You’d think that busting up plates would be hard on my arm, but actually, the action is more in my hands and less in my elbow. So, I’ve been filling up my non-crocheting hours with mosaicking. It is difficult to mosaic here in Carbondale because the thrift stores do not have nearly enough supplies for me. When I first moved here, I became incredibly frustrated, and gave up on mosaics all together. I’ve had to get craftier in the way I source my materials once I moved here. So, to prep for mosaics, I bought frames instead of relying on the thrift stores. I purchased wood frames that are made in America, so if you buy one, you are not only supporting me, but another American business as well. Also, I’ve been searching for things to mosaic with. I have been scouring etsy and ebay for people selling off stain glass scraps and plate pieces. I have orders for both of those coming. I also placed an order for 100 pounds of chipped china from a replacement china service. You might have seen my Facebook post about getting 200 pounds since it qualified for free shipping. Well, turns out I read it wrong and it doesn’t. But the woman who runs the business contacted me, and we worked out how much it would cost for the postage. The postman is going to hate me! But, my orders can’t get here fast enough!
While I’m waiting, I’ve used plates and cups that I’ve been able to find locally. Here are a few of my first frames: