Teal and Amber Custom Mosaic Picture Frame

This is a custom 4×6 mosaic picture frame for someone’s grandson. The client wanted to match some items on her desk — teal pencil holder and red-amber Tiffany lamp. So the color combo was established: dark teal, amber, cream, red, and Van Gogh textured stained glass.

The mosaic was made on a recycled wooden frame using stained glass scrap, with emphasis on teal and a few touches of deep red glass. A dark charcoal grout complements hand-cut stained glass pieces.

Upcycled Nautical Trinket Box

I found this beautiful wooden box in a thrift shop and gave it a little touch of mosaic. This box has a distressed wood appearance, man-made marks to look old and worn out, and decorative touches of metal corners. Its hinges allow 180 degree opening. I cleaned this box up and added a light coat of varnish to brighten up and give fresh look.

…and created a nautical abstract mosaic design — a little orange sailboat surrounded by blue-green ocean waves. Each glass piece is hand cut and glued to glass-base box cover, grouted light grout and sealed.

Green Mosaic Butterfly Mirror

Green Mosaic Mirror. I found these small mirrors in a thrift shop and gave a mosaic makeover. I chose a variety of textured green stained glass, with some touches of a beautiful, patterned Van Gogh glass. Each glass is hand cut, grouted dark gray and sealed with grout sealer. The sides and back are painted black to complement grout color.