Solistone is a Los Angeles based business and these are part of their distinctive tile collection.
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Dustycat90 took an Ikea mirror which first looked like this:
and turned it into THIS. Big improvement!
If you live anywhere near the Homebush Ikea store in Sydney, they have a clearance sale starting this Saturday. Melbourne’s Ikea store’s clearance has already started in Richmond. The Logan, Brisbane store’s clearance started today.
Adelaide and Perth aren’t so lucky. But the Malma mirrors cost $3.95 anyway!
I like projects to be as green as possible so this project appeals. A gift for that geeky friend!
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Remember those days when you were at primary school and you had to stick macaroni to paper to make pictures? Theoretically those were early attempts at mosaics even though pasta is not the most conventional tesserae. But what is mosaic? It involves sticking things down with an adhesive. Grouting is optional.
So if you have to describe the Corn Palace in Mitchell, South Dakota, it really is another mosaic but using corn. Every year there is a different theme. 2004 involved exploration and Lewis and Clark; 2005 was Life on the Farm; 2006 was a Salute to Rodeo.
The tradition started in 1892 as South Dakota’s way of showing that it had a thriving agricultural climate.
Up to 13 different shades of corn are used in the mosaic panels.
Check out the official Mitchell Corn Palace site to see the original drawing for the panels for 2006. You’ll also find details of the entertainment schedule and when it is a good time to visit should you be passing through.
‘Myslexia’ by David Mach at Goodwood Sculpture.
From their blurb:
‘A body of knowledge? A voluptuous lady of letters? The title Myslexia can be read on several levels. Composed entirely of scrabble tiles, it questions both the function of sculpture, and how we interpret art, perhaps pointing us directly back to the language and discourses that surround art, which help us to frame our individual responses to it.’
Check out the free templates available on this site. The freebies are in blue and its a huge and very broad list. The quality of the drawings is also impressive. Chantal has also been very generous in allowing individuals use her templates for projects but don’t forget to check the individual permissions of each one.
As long as you are an individual stained glass crafter making and selling your own crafts, you are free to use the free leaded glass patterns, or the stained glass patterns you have purchased online from this site, for making these stained glass projects.In accordance with the permissions granted on this site, many such crafters use the patterns or designs and sell their crafts on ebay, local shops or raise funds at charity auctions.
You cannot, however, make copies of the free stain glass patterns or templates (or purchased) for distribution or for sale without permission. All restrictions also apply to the stained glass images. Do not post or distribute any of the stained glass patterns on other websites; rather, post a link to the appropriate web page on this site.
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