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Happy Tuesday!

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Be at peace.

☼-EarthMotherMosaics
©2012 Cindy White, EarthMotherMosaics

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Be at peace.

☼-EarthMotherMosaics
©2012 Cindy White, EarthMotherMosaics

Happy Tuesday!

There’s a chill in the air these days, letting us here in PA know the holidays are FAST approaching! I love this time of year. The colors, the cool freshness in the air, the shopping!!!

Some new items were added this week on both Etsy and IndieMade. The jewelry site has all 10 showcase slots filled now which means it’s time to start working on the Galleries section and getting it filled with the pieces that won’t fit on the landing page of the site. On Etsy, I added one more item in the *Holiday Shop* which means I have to get back to work soon on the next holiday item as soon as I can.

I’ve decided to do more coupon codes on Etsy. I said at one time that I wouldn’t do very many but I always end up changing my mind. 😀

~~~~Save 25% on all Wall Art. THURSDAY’S ONLY until the end of December. This Thursday, use COUPON CODE: 101112 and receive 25% OFF ALL WALL ART ONLY. Each week there’s a new code, so check back often.~~~~

Here’s a few items from both IndieMade and Etsy to enjoy!

Mosaic Silver Plated Bracelet – Patina Pink – Adjustable

Wishes and Fairy Dust Pendant, Pewter Mosaic Pendant – 1 inch

Mosaic Copper Pendant – Neutral Colors, Green, Tan, Brown – 1.5 x 1 inches

Mosaic Vase, Candle Holder, Stained Glass, Green, Red, Holiday Decor, Great Gift Idea –
7 x 3 inches

Mosaic Red and Green Wooden Trivet, Candle Holder, Holiday Decor, Great Gift Idea –
6 1/2 inches

Stained Glass Mosaic, Autumn, Orange, Rust, Amber, Brown, Red, Contemporary Abstract, Wall Art, Home Decor –
4 3/4 inches by 2 3/4 inches

Be at Peace.

☼-EarthMotherMosaics
©2012 Cindy White, EarthMotherMosaics

Mosaic Bowl in Earth Tones, Handmade, Stained Glass, Fine Art, Home Decor, Introductory Price –
Measures 8 1/2 inches high by 7 1/2 inches wide
Price: $481.31

******************************SPECIAL PRICE FOR OCTOBER*********************************
For the month of October ONLY, this Fine Art Mosaic is available for an
introductory price.
***********************************************************************************************

I made this bowl from “scratch”. Using a handmade mold of wire mesh, plaster cast strips and thin set cement. If interested in seeing how it was made from start to finish, photos are available on my flickr photostream in the Mosaics 2012 folder. This is one-of-a-kind and extremely unique.

Once the form was dried and ready to get the mosaic treatment, lots of stained glass and gold mirror was hand cut to go around this in stripes. Grouted in a light brown similar to dried earth and sealed.

My intention was to make this look like it had been in dirt; underground for many millions of years. I made the inside to look like clay and used cement and brick red colorant for that effect. All formed by hand, the mesh goes up on one side, is folded on the other. Use your imagine as to what this could have been while in hidden under the ground. It could be an empty eggshell for some wonderful creature that lived many years ago or it could be an ancient bowl unearthed for the first time in ages.

Finished, it is in my opinion, as colorful and exquisite as I saw it before I created it. I’m extremely proud of what I accomplished with this. Placed as a display piece or part of a collection, this will stand out.

I believe this bowl is one of the finest mosaic pieces I have made to date. Comes with an Certificate of Authenticity sent through email after purchase.

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

In the Studio

I’ve been working really hard this week with more photo editing and a little bit of mosaic making. Mostly getting items photographed and listed for the new *Holiday Shop* section I have on Etsy and the showcase spots on IndieMade. This is exhausting work and very worth it! I’m not finished editing them yet. Each day I do one or two more. I love this process to get to see my work through the camera goddess’s view. Sometimes the results are really awesome. When I find a particular photo I like, I share it on Facebook and call it: “Mosaic Photo of the Day”.

My Grandson has shared his cold with me, so it is taking me a little bit longer to get through the normal stuff and things I like to do when I have the time to do them. I’ve replaced that time with tea, honey, lemon and rest. Life is still good! I’m thrilled that I can rest when I need to, work on my mosaics when I want to and be here for my family when I’m needed. Not necessarily in that order.

