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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.

©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.

©2012 Cindy White, EarthMotherMosaics

Mosaic Stained Glass Candle Holder, Luminary, Blue, Green, Votive, Lantern, Shelter, Blue Water, Home Spa, Great Hostess Gift Idea – 3 1/2 inches
Price: $47.62

Many scrap pieces of soothing blue and green stained glass and some really unusual wavy pieces of clear textured glass were hand cut to cover this Mosaic Votive Candle Luminary. Grouted in charcoal gives it a stained glass window look about it.

This Candle Luminary reminds me of soothing blue water; the perfect setting for a spa at home.

These Lanterns or Shelters as many call them make a great one-of-a-kind housewarming or hostess gift, great for the office at home or for a co-worker. Fits any decor making it a great wedding gift.

Comments from customers who have purchased luminaries made by EarthMotherMosaics:

“I have placed my new blue mosaic candle holder in a bright, shiny window and the colors that come through it are magnificent! When the sun hits it, the color bounces off of the walls. Thank you so much – it’s beautiful!”~Terri

“I have been looking for these stained glass candle holders for a week! I checked out OVER 30 different web sites, looking for that ‘special look and vibe’!! And yours, by far, was the best and the ones that really STOOD out! They are both soooo beautiful! I could not make up my mind, so I ‘had’ to buy both of them!!”~Bob

All of my Mosaic Candle Luminaries change appearance depending on where you place it. My personal preference and for those customers who have purchased these luminaries is to place them in a window with natural light gleaming through it. Candlelight can give a corner of any room a warm glow. Set it in the center of a table, sitting outside under cover or while soaking in a hot bath, my luminaries help sooth the spirit. Use it to hold flowers or other treasures.

Sealed but not waterproof. Do not submerge in water.

NEVER leave a lit candle unattended. Clean inside of holder once wax has cooled completely. An easy way to keep the inside clean from wax build up is to place a piece of plastic from a discarded lid cut to fit inside. Once candle is finished, turn upside down and the plastic and candle debris come out easily.

WARNING: keep away from harsh chemical cleaners. Although I use a grout sealant, grout will change appearance and often start to fall off of the holder once strong glass cleaner or other chemical cleaners are applied. It also gives dark grout a white splotchy appearance in some instances. Best advice I can give you about my luminaries and cleaning them: wipe with a dry cloth or use a slightly damp cloth with a very mild detergent.

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

Be at peace.

©2012 Cindy White, EarthMotherMosaics

Last Promo Blasts for October

All day today, as I’ve been doing for the past 4 weeks, I will be sharing photos of my items from Etsy and IndieMade! Yay! This is the last I’ll be doing it for this month so be sure to check out my Facebook Page and Twitter updates to catch them. I’m sharing more this Thursday too, which means lots of pretty mosaics and artful things coming atcha!

If you see any wall art you like, there is a sale for 25% off until the end of October. COUPON CODE is WALLART to be used at checkout! And the good news continues! My shop now accepts Etsy Gift Cards. Keep that in mind if you want to shop for the holidays!

Here’s a few goodies I’ll be sharing today:

Stained Glass Mosaic Candle Holder, Autumn, Votive,
Luminary, Lantern, Shelter, Fall Leaves, Birthday,
Great Gift Idea – 3 1/2 inches
Price: $47.62

Mosaic Pendant – Pewter – Black, Orange, Brown – Fall Colors – 1.5 x 1 inches
Price: $29.86

Stay peaceful.

©2012 Cindy White, EarthMotherMosaics

In the Studio

It’s been a wonderful week filled with nipping of glass and mirror and gluing down tiny pieces onto the 3-D elephant. I’ve gotten so much done in such a short amount of time. I’ve been working on it daily; had some unexpected free time using it wisely to work on it.

Today, this is what this little guy looks like so far:

I’m enjoying the journey with my mosaic elephant a lot. I’ve also named it. It is both male and female and it’s name is: Luna (female) Nuren (male) which basically means “shines like the moon” and “brilliance”. Once it’s finished, there will be a sun, moon and stars on it. I’m very happy with how it’s turning out but it is exhausting work. No complaints. It is just a reminder for those who don’t know it already, this kind of mosaic work can be tedious. I’m using tweezers for some pieces and even then it is possible to have the small pieces of glass go flying through the air before it lands on the glue!

I also concentrated on grouting the items for Etsy and will get them listed by the end of week.

And in other shop news, I have gotten IndieMade almost set up the way I want it. I did a complete overhaul on the site and reduced the amount of items to wearable art only. I’ve created 3 galleries which show glass-on-glass mosaics, wall art and home decor. Each gallery gives the Etsy links for each item. It finally makes sense to me to keep things separate as I was going to do when I first opened the shop on IndieMade. I got sidetracked with the older mosaics and couldn’t decide where to place them. Once I landed on my original idea to put them all on Etsy instead of IndieMade it made it easier for me to do. It keeps it simple for me and that is always a great thing! I’m limited to 10 items each month and may circulate them every 3 months because I have quite a few pendants, rings and buckles. Click on the photo below and it’ll take you to my store on indiemade.com.

Mosaic Pendant – Yellow – 3/4 inches
Price: $9.50

Be at Peace.

©2012 Cindy White, EarthMotherMosaics

In the Studio

I’ve been working on the bowl this week; got it grouted and am now slowly scraping and polishing the glass as I do. It is a very slow process. Labor-intensive and can be exhausting. I do a little at a time now always mindful of the shoulder and left hand. I made a few videos while I worked. They were all fuzzy but I found one that is worth posting. It’s really just to share a few thoughts and show what we do when we clean off a mosaic in case you’re wondering. It isn’t always easy. Especially when it’s not a flat surface. It’s posted on flickr here:


I am almost finished with the candle holder I’m making for the Christmas pile. I love working with glass-on-glass projects. It is probably my favorite thing to do when I’m making mosaics. I have lots of scraps of green and a few of red. I taped off the parts I wanted to add red to. Here’s how it looks so far:

This week we had my grandson go through the many, many toys he has to donate and/or give away to those who don’t have as many. He happily did this and once he did, I sorted through them, took the broken ones out and apart and saved pieces of some of them for mosaics. I put an ad in our local FreeCycle and within 5 minutes I had someone interested. They all went to a new home yesterday.

wooden puzzle pieces, plastic pieces and some odds and ends will make for some fun mosaics

Have a great week and Happy Mother’s Day!

Be at Peace.

©2012 Cindy White, EarthMotherMosaics

In the Studio

Progress Has Been Made: I’m still working on the newest idea for the gazing balls. It is working out fairly well so far.

The first thing I did was cover a 1o inch bowling ball with plastic wrap. My favorite is Glad’s Press’N Seal. I used to take it to the classes I taught last year for the students to wrap their coasters up in once I discovered how easy it was to use. The next step was to cover it in plaster cast strips and wait for it to dry. Before it was completely solid, we scored a line around it to make it easier to cut.

scoring before drying completely made it easier to remove

I found this particular picture below really cool looking. The spheres I made ranging in size from 6 inches to 8 inches. One foam ball has yet to be covered in plaster wrap but once it is, I’ll have 5 to put some fun designs on. They will stay where they are until I am finished with the custom order. I have great plans for them! Once the plaster was completely dry, my daughter and I cut the strips and gently removed each half.

I love this shape!

More strips were added to put it back together again. This weekend I’ll be getting some insulation foam to spray inside. Building 2 inches on this should be fairly easy. At that point I can start making the rest of the spheres needed just like this! Woo-hoo!

I really do love the way the half sphere came off of the ball and immediately thought how cool it would be to make a mosaic bowl using this technique. I will definitely have to try it!

Some Work-In-Progress: I’ve always got something to work on and lots of inspiration around me. Having a small space to work in is actually working out for me. I don’t like being surrounded by so many packing boxes but as time goes on they will be replaced with clear ones so that I can see the colors of tess I have accumulated.

A while back I started working on a glass bowl I had been given. Covering it in stained glass was the plan but as I was trying to veer away from the design on the bowl, my vision got jumbled and it was an ugly mess!


I yanked all the glass off of it and decided, with the helpful suggestions of many friends on flickr to go with the flow of the design instead of fighting with it. I also knew the colors weren’t working for me. The second time around, I picked some glass made in hues of purple and pink. I have found it to be a lot more pleasant to look at.

much better!

When something isn’t working and I’m still trying to make it happen, it takes a long time and I fight the whole process. It’s exhausting, frustrating and irritating to keep pushing when it just isn’t right. The above example proves that once I decided to go with the flow instead of fighting with it, the process became easy. Yet another life lesson.

I also used this glass to mosaic a candle holder. There will be some major grouting happening soon!

I played with dish tiles this week too! I usually am not all that pleased with my work after I’ve done something with them. I have gotten used to using stained glass and mirror and the results with each. Dishes are wonderful and I really enjoy collecting them and nipping them up for use in my mosaics. I have decided that the style has to be considered Folk Art or Tramp Art in order for me to like what I’ve done.

I need to hone my dish tile skills a lot more but I have lots of dishes around me. No problem there. I am learning that some times I am drawn towards dish shards and other times stained glass. Switching from thing to thing is good! I think it’s what keeps me happily creating.

Art Deco mosaic tray - not yet grouted

“Atomic” design plates, a dogwood flower plate for the focal, Depression glass plate in green and some Millefiori added to this gave the Art Deco tray an uplift. The ceramic Art Deco tray and the Depression glass came from the stash of goodies I got when we sorted through some family treasures.

small silver-plated mosaic tray - not yet grouted

The silver-plated tray got the “atomic” treatment too but the pieces were cut much smaller to fit.

I do like them both and am happy with the results. It’s just so different than working with stained glass! Make no mistake … it’s ALL fun!!


