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Happy Tuesday!

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

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:

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*** 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

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

In the Studio

I hope you’re enjoying your week so far. It’s been a busy one here!

I’m working on the mosaic for Birds & Blooms Magazine’s Upcycling Challenge. I’ve got a lot of great items to use for my upcycled mosaic. I found 2 small aluminum buckets under $5 each at my local DIY store, perfect for this purpose. One will go on to the magazine, the other will stay with me and go into the shop.

The first one I made was using dish shards and ceramic hearts. It’s waiting for grout but I like the way it looks and am fairly sure it will be the one that stays behind.

This is the perfect size to hold rolled up washcloths in the bathroom, a bottle of wine on ice, flowers on a table. It would even make a great gift basket for someone special, filled with all kinds of teas, coffees, cookies or fill it with things for a spa day, office supplies … the possibilities are endless!

The second one, still in the process of being created, is filled with recycled things like pop-tops, bottle caps, wine corks, buttons and a few more cool things that many would see as just junk. This will be the one I send on to the magazine because it will be filled with the most recycled items. It’s the same size as the one above and can be used in the same ways. I’ll unveil it soon but here are some of the cool things I found to use that were headed towards the garbage.

Once this is finished, I’ve already found the next mosaic to do. The other day I had to rearrange my crafts side of my room to allow for the heat to be turned on. After a long hard summer, the a/c is no longer running non-stop. But that means the heater needed to be free from the many different forms of art supplies I have sitting in every available space. I moved some dishes out of the corner and a small white dish plopped on the floor at my feet. Hmm … perfect for the dish shards I found only a few minutes before in a box filled with goodies! Viola’! A mosaic will soon be born!!

A small white plate and brightly colored dish shards will be combined to make a nice little catch-all for jewelry, etc. I happen to know where you can get some wonderful mosaic jewelry to put into it, if you’re interested … wink, wink.

I have 2 other things waiting for a mosaic treatment but because I often change my mind I will share them once they are finished. All are headed towards the online shops. Tthen I can get back to the 3-D elephant for a while. I’m happy I gave myself a break from it. I was in need of something neutral in color after months of working on her, my brain fried a little from all the colors in it and caused me to become extremely tired – I probably overstimulating the senses a bit – so this peace sign was a nice change of pace and helped settle my brain down to a nice quiet calm place. A very Zen-like feeling.

Peace sign filled with stained glass in shades of brown waiting for grout.

Monday’s new format of sharing a favorite shop on Etsy was well received and I’m thrilled to have found a new way to share the love. They do take more time to do than a treasury does. I’m not sure I’ll be able to do these features every week but that is the plan right now. I’d like to get a few articles written ahead of time just in case I do get pulled away by the muse into the land of “What Day Is It?” or if I have computer/internet troubles – something that happens every so often. Items get sold and new items get added to shops all the time, so writing more than one or two ahead of time would be all I do. If there are a few Monday’s when you don’t get a post, no worries. It means I’m busy at the crafts table!

Stay peaceful.

☼-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

And soon enough everyone who follows me will know that means a long day on Facebook sharing links, photos and info about my items available for purchase through my page and personal profile, Twitter and flickr. Sharing hourly, with a small break late in the day, I’m able to show photos of items listed that might make good gifts for those looking for such things or a wonderful treat for yourself! You all get to see some of the items I’m sharing today a little early! Yay you!

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

Stained Glass Mosaic Sun Catcher, Mosaic Trivet, Summer, Blue, Lilac, Chartreuse, Birthday, Housewarming
Price: $30.49

Wishes and Fairy Dust Pendant, Pewter Mosaic Pendant – 1 inch
Price: $29.86

Mosaic Serving Tray, Pique Assiette, Shabby Chic, Cottage Chic, Upcycled, Vintage, Retro, Starburst, Atomic, Depression Glass, Mint Green
Price: $59.83

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

Monday’s Treasury Announcement

It is with a very heavy heart to announce I’ve left all Etsy Treasury Teams this morning. As much as I enjoy being featured in them and sharing them with Twitter and Facebook, I am not as devoted to making them any longer. This makes it unfair and not part of the treasury teams guidelines for most of them.

Instead I am moving towards promotional teams and slowly will build up a following, I hope, with new folks.

That leaves me with no Monday Treasury to share any longer and while I’m filled with lots of ideas, I haven’t started really putting them into action yet. The most likely will be sharing a shop I find on Etsy that I really enjoy and their items, as some have done for me. It’s a good place to start, I think.

I’ll be adding posts every day again too as the end of the year and the holidays pick up steam. They’ve already kicked into gear somewhat, I know, and shopping is commencing as I write this!

I spent the weekend working on photos for the new Holiday Shop section on my Etsy site and have new photos of the mosaic jewelry ready to go into IndieMade this morning. Expect to see some pretty photos on tomorrow’s post.

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!

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Stay peaceful.

☼-EarthMotherMosaics
©2012 Cindy White, EarthMotherMosaics

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