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Shaping Tesserae for Mosaic Art

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5 Steps to Get The Details Right

When creating a mosaic, there are areas you will need to pay special attention to in order to get the right fit as well as the right shape. Here's a project...

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Let's Cut a Cup In Half With Our Wet Saw!

Using a wet saw to cut a cup is easy – you just need to think and plan a little before you grab the cup and start cutting. Materials and techniques are here

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Getting Started In Mosaics – What to Expect

Part 3 of 7
Tesserae and tools are the essentials for creating any mosaic art piece and there are so many choices that it can make "starting" difficult. In this post you will get ideas from a skilled mosaic art teacher that...

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Cutting Large Letters & Numbers

One piece letters and numbers - this article has 4 tips to help you make the kind of cuts with a wet saw that will produce letters and numbers in one piece. It also has a link to a video for more information.

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Keystoning – Why you need to know about it.

First off, what is keystoning? Keystoning is a cutting technique used on square tesserae which are to be laid along a curve, that eliminates the problem of ...

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More Cool Tools for Mosaic Artists: Grinders

I have always loved working with glass so coming from a stained glass background has been an advantage in my mosaic art. I want to share with you a tool that I think is a "Must Have" for mosaic artists who need to achieve a smooth edge to their glass or tile. I'm talking about …

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How To Cut Stained Glass by Hand

Glass works so well in mosaics, but you need to know how to cut it so you get the right kind of results.   This article covers the basic glass cutting technique and a link to more advanced techniques.

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