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Mackie   

i want Sue's cakes in here. and Mad's wonderful Magic Salmon mosaic. and everything else that fits. :yes:

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mad   

Behold - the Salmon of Doubt......

 

megafish.jpg

 

(pic courtsey of Tats)

 

The fins are mirror, the rest is glass beads, bits of plates, and tiles. It still needs the wooden backing varnished, to keep out the wet. It IS round- the angled bit on the right is something else lurking behind it.

 

(The little orangey-red chap is the Gecko of Impudence...)

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Guest Candy   
Guest Candy

WOW! :wow: these are beautiful mosaics, Mad. very, very :cool:

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jana   

WOW! that is SO cool! :oh: absolutely mindbogglingly amazing. so did you draw out the pattern and then fill in the bits? your fingers must have been MANGLED. :shock: totally beautiful. :yes::oh:

 

p.s. never thought i'd say it, but am loving the ickle gecko. :yes:

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Mackie   

YES! you posted it!!! :jump: i just love this table :yes:

 

my ex is looking at it with rapt wonder and asks if he can show it as an inspiration to a friend who wants to do mosaic. :p

 

(and tell Tats thank you for making the pic :yes::hey: )

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Guest Girl from Mars   
Guest Girl from Mars

now THAT is a work of art :swoon: Totally grand! I love it!

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Guest Sue   
Guest Sue

Mad - there is no doubt that salmon is fantastic! I love it!

 

 

As requested, cakes are here

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mad   

Definitely droolsome, Sue! More! More!

 

Thanks for all the kind words! :blush:

Mackie - please tell ex he's free to show fish to whoever!

Jana - fingers mostly survived - I sketched the pattern on the wooden base, then it's like free-form jigsawing - use tile or glass cutters to make the shapes how you want them, (or say to hell with it and use the shape they insist in being! recalcitrant little b*ggers!) stuck down with tile adhesive or PVA glue, then grouted. I only managed to spike myself on one piece of mirror, and that was when I was grouting - whew!

Only thing now is - it's addictive. I want to do more, and I have no space to do so. Waah!

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jana   

was wondering about that - whether the shapes decided the design or you. :lol: i love that little gecko. :oh: the fins of the salmon are really beautiful. i imagine they look absolutely gorgeous when they catch the light.

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Guest Sue   
Guest Sue

Mad - space for the making or the displaying? Really hope you get to do more - would love to see a dragon!!!

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Mackie   
Mackie - please tell ex he's free to show fish to whoever!

:kiss: he tiook a photo off screen with his cellphone :roflmao:

 

(or say to hell with it and use the shape they insist in being! recalcitrant little b*ggers!)
:lol: i can imagine. :roll:

 

Only thing now is - it's addictive. I want to do more, and I have no space to do so. Waah!

 

waah! indeed. but honestly, that salmon is so cool, i bet you could find homes for each piece you are making. (i guess this is how some people end up with their house and garden decorated all over :wink: )

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mad   

Both sorts of spaces! The fish is heading for my Mum's - rather than a table (the surface is at 2 levels and would be risky for wine glasses!) he'll probably go on an outside wall.

I'd love to do a dragon....and Celtic stuff... and more fish...(there was a pic of a gorgeous octopus!)... mermaid.....spider.... sigh.

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Mackie   

oh, an octopus could be amazing! (and i like the idea to put them up a wall :yes: )

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Guest Sue   
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Ooooh! Can you imagine a walled garden (like mine!) with mosaics all over the walls? It would be fantastic!

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