The crafts table is a bit dusty right now but I have a few things to repair and finish. Repair means re-painting of wooden pieces around the mosaics, mostly. I do have a few pieces of stained glass and mirror to replace on a few pieces too. They are fairly sturdy but once in a while after being jostled around a lot, something gives and needs repair. Out of the 80+ items on Etsy, so far only 4 needed these repairs and that was re-painting only. But the older pieces that I’ve been finding in boxes and corners of closets are the ones that need some TLC. The good news is once I get those finished and listed, I can go back to work on the peace sign!

No more progress on this since last week but I hope to get back to it soon!

More items are being added to both shops this week. Here’s a few I really love from both Etsy and IndieMade.

Mosaic Bowl in Earth Tones, Handmade, Stained Glass, Fine Art, Home Decor, Introductory Price –
8 1/2 inches high by 7 1/2 inches wide
Price: $481.31

Green Microbeads and Blue Glitter Bottle Cap Pendant / Key Chain – 1 inch
Price: $29.86

Tomorrow I’ll be sharing a post with some of the items that will be part of Promo Thursday on Facebook and Twitter. Each hour I take an item from one of my shops and share a photo and the link. Last week I did this from 9 AM to 9 PM but lost people some time around 7 PM probably mostly due to favorite and new shows being shown on cable, dinner time, bed time for kids, etc. So this week I’ll start around the same time but end a few hours earlier more in keeping with an 8 hour work day. I love these Promo Blast days because some folks aren’t aware of much that I’ve made until I do them. And those that are in the know, seem to enjoy seeing them once again. Yay!

Be at Peace.

☼-EarthMotherMosaics
©2012 Cindy White, EarthMotherMosaics

Holiday Shopping Has Begun!

Like it or not, the holiday shopping season has begun!

On October 1, 2012, the *Holiday Shop* in my shop on Etsy was opened! So far, I’ve gotten 2 items listed and one more will go in tomorrow for this week. This excites me tremendously because it took me all year to make these items!

I still have items I want to make and include for this section in my shop. Hopefully the next month will yield those beauties! But if not, I’m pleased to know that I can put a few projects aside for the following year.

Click on the photo to take you to each item and enjoy!

White Mosaic Serving Bowl, Mosaic Dish, Pique Assiette, Holiday Decor, Mosaic Candle Holder, Recycled, Repurposed, Upcycled – 9 inches
Price: $32.59

Stained Glass Mosaic, Sun Catcher, Green, Red, Light Blue, Upcycled, Recycled, Holiday Decor – 11 1/2 inches
Price: $160.79

On IndieMade, I’ve started filling up the 10 showcase spots with new wearable art. As the week goes on, I’ll be adding a new item daily in the 10 spots plus in the Galleries section. Be sure to check out both areas while you there.

New Item! Mosaic Earrings – Geometric – 1-1/4 x 1 inch
Price: $40.54

Orange and Blue Bottle Cap Pendant / Key Chain – 1 inch
Price: $29.86

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

Be at Peace.

☼-EarthMotherMosaics
©2012 Cindy White, EarthMotherMosaics

In the Studio

It has been an interesting week between my birthday celebration, the sales events and working on mosaics! I made one sale on IndieMade and none on Etsy, proving to me once again that sales for my items are just as successful as doing what I always do without them. Promotion always works but offering sales do not! Interesting, right?!

Birthday flowers from my daughter! The Autumnal Equinox and my birthday happen at the same time. That is probably why my favorite colors to use in mosaics are these.

Sometimes it is best to just get busy and create and not worry so much about the shops and that’s where I’ve happily been since the weekend!

