Using gems

flagtruckJuly 3, 2008

Mermaid and others, I noticed that you don't like to grout around gems....somewhere a year or so ago I read a tip about that and will pass it on as it has worked for me.

When using gems,glue the top or curved side down, this places more of the gem at the height of your other tess and grouting is a breeze.

I too was digging out the grout around the rounds, then tried this and it is a breeze...

good luck,Carol

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curbdiver1954

How simple! Does the grout show very much where it goes under the curve, or do you use enough adhesive to fill that gap? Gotta try this one soon....

Pat

    Bookmark   July 3, 2008 at 1:59PM
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nicethyme

I have been contemplating trying this too

    Bookmark   July 3, 2008 at 2:02PM
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chickencollecter

That sounds like a sure winner...gonna try it next time and see how I like it. Thanks.

Be Safe,

    Bookmark   July 3, 2008 at 2:51PM
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flagtruck

Just grout as usual and it will fill itself in...sure is a nice look.

    Bookmark   July 3, 2008 at 2:59PM
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cindiloo

Great tip! Gonna try that next time. Thanks, Flag!

    Bookmark   July 3, 2008 at 3:01PM
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mermaidmosaics

Flag, thanks for that tip, will try on next project. Sounds so much easier.

Do you have a pix of what that looks like? You mean I don't have to curse while grouting anymore?? LOL

    Bookmark   July 3, 2008 at 7:11PM
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flagtruck

Mermaid, I just posted pix of plant stands I finished, you can see the gems on them...looks the same, just round and shiny and not so much grout to dig out.

    Bookmark   July 3, 2008 at 7:17PM
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