Added several new mosaic designs to Patchwork Chicken Studio the other day including tombstone and coffin shaped ones. All Mosaics, and everything else on the site, are 10% off with the coupon code HolidayChicken10.
It is Scorpio season!
Scorpio is the 8th of the 12 signs of the Zodiac. Those born between October 23rd and November 22nd are Scorpios. Scorpio is represented by the element of Water; the colors of Deep Red and Black; gemstones of Onyx, Jet, and Opal; the metal of Steel.
Scorpios are loyal, passionate, resourceful, observant, intense, ambitious, persistent, determined, and dynamic but these positive traits can lead to negative ones where they are jealous, obsessive, suspicious, possessive, manipulative, and unyielding. Scorpios are fiercely independent and moody deep thinkers which gives them an air of mystery. They are able to accomplish anything they put their mind to and they won’t give up. They are perfectly suited to being on their own which they prefer so they can have absolute control of everything.
It is Libra season!
Libra is the 7th of the 12 signs of the Zodiac. Those born between September 23rd and October 22nd are Libras. Libra is represented by the element of Air; the colors of Indigo, Ivory, and Rose; gemstones of Green Aventurine, Opal, Agate; the metal of Quicksilver.
Libras are charming, diplomatic, energetic, stylish, and balanced but these positive traits can lead to negative ones where they are indecisive, lazy, strict, vain, and apathetic. Libras are very extroverted and enjoy culture, communication, and beautiful things. Libras are hard workers who want the best for all especially if achieving that outcome utilizes their dedication, decision-making, and creative strength.
It is Virgo season!
Virgo is the 6th of the 12 signs of the Zodiac. Those born between August 23rd and September 22nd are Virgos. Virgo is represented by the element of Earth; the colors of Navy/Sapphire Blue and Earth tones; gemstones of Sapphire, Sardonyx, and Agate; the metals of Silver and Quicksilver.
Virgos are dedicated, resourceful, helpful, hardworking, witty, practical, intelligent, curious, and introverted but these positive traits can lead to negative ones where they are overwhelmed, self-pitying, uptight, critical, and moody. Virgos are deep thinkers with rich inner lives and a passion for life-long learning. They love and are inspired by beauty in all its forms. Ideal hobbies and activities are ones where Virgos can work alone on tasks that bring knowledge and/or beauty into their lives.
This week’s bead mosaic is Leo. Happy Birthday Leos!
Leo is represented by Fire, Orange, and Gold.
This mosaic ended up, surprisingly, being one of the most challenging Zodiac mosaics to make. The beads were uncooperative as they kept sliding around the box, and I struggled to come up with initial design. In the end, I ended up delighted by the finished design.
The 5 inch by 3 inch by 3/4 inch wood tray was painted with orange acrylic paint. It features assorted glass beads, assorted acrylic beads, metal charms, and a metal Leo charm. The finished box was sealed with a gloss acrylic sealant.