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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


In the Studio

It’s been a fun week in the studio. That’s always a good thing!

I have quite a few photos to share of what’s been completed, some are listed and one in particular will stay on my wall perhaps forever which is more than okay by me. While I like to make room for more creativity in my life and make available for sale most of what I do, sometimes it’s nice just to make mosaics for the sake of making them to enjoy.

First, the newest listings for the *Holiday Shop* section.

Mosaic Wooden Serving Tray – Small, Red, Green and White, Pique Assiette, Hostess Gift – 7 3/4 x 4 2/4 inches
Price: $21.15

Holiday Red Glitter Mosaic Serving Tray, Silver, Hostess Gift – 9 1/2 x 6 1/2 inches
Price: $33.07

Holiday Red Glitter Mosaic Serving Tray – Close up

Expect Miracles” has been completed and is on my wall where I can see it and enjoy it. I’m quite pleased with this mixed media mosaic. Taking some gypsum boards I found curbside, although not perfectly square or oblong, still more than sufficient for a mosaic, and using left over cement and a piece of plastic used to hold a bottle of perfume as my mold, a few shells, a broken dish, broken ring and broken mirror, adding some awesome stained glass, a ceramic heart and my own polymer clay word charm I created a piece of art. I’m proud of this one.

“Expect Miracles” Mixed Media Mosaic
15-1/4 x 9-1/4 inches
Stained glass, shells, glazed ceramic heart, recycled mirror, polymer clay, vitreous glass tiles, broken dishes, molded cement, broken jewelry.

I’m working on mosaic mobiles to give as gifts with more pieces of gypsum board I saved from the dump. I’m fairly sure those folks that will be receiving these don’t read this blog but in case someone should see it who will be getting one, you still don’t know which one you’re getting. Neener. 🙂

2 x 3 mosaic mobiles

Once both sides are covered, string and some cool beads will be added for hanging by a window or where ever they want to hang it. These are quick and fun to make and I’m enjoying doing them very much.

2 x 3 inch mosaic mobiles

The sun and I had a play date the other day and I took some photos of the stained glass items on my window sill. Aren’t these cool?

Playing with the sun. Boy oh boy, I love stained glass.

reflections from stained glass and the sun

on a bright and sunny day my windowsill is covered in color

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

Stay peaceful.


©2011 Cindy White, EarthMotherMosaics

Happy Holidays-Part Two

Ornaments, decor and edible goodies in gingerbread form. Yumm.


Stay peaceful.




©2011 Cindy White, EarthMotherMosaics

I love the romantic, rustic look of Shabby Chic. Combined with Holiday decorating, I think it is the perfect setting for any vintage-inspired home. My choices this week were so plentiful I dedicated a treasury to them on Monday. I love when that happens!

©2011 AlicesLookingGlass, White linen rag ball Christmas tree ornaments - Set of 9, Price: $45.00


©2011 112FarmhouseLayne, Snowman ornament, shabby chic, farmhouse, linen, red ticking, christmas, holiday, button, Price: $9.00


©2011 AnExtraordinaryGift, Christmas Door Wreath Decor.."Cranberries", Price $55.00


©2011 TheGoodnessCentric, 2 Burlap Stockings - MR. and MRS. - Rustic Shabby Chic - Ecofriendly Christmas - 25pct Discounted Sale, Price: $31.99


©2011 shabbyroad125, Shabby chic, stocking holder, christmas decoration, christmas ornament, holiday decor, fleur de lys, French country, Price: $14.95


©2011 theopenwindows, Autumn Corn Husk Jar Candle Holders - Set of 6 Tea Light Holders Price: $13.00


©2011 inspirationsbyfaith, Shabby Chic Christmas Tree Standing Wood Puzzle - Red and Cream Damask - Distressed Vintage Chic Holiday Decor, Price: $20.00


I’m pleased to announce that two items from this weeks’ picks were sold. Congrats to the shops and the owners of their new items!

Stay peaceful.


©2011 Cindy White, EarthMotherMosaics

Retro Mosaic Stained Glass Frame w/mirror

“Retro Mosaic Stained Glass Ceramic Polymer Clay Mid-Century Modern Crescent Moon Butterfly Frame with Mirror” as it’s item title describes is my Featured Item for the day. The last retro shaped mirror I’ve got as they are no longer being made (due to high costs of the MDF the wonderful online shop that used to make them had to stop making them) was covered in scraps of stained glass, glass gems and other goodies. I have one more frame that I made using these shapes when I had many of them. I had thought about listing it when I listed this one but I just can’t part with it. Knowing I might not be able to get these cool shapes any longer has made me want to hold onto at least one because they are so cool!

The funny thing about these mirrors is that it’s difficult to get a really good picture showing all the great features in it. I included more photos in my shop on Etsy that show more of the awesome things used to create this piece.

Retro Mosaic Stained Glass Frame w/Mirror

Retro, Groovy, Mod, Geometric, Hip and Cool!!

An assortment of stained glass, mirror, decorative glass, ceramic tiles and a polymer clay butterfly were used for this scrap stained glass mosaic. Grouted in charcoal, sides and back are painted in black glossy acrylic, signed and dated.

Some of the glass pieces in this frame are shaped like geometric crescent moons. The one piece at the top could be a full moon! Use your imagination, spend some time looking at it and you’ll see many fun things. A tree, butterfly, a tile in mother-of-pearl, just to name a few.

In truth, this mirror has a lot of little interesting pieces in it. The egg-shaped ceramic piece of a person in meditative pose was made by fellow Etsian beadfreaky (http://www.etsy.com/shop/beadfreaky). I LOVE using her beads in my mosaics!

Frame measures 11 3/4″ tall by 5 3/4″ wide. Mirror is included. D-ring attached to back.

This picture shows a lot of the detailed work on this frame

Price: $63.75 which includes shipping, insurance and handling.


I will be sharing another post later this afternoon/early evening with the 4 SOTD (Shops of the Day) from the Promoting Creative Friends Team on Etsy. I think I’ll be making 4 Treasury’s today featuring each shop again. Woo-hoo!

Tomorrow I’ll be posting the round up of Daily Design Picks. “Shabby Chic Holidays” is the theme on tumblr this week. I’m having so much fun finding items to share!

Believe it or not, the gazing balls are at the last leg of their journey here with me. I’ve gotten 3 completely covered in gold mirror waiting for grout, 7 have been completely prepped now and are ready for the same treatment. Today I’ll be starting in on the 4th one. They take about 1-1/2 days to make if I have a lot of interruptions during the day, which is likely. One took exactly a day to get the glass on which is a great thing! It depends on the momentum of the mosaicist too … some days I wait until the afternoon to get to the work table. It’s more important to play with my grandson some times. 🙂

Stay peaceful.

©2011 Cindy White, EarthMotherMosaics

Editor’s Note: I’m reposting this because one of the items picked for the Treasury I made disappeared earlier in the evening. My policy is to replace it when that happens within 48 hours of creating the Treasury to make sure the Treasury has a chance to be seen and enjoyed by everyone for a few days at the very least. Having all 16 slots filled is the purpose, to share cool items found from cool shops, after all!

I love home decorations and cozy accents all year ’round but especially around this time of year because of the holidays. This selection was so much fun to find that I’ve made it my “Eye for Design and Color” theme for the week. Click on the photo below and it will take you to Etsy and the Treasury page. Isn’t Shabby Chic romantic?!

Shabby Chic Holidays (updated)

Stay peaceful.


©2011 Cindy White, EarthMotherMosaics

In The Studio and Contest Week 2 Results

Hello all! Let’s get right to the contest news!

The winner for week 2 is: Julia Jones! Congratulations, Julia! I’ll be contacting you soon!

Fear not, there is one more chance at winning the $50 prize package with a mosaic frame made by yours truly included! The rest of the cool freebies is listed in the previous blog post for December 8th. The rules are explained below:

HERE’S HOW TO ENTER: Leave a comment below telling me your favorite item from my Etsy shop (http://www.etsy.com/shop/earthmothermosaics) AND also what products, designs, or even colors you would like to see more of in my shop.

Each comment is considered an entry!

You may enter once per day; cut off for entries are Tuesday at midnight (EST) of each week. YOU MUST INCLUDE your first name and your email address (if you’re worried about spam, you can spell out the “at” and “dot” rather than using the standard format for email) or your Etsy user name if you have one, with every entry.

Receive additional entries if you: Twitter/Facebook/Blog mentioning this blog and it’s contest (one entry – be sure to leave a link here as a comment with the other info mentioned above!) OR

Purchase an item from my Etsy shop (five entries*)

*Please leave a separate comment for each additional entry and be sure to include your name and contact info on all of them – this is very important! I will check here on the blog for this informationonly therefore it’s very important to follow the above rules to get these additional entries counted!

Week 3 starts today, December 15th and runs until Tuesday, December 21st, when the contest ends. Due to the holiday and no blog entries posted for that week, the winner for Week 3 will be announced December 29th.

If by some chance no one enters during the 3rd week, I will pick a random name from those who haven’t one but entered during the first 2 weeks and get a winner!

Remember you can enter once a day!! Good luck!


There’s not much in the way of Studio news this week that I can share. I’m working on presents for the fam and friends, finishing up as much as I can before the end of the year to list in the shops too. The pics on flickr will show you the progress of some things I’ve been working on this past week. I think my favorite is the cat frame below:

Never Try To Out Stubborn A Cat.

I’m also doing tons of paperwork to try to reach the next goal for my business. As time goes on, I will share what I can about it as it happens. I know there’s a lot of exciting things just waiting to be explored and discovered! It has been an awesome year and I look forward to another great one!!

Again, just a reminder, this will be the last post until December 27th! Have a blessed holiday and stay safe. Enjoy yourself, stay in the moment and relax!

Enjoy the rest of your week. Make it creative!



Etsy Treasury: Just Plain FUN!

Oh how I love the whimsical items out there at this time of year! I have noticed those of us who like to use recycled materials as often as possible, can not only make but find some of the most playful creations! Enjoy!


Contest info: Week #2 is almost up! Tuesday at midnight (EST) is all the time you have to get in an entry before the last week of the contest begins. I will announce the winner on Wednesday. Follow the rules in the previous blog posts about the contest and enter to win! Good luck!!

Work in the studio has been spotty at the moment due to that nasty flu bug that doesn’t seem to want to leave me alone. I have been working, however, on the days I feel well enough to do so.

I have also noticed a slight slip in positive energy due to not feeling well mostly and am also working hard to stay in the frame of mind that has carried me through a fantastic journey this past year! I think it’s natural for many to feel the stress of the season and think about the upcoming tradition of making Resolutions. My resolve has slipped just a tad but contemplation and absolutely believing in myself and my goals have continued to help me through. I will find it again!

Therefore, I hope you all can find time to contemplate if you need it as well. Meditate, spend time with people you love in a relaxed setting, snuggle with your favorite pet in between the hustle and bustle of the season. Take some time to enjoy your life.

And, as always…have a wonderfully creative week!


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