I've been fortunate to stay loosely connected with some of my friends from college. Last month, a former housemate, Majken, invited friends for dinner and mosaic making at a recently opened shop, Seattle Mosaic Arts. It was wonderful fun. I had the chance to catch up with her and another former college housemate, Kris, I haven't seen in years. I realized I don't have the same sort of women friends in my life now that I had when I was younger and I miss it. Need to see about changing that.
I opted to make house numbers in shades of red and black. I wasn't able to complete it in one evening so we met the following weekend to finish our projects.
My friend Kris made house numbers as a Christmas gift. The colors she chose were gorgeous. She's also a fabulous knitter. I'm thrilled to reconnect with her! I think Tanner would love her. I didn't ask her if I could put her on my blog so I'll just show you the project she was working on.
Majken was also making a gift. A gorgeous decorative platter she designed around a mirrored center. She also cut up a necklace to use the beads in her design. She's always been talented at using color so it's no surprise she loves this craft.
Here's my final product. I love the way this looks up close. It turns out there isn't enough contrast between the numbers and background for it to be easily seen from the street. May need to fashion a way to hang it near the sidewalk.
If you're in the Seattle area, I highly recommend Seattle Mosaic Arts. I did all of the fun part, designing the piece, then the shop did the grouting and cementing. You can learn to do that if you like but as an introduction it was perfect to skip those steps.