Thursday, October 23, 2008

Wikibeadia: Mosaic Style Jewelry

I have a long history of prowling garage sales, flea markets and antique shops for jewelry and junk to use in jewelry. I've picked up several pieces of Italian made mosaic jewelry. Small "tiles" made of shell, coral, turquoise and other natural materials are arranged in a pattern or a scene. Micro Mosaic uses smaller tiles so the pattern is smoother like in this museum quality micro mosaic brooch:

Naama Zamir, a polymer clay artist posted a photo of a modern mosaic art pendant she created on her blog:

Whether old or new, mosaics offer a unique design technique to incorporate into your art jewelry.

Writen by Cindy Gimbrone mosaic jewelry lover and glass beadmaker.


Unknown said...

Naama's work is great, but don't forget the pioneer in polymer clay micro mosaic work, Cynthia Toops. Some images of her work are at:

Anonymous said...

This is beautiful work. Thanks for sharing. It almost looks Art Nouveau!

EmandaJ said...

Love the antique mosaic jewelry! The new pieces are VERY intriguing too. I'm going to have to give it a try myself. And thanks for the link for Cynthia Toops --wow.


capitolagirl said...

Those are all so beautiful. Thanks for sharing Cindy!

Naama Zamir said...

thank you Cindy for featuring my work on your blog