- Moonbeam Angel
- Clacton-on-Sea, North Essex, United Kingdom
- Hello and welcome, I'm Diane and I am Mum to two lovely, lively and craft-minded children, Tayla and Arron. I love my crafts,especially knitting and crochet but my main passion is designing and making mosaics. I have been mosaicing since 2007, using a variety of different items. I suppose I should call myself a mixed-media mosaic artist. I also love the challenge of a commission!!! All my items (including those on Flickr) are for sale, just leave me a message for details. (I do have Paypal)
Tuesday, 16 November 2010
So if you are into mosaic or would like to be please take a look, my ebay id is moonbeamdiane, cheers!
Wednesday, 10 November 2010
Saturday, 25 September 2010
All items are handcrafted by each of the stallholders, lots of interesting and usual items, perfect for Christmas presents or to treat yourself.
Entrance is FREE and there is ample parking and a very WARM WELCOME awaiting you!
Friday, 27 August 2010
Thursday, 22 July 2010
The event at Clare Priory on the weekend of 10th/11th July which was brilliant, I just love the atmosphere at this event and the professionalism of the organisers and the welcome received. Can't wait for next year's event.
Secondly, both my children are changing schools in September, Tayla moving up to secondary school and Arron changing to a more local primary! unless you are a parent in the same situation, you just would not believe the amount of time involved in this, what I thought to be a simple process. All the visits to the schools to meet teachers etc, uniforms to be ordered and collected etc as well as all the paperwork for emergency numbers, allergies etc. Well that's all done now. Both children have today said their goodbyes to the old school and friends (with many tears-and that's just me!) and are looking forward to the new chapters of their lives!
Now it's time to concentrate on holidays, family, the sun and the garden, all in the that order (hopefully)
On the mosaic front I do have some new pieces to show but until I get time to upload the photos, I am afraid my dear followers will have to stay in suspense.
Lastly, unless I don't get back to blog and update before the end of the school holidays, I'd just like to finish by wishing everyone a happy summer!
Friday, 2 July 2010
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Monday, 31 May 2010
Thank you to all those that voted.
Friday, 28 May 2010
First we have Flora, cream glass background with vintage cabochons, dyed pink shelll beads, green varigated glass and purple irridescent glass. She has gold teardrop beads for her hair.
Next we have Angeli, she is called this as it is Native American for "Spirit". She has turquoise glass with accents of red, gold glass and gold mirror for her wings and red crackle glass beads which has splashes of gold, green and red. Her hair is faceted glass teardrop beads.
Thirdly, is Victoria, she was given this name as, when I had finished her I thought she looked very Victorian in colour and design. She has pale pink/peach varigated glass for her dress with insets of silver mirror, there are also strings of old white beads and the accents in her wings are enamelled butterflies which came from a pair of earrings which had been broken. Her hair is made of silver teardrop beads
Fourth, is Nova, this name is Native American for "Chases butterflies". I know she doesn't look very Native American but whilst researching a name for Angeli I found the name Nova with it's meaning and thought it suited. She has accents of irridescent/silver butterflies together with silver mirror for her wings, skirt and squiggly line. The main body of her dress is varigated sky blue glass. Her hair is made of champagne colour teardrop beads.
Lastly, we have Cleo. I have used vintage black cabochons which have sparkly suns on them, together with white opaque glass, gold mirror and black opaque glass. Her hair is again faceted teardrop beads.
Thursday, 20 May 2010
The next cross is all plain silver mirror accented with blue irridescent moons and yellow irridescent stars, these are glass nuggets, again bought some time ago and forgotten about until now.
Lastly, this cross is made using varigated gren glass with dark purple glass accent. The inspiration for this cross came from some polymer clay buttins that I had recently bought. I've used these as accents. I then found some purple dyed shell beads in my stash and added these for some extra purple. I grouted this piece in grey. I think this is probably my second favourite.
Monday, 17 May 2010
This time I have used lighter brown glass for the main parts and instead of glass I have used seed beads in browns and golds for the chest. Well being a female, she deserves some bling!!
Her beak, feet and eyes are a different colour too.
I have also reversed the design so she faces towards (or away) from Mr. depending on her mood!!
Friday, 14 May 2010
Monday, 10 May 2010
Wednesday, 5 May 2010
Thursday, 8 April 2010
Tuesday, 6 April 2010
Sunday, 4 April 2010
Even though I have returned to making mosaics with glass, the buttons still seem to creep in! this mermaid was just crying out for buttons on her tail and as I had some lovely lime and jade buttons, I went for it and gave her an interesting buttony tail. I also used a darker glass for her skin.
I love making fairies, especially this one as her hair gives rise to so many possibilities. I started off with one where I cut circles of glass. The next one had glass nuggets for her hair and, with buttons being a feature at the moment, I just had to do this one with button hair. I was inspired by another crafter I know who has lovely curly hair in a pale auburn colour, so decided to try and re-create her hair for this little fairy. I hope she doesn't mind!
I bought four little wooden magnets and these are the end results, a little ladybird with button spots and eyes and a little bumble bee.
Then I did a little butterfly with button spots and a dragonfly with irridescent glass wings. Irridescent glass is always disappointing in the photos :(
This seahorse has a textured mirror glass in shades of green for his back. Again the photos haven't shown the "crinkles" and the mirror.
With this seahorse I decided to cut the glass and mirror in a more traditional "tile" style, even the layout is more in the Romanesque style.
Wednesday, 24 March 2010
A polo shirt and a hoodie for me to wear at events.
Tuesday, 23 March 2010
Saturday, 6 March 2010
Thursday, 4 March 2010
Friday, 12 February 2010
Still can't get the photos right, the colour just has not come out very well, the buttons are all very vintage looking lilacs, the pink beads are a dusky rose and the dark beads are a very deep purple. Seems that the camera just doesn't like these shades!