Category: bethie's world
| Posted: Mon Oct 15, 2007 7:19 pm
Hubby and I just finished this piece for a client. She just had her house painted so her plants are cut way back and she wanted a change. She wanted a large mosaic centerpiece for the wall so I looked at her space.
I suggested instead of just a mosaic floating on the wall that we incorporate it into a trellis that will give some vertical interest to the space. My hubby agrees to build it.
My husband cuts out the concrete backer board into a two and a half foot octagon for the mosaic plaque. Now the part of the glass that is cut with a glass cutter is cut and glued with silicone glue.
I found this design on the web and just loved it. On the blue side it is a moon face also. Now all the rest of the pieces will be cut with mosaic glass pliers. Snap, snap snap. If you can't cut glass the whole piece could be made this way to good effect. Now I am piecing and glueing. I am going with black grout so the blue pieces around the rays are glued very tightly against them. This is more labor intensive than if the grout was a different color but I want black grout.
Days later I am finally done with the piecing. It now sits 48 hours for maximum glue curing.
Now hubby works his magic with the grout. He is GOOD at this.
Now we decide the dimensions and start the trellis. It's made out of treated deck boards that hubby rips. It will be attached to the house itself but the trellis will be two inches from the wall so a plant can climb it.
Now hubby goes and installs it and all are pleased.
In the meantime I make this fun planter from Hummingbird's recipe.
Then I glass it and hubby grouts it. Now I just need to get a plant.... That's a problem I LIKE.
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