Mosaic Boot

becky_iaDecember 10, 2012

This is a cement boot I just finished mosaicking after working on it for quite awhile. And it was the first thing to sell at my annual Christmas Open House last Saturday morning! Sorta sad to see it go, but happy for the sale.

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silvamae

Wow, it is striking! Not surprised it sold.

    Bookmark   December 10, 2012 at 8:53AM
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ohtobedone

Awesome as always! Do you have more pictures from your sale?

    Bookmark   December 10, 2012 at 9:24AM
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nicethyme

its fantastic

    Bookmark   December 10, 2012 at 12:35PM
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wackyweeder

Very Pretty!

    Bookmark   December 10, 2012 at 7:14PM
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cathyscache

WOW!! It's gorgeous!!!!!! Love it!!!

    Bookmark   December 11, 2012 at 2:22AM
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silvamae

I would love to hear about the process. It's a real boot, isn't it? Did you cover a real boot with concrete?

    Bookmark   December 11, 2012 at 7:49AM
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texaswild

That is FABULOUS. Love your colors and the ball chain. Wish that stuff wasn't so expensive.

SILVA: They have concrete boots in the garden section of Lowes. W/save a heap of trouble preparing a real boot for mosaics.

    Bookmark   December 11, 2012 at 10:19AM
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Calamity_J

LOVELY!!! Ball chain just works so well for this!!!!

    Bookmark   December 12, 2012 at 5:08PM
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becky_ia

Slow...you are so correct! This is a cement boot I bought at a statuary place. And I used about 15 feet of ball chain! I order an entire roll of it from Ace Hardware and he sells it to me a little above cost. (Told him I could order it over the internet, but preferred to buy locally and would he sell it to me for the same cost. Worked!) I have about 15 hours of time into the boot but it was so much fun to do and I loved how it turned out.

    Bookmark   December 12, 2012 at 8:17PM
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nanatricia

OH!!!! Yes that is just to cool!!!!

    Bookmark   December 12, 2012 at 9:35PM
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texaswild

Oh, thank you for that, BECKY. We have an Ace H. here. Gonna check it out to see if I can get the same deal. Where had you seen it on the net? Chris Emmert on Flickr uses miles of it and she posted a website for all sizes - link follows. I find it terribly expensive, and have resisted ordering it. It really does dress up a project. I was using BBs for a long time, but I can't find them copper coated anymore, and placing them one at a time was tedious. What size did you order?
Ball Chain Source

    Bookmark   December 13, 2012 at 8:49AM
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silvamae

Slow, will you check this out and tell me how the prices compare? I am interested in the black enamel-coated ones.

Here is a link that might be useful: McMaster Carr ball chain online

    Bookmark   December 13, 2012 at 9:08AM
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texaswild

SILVA: Mark down the ones you are interested in buying, look on the link I posted, then on your link and compare. I'm so tired right now I barely know what day it is.

    Bookmark   December 13, 2012 at 4:44PM
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loribee2

WOW that is an amazing piece of art! I'm not surprised it didn't last long. I know a couple of friends who would have killed for it. Gorgeous work!

    Bookmark   December 17, 2012 at 11:02PM
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cathyscache

Wow it is BEAUTIFUL!!!!

    Bookmark   December 26, 2012 at 1:50AM
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murraysmom Zone 6 OH

Becky, that is simply stunning!!! You are an inspiration!!

    Bookmark   December 29, 2012 at 3:40PM
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Rona007

That is absolutely beautiful! Great job.

    Bookmark   January 15, 2013 at 1:49AM
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