©2011 Cindy White, EarthMotherMosaics

In the Studio

This week has been filled with different activities. Family time is a daily part of my new routine once again now and the most exhausting fun. My grandson is a wonderful ball of energy and curiosity and more than a little mischievous. But I also made time this week for supply shopping and mosaic time in between it all.

And believe it or not, I’m still unpacking supplies from my move and trying to find space for it. I’ve accumulated a lot in a few short years, even after sorting through it, giving away much and leaving some things behind for curb pickup (such a sad moment), I still have more than I can put into one room although I continue to try. I have tons of things in boxes in my room which also serves as my studio that still need to be sorted through and organized. Many are still in storage. I’m working on it! It is wonderful for me to have all of these inspiring things around me again. They are well loved and cherished treasures that will become, I hope, mosaics for others to love and cherish some day.

floor next to the dresser I use as a work area

just a small selection of dishes and boxes filled with glass shards in front of the dresser ... I WILL find room for them all

The butterfly mural installation at the Calusa Nature Center has begun in Florida. You can follow the progress on the blog. I suggest reading previous posts to see where the installation is being done and view all the pretty butterflies that were donated. It’s going to look fantastic when it’s finished! Eve Lynch is doing an amazing job. Check it out!


And speaking of donations, I made a few quick mosaics on 4×4 inch MDF to send off to Muncie, IN.  I received an email a few days ago asking for donations either through artwork or money to help support Tori’s Butterfly Garden Foundation, Inc for the Fine Arts, Gardening and Nature. I really wanted to be a part of this. I’m so glad they said yes when I asked if they’d take a few small mosaics!

Tori’s Butterfly Garden Foundation, Inc was founded in March of this year after the tragic death of six year old, Tori Whetzel, from complications one day after having her tonsils and adenoids removed. This touched me deeply … my grandson is only a few years younger than Tori was when she passed away. Tori’s Foundation will be holding a silent auction in September as part of the “National Art in Education Week”. Here’s what I’m sending them:

Swirl - WIP

Heart under glass - WIP

If you’re interested in reading Tori’s story and finding info about the Foundation, the website is:


You can follow them on Facebook. They are posting the artwork on the page as they receive it:


Both of these will be grouted this weekend if the glue is completely dry. I used white glue that often takes time to dry; especially when the weather is humid. The swirl will probably have a paint wash on it in a few colors. I’ll share photos once they are both finished.

I like using PVA glue for MDF but with the rain and humid weather it takes a little longer to dry than some other glues. I use an adhesive made specifically for glass-on-glass projects like my candle holders and sun catchers called MAC glue but I am running low on it and using what I have available until I can get more.

I started getting supplies for the custom order this week. It’s so exciting to see a huge bag of styrofoam balls waiting to be treated for mosaic goodness! What’s sitting here isn’t impressive at all to the untrained eye but to me it looks like tons of creative fun! The photo below shows the styrofoam balls which are 6 inches in diameter. Once completely covered in plaster wrap (on the left of the spheres), thinset and a waterproof membrane (on the right of the spheres), gold mirror and grout, they will be 12 inches in diameter!

I picked the 6 inch balls up today at the craft store and had trouble finding enough of the 8 or 10 inch balls, which I would have preferred to work with. So, I’ll build these up to size and measure many, many times to make sure they are exact! This will be much more time consuming but something I suspected I’d have to do. I was prepared for it. By the time I’m finished with a few, I’m fairly sure it will be really easy to do the prep!! 🙂

Once the gold mirror I ordered online for the custom order comes in I will be busy making the gazing balls for the next few months.

supplies are being gathered for the custom order

I made a few more glass-on-glass mosaics building up the inventory. Inspiration comes and goes, but right now it’s in full throttle, which means I will take advantage of it for as long as I can! The glue on these are also still wet … mosaics are a great way to learn patience. No grout will go on these either until I know the glue is dry!

peace candle plate or sun catcher - WIP

blue glass candle plate and/or sun catcher - WIP

square and small round candle holders

I know, in between working on the spheres, I will be working on other things. I’m enjoying the new wave of creativity and try to work on something every day, even if it’s just for 10-15 minutes a few times a day. I know it’s important to keep the flow going but it’s also great fun and wonderfully relaxing to work on mosaics. I look forward to it every single day. Life is good!


©2011 Cindy White, EarthMotherMosaics

Week in Review

February 28-March 5, 2011

Etsy Treasury’s I created:

I Heart Bunnies!!!

Follow your Bliss

Bright and Fresh Colors for Home Decor

Etsy Treasury’s my mosaics were featured in:

glamour by RainaElizabeth Designs

Picnic outing by seasonedantiques

Past Midnight the Evil Eye Protects You by TORYNOVACOUTURE

green again by madebykim

Ah, lunch and then a nap in the sun! by TheGreenDragonGifts

Keys to the Beach House by marileecjones

Tossing a Pebble in a Stream by marileecjones

ArtFire Collection featuring one of my hand painted peace symbol ornaments:

Purple Haze by ArtfulMosaicSupplies

ArtFire Collection I curated:

Fresh as Spring

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