Monday, April 25, 2011

Mosaic Belt Buckles

I traveled to Scottsdale, Arizona over the weekend to see my fabulous friends Scott and Jeff. While there, I picked up some great mosaic ingredients from an amazing, spirited mountain town called Jerome. The focal points from these belt buckles came from Papillon Antiques at 107 Main Street.

Imagine my surprise when I found out that Michelle from Papillon was from Kansas City - no way!!! Check out the chunky pink and red brooch in the center of this one . . .

And Scott is responsible for the text in this one . . .

Most of my pieces are tongue-in-cheek and this focal point is no exception.

I'm running on only a few hours of sleep after arriving in town very late last night, but I could not wait to put together these buckles. More coming soon!

Sunday, April 17, 2011

Introducing . . . Captain Jack Sparrow

My latest mosaic skull is inspired by none other than Captain Jack Sparrow.

I debated about the bandanna - cloth or mosaic. I settled on mosaic. And thanks to Georgia at work who suggested the earring - the perfect touch.

Mostly gold teeth, one black one. Jack didn't have time to see the dentist.

And I couldn't forget the eyeliner.

What's next with the skulls? Maybe bad to the bone, another great idea from a friend. Comment me with themes - this is really fun!

Mosaic LUV

I found this great new heart form recently and love it for its fat, whimsical shape. It measures 12" across and about 10" tall.

I found these fabulous metal letters yesterday at Donny Volkart's booth in the River Market Antique Mall. They're really heavy and the "L" and the "V" have screws coming out of them.


Also picked up some vintage keys in Gail Tritten's booth on the second floor. I just love her stuff.

Black and white plates at a reasonable price are hard for me to find. I found a nice set with the black heart pattern at a thrift store for only $.49/ea so I could afford to chop a bunch up to encircle this piece.

Thursday, April 14, 2011

Another Custom Skull

Just mailed off another custom skull. This one's going to Monterey, California. He'll be in good hands.

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

A Bit of the Ultraviolent

The latest skull in my Mosaic Skull series is based on Stanley Kubrick's, A Clockwork Orange.

Next up: I hear Jack Sparrow is in town.

Monday, April 4, 2011


This latest skull in my Mosaic Skull series is inspired by The Master: Alfred Hitchcock, and his 1963 horror film, The Birds.