Each year in December I like to make a holiday themed mosaic. This year, while trying to decide what to do, I stumbled on this amazing little wood bezel that had been floating around the workroom for a long while. Decided to use it and make a little micro-mosaic tree. The tiny bits of glass measure between 0.5 – 4mm wide with the total size of the piece being 2.2 cm x 4 cm. Originally I was going to put a pin on the back and make it into a broach, but the husband had a better suggestion. He said I should turn it into an ornament for the big tree and each year going forward create a new micro-mosaic ornament. In 20 years time, we’ll have a tree full of micro-mosaics!
Wishing you all a holiday filled with joy and a wonderful new year in 2019!! 😀
It is Small Business Saturday here in North America. The day after crazy Black Friday sales at every major retailer that unofficially signal the start of holiday shopping.
I’ve always been a hunter of unique gifts. Those one-of-a-kind, no one else will have it, super special items. Well they’re not found in the pile of mass produced stuff at a mall – only your local (or online!) small businesses have that.
So today, after your Friday full of big retailer shopping – go shop the small businesses you know. Find that unique one-of-kind gift for the special people in your life and support the little guys who create those pieces!
As a small suggestion 😉 head over to our site http://www.mercedesmosaics.com we’ve got a great selection of one-of-a-kind Pendants, Rings, Purse Hooks and Cufflinks that make beautiful gifts.
If you’re a USA based shopper, your dollar goes further with us as $1 CAD = $0.75 USD, it is like an instant discount!
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
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 – 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!
Last year around this time I created a little holiday themed mosaic, it was fun and nice to have decorating the house. So this year, decided to do it again and include a little nod to my French speaking in-law family. 🙂
Wishing you a joyous holiday (whichever one you celebrate) filled with loved ones and a bountiful new year!!