Mosaic Art by Myeuropeantouch

Friday, September 19, 2014

Clothespin Dress, available in my shop

French Toile Fabric lined Clothespin Dress, handmade.

Do you still dry your clothes out in the fresh air, this is the perfect companion to do so, handy, filled with clothespins ready to use.

It walks/ slides with you on the enclosed hanger while you hang your items on the line to blow in the gentle wind.

Handmade, machine sewn

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Alix of TheAlchemistVessel, a shop full of twisted rings and much more

Alix is a “twister of rings” as one has stated in the past. But that quite does not cover the versatility of this lovely woman and fabulous Artist. I personally wish I could afford one of her “beautimus” creations. (I had to use that word, Alix)

 Aren't these the prettiest things.....
Turquoise Chainmaille Genuine Gemstone Earrings

This is how she describes herself and shares what she does:
Specializing in Chainmaille, Sterling Silver and Gemstone Jewelry. Thank you so much for stopping by to view the hand crafted offerings. Like what you see but don't see what you like? Custom work is available. All items are handmade with love and attention to detail. We believe that our customers are unique, and so is our jewelry.
Infinity Chainmaille Gemstone Necklace
GASP....just gorgeous....isn't
Eclectic and fun, I try to bring a sense of whimsy and femininity to the pieces I create. As a self-taught artisan I find that not being confined to the traditional allows me to be freer in my designs.

The word alchemy means to turn something common into something extraordinary. Alixandra of The Alchemists
Vessel strives to turn the mundane into extraordinary and beautiful, wearable art. Fascinated with color and texture she tries to let the elements inspire the creation instead of forcing them to be something. Born from necessity, The Alchemists Vessel came into being because the hobby had overrun the house. She is a Certified Jewelry Designer and Repair Technician. She has found outside employment as a Jewelry-Making Instructor at Jo-Ann Fabrics and Crafts, as well as private Group and Club lessons.

I just love, love her work....look at this one....
Chainmaille Peek A Boo Red Glass Bead Bracelet

As the sole proprietor Alixandra does everything from answering the phone and taking custom orders, and creating them,
to running the package to the post office and everything in between.

Each item at The Alchemists Vessel is made with meticulous care and attention to detail. Jump Rings are hand spun,
cut or sawed, and assembled into the beautiful chainmaille pieces she has on offer. Gemstones are hand set or mounted, chain is polished and made to shine. On occasion a vintage piece or Estate piece of jewelry will be available, Alixandra has usually "up-cycled" these pieces, repaired, or re-designed them in their entirety for a completely new piece.

Two Ringy Dingy Sterling Silver Plated Chainmaille Ring
Amazing, don't you think.....

Alixandra is also the owner and operator of Little Shop of Artists, a retail venue for local artists in Boise, Idaho to display
and sell their wares. She is also the author of "In Chains", a forthcoming e-book with 18 fun projects for you to make.

I think I need to shop very soon....

Dragon Tears Micro Maille Earrings

My love of nature and the outdoors has inspired many of my creations and I try to offer only the finest quality natural
Gemstones, glass beads, and other high quality materials. As a designer I would like customers to be as happy and pleased with the pieces they purchase as I am in creating each unique one. Each piece is handcrafted made with love, meticulous care and attention to detail, with a sense varying styles, beauty and excitement.

Please go and check out her shops, it is really worth it.....Monika

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Sunday, August 31, 2014

Still handmade, upcycled, recycled....

Handmade shabby ornaments all in my store now.....

Thank you for looking at my shop.......

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Monday, August 25, 2014

Thunderroseleather, a fabulous shop to get your next gifts for your loved ones

Meet Debbie and John of Thunderroseleather, Artists of Handmade Leather and Bead work

Hello all, meet Debbie and John, they are the owners of the Thunderroseleather Shop – present on
They are creating handmade old style leather work and bead work, one piece at a time, by hand, with tremendous attention to detail. They are buckskin and beadwork artists living outside Sedona, Arizona in a little community called Cornville. They have been working with leather and beads for more than twenty years now. They truly enjoy making beautiful pieces of functional art for their customers and always hope you enjoy your new creation as much as they enjoy making them for you.
handmade leather purse
I for one love this warm looking piece with the turquoise accent.
You can order one of their standard items or ask for something special. They develop their own designs and are able to work with your ideas, include you in the process of creating your handmade item/art piece. All of their work is handmade in Arizona and guaranteed by them. Most of their work reflects the styles of the old west, western, mountain man and native American cultures.
I am somewhat familiar with the Indian culture and love this piece of Art.

handmade leather pipe bag
They are always moving forward and learning, so the needs of contemporary lifestyles have become a part of their designs.  At the end of the day both of them think each piece they make is unique, practical and made to use and enjoy for many years.
Isn’t this a beautiful clutch?Elk skin is their primary choice of leather. Buffalo, deerskin, deer tanned cowhide and other leathers are available for your custom made piece. All bead work is done by them by hand and is available on most items. All you have to do is asked if you wish for a specific design. They oppose and never use production bead work. Everything a customer can think of is not always possible, although they will do their best to accommodate your needs.
handmade leather clutch
Here is something for the lil ones….in Thunderroseleather shop.
handmade leather moccasins
What an offer! Only possible in HANDMADE! Right here on
Everything in their shop is made to order. You will not receive the piece you see in the photos, they will specifically make it for you in a similar fashion. Your very own one of a kind Designer made, handmade item. All of the hides they use are unique and one of a kind .Therefore the color and texture of each hide will vary. Elk hides are a product of nature, blemishes and imperfections are a natural character of the leather. They state, that from time to time a particular color may become temporarily unavailable. Because each hide is different and unique the lids and overlays on the handbags and shoulder bags will not be exactly the same as you see in the picture in their shop, as yours will be made to order.
handmade purse
They also state that if you see something you would like in a different color, size or style in their shop, please contact them. Both of them thank you for buying handmade.
They invite you to look around in their shop Thunderroseleather, and look forward to hearing from you. Please feel free to contact them. You can find their shops and the links below and can contact them via email
Debbie and John
It was my great pleasure to introduce you to such fine artist as Debbie and John at Thunderroseleather shop here on

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Monday, August 18, 2014

Your Hands

This story is dedicated to all Artist’s working with their hands

Grandpa, some ninety plus years young, sat feebly on the patio bench. He didn’t move, he just sat with his head down staring at his hands.
When I sat down beside him he didn’t acknowledge my presence and the longer I sat, I wondered if he was OK. Finally, not really wanting to disturb him but wanting to check on him at the same time, I asked him if he was OK.
He raised his head and looked at me and smiled. “Yes, I’m fine. Thank you for asking,” he said in a clear strong voice.
“I didn’t mean to disturb you, Grandpa, but you were just sitting here staring at your hands and I wanted to make sure you were OK,” I explained to him.
“Have you ever looked at your hands,” he asked. “I mean really looked at your hands?”
I slowly opened my hands and stared down at them. I turned them over, palms up and then palms down. No, I guess I had never really looked at my hands as I tried to figure out the point he was making. Grandpa smiled and related this story:
“Stop and think for a moment about the hands you have, how they have served you well throughout your years. These hands, though wrinkled, shriveled, and weak have been the tools I have used all my life to reach out and grab and embrace life. They put food in my mouth and clothes on my back. As a child my mother taught me to fold them in prayer. They tied my shoes and pulled on my boots. The made numerous usefull, functional or pretty things in my life. They have been dirty, scraped and raw, swollen and bent. They were uneasy and clumsy when I tried to hold my newborn son.
Decorated with my wedding band they showed the world that I was married and loved someone special.
They trembled and shook when I buried my parents and spouse and walked my daughter down the aisle. They have covered my face, combed my hair, and washed and cleansed the rest of my body. They have been sticky and wet, bent and broken, dried and raw.
And to this day, when not much of anything else of me works real well, these hands hold me up, lay me down, and again continue to fold in prayer. These hands are the mark of where I’ve been and the ruggedness of my life.
But more importantly it will be these hands that God will reach out and take when he leads me home. And with my hands He will lift me to His side and there I will use these hands to touch the face of Christ.”
I will never look at my hands the same again. I remember the day that God reached out and took my grandpa’s hands and led him home.
When my hands are hurt or sore from cutting china plate rims and glass I think of Grandpa. I know he has been stroked and caressed and held by the hands of God.

I, too, want to touch the face of God and feel His hands upon my face, one of these days.
Monika of Mosaic Art by Myeuropeantouch

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Saturday, August 16, 2014

A Wine and Canvas Evening on the Town

 I recently went to a "Wine and Canvas" evening .... Well, we didn't "Wine" but stayed with our Water, but....
Ha! Did I have fun....(you know I have been painting and drawing a lil, so I decided to try my hand)
Upon arrival “horse devours” were served, a lil marinated tuna and shrimp with sea grass.....(pfftt...pffftt, spit, spatter... Sea grass) then came the hot wings with pine apple, and the class was started....
Every one sat in front of a real wrapped canvas on an easel, next to a large paper plate with dollops of acrylic paints, water glass and different paint brushes.....
The painting we were to replicate was a light house on the ocean in rolling hills of green.

