Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Broken China Mosaic Turtle Stepping Stone - Slow & Steady Wins The Race

If you were one of the folks who visited Spring On Fourth, the festival and chili cookoff
last Saturday afternoon in Bethlehem, PA, you may have seen me by the bandshell, working 
on this turtle stepping stone. I haven't made any mosaics in a while and thought this turtle
 would be the perfect thing to work on during the festival. 

Here she is, and the mosaic portion is almost completed. Once the adhesive dries I will 
grout her with a cinnamon colored grout. I'll be sure to post photos once she is done. You 
can't rush a mosaic project, each piece should be fit pretty close to the next, and since I
use china scraps to make these instead of cut geometric shapes (aside from the border) they
 are time consuming to work on! 

What do you think?

I hope you have a great week 
Love, Laura

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  1. Lovely, she looks really pretty! Cass x

  2. I think the turtle is beautiful, also. The border makes it look professional, something that most of us wouldn't even attempt to try. I wish I was at the festival to learn how you do it. My sister is an artist who has worked with pottery and china mosaics. I'll never forget her first project, the top of an outdoor table. She said it weighed about 500 lbs when she was through!

  3. BRILLIANT!!! The shapes and colours are more than pleasing. I would not want to step on her...

  4. I adore your work. Old china is so lovely and when I see any old crockery, I think of you. Have got to buy your book!