot, sanded, ruffed it up a bit to prepare it to take a white primer and paint. Before that I removed the finial on top of the lid, drilled a hole, marked the bottom where I would drill the hole for the threaded hollow rod to go thru all the way to the top. I secured the threaded hollow rod with washers and nuts.
After primer and paint where dry, I then cut up vintage bone china plate rims with my tile nippers, added stained glass pieces which were also cut over and over again until the fit to the curved body just right and glue them to the body with thin set.

There, one side done, proceeded to the other side, and partially the bottom, and stained glass around the rim. One can see part of the teapot that is not mosaiced yet, just the white paint. The thin set needs to dry for quite some time before I can go on to the grouting of the entire teapot body.

After usually at least a week the mosaic on the teapot is ready for grouting. The grout just has to be the right consistence to get into all the nooks and cranny's. I let it sit for about an hour until I wipe the grout overflow of the teapot body with a wet sponge. Then it will sit again for a while until I wipe the grout film of the stained glass and fine bone china pieces cut from plate rims to make everything shiny. I wait a few more days normally before I seal this mosaic on the teapot body with a tile sealer. My client needed this in a hurry for a gift so I sped up some of the process a bit to help her out, by using a hair dryer.
Here we go all done so far...

The lid was then covered in thin set and glue to build it up a bit, I then set in all the clay roses, vintage rhinestone brooches, cameos, pretties and baubles which would dry within the thin set/glue and be secured.
In the meantime I made the lamp shade, finished it up with tear drop pearl trim and an old fashioned Rhinestone Earring. I threaded the electrical cord thru the hollow metal rod and connected the cord to the  actual light kit and mounted it on the top of the hollow rod. Put a light bulb in, yep it works, all good....Topped of the spout with a Crystal Chnadelier Tear Drop and a Rose.

Here is the finished project and my client was very happy, which in turn pleased me and made me happy.


Handmade Teapot Lamp Decor, formerly silver plated. An exquisite presentation, loved previously - to remain now a treasure for the next 50 years in your home perhaps?

I sanded, primed and painted this teapot in a cottage white color and then sealed it. This timeless classic, I then adorned the lid with handmade clay roses, vintage antique Jewelry and bling, meticulously laid on this teapot. The handmade clay roses and leaves I arranged so to give the impression they are climbing from the lid. A chandelier Prism hangs gracefully from the spout accompanied by a lil rose.
A classic Cameo, who you might usually find on a sweaters and blouses, settles on the lid and some on the belly of this Teapot.
I am quite pleased with the outcome of this reclaimed Teapot.
An abundance of Shabby, Cottage Chic... A treasure for a Victorian, beach, cottage, shabby, Paris home or Apartment.
I do accept custom orders, please contact me.

Mosaic Art by Myeuropeantouch
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