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Posts tagged ‘smalti’

Striped Smalti

September 19, 2011

kaw

Another way to use those lovely colours, this one is 6 x 6 inches (16 x 16 cm).

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Smalti Place

September 14, 2011

kaw

This is a place, crossed paths on a common, that I hope means a lot to its owners, and very impressionistic. It’s a 6 x 6 inch (16cm x 16cm) mosaic in smalti glass, with a touch of green mirrored glass for sparkle.

Small Patchwork

September 14, 2011

kaw

This is the little sister of the larger smalti patchwork. It’s 6 x 6 inches (16cm x 16cm), quite big enough to be practical for a pan stand or to fill a mini wall space. Smalti glass comes in all colours, so the possibilities for colourways are endless.

Smalti Patchwork

September 13, 2011

kaw

Hmm, smalti – little chunks of pure colourful expensive opaque glass. Sweeties, they look so sort of toffee like they make you want to bite them (but don’t, obviously). The grandest mosaics are made of smalti, or actual marble or precious stones. It also has a bit of stained glass in it here and there. This is a 50th wedding anniversary present, there’s a hidden code, the oblongs (years) at the right hand side overlap onto the next row (because they were married in April), and each red square is a child, or a grandchild, set into the year he or she was born. This is 12 inches square, and just pure amazing colour. Also available in subtle.