Tag Archive: wearable art


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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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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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

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

Thursday’s Promo Blast

The bad news: I’m not doing any 8 hour long Promo Blasts on Facebook/Twitter again until next month. And then it’ll only be one week instead of four.

The good news: Thursday’s blog posts are set aside for these blasts, so here ya go!

Clicking on the photo will take you where you want to go!

Stained Glass Mosaic Suncatcher, Mosaic Trivet, Summer, Blue, Lilac, Chartreuse, Birthday, Housewarming – 6 inches
Price: $33.65

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

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

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

Mosaic Copper Pendant – Neutral Colors, Green, Tan, Brown – 1.5 x 1 inches
Price: $29.86

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

Be at peace.

☼-EarthMotherMosaics
©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.

☼-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

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

My goodness this will be a long one! So sit back and relax, look at the awesome mosaics and read what’s been going on.

As you may recall, I took a week off to get elbow deep into creating in the studio. It was so much fun and lasted slightly longer than I expected!

The results are plentiful and I’m still in the groove working on new things each day. My mind is expanding more and more each time I work on something new. It’s been so long since I’ve felt this way and I LOVE it! I’m so very glad I broke away from the computer for a while. It has reminded me once again what many say, including me, that spending more time at the crafts table and less time on the computer can be a good thing for at least a week each month. I keep saying I should do that, often grump that I don’t and use the lack of energy as my excuse. Instead, I plan to mark off two weeks each month on the calendar and only spend it working on art. It will make my living space crowded but creativity is an important part of who I am, so I will deal with it! That means when the spirit moves me, which may change from month-to-month — I can’t set a certain time aside for creativity … it just doesn’t work that way for me — I may be gone for a week to 10 days to spend the time contemplating the next and the next after that.

When I can, I’ll alert everyone here that I may be gone for a while. It seems I need to honor the muse while she is awake and bursting with energy and so it shall be!

Sometimes when October rolls around, creativity takes a hike and goes to sleep, hibernating for the winter. That should be when I spend the most time promoting, networking, photographing and marketing what I’ve created once the frenzy has subsided instead of trying to share everything as I go. However, that would require restraint on my part and I’m not sure I could rein myself in enough to wait that long. I have to at least show some WIP’s!

A lot of ideas came into mind as I was looking at the dishes, stained glass and other cool objects I use to create. I did some more reorganizing, cleaning and straightening too which was a great boost to the energy level. I decided to start a new challenge piece which is still in the “in my head, not even on paper” stage so there’s nothing to share just yet.

Now to get to the fun part! Here are a few things I made that are ready for grout.

Here’s a gazing ball I just started and a cool shot of some of the tess I’m using for it:

And here’s another holiday mosaic ready for the end of the year madness. I’m really pleased with this and am ready now to work on other things. The big green glass piece is fused and something I found in a box filled with different fused glass created in the early 1980’s by a stained glass artist no longer with us. These pieces were all clumped together in a box filled with wood shavings and garbage. I know she thought of them as failures. I never met her but when I saw them in the box and noticed how many pieces I had, I knew I’d have to use them in my mosaics. They still have purpose. Look how pretty this is!

I took pictures of quite a few things that came back from consignment recently and listed them on Etsy last week. I am glad to see them again as I missed them just a bit. But I’m ready to send them off whenever anyone is ready to purchase them!

Pique Assiette Mosaic Tray, Flowers, Vintage, Cottage Chic, Silver, Wedding, Anniversary, Birthday
Price: $31.52

Pique Assiette Decorative Mosaic Bird House, Vintage, Recycled, Reused, Re-purposed, Cottage Chic, Summer Decor
Price: $86.00

Mosaic Stained Glass Butterfly, Orange, Black, Yellow, Meditation, Tranquility
Price: $43.26

Mosaic Vase, Candle Holder, Stained Glass, Green, Blue, Summer Decor
Price: $48.61

Stained Glass Mosaic Sun Catcher, Mosaic Trivet, Green, Summer, Woodland, Birthday, Housewarming
Price: $33.66

Mosaic Ceramic Coasters, Neutral, Olive, Home Decor, Graduation, Birthday
Price: $30.72

I listed the new things I made recently too. This shows how busy I’ve been at the crafts table!

Stained Glass Geometric Mosaic Framed with Mirror, Summer, Green, Yellow, Graduation, Birthday
Price: $87.66

Stained Glass Mosaic Sun Catcher, Mosaic Trivet, Summer, Red Hot, Red, Yellow, Orange, Birthday, Housewarming
Price: $26.55

I’ve also been looking at some older mosaics I made when I first started making them with different eyes. I have decided to place them on indiemade.com for sale. This is a huge step for me and I’m proud of myself for taking it.

They will be photographed and treated with as much respect as any other mosaics I have made but the price will be slightly lower than most pieces. I have a few frames and quite a bit of small and medium sized wall art that were learning pieces for me.

In making them, I learned what I liked to use to make mosaics. What adhesive is my favorite, what tesserae I use more often, what abstract design I like to use with certain materials, what grout I prefer. I have grown a lot in my mosaics and I can see the difference in the way I nip things, place things, even how I see the combinations of colors I now use. I’m no longer afraid of grout like I used to be when I started. I love to experiment and try different things and I’ve seen the progression in my work, like most do, I suppose.

I’ve been holding onto these items because I felt they weren’t “good enough” to sell but in truth my feelings were all of an emotional nature thinking back on when I was taking my first steps, so to speak. I just didn’t want them to go away.

While it is true they aren’t as “perfect” as I like my work to be, they are nice pieces, some useful and many are really not being given the TLC perhaps someone else could give them. I’ve learned from them and they are priceless for that reason. But that doesn’t mean I need to hold onto them now. They’ve taught me all I can learn from them. It’s time to let them go.

I wanted to give them away but almost every person I mentioned that to said I should try to sell them first because, lets face it, I could use the money. True enough. So there you have it! New items, at a slightly reduced price, will be listed on indiemade.com within the next month.

I don’t expect much traffic at first but hopefully as time goes on, people will find the website. I’m working on the site when I have a good chunk of time to think about it in between my Nana gig. There’s still a lot to do on it but in time, it will look like I want it, I know.

I will do an announcement here when I have started listing them. It would be nice to see them go to someone who will love them like I do. And I hope there are folks out there who can find room for them in their home or as a nice gift for someone special.

I have listed a few pendants on IndieMade but ran out of steam after listing all the consignment pieces on Etsy. All the wearable art will be listed on earthmothermosaics.indiemade.com ONLY. Hopefully I’ll get back to getting more jewelry and belt buckles up on my shop very soon. I still have many, many photographs to take!

Mosaic Pendant – Pewter Yellow – 1-2/4 x 3/4 inches
Price: $15.00

Mosaic Pendant – Copper Yellow, Brown and Blue-green – 1.5 x 1 inches
Price: $18.00

Mosaic Pendant – Copper Hearts – 3/4 inches
Price: $13.50

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

Mosaic Pendant – Copper Orange and Blue – 1.5 x 1 inches
Price: $18.00

Mosaic Pendant – Pewter Beach Blue and Silver – 1.5 x 1 inches
Price: $18.00

Mosaic Pendant – Pewter Circle Iridescent Blue and Purple – 1 inch
Price: $15.00

Mosaic Pendant – Copper Orange Glitter and Brown – 1.5 x 1 inches
Price: $18.00

Even after all these years of making mosaics, I’m still learning what I like to use, how I like to work, the ebb and flow of creativity. I am learning to listen more to the inner spirit and give it the attention it deserves. My goodness it’s been yelling at me for years, it is about time I really listened.

I hope you enjoy looking at all the new listings! Be prepared … more are on their way! 🙂

I found this on Facebook and shared it there, on Pinterest, Tumblr and now here. It’s perfectly written and describes how I feel to a “T”!

Be at Peace.

☼-EarthMotherMosaics
©2012 Cindy White, EarthMotherMosaics

Wearable Art – Stained Glass Mosaic Pendant – Yellow Jewel Tones by EarthMotherMosaics

Through the past few years I’ve made, worn and sold a large amount of mosaic jewelry. Using empty bezels or deep dished bases, there are rings, bracelets and pendants in my shiny mosaic boxes shaped liked stars.

When I re-opened my Etsy shop this month, one of the first items I was asked about were my pendants. But because Etsy is completely saturated with jewelry I knew I wouldn’t be selling them again on that site this time around.

In truth, I was lucky enough to sell a few from Etsy, but mostly people saw them in person. More than a few were sold right off of my neck, at a festival, on Facebook. Some were ordered custom-made.

I have quite a few that I made into key chains over the summer and they can be taken off of the rings and used as pendants if the buyer so chooses. Those will be shared, along with more pendants on my online shop on blogger.

During the summer I had set up a website on blogger to share some items I’ve made for sale that I knew I wouldn’t put on Etsy.

So, back by popular demand (thanks to those who asked me about them!), is the first pendant ready for sale.

This particular pendant was made using stained glass, glitter tiles, turquoise mirror, and Millefiori in a geometric pattern. Grouted in a smoky color, it is sealed but not waterproof.

Price: $30.25 which includes shipping, handling and insurance.

They make a great conversation piece and many love the idea of wearing an art piece. Can be worn all year ’round. Wear a unique, one-of-a-kind piece of art around your neck during the holiday functions from Christmas through New Year!

I’ve made them to give to myself, my family and friends as gifts. They are small but make a big impact. They’d make great stocking stuffers too!

You can find them, as I list them, here: http://earthmothermosaicsstore.blogspot.com

Stay peaceful. Have a great weekend!

☼-EarthMotherMosaics
©2011 Cindy White, EarthMotherMosaics

In the Studio

Happy Friday!

I have been busy listing new items and taking new photos of some older things in my new, home made light box!

The pendants that were just listed on Etsy recently were in a gallery in Indiana and when they came back home I thought it might be nice to spruce them up a bit. Giving the grout some new paint and one has the added sparkle of glitter, these pendants have a new, fresh look!

http://www.etsy.com/listing/68168540/mosaic-oval-pewter-pendant-glass

More “Wish Upon’s” have been listed this morning. The colors of the star boxes are blue mirror, pink and black iridescent stained glass and silver mirror with white and natural gray grout. All have been sealed, felt feet attached to the bottoms and painted in a mixture of white acrylic and burnt umber tint. The insides were given an oil stain.

http://www.etsy.com/listing/68358280/mosaic-star-box-small-pink-iridescent

There also is a set of star candle holders that I just finished up. I really like the way these turned out.

http://www.etsy.com/listing/68357824/mosaic-star-wooden-tapered-candle

I’m working on different shaped boxes today to be added next week, I hope, into the “Wish Upon’s”. I found a few wall hangings in star shapes in my studio recently, hidden away in a corner. They will get primed and glass put on them possibly this weekend. Just like wishes, these will come in all sizes and shapes! I should have pictures of these by this time next week.

I’ve listed a few new pendants on ArtFire and did a little painting on the grout with these as well. I have quite a few pendants that were made a while back and I plan to do some paint magic to them and list them soon. Here’s one of my favorites on ArtFire:

http://www.artfire.com/modules.php?name=Shop&op=listing&product_id=2545953

For my personal relaxation time, I’ve been working on the glass-on-glass old window adding stained glass to it while watching TV or listening to music once my business day is done. It has been a joy to see this develop and I’m very, very close to being completed with it. It will look so great in the kitchen window with the sun coming through it. I can’t wait to see it completed!

abstract mosaic, glass-on-glass, old window

One of the really fun things about working on this window is that I’ve been thinking about the next one! I am positive the energy I feel as I work on this mosaic for myself will continue to flow into the next and the next and the one after that. What a great feeling to have so much creative energy flowing through my fingers. I can’t wait to share the newest mosaics as I create them! It amazes me some days how easy it is to just allow the natural instincts to take over. I’m so grateful to have found this joyful act of creating mosaics!

This weekend I hope to post the links for the Etsy Treasury’s and ArtFire Collections I’m associated with.

Monday will be a new Etsy Treasury and I’ve been looking at yellow items a lot lately, so I’m thinking that will be the color choice for that one.

I hope you have a creative weekend no matter what you decide to do! Have fun, stay safe and enjoy your life!

☼-EarthMotherMosaics

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