I do have an announcement about my blog posts too. I have decided not to do a treasury post each Monday any longer nor will I be doing many if any treasuries in the future. I have found something has changed drastically on the site in relation to treasuries and haven’t done too much research but can’t really seem to find anything that would cause the lack of views. I haven’t changed my formula for how I make them, what I pick as a theme or where I share them but the views went from over 300 to less than 75. I’ve noticed a decline in interest in my treasuries over the summer and thought it had something to do with the time of year. Then thought maybe it was the way I make them which is through Shmetsy Tools. I know Etsy is working on something similar to Shmetsy Tools (I’ve seen the threads about the Beta tests) but there shouldn’t be a drop in views no matter how they are made. I have chalked it up to disinterest or uninteresting treasuries on my part; perhaps the ones I’m doing are too similar in style now and not as fresh becoming the same-old-same-old thing. I need to take a break from them.

I have to figure out something else to do and I will eventually. I do like to share items I find and favorite, so some format will take it’s place, perhaps featuring 8 items and shop info on Monday of some favorites will be what I try next. In that way I’ll still be happy virtual shopping and will still share the love! I’ve also reduced doing the tumblr posts of Etsy decor items I find and favorite to twice a month instead of every week. Not many followers on that one, but enough to keep it going. Or perhaps I’ll do what was done for me this week; something I think I could enjoy because I know first hand what it feels like to be featured in someone else’s blog. It has happened a few times and I’m always thrilled to be found on Etsy, let alone featured on someone’s blog!

Such is the case here. I am honored to have my shop featured in a blog post this week! Kristen V of Kayma Boutique at Etsy, KaymaBoutique contacted me a few weeks ago and asked if I would allow her to do a post about my shop on her blog. It’s so nice to have folks take the time to do this for each other and it’s more than possible that is what I’ll do on Monday’s now. kayma boutique’s blog

Well, I actually managed to put the little 3-D elephant aside for a few days and work on other things. When I first start on something new, I have a horrible time getting my brain to switch gears if I haven’t completed what I’ve been working on before I try. Sometimes when I work on brightly colored items I feel like I need a break after a while and force myself to do something different. I get what could be considered a “color overload” and have trouble making the colors blend well. I know it’s time to put the mosaic piece aside when that happens and work on something else for a week or two.

The first thing I tried was a small piece of cement board measuring about 2.5 to 3 inches in diameter. It was a piece I didn’t cut exactly straight but I never toss anything out that has room for a mosaic on it! If nothing else, I can use it for a practice piece to get the juices flowing. Normally these are what I call “glue and slap” – some end up to be really awesome and some … not so much. I’m fairly sure I’ll be putting this one into the Art Abandonment Group pile once it is grouted, painted and a magnet attached to the back.

Then I was able to head on over to the 12 inch peace sign and have started a nice soft, muted earth colored palette. I should have this finished by this time next week and will list it soon.

Over on IndieMade, I’ll be switching out the jewelry over the weekend and keeping the newer pieces in for 3 months. I have 10 slots available to showcase jewelry and 3 galleries to share whatever I decide on. I think I might place the jewelry I can’t fit in these 10 slots in a gallery with contact info and pricing. I’ll make the announcement next week.

This is one that will be taken out of the showcase spot over the weekend.

I’m also adding more mosaics to Etsy! I have a few older pieces still to list and I’m going to add a Christmas Shop section to include the pieces I did manage to get made for the holidays. I still have time to make one or two more things I know, but the chances are good that I might not. Even using most of this year to think about what to make, I had some trouble figuring it all out. I am glad I have what I do have all made and ready! Maybe this will give me the shot in the arm I need once they are listed to make one or two more mosaics for that section.

Meanwhile, there are a few things in the shop now that would work great as gifts for that someone special! Below is a photo of the stained glass candle holder that I’ve used as a vase.

Some of the flowers are still with me! Here they are a few days later, in a mosaic stained glass candle holder in greens, yellows and white (which is available through Etsy).

I’m going to be sharing photos as soon as I can of the work-in-progress Upcycling Challenge piece I’m doing for Birds & Blooms Magazine. It’s still in my head right now … but it has to be sent to them by November, so it has to come out of my head and get started within the next week or so. I’m still so excited to have been chosen. I’m going to have so much fun making this mosaic!

Don’t forget to head on over to Facebook and “like” my page to get updated daily (hourly some days!) on all the events taking place for EarthMotherMosaics.

Stay peaceful.

☼-EarthMotherMosaics
©2012 Cindy White, EarthMotherMosaics

This week has been amazing! Yesterday, the first day of autumn and my actual birthday was celebrated with friends around the world and family right here in PA. I am thrilled to say I could feel the loving vibrations throughout the entire day from everyone who wished me well. What an amazing feeling!!

Today is the last day of the week long sales events on Etsy and IndieMade. I made my first sale a few days ago on IndieMade and learned I had some major tweaking to do with the shipping costs but got it figured out and hopefully in the future it shouldn’t be a problem. Selling items on different sites means learning different things relating to each site. I’m happy that this customer hung in there with me as I figured things out and even happier that she took advantage of the BOGO offer!

These sales end at midnight tonight EST, so now is the time to get in on them. I rarely have COUPON CODES or BOGO SALES and may not do another one again for quite some time.

On Etsy, use COUPON CODE 58BDAY and get 10% off your order. Because this is a birthday celebration, mention reading this blog when checking out and get a special added surprise gift (even wrapped up all pretty with a bow!) with your order!

Mosaic Coasters, “Citrus Slices” – Set of 4, Tangerine and Lime, Summer Decor, Wedding, Anniversary, Graduation, Birthday, Useful Art
Price: $30.72

Oooh … what could it be???!!!

For one-of-a-kind mosaic jewelry, all handmade, head on over to IndieMade. Today until midnight, buy a pendant, get the chain/cording and another pendant FREE! Your free jewelry is wrapped up too. Isn’t it fun to get presents?!!

Mosaic Pendant – Copper Yellow, Brown and Blue-green – 1.5 x 1 inches
Price: $25.95

Purchase a mosaic belt buckle, get 2 pendants and a ring FOR FREE!

Mosaic Belt Buckle – Silver Oval – Beach Rock Star – 4 x 3 inches
Price: $55.95

These totally cool pendants or groovy rings could be your free gift!

Mention this blog post at check out (in the message area on PayPal) and get one blank note card with envelope for FREE! Woo-hoo!

Get a free blank note card w/envelope as well as the freebies included in the sale! Today only!!

Help me celebrate a new year of joy and excitement! Do some holiday shopping or just treat yourself.

Have an awesome day!!

Be at Peace.

☼-EarthMotherMosaics
©2012 Cindy White, EarthMotherMosaics

Mosaic Vase, Candle Holder, Stained Glass, Multicolored, Home Decor
Price: $50.61

The week long Birthday Celebration on both Etsy and IndieMade ends soon! Use COUPON CODE 58BDAY and get 10% off. Ends Sunday, September 23rd at midnight EST.


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 many colors and shapes; there’s even some mirror. Grouted in light charcoal and sealed.


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

DO NOT SUBMERGE IN WATER. They have been sealed to protect the grout from 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.

Stay peaceful.

☼-EarthMotherMosaics
©2012 Cindy White, EarthMotherMosaics

Newly added note cards from my photographs of mosaics and my inspiration tree. I have 3 different designs to choose from, so I’m sharing all 3 listings here today.

Blank Note Cards – Flower Power – 5-1/2 x 4 inches
Price: $4.81

Blank Note Cards – 5-1/2 x 4 inches – Chakra Gazing Ball Mosaic
Price: $4.81

Blank Note Cards – 5-1/2 x 4 inches – Green
Price: $4.81

Note Cards featuring my original photography of nature and of my original mosaic art.

I enjoy taking photos of my mosaics and of nature, especially my favorite tree. Sometimes the “camera goddess” smiles down on me and allows me to express myself through photography in a way mosaic art cannot. Finding a balance between these two worlds has been a joy and sharing them here is very exciting.

~Two blank matte finish note cards with envelopes.

~Card size when folded is 5.5 x 4 inches and comes with a white envelope.

~Cards are placed in a plastic zip bag and shipped in a padded envelope.

******If you’d like to mix & match cards, please convo me.******

Be at Peace.

☼-EarthMotherMosaics
©2012 Cindy White, EarthMotherMosaics

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