Saturday, August 21, 2010

Bumping up photos of mosaic stairs

Completed August 2009. My largest mosaic project so far:


















©2009, Silva Hayes, River through the woods



These stair risers are mosaiced onto Plexiglass rectangles with a hole drilled in each end of each one. The risers were installed after all the work was completed. The mosaic is a mixture of stained glass, vintage jewelry, broken plates, and various bits. Little children love to slowly climb them and point out snails, fish, butterflies, dragonflies, and turtles that live near the water.

11 comments:

concretenprimroses said...

Beautiful! I think I saw them on Garden web last year. How have they held up?
Kathy

Silva said...

Thank you, Kathy. They have held up perfectly. No problems at all!

April said...

Stumbled across this by accident... So beautiful! I posted this as inspiration on my Pinterest account: http://pinterest.com/pin/11894710/

I made sure to link back to you.

Silva said...

Thank you for your kind words, April!

Unknown said...

Absolutely gorgeous! ...and truly inspiring. I found this site by searching for hints on using plexiglass for mosaics. I have never used it as a substrate and am thinking it would be a good choice for kids. I am curious what kind of glue you used?

Silva said...

Thanks for your interest. I used MAC glue. Until recently I ordered it on line, but now a local stained glass shop carries it.

Jennifer said...

That is incredibly beautiful. How many lbs of glass did you have to use?

Silva said...

Don't know how I missed your comment but I did; I am sorry I didn't reply right away! Hmmm, I don't know how many lbs of glass I used but it was a bunch!

jean said...

Hello---so beautiful. I am about to embark on this "adventure!" Did you screw the plexiglass onto the existing wooden risers?
JLL

Silva Hayes said...

Yes, I screwed the Plexiglas onto the existing stair risers (which are sheetrocked). It was super easy. I found screws at Lowes that are the exact same color as the grout in the mosaic.

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