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Susan Wechsler's Mini Ballerina - Part 1 - Creating a Visual Story

Susan starts each piece by selecting her palette, but then creates a sketch of her visual story in a very unique and helpful way .

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Susan Wechsler's Mini Ballerina - Part 2 - Using Mosaic Magic Putty

Susan demonstrates how she uses Mosaic Magic Putty to apply a variety of tesserae (metal, glass, 3D, etc.) to her substrate.

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Episode 1 - I Got a Commission - Now What ?
Episode 2 - Designing a Pattern for a Client
Episode 3 - Mosaic Over Pattern - The Set-up
Episode 4 - Getting the Details Right
Episode 5 - 3,000 Pieces in 3-Minutes
Episode 6 - Modified Double Reverse
Episode 7 - Transferring to a Substrate
Episode 8 - Installation
Episode 9 - Grouting & Clean-up

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How Gila Rayberg Uses Thinset with Picassiette

Gila Rayberg shows how to use thinset for irregular shaped tile like broken dishes.

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How to Make a Mosaic Table - Part 2

Lou Ann completes the second part of the table base and brings it all together.

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How to Make a Mosaic Table - Part 1

Lou Ann revives an old mosaic when she turns it into a table by making a mosaic base to match the mosaic that became the table top.

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How & Why to Section Large Patterns

Patterns for large mosaics must be treated differently than smaller mosaic patterns. Here's how you do it.

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What You Need to Know About Mosaic Patterns

Techniques for making a mosaic pattern both large and small

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Starting a Community Mosaic Project

Kicking off a new community mosaic project can be a lot of fun. Here's the first session of a project sponsored by Art Reach of Orlando.

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The First Mosaic Experience

Most of the basic techniques of how to make a mosaic are shown in this video that features 3 first-timers getting the instruction. Artists who are considering teaching mosaics will see teaching techniques.

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Sculpting With Wedi Board

This opens the door to limitless shapes for mosaic sculpture. And, it's not that difficult !

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Get More out of Your Grinder Bits

Grinders can be essential tools for mosaic artists, and grinder bits can be a bit pricey. So knowing how to get more from them will save you time and money. Here's how.

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How to Hang Wedi Backer

Wedi is a great substrate - light weight, durable, waterproof, outdoor, indoor, and easy to work with. But hanging it is something of an unknown - until now. There are 2 ways and both are shown in this video.

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How to Make the Best Photos of Your Mosaics with a Cell Phone

A professional photographer who has photographed thousands of mosaics shows an easy technique without professional lights and cameras.

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I Got a Commission - Now What ?

Getting a commision for a mosiac project can be very exciting. But, what is really involved? Lou Ann Weeks shares the step-by-step process from the first contact to the final clean-up in a series of 9 videos. In this episode Lou Ann discusses the business arrangement and first steps.

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Designing a Pattern for a Client

Patterns are not only required by clients, but their dimensional accuracy is critical for large architectural mosaic installations. Here's a way to get both at the same time. Episode 2 of 9.

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Mosaic Over Pattern - The Set-up

A modern application of a technique that has been used for centuries, Lou Ann demonstrates what may prevent more costly mistakes than any other way to make a mosaic. Episode 3 of 9.

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Cutting Stained Glass - My Favorite Tools

This video goes into detail about the tools I personally use for cutting stained glass. I will demonstrate how to cut glass and which tool works best for each. Tips and tricks for cutting curves, squares and triangles out of stained glass, as well as other tools handy for cleaning your mosaic are also shown.

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How to Cut Stained Glass Using a Wet Saw

This video is a demonstration of how to cut stained glass shapes such as straight cuts, curves, 90-degree angles and unusual shapes, all using a wet saw. Watch close-ups of actual demonstrations on cutting the glass, along with important tips on how to achieve the best results.

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The Making of a Mosaic Falcon

Combine students learning a new skill, gaining confidence and pride with a large scaled mosaic art project and this is what happens! Watch this 3-minute video of our project from beginning to end – step by step through this complex but fun process. Hope you will enjoy it!

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