TAG: Mosaic

Glass Bottles Turned Into Stained Glass Art

Glass Bottles Turned Into Stained Glass Art

Glass bottles, tossed into the recycling by most, make the perfect material for many glass artists. Using everyday items to make elegant stained glass pieces, these panels are anything but ordinary. Alison Fox has an eye for creating gorgeous stained glass windows. She started with traditional stained glass work and began to utilize materials that were reusable and recyclable. With discoveries she unearths from flea markets, antique shops and discarded materials, she repurposes glass bottles, broken dishes and vintage glass, compiling them into collages. Specifically placing the objects in patterns or laying them out to resemble images, she turns them into stunning… read more

Turn Junk Into Artful Installations

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Many items commonly identified as junkyard fodder can be salvaged and converted into unique decorations around your yard. In doing so, these aged possessions stand proud as personal relics in which you can fondly look upon with cherished memories. Cars can, for example,  be filled with living hood ornaments, just as the one above. If you have a working car that isn’t in use, you can fill the trunk with plants instead, creating a portable garden that you can cruise through the neighborhood like your own, personal parade float showcase. Though a crown of blooms is just as fetching. Along… read more

Found Art Finds Its Messenger

Found Art Finds Its Messenger

It is clear when an artist has an attachment to their work, and a driving need to create. What is also clear is when art is born for the sake of itself, and not only produced for profit or show. Isaiah Zagar is a mosaic artist whose talented dynamic is a mainstay for his Philadelphia, Pennsylvania community. Zagar has been making the city more colorful for several decades with his creative, hand placed murals. Over ten years ago he began to place his art, which can also be seen all over the city on murals and building facades, in a set of… read more

Don’t Throw Out That Broken Dish

Don’t Throw Out That Broken Dish

If you have ever accidentally broken a favorite glass piece or heirloom dish, it can be frustrating and it may be first instinct to just throw it away. However, there are actually many things that can be done to recycle glass, porcelain, ceramic and china pieces that will enable them to be cherished in a new way. Often containing intricate designs, decorative glass pieces can be displayed in homemade jewelry. Artists are able to create beautiful items from materials like broken china. You don’t have to be a professional jewelry maker to do this, though. Check out this tutorial for a how-to… read more

Investing in Solar Panels

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As the demand for green technology increases, so will the amount of companies offering ecological solutions, such as hybrid cars, water conservative shower taps, and more. However, the demand for solar panels has increased exponentially since 2012, and is predicted to continue blowing up the green market well past 2013. Kickstarter, the recently famous crowd-funding website, where consumers can help finance the development and production of just about any type of project, has also recently passed the $1 million dollars in funding milestone for solar panels. Several companies have been successful on the website, such as SolarCity, which helps homeowners… read more