Mosaic lights and candles…

It’s that time of year…

mosaic tea lights, mosaic candle holder

Time for candles, light in the darkness, snuggling in, warm and cosy.

Better to light a candle than to curse the darkness.  ~Chinese Proverb

We are each gifted in a unique and important way. It is our privilege and our adventure to discover our own special light.    ~Evelyn Dunbar

There is not enough darkness in all the world to put out the light of even one small candle. ~ Robert Alden

People are like stained-glass windows.  They sparkle and shine when the sun is out, but when the darkness sets in their true beauty is revealed only if there is light from within.  ~Elisabeth Kübler-Ross

mosaic canldes and tealights

Love making these little mosaic candle holders, made from recycled stained glass (find a local stained glass artists who can donate offcuts), and old jam jars too. Some instructions here (just substitute stained glass for nuggets). Transform the throw away into something very comforting to give away or light up your home this winter…

I am running a mosaic taster at Wimbledon Art Studio’s where we will be making these on 15th December – come along if you are local!

 

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  1. Amelia says:

    loving your quotes and lovely to see you the other day too :)

    I’m doing a little, tiny survey over at mine if you fancy answering some art-related questions ;)

    Speak soon,

    Amelia.x

  2. Krista says:

    These are just beautiful! Both the candle holders and the inspiring quotes!

  3. I love them. They make things look so pretty and cozy! I hope you are having a wonderful fall! xoxo

  4. maryam says:

    Hi. I just tried to make that Children’s mosaic tea light holder with the glass nuggets and the caulk. I don’t know if i was doing it wrong or not, but I had a terrible time keeping the nuggets in place….contrary to what they all said in the article. I am preparing for a class project for this Thursday, and I need help!!! Please give me some pointers Thanks

    • Concetta says:

      Hello there

      sorry to hear this – the only thing can be the type or quality of the glue you are using. It should be really tacky when it come out of the tube. If it is not, then there is either something wrong with it or it is the wrong type. What you need is the kind of glue that is used to seal round the edge of baths.

      Also, how much glue are you using? A thin layer is not enough – you need to have a nice blob so that it embeds in the glue.

      • Concetta says:

        Thank you so much, Concetta!! Actually, I tried exactly what you said just this afternoon, and it worked beautifully…it was a bit trying on the kids’ patience to see the nuggets slipping and sliding, but in the end it turned out well!!

        Thank you for a beautiful project idea, and the helpful advice. By the way, your work is beautiful…it gives a new perspective on an old and tired art form.

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