Mosaic Shoes

becky_iaNovember 15, 2011

Hello from Iowa!

Been a pretty long time since I have posted anything and it feels great to be back to working on any mosaic!

A couple of weekends ago, my husband's nephew's wife (Barbara) and a friend (Amanda) who is an elementary art teacher asked if they could come to learn how to mosaic a "shoe". Well, I have never done one, but am always willing for a new challenge and said yes. So the week before, I hunted in every second hand store I could for suitable shoes. I researched what to do with them in preparation (used Laurel Skye's book). Filled the toes with thinset, and rigid wrapped them three times.

So they came Friday night and we worked a couple of hours. Saturday put in about ten hours. Grouted and cleaned them up on Sunday (another two hours) so they were able to take them home with them Sunday afternoon.

Here are pictures of all three. I am very pleased with both gals shoes, as this was their very first mosaic and I thought they turned out fantastic! I asked then if I could share with everyone here, and they said sure!

Becky

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nanatricia

Those turned out cool!!

    Bookmark   November 15, 2011 at 8:12PM
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Calamity_J

I bet Slow will like these...I believe she likes this style of shoe! That 1st shoe is so gorgeous! Love the grout color! and the 2nd one has that firey middle stuff! I see some of it on the 3rd one too, is it mirror?

    Bookmark   November 16, 2011 at 12:40AM
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nicethyme

awesome, you must be a good teacher

    Bookmark   November 16, 2011 at 7:47AM
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texaswild

Oh boy oh boy - how beautiful - all three. Yes, I love mule-style slippers. All look like something I'd love to wear. Uh - maybe not the 1st one, but I USED to wear those types. Fabulous job - all y'all.

    Bookmark   November 16, 2011 at 9:05AM
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soxxxx

I never liked mosaiced shoes, but these changed my thinking.

    Bookmark   November 16, 2011 at 10:22PM
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concretenprimroses

Wow! They are all so pretty.
That pale green grout on the first was daring and it looks fabulous!
Becky you are a very generous good friend and teacher!
Kathy

    Bookmark   November 17, 2011 at 9:57AM
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