Tuesday, January 21, 2020

Mosaic Birds

Picassiette Mosaic Birds by Jeanne Selep
Teal Picassiette Mosaic birds

I wanted to share this pair of mosaic birds I created using vintage china from various resale venues. Mosaics created from broken china is called picassiette (also pique assiette), and it's my favorite kind of mosaic.  It's a great way to use chipped, damaged or broken china.

Picassiette Mosaic Bird by Jeanne Selep
Left facing Mosaic Bird
The single teal plate that became the tail feathers inspired the color palette.  I cut the bird shapes out of 1/4 inch thick wood on a jigsaw, glued down the china pieces with clear silicon, and finished the birds by grouting between the china.

Pique assiette Mosaic Bird by Jeanne Selep
Right facing Mosaic Bird

I don't know which of the birds is the girl and which one is the boy, but these two are definitely love birds, and I am hoping to figure out a baby bird shape so they can have babies someday.

Detail of Mosaic birds by Jeanne Selep
Mosaic birds posing for a close up
Here the two are having their close up.  

The birds are actually quite small, about 3 inches high by 5 inches tip of the beak to tip of the tail.

Small Mosaic bird and Window
Mosaic birds on Display

At the moment I display them on a window ledge near a small reproduction Tiffany Window that came from the Metropolitan Museum of Art, where the real much larger window hangs. The large Tiffany window (the real one) is currently my favorite stained glass window in the world, in case anyone has a spare one...
 (btw, notice the authentic shabby chic (?) of the window and window handle...)

Mosaic bird pair by Jeanne Selep
Name the birds!  Leave suggestions in the comments

I haven't named the birds yet, so if anyone has suggestions, please leave your ideas in the comments.

Click on the images to see them enlarged.

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Isabel para ALROMASAR said...

Lovely artworks!

Sum of their Stories said...

Oh my goodness, these are just lovely. When me kids were little we did a mosaic for the garden but other than that it's not something I've tried. You are making me want to add this to my never ending to do list!!

Allyson said...

Wow, I am so in love with your birds! I visited an artsy mosaic place in downtown Philadelphia this summer that you would love, I'