The artist and owner of this establishment, started to give us instructions on how to go about to paint this "scape of a Light house" and on we went. All in all it was so much fun, dinner was served while we were painting and we took a bite here and there.
A 3 hour event, and even if you are not an artists one can have great fun at this event.

I will post mine here and I think I did not to shabby, having never painted with acrylics.... I don’t think I did too bad....
I might think of bringing a lil group of friends there down the road.

Lighhouse Painting Acrylic Painting
Listed now in my shop for purchase

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Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Lisianblue and Reflections

Meet Kris of lisianblue and reflections, her shop’s here on which are full of so many different art pieces and goodies you just have to check it out for yourself.
She used to live in Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA, I think she just moved and she welcomes you to her online studio’s.  You will find well made hand knit and crocheted hats, scarves, wash clothes, bibs, baby booties and more in her shops. Generally, her hats and scarves are made to keep you warm, they are not made with huge needles so  that they go quickly, they are made with the smallest hook or knitting needle possible to make a fairly tight weave. 
Your purchase allows her to donate hats and scarves for the less fortunate. Isn’t that wonderful!
I love this one, but then of course I am very partial to her craft
handmade crochet hat

She used to have shops on other venues and had great ratings at those venues. She chose now to have her items only on because she wants the effort she puts into promoting handmade creations by herself and others – to help promote this very supportive venue called She has enjoyed working with a variety of mediums, and still does.
Here is a different pattern of her hats, I so love and never could do this myselfcrochet beret

She is a mom and grandmother. Because of this fact, she had plenty of time to learn and practice a number of different crafts you will find in her shops lisianblue and reflections.
Such as: - candle making - knitting & crocheting – sewing - beading – earrings, necklaces, bracelets, anklets, bead weaving,  stringing,  wire connections, sewing beads on clothes.
- cross stitch - wood working - Fine art paintings with oils, and soft pastels – photography - painting on glass. - paper creations, cards, gift tags, quilling, cutting, origami, boxes and bags.
She has been making cards for  years for friends  and family.
Her glass Paintings are out of this world….have a look…
painted ornament
So, you see, she’s’ done a lot. And most of what she does, she does well – or she does not do it.
Ready for Shamu…..(smile)
stained glass orca
Kris is a versatile person and like most artists cannot do just one thing. She has to switch around – partly because she get’s bored doing the same thing and partly because of trying new things. But, one thing you can be assured of – the handmade items you find in either of her shops are done well. She tries to keep her items fairly priced – if you think an item is priced too high, tell her, she states - if you think it’s priced too low – well you got a bargain in her shops.
On a personal note, Kris is such a loving, caring person, I consider her a close friend on this online selling venue,, you can now find her here at:
isianblue and Reflections
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Such a pleasure to introduce Kris, go, go visit her shops.....

Monday, August 4, 2014

Look at this transformation, handmade Mosaic Violin

Look at this full size Violin I found. Face Plate cracked, no bridge, scratched up
everywhere, some pegs broken on the tail piece – the repair for this violin would
have been so outrageously high, it wasn’t worth it.
What to do – of course, a cherished art piece for the music lover to display on the
wall, dresser, table. An auction piece for a Symphony Orchestra to make the public aware
of the local Symphony Orchestra and what it has to offer.  A gift for the music protégée,
a child learning to play the violin or an adult even. 
It’s curtain call long gone – I transformed this violin by sanding, priming and painting it.
Placing a china plate rim mosaic, complimented with stained glass on this violin face plate.
Every lil tile is placed with the greatest love and care, glued down, matched up with
complimenting colors. 
I then grouted the mosaic with an antique white grout, sealed it with Tile Sealer – and on
to the “pretties”. I placed handmade clay roses strategically and lovingly, the missing
strings were replaced with light green pearl strings – and look at her now...
What a beautiful gift this makes, Wall Décor, Centerpiece....available at my shop here
Thank you so much for looking and enjoy....  
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Thursday, July 31, 2014

I am a featured Artists today, thank you Anne from On Fire for Handmade

Check this out, I am a featured Artists today, Thank you Anne from “On Fire for Handmade”.....♥
Just scroll down on this website....I am giving a discount of 10% on all of my artwork,
6 pages to scroll thru. Just let me know - I will discount the item.
Blessings to all of you and thank you for looking

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