Thursday, April 28, 2011

Breast Cancer-Believe Mini-Mosaic

As some of you may know, I’m having some difficulty with my eyes these days so anything that requires a lot of close-up detail work has been put on a back burner. That is why I am having so much fun with these mini-mosaics! These are seriously addictive! The fun thing about them is that you make a pile of different sized tiles, then your put the pieces together to create a mini work of art. These measure 3 ½ inches square and are perfect for a little “happy” as we say in my family.

The mini-mosaic that I’m showing you today is the result of a request from one of my co-workers for one with a breast cancer ribbon on it. After a bit of thought on how to go about this, I decided to sculpt the ribbon then make a mold. I used my new favorite mold making product – Sculpey’s Bake and Bend polymer clay! Just too cool. Works just like my regular polymer clay and is soft enough – and firm enough – to hold its’ shape. It also took the details of the background stamp that I used with it very well.

This mini-mosaic includes the word Believe. The one I am making for my co-worker includes the word Peace. What a great idea for a birthday gift, Mother’s Day gift or just a “happy” for a friend or family member who is going through or, even better, has overcome breast cancer! To make it even more personal, you could include her initial as I have on some of the other mini-mosaics that I’ve made. Every mini-mosaic is unique and one-of-a-kind. Just send me a message and we’ll discuss it.

Here's a quick slideshow of some of other mini-mosaics I have available.  Special orders are welcomed.


Rebekah said...

Beautiful Arlene! And so very special! I've been enjoying all the new mosaics you've been making. Makes me want to go back to decor designing again. These days I'm all jewelry, but I'm living vicariously through you! Excellent, excellent work!

Arlene Harrison said...

Thanks Rebekah! Isn't it interesting the twists and turns our journey with polymer clay takes? I've done a lot of jewelry but now that I'm dealing with double vision - hopefully just a temporary thing - I can't see well enough to put the beads together and do a quality job on the wire wrapping so my introduction to mosaics was very timely.