Works (In Progress or Completed) using Products from our Range

Black Feather – Complete September 2020

Tessera from our range: Gold Mirrored Crash glass

Other tesserae : Black Waterglass, translucent orange glass

Substrate: Pebeo liquidarte panel 14cm square, Pine edge

Adhesive/Grout: No Days Adhesive film. Grout Davco black dry grout, black oxide added

Description: I painted the pine frame of a liquidarte panel with matte black, and laid a film of No Days adhesive on the melamine surface of the panel, ensuring it fit snugly. I cut a stylised feather shape from a piece of opaques black waterglass, and a central quill from translucent orange glass. The gold mirrored crash glass was used to infill the remainder of the space.

Once complete, I used the heat gun on low to heat the glass, and after about 3 minutes, raised the power to High. The film melted quickly, and I just nudged the pieces into place with tweezers.

After it had cooled, I grouted in Davco black (with 10% black oxide added), cleaned up and let dry.

Time Taken: 2.5 hours, including painting the frame.

Rainbow tealight – Work in progress

Tesserae from our range include: Rainbow iridised crash glass

Other tesserae : white opaque glass

Substrate: glass tealight (from Bunnings)

Adhesive/Grout: Clear Silicone. I will grout in a soft blue or green…

Description: This piece is being done as a demonstration of rainbow crash glass.

Bridges and Barriers – Complete July 2020

Tesserae from our range include: Sea Willow, Small Porcupine Quills

Substrate: Jackoboard (provided as part of the Workshop)

Description: This piece was done in an interactive online workshop run by Rachel Davies from Scotland. She supplied a small (6inch square) piece of Jackoboard (similar to Marmox/Wediboard) with a thin set slip coat in black. She also supplied dry thin set, Scottish slate shards, blades and chips, and some red glass pieces. We explored different ways of laying slate – flat, on edge….

Paloma – Complete July 2020

Tesserae from our range include: Melted Millefiori, 10mm triangles, 8mm eco-pearls, stone beads

Substrate: concrete 3D form shape

Description: I decided to do something based around a wing-feather doodle I drew. I used min-triangles and squares as they worked so well with the shape.
Her beak has been finished with silver leaf – as tiles or glass looked too heavy…

Flutter-by, Butterfly – Completed June 2020

Stained and textured clear, iridised glass sheet

Substrate: Ikea glass shelf, framed in brass

Adhesive/Grout: No Days Adhesive film. Grout Davco black dry grout, black oxide added (butterfly body)

A pretty little piece that only took a couple of hours… Just for fun.

Sea Stars Pendant – Work completed June 2020 (Sold)

Tesserae from our range include: Melted Millefiori – (small size) in a transparent teal and turquoise, chips of Handmade Glass.

Substrate: silver coloured alloy pendant tray, grouted in black

Adhesive/Grout: No Days Adhesive film. Grout Davco black dry grout, black oxide added

I was so excited when I opened the lastest delivery of millefiori, that I just had to put together this little pendant in my favourite jewel colours.

I used a mosaic adhesive film to glue them in place, and activated it with my trusty old heat gun. Grasping the tray firmly with my tweezers, I applied heat from the underneath, to avoid moving the tesserae around (Harry the Heat Gun emits a powerful blast)! I would have grouted it there and then, but it was getting late, and our garage isn’t the warmest place to be. I grouted it the next evening, using a black sanded grout.

It was sold even before it was finished!

Snowflake Pendant – Work in Progess – Commenced June 2020

Tesserae from our range include: Melted Millefiori – (small size) in transparent white and clear.

Substrate: silver coloured alloy pendant tray.

I plan on in-filling with some white and clear micro-beads I have in my personal stash.

I want to use the clear groutless adhesive film that I am adding to my range to glue them these in place, and activate with my trusty old heat gun. This is a thicker product than the straight adhesive film and will ooze up between the tesserae. So the piece will have to remain as is until the product arrives.

The groutless film comes in black, pewter and clear. I’m also thinking of stocking some different pendant and other jewellery trays, finished in real silver (not alloy).

Snowflake – Concept Layout

Percy the Peacock – Work in Progess – Commenced April 2020

Percy’s body was built up using Pal Tiya.

Tesserae from our range include: Millefiori, Mother-of-Pearl Shell Dichroic and Handmade Glass, Artisan Matte and Eco Accent Glass Tile, Peacock Ore, Tusk Shells, Abalone Cabochons, and Czechoslovakian Glass beads (on order).

Substrate: Copper panel

Percy has been hit by COVID delays – I can’t get the elytra I need to finish him off. Apparently they are on their way now – thank goodness!!

Zulu – Work in Progress – Commenced May 2020

Tesserae from our range include: Bullets in various sizes in Black, Brass, Nickel and Aluminium. Ndebele Red Tribal Beads, and Batik Sun and Stars Beads

Garden Gazing Form – Commenced September 2020

Tesserae from our range include: Mega Gems

Substrate: 2 frosted light fittings

The two light fittings have been glued together using silicone. The ends have been fitted with clear glass circles, and a mega gem adhered to the face.

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