Wednesday, February 4, 2009

WIP Egret Mosaic (Curious Neighbor)

Waaaay back in May 2008 I posted my first WIP picture for this guy. I have finally in the last few weeks made some much awaited progress on him. The orange glass worked out perfectly for his beak and I found a way to incorporate shells that I picked up at the beach by where I photographed him.
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This mosaic is part of my personal collection. You can view it here:
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I also create original design silver jewelry:



floweringmoon said...

This is coming out great Linda! I love the shading - and you're right...the beak is perfect :)

herhimnbryn said...

Gorgeous work. Those feathers! The geranium in the pot! I am now suffering from feather envy!

Smashgirl said...

Wow, this is awesome, love the shells! What do you use for framing?

Linda Smith said...

Thank you everyone!

Smashgirl- I build my own frames with 1"x2" wood. First make a back support frame so it is 1" deep (the hardibacker gets screwed to this) then make a second frame 2" deep and 1" showing on face. For larger pieces I add extra cross bracing on the back and for this I also added a wood french cleat for hanging.

cconz said...

Very, very impressive! Your blog has really inspired me. Your work is so intricate. Thanks for the tips on hanging. I like your method for cutting numbers.