Sunday, August 07, 2011

"Spring Beauty Pageant" - Mosaic Window demonstrating more uses of rhinestones and beads

Here is another 16"x 20" floral window.   It features bluebonnets, indian paintbrush, indian blanket, and sunflowers.
In this detail shot it is easy to identify the use of several different materials.  There are three different types of beads used in the border.  They have all been added while strung so they are standing up on their side.  After attaching them with adhesive I remove the string.  More E beads have been used in the background between the flowers.  These have been sprinkled on adhesive and most show the hole which fills up with grout - a few are on their sides so they don't show the hole.  Many different types of rhinestones have been used in the creation of the flowers.  They are always glued down with the flat surface (this is usually the front of a stone) of the rhinestone adhered to the background glass.

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