Labor of Love
Jeweled micro mosaics have been my specialty, since 2008. I like making distinctive jewelry pieces and small home accents that dazzle with taste and opulence.
I started out doing traditional mosaics with glass tile. Moving into Roman-style tesserae then branching into including beads, chain, shells, costume jewelry pieces, and miscellaneous objects. Finally finding my niche with the use of premium new and vintage sparkling glass rhinestone jewels, which come in a beautiful variety of shapes, styles, colors, and sizes.
I use beautiful Austrian-made Swarovski pointed-back glass rhinestones and crystals in most of my designs. I also like to add unique Bohemian glass cabochons, beads, vintage jewelry, chain, shells, and other rare accent pieces.
Many of these rare finds are vintage but never used items from glass factories and costume jewelers which closed decades ago. The jewels are still as beautiful today as they were the day they were made.
Encrusting jewels over vintage and antique glass items I love to do. I will mosaic the entire surface or sometimes only a portion for dramatic effect. Vases, perfume bottles, glass eggs, vanity jars, dishes and plates are delightful.
Milk glass one of my favorite mosaic surfaces. Antique pieces from the late 1800’s to early 1900’s were made well and make for a sturdy base. Once transformed, they become one-of-a-kind specialty items to be treated like you would a family heirloom.
Set by Hand
I set each stone into the mosaic substrate by hand, one by one. The glass rhinestones have pointed backs and I embed them very close together pave style. Like pointillism. This enhances the brilliance.
I use a magnifying glass most of the time, since many stones are so tiny, 1-6 mm in diameter.
Beautiful and Unique
Each finished piece is a unique joyful labor of love and a blessing of God’s grace.
Browze the photo galleries and visit my Etsy shop, VerdonnaWestcott. There you will find dazzling jeweled items for purchase. Use the discount code INSTANT10 for an immediate 10% off your order. No expiration date and the code can be used over and over.
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