Mosaic stepping stones

unbiddennNovember 13, 2013

These were last winters project. I am at a loss what to do this year.

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Poppy

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    Bookmark   November 13, 2013 at 9:16PM
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Blackbird in the crabapple tree

    Bookmark   November 13, 2013 at 9:17PM
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Birds in my garden

    Bookmark   November 13, 2013 at 9:19PM
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Leftover glass

    Bookmark   November 13, 2013 at 9:20PM
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Pansy

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Sailboat at sunset

    Bookmark   November 13, 2013 at 9:23PM
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Finished

    Bookmark   November 13, 2013 at 9:27PM
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Deer

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String

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Blue butterfly

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Daylily

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Robin on her nest

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Canoe

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Moonlit sail

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Hummingbird

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Tulips

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Roses

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Blue jay

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Freeform

    Bookmark   November 13, 2013 at 9:43PM
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Squirrel in leaves

    Bookmark   November 13, 2013 at 9:45PM
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Luna moth

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Daisy and bugs

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Toad

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Lake view

This last one is the only one that is not a diamond set centered within a square. It was the first made, and set incorrectly into the concrete.

    Bookmark   November 13, 2013 at 9:54PM
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redwolfdoc_z5(5)

These are lovely! What a great hobby - and talent! How long have you been making these?

    Bookmark   December 1, 2013 at 7:15PM
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unbiddenn

These were my first ever and a real learning experience.
Thank you.

    Bookmark   December 1, 2013 at 8:19PM
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nansea

Your stones are beautiful. Did you use a pattern to make them?

    Bookmark   March 23, 2014 at 3:28PM
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chola

Really beautiful stepping stones. Great talent! Thank you very much for sharing. I wish I had a little bit of your talent. Thank you again.

    Bookmark   May 7, 2014 at 12:31AM
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Inkygirl(Toronto)

Wow, these stepping stones are beautiful!

    Bookmark   May 31, 2014 at 9:52AM
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dirtbug(W.A. Australia)

wow they are truly beautiful stepping stones!!!

    Bookmark   June 17, 2014 at 6:12AM
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loribee2(CA 9)

How lovely! Such creative designs. Can I ask, do you cut your stained glass by hand, or do you have a glass saw?

    Bookmark   June 30, 2014 at 3:15PM
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unbiddenn

Thank you very much for the compliments. I did not have a pattern, infact I barely knew what I was doing for each stone until i looked at my buckets of glass and saw what colors i had left. Running out meant trips into town and new colors, new flowers, birds. By the end i used scraps, for the deer in the forest, the silhouettes, ship and the stringy freeform, rather than buy more glass. I think the last turned out the best, the ship, very limited in colors, but really pretty.
I didnt use patterns, but just pictures for reference. The daisy stone with the bugs, i had several garden catalogs open, many torn pictures of bugs. I just adapted what i saw, how the stem bent, the shape of the leaf, how the unevenness of the petal that conveys angle to the viewer. I cut with a simple wheeled hand cutter just like a pen. And nothing was exact, just as it fit my eyes view. i cant make a straight cut to save my soul.
I cut and layed the glass directly onto contact paper that I had precut to fit 15x15 inch forms my husband made from a broken melamine shelf. All of the glass was cut and pieced and stacked ready to go before the concrete work started.
lay the contact paper glass up, inside the form, and pour over it, flipping it like an upsidown cake when it hardens. Unmold it and peel off the contact paper. Its like Christmas, almost unbelievable we did this ourselves. We pour four at a time, they are 2.5" thick, (i think) but half way thru is a piece of strong wire mesh, to strengthen the stepstone.
Glass work wasnt difficult, Concrete work was backbreaking. My husband said never again.

    Bookmark   July 23, 2014 at 12:09AM
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luckcindy78

Really very beautiful

    Bookmark   August 28, 2014 at 4:13AM
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mikebotann(8a SE of Seattle)

You are good!
See if you can talk your hubby in to doing it again. I'd hate to see all that talent go to waste.
I too, like the ship. I also like the Daisies and bugs. The petals are shorter in the back giving the flowers a 3D appearance. Nice job!
Mike

Here is a link that might be useful: My garden pictures

    Bookmark   September 5, 2014 at 11:25AM
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smlightfoot123

Going into business with my best girlfriend and need a name. We will be selling our garden art creations on Etsy,the e-commerce site that follows in the tradition of open craft fairs (Etsy is a cross between Amazon and ebay).

We create one-of-a-kind mosaic designs for the garden such as. mosaic garden art, stepping-stones, gazing balls, birdhouses, and also mosaic home décor or wall art.

Some words that describe our designs are mosaic, garden art, wall art, whimsical, re-purposed, handmade, natural, unusual, unique, large, colorful, fun, bright, bold, earth tones, garden tones, cool tranquil tones, timeless, rustic,

We create 12-13â mosaic garden art using glass gems, pique assiette (broken dish tile), iridescent glass tiles, ceramic tile, stained glass, vintage jewelry and other fun bits.

We are looking for a whimsical name similar to âÂÂGarden DelightâÂÂ, but different.

We are passionate about our creations and already have several offers to purchase our work and alas, NO NAME!!
lol

Got any great ideas for us?!!

Thanks

Michelle

    Bookmark   October 8, 2014 at 12:11AM
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mikebotann(8a SE of Seattle)

Michelle, start your own thread. It's bad form to add on to someone else's.
Mike

    Bookmark   December 7, 2014 at 7:46AM
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sherylgallant(Kelowna, BC z6)

Beautiful! "Freeform" is my favourite! Good luck with the business!

    Bookmark   January 26, 2015 at 2:13PM
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