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!
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.
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!