88 New Pieces!

JP564 - Blue Flowers MicroMosaic Pendant

JP564 – Blue Flowers MicroMosaic Pendant

They’re small but they still count!

The last few weeks I’ve not come up much for air – it’s been a time of intense work to get a new collection of jewelry done / photographed / uploaded to the website all in time for the holidays.

This year’s collection includes 49 new Pendants – 22 new Rings – and a limited run of 17 Purse Hooks.  Wanted to add Bottle Stoppers, but deadlines & supply delivery didn’t match up – something for next year!

JR584 - Blue & Gold Ring

JR584 – Blue & Gold Ring

In addition to a classic mosaic look, many pieces are micro-mosaic.  What is that?  It is mosaic using very tiny pieces, often little rod shapes, to create a picture or design.  It was a jewelry style popular during the Grand Tour of Europe period (17th – 19th centuries) yet those usually depicted popular landmarks.  The rods in my pieces range mostly between 0.5mm – 2mm wide, interspersed with larger fun patterened millefiori.  It’s been a neat new kind of mosaic to create and I’m excited to do more.

JH515 (1) Black White MicroMosaic Purse Hook Mercedes Mosaics (800x599)

JH515 – Black & White MicroMosaic Purse Hook

For the purse hooks, decided to just do a limited edition run.  I never used one before, but have started now and quite like it!  Not only does it keep your purse up off the gross germ-y floor but apparently it is also good Feng Shui!  There is a saying that “A purse on the floor is money out the door!”  Putting it on the floor brings bad luck money-wise as it shows disrespect to your wealth.  An interesting tidbit to learn!

Pictured below are a few of my favorite pieces from this collection.  All the new pieces (and then some!) are for sale at http://www.mercedesmosaics.com & make excellent unique one-of-a-kind holiday gifts!

12 thoughts on “88 New Pieces!

  1. Love your new stuff! Hope it sells well – it’s great for presents and reasonably priced. You’ve inspired me to try to do some jewelry. I bought a bunch of small pendant shapes when we were in Chicago last year – and have never tried them. Now I will.

    Hope to see you one of these days… – Beth



    1. Thanks Beth! Totally you need to try doing some jewelry!! Think you will enjoy it, it’s great as it is a mosaic project completed “quickly” compared to normal mosaic stuff – like your school murals! 🙂 It is a nice satisfaction and fun to work in the challenge of a small space too. I really love making them – send me pics when you make some, I’d love to see what you create!


  2. Those puse hooks are really unique. I like how the hook wraps around the design piece when it is not in use. Gorgeous new micromosaic work!


      1. You’re welcome. Have a feeling I may have missed some of your posts! Some come to my Inbox, while others go to a READER in WordPress. In any case will try to have a look through some time – crazy time of the year! Really love your work.


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