Category: Etsy


Happy Tuesday!

Go here to see Tuesday’s happiness:

http://artbyearthmothermosaics.blogspot.com/2012/12/happy-tuesday.html

Be at peace.

☼-EarthMotherMosaics
©2012 Cindy White, EarthMotherMosaics

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This is the last week I’ll share the links with you in this way. As I’m phasing out my wordpress blog and moving over to blogspot, if you’d like to continue to read my posts, head over to blogger and sign up! You can subscribe to posts or follow through email. Become a follower and you’ll never miss the daily posts.

If you’ve enjoyed my blog in the past but don’t feel the need to move over with me, thank you for spending time with me, reading about my likes and life!

To see the great art work done in concrete by the artist behind Grand Spaces on Etsy, go here: http://artbyearthmothermosaics.blogspot.com/

Be at peace.

☼-EarthMotherMosaics
©2012 Cindy White, EarthMotherMosaics

I hope everyone who celebrates Thanksgiving had a wonderful holiday. We had 2 separate family gatherings and each were wonderfully different and meaningful. I feel grateful every single day for all of these blessings.

The Black Friday/Cyber Monday event is over! Thanks to all for taking the time to look, comment on and share the items for sale. You rock!!

I’m busy rearranging my shop and taking some for consignment this coming weekend. Some of the things I’ve removed from Etsy weren’t getting a lot of love, which means they won’t be missed. I always say mosaics are better to see in person and photos are hard to show some of the details involved. And I’ve noticed a trend with what is seen and liked and eventually purchased, so those items will stay.

Sadly, my IndieMade site has been closed. It wasn’t easy to make the decision to close it but it wasn’t paying for itself which I need it to do, so it had to go. I’ve found a new site, Zibbet, and am setting up my shop today. I’m always looking for new venues and am excited to get to know my fellow Zibbetians and make new friends.

In between family gatherings I have made a few more mosaics. The mobiles were altered slightly and I removed all of the beads from the string. As cool as the beads were, they seemed to bother me a lot and I found myself obsessing over the color choices, the shape, size and so on, so I took them off and just strung the mosaics so they could be hung by a window or bright light without the beads. Perfect. I have more to make and now that I’ve decided not to add beads, they won’t take long to do. No photos of these but I shared them in earlier posts and they are on flickr as well if you want to go hunting. 😉

I made an Art Deco wall art piece, put stained glass on a small vase, added the rest of the dish tiles to a now, very heavy wooden basket (inside and out plus the bottom too) and put some dish tiles on a purple ceramic bowl. All but the last have been grouted.

Art Deco Wall Art measures 10-1/2 x 3-3/4 inches and as soon as I saw the shape, I knew I could put
a cool mosaic on it. It has Smalti, stained glass and, of course, mirror on it in yellow, grey, green and blue.

A gift. Stained glass, glass gems and river rocks.

Wooden Mosaic Basket – A huge pain to grout and I’m still cleaning it, but I love the look. A few pieces of tess
popped off while I was grouting too which is always annoying. I opted to grout over the space instead of trying to get the tess back on it. I’m so glad it’s finished!

Wooden Mosaic Basket – The bottom, inside and out, got a mosaic facelift.

Recycled purple bowl (has a small chunk out of the top which I covered with thin set) waiting for grout — I’m
thinking yellow will give this some pizzazz! I’m disappointed I forgot to tint the thin set before using it on this bowl – the white really looks awful right now, but it’s all good. It won’t make too much difference once it’s grouted, I don’t think. The vase (pre-grout) sits next to it.

Be at peace.

☼-EarthMotherMosaics
©2012 Cindy White, EarthMotherMosaics

Happy Tuesday!

This year I’m taking part in the madness that is Black Friday/Cyber Monday in my shop on Etsy. Starting 11/22 at 12 AM EST and ending at 11 PM on 11/26, you’ll get a 45% discount off of all Wall Art / Mirrors. There’s a great selection of styles and designs to choose from. Start your art collection or add to it, give one as a gift for a housewarming or holiday. There is something for every one, every taste, every style.

Blue, Tangerine, Lilac, Lemon, Star, Crescent Moons, Swirls, Stained Glass Contemporary Abstract Mosaic, Bohemian Design – 10 x 10 inches
Price: $134.88

Stained Glass Mosaic, Contemporary Abstract, Wall Art, Pink Iridescent, Lilac and Midnight Sky Blue – 7 3/4 x 7 3/4 inches
Price: $59.25

Stained Glass Contemporary Abstract Mosaic, Wall Art, Jewel Tones, Red, Orange, Gold, Silver, Green, Brown, Amber – 13 x 13 inches
Price: $283.00

Mosaic Vintage Tea Cup, Wall Art, Retro Dish Shards, Wall Hanging – 6 x 8 inches
Price: $47.62

Be at peace.

☼-EarthMotherMosaics
©2012 Cindy White, EarthMotherMosaics

Copper Tree ArtCopper Tree Art Jewelry

Turquoise & Copper Bracelet- Raw, earthy, simplistic
Price: $58.00

I have a deep connection with copper. Whether it’s a small piece of jewelry or a large sculpture, copper, especially distressed copper, touches me deep within the recesses of my true Bohemian soul.

I’m fairly sure that feeling comes from my youth and in large part to the artisans I came across while walking through the neighboring town of New Hope, PA. Growing up just one town and one bridge away and within walking distance to some of the most creative art found in the Bucks County area at the time (late 1960’s, early 1970’s) I find myself going back to find items that remind of that time when I search for new favorites on Etsy.

For a short time in my teens, my Dad worked for a company in New Hope that distressed copper and other fine metals and made small decorative boxes with rivets strategically placed to hold it all together. These boxes were mostly used for jewelry and were earthy, rough and raw looking but beautifully well made. I had one of my own because I often sat and watched the workers make magic while soldering the pieces together. I remember the heat from the equipment, the clanking sound of hammer meeting metal and sparks flying everywhere. I found it fascinating and loved it all. I am positive the experience I had there has influenced my choices when I look for items to favorite these days on Etsy.

I still wonder where that box ended up. On my first sojourn to California from New Jersey in my early twenties, it and all the jewelry in it, flew off of the roof of our car somewhere between the two coasts. We had one of those odd and very large plastic containers called “turtles” that held most of our treasures that wouldn’t fit in the car placed on our roof. During a rest stop we didn’t lock the lid correctly … and as we watched some of our belongings flying through the air in freedom when we picked up speed on a highway, some of our treasures also went smashing to the ground. And that was the end of that … sigh. I’m sad to say that I lost some family jewelry placed in that box but I am sadder still that I lost the box. I hope someone found it and loved it as much as I did if it stayed in one piece!

Kendra Cecil from San Diego, CA, has channeled the spirit of that time I am so fond of. I am thrilled to see the copper work duplicated here in her jewelry forty years later. Each piece is affordable in price, definitely unique, filled with character and much artistic talent.

It is with great pleasure for me to introduce Kendra and her Copper Tree Art shop on Etsy to you today. As always, clicking on the photos will take you directly to that item on Etsy.

Here we go!

Turquoise, Brass and Copper Necklace
Price: $29.00

Aqua Copper Necklace- Patina copper bowl boho necklace
Price: $45.00

Etched Turquoise Necklace- Mixed metal
Price: $33.00

Bohemian Verdigris earrings- Copper patina earrings with silver earwires
Price: $30.00

Distressed Copper Cuff- Wide fold formed highly textured copper cuff bracelet
Price: $48.00

Etched Turquoise Ring- Wabi Sabi Copper Ring
Price: $55.00

You can find Kendra on:

*** Facebook ***

*** Pinterest ***

*** Wanelo ***

Deep Red Earrings- Copper disc. sterling silver earwires, fall earrings, red and brown earrings
Price: $30.00

Be at peace.

☼-EarthMotherMosaics
©2012 Cindy White, EarthMotherMosaics

This weeks’ theme color choice on tumblr was an interesting one. I found many holiday-themed items but not much in decor for “every day” things. I’m curious as to why blue and silver aren’t used more often when decorating? I’m drawn towards all color and their various combos which is why it’s hard for me to fathom. I think it’s a nice combination and hope you enjoy my choices shown below.

©2012 ThePillowStudioShop, Monaco Blue and Silver Fretwork Pillow Cover, Silver Piping, 20×20
Price: $70.00

©2012 verymere, Joyful Blue and Silver Ribbon Pine Cone Ornament
Price: $25.00

©2012 LightBottlesByVicki, Christmas, blue, silver, wine bottle light, blue bottle
Price: $23.00

©2012 HenrietteStudio, Decorative ceramic pomegranate, silver blue carved pomegranate – SPECIAL HOLIDAYS SALE
Price: $39.60

©2012 Neomy, Ceramic small Silver-Blue vase for decoration,Stoneware bud vase,hand decorative thrown,desk souvenir ,home decor keramik ,ornament pottery
Price: $20.00

©2012 susanbeingsnippy, Christmas Dinner Napkins set of 4 blue and silver
Price: $12.00

©2012 WhatAGirlWantsAcc, Wine Stopper (Silver) – Robins Egg
Price: $15.00

Be at peace.

☼-EarthMotherMosaics
©2012 Cindy White, EarthMotherMosaics

Mosaic Vase, Candle Holder, Stained Glass, Green, Red, Holiday Decor, Holiday Hostess Gift – 7 x 3 inches
Price: $59.25

Approximately a little over 7 inches tall. Opening at the top is a little over 3 inches in diameter.

From top to bottom this vase is filled with hand cut pieces of stained glass in shades of green and red, perfect for the holiday season. The red is placed like a ribbon around the vase. The light play from sun or candlelight is intense and quite beautiful. Grouted in light charcoal and sealed.

Useful and decorative! The perfect combo!! Handmade with love and one of my favorite things to create and give.



DO NOT SUBMERGE IN WATER. They have been sealed to protect the grout from becoming stained. The inside can be rinsed with warm soapy water and air dry. The outside can be wiped down with a damp cloth. Mild soap, if any, should be used.

Shipping fees include shipping, insurance and handling to the US only. Please convo me for international shipping quotes.

Be at peace.

☼-EarthMotherMosaics
©2012 Cindy White, EarthMotherMosaics

Promo Thursday

There’s such a wide selection of mosaics in my shop right now, it makes me so very happy. Here are just a few items that are in the spotlight today.

Stained Glass Mosaic Candle Holder, Green, Luminary, Lantern, Shelter, Earth Tones, Home Decor, Birthday, Hostess Gift – 3 1/2 inches
Price: $47.62

Peace Signs – Set of 3, Psychedelic, Hippie, Bohemian, Hand painted, Lime Green/Yellow, Yellow/Magenta, Purple/Orange – 3 3/4 inches
Price: $46.31

Stained Glass Mosaic Suncatcher, Mosaic Trivet, Ocean, Blue, Green, Healing, Water, Soothing, Birthday, Housewarming – 6 inches
Price: $33.65

Mosaic Upcycled Small Scalloped Dish, White, Abstract, Useful Art, Housewarming – 4 3/4 inches
Price: $33.65

Mosaic Peace Sign Wall Decor, Mosaic Art, Hippie, Vintage, ReTRo, Pique Assiette, Mustard, Burgundy, Lemon Yellow, Chartreuse
Price: $47.62

Mosaic Pendant – Copper – Daisy Chain – 3/4 inches
Price: $29.86

Be at peace.

☼-EarthMotherMosaics
©2012 Cindy White, EarthMotherMosaics

Happy Tuesday!

I’m sharing some of my favorite pieces from my shop today. All of my creations have a special place in my heart but every so often one mosaic in particular will jump out at me after I’ve finished getting the last piece of grout off of it making me smile. Each of the below have done that for me. I hope they make you smile as well. 🙂

Shades of Varying Green Mosaic Frame with Mirror, Stained Glass, Earth Tones, Jewel Tones, Geometric, Summer, Spring, Fall – 12 x 10 inches
Price: $123.27

Blue, Yellow, Silver Stained Glass Contemporary Mosaic, Night Sky with Stars, Wall Art, Bohemian Design, Baby’s Room, Wall Decor – 3 inches
Price: $22.00

Mosaic Circle Wall Hanging, Abstract, Stained Glass and Mirror, Red, Blue, Green, Pink – 8 inches
Price: $47.62

Jewel Tones Contemporary Abstract Mosaic, Mosaic Wall Art, Multicolored, Bold Colors, Peace, Patience, Happiness –
10 inches
Price: $117.44

Blue, Purple Crescent Moon Stained Glass Mosaic, Swirls, Sky Hippie, Bohemian Design, Wall Art, Home Decor –
8 inches
Price: $48.61

Be at peace.

☼-EarthMotherMosaics
©2012 Cindy White, EarthMotherMosaics

EVRA Crafts – Fine Arts Pottery by Evelyn and Ray

White Crackle Raku Pot
Price: $73.00

Raku pottery is a passion of mine. The rich, saturated colors take my breath away. According to Ceramics Today‘s website I’ve learned, once again, how drawn I am to Japan’s pottery and ceramics which is where this technique originated. The history behind it is fascinating to me. Wikipedia says the word Raku means “enjoyment”, “comfort” or “ease”. No wonder I love it.

I was introduced to that particular style of pottery on another site about a year or so ago. Much to my delight, after a short search on Etsy, I soon found what I was looking for. The first shop I found that had Raku pottery became an automatic favorite and the shop I happily share with you today.

Combined efforts of equally talented Evelyn and Ray Bernard, this shop is filled with many different styles in pottery including Raku. Some of my favorites are shared here.

It’s not necessary for me to use many words this week. Just look at the beautiful photos of exquisite handmade pottery. Click on the photos to go to that item in their shop.

Any of these would make a great gift this holiday season or a wonderful starter collection for yourself!

They do have a Facebook Page but don’t use it often. Here is the link: evracraftsfacebook

Enjoy!

Copper and Blue Raku Flower Pot
Price: $53.00

Red Poppy Decorative Bowl
Price: $73.00

Small Plate
Price: $15.00

Raku Pot
Price: $45.00

Swirled Bowl
Price: $35.00

Multi-Color Raku Pot
Price: $85.00

Be at peace.

☼-EarthMotherMosaics
©2012 Cindy White, EarthMotherMosaics

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