Friday, December 27, 2013

Tesserae


Isn't this glass gorgeous?  I just bought it from an eBay seller and it's on the way...it's called Oceana and it's a speciality stained glass that was made in Santa Cruz but no longer made.  I have a ton of glass already but I couldn't resist this; it's a Christmas present from me to me.  Oceana glass is so fabulous; it is always beautiful yet different on both sides.  It's often thicker than other stained glass, and is known for its bold color, mottled texture, and the random edges of the hand-poured pieces.  I just finished an article about tesserae, all about the different qualities of tile, glass, pebbles, costume jewelry, etc. and I will publish it as soon as I take the pictures to go along with it.  

5 comments:

Karen Erickson said...

Definitely beautiful colors and textures, lucky you :)

Silva Hayes said...

I'm so excited; I can't wait to get it.

Irene said...

That is beautiful glass. Can you share the site to buy some of this glass?

Ramona JapaneseRedneck said...

Wow, that's gonna look fantastic on whatever you put it on!

Silva Hayes said...

I got it from an eBay seller; here's the link:

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Oceana-Handmade-Stained-Glass-Scrap-and-Mosaic-Tile-1-LB-Assorted-Colors-UNUSUAL-/310808277557?pt=Mosaic_Tiles&hash=item485d9df235

If that doesn't work, go to eBay and search for "Oceana handmade glass." It's the kind that isn't made any longer, not the new kind.