Mosaic Monday – Gemini

This week’s bead mosaic is Gemini. Happy Birthday Gemini! One of my closest friends is a Gemini, and I suspect she is probably disappointed that there is no pink in this mosaic as it is her favorite color. Alas, Gemini is represented by Air, the color yellow, and Quicksilver.

Gemini

The 5 inch by 3 inch by 3/4 inch wood tray was painted with yellow acrylic paint. It features assorted glass beads, citrine gemstones, metal beads, an acrylic bumblebee button, and a metal Gemini charm. The finished box was sealed with a gloss acrylic sealant.

https://www.patchworkchickenstudio.com/collections/bead-mosaics/products/bead-mosaic-gemini

Mosaic Monday – Wanderlust

This week’s bead mosaic is Wanderlust. It came into being after I found a duo of very adorable compass charms. I thought one of them would look great with the shell flowers I had previously acquired. A few days later, I unearthed the wanderlust text charm in a bin at my local arts & craft store. The design was set and in the works that day. The other compass hasn’t found a home in a mosaic just yet but there’s always a possibility in the future.

Wanderlust

The 5 inch by 3 inch by 3/4 inch wood box was painted with turquoise blue acrylic ink. It features a metal Wanderlust charm, a compass charm, and shell flowers & beads within assorted glass seed beads. The finished box was sealed with a gloss acrylic sealant. There is a metal hanger on the back so it can be hung on a wall.

Wanderlust is available for purchase at https://www.patchworkchickenstudio.com/ products/bead-mosaic-wanderlust

Mosaic Monday – Taurus

This week’s bead mosaic is Taurus. Happy Birthday Taurus! Taurus is represented by Earth, Copper and the color green.

Taurus: Green, Copper, and Earth

The 5 inch by 3 inch by 3/4 inch wood box was painted with green acrylic ink. It features copper discs, pewter Taurus charm, and wood beads within assorted green, copper, and brown glass beads. The finished box was sealed with a gloss acrylic sealant.

Mosaic Monday – Castle & Carriage II

This week’s bead mosaic is Castle & Carriage II.

Castle and Carriage II

The 5 inch by 3 inch by 3/4 inch wood box was painted with pink soft body acrylic base color with a pearlescent violet acrylic ink overlay. It features resin Castle and Carriage charms within a landscape of glass beads and glass flowers. The finished box was sealed with a gloss acrylic sealant.

Mosaic Monday – Pisces

This week’s bead mosaic is Pisces. Water, Sea Green, and Lavender. February 19th- March 20th. This was one of the first Astrology-themed mosaics I had a solid vision for and, surprisingly, it did not include fish – the most common visual association with Pisces. I had acquired a grab bag of metal charms about a week before my Astrology mosaic adventures began. This 2 pound bag of random bits of decorative metal included a lot of lotus blossoms. I had picked up the tiny, and super adorable, metal sea turtle beads on a craft store trip several weeks prior as I just could not pass up their cuteness even though I had no reason to bring them home originally. Here, they and the lotus blossoms found a very beautiful home giving substance to water and sea while finalizing my vision for Pisces.

Pisces: Water, Sea Green, and Lavender

The 5 inch by 3 inch by 3/4 inch wood box was painted with lavender soft body acrylic. It features glass beads, acrylic beads, Agate gemstone, and metal charms. The finished box was sealed with a gloss acrylic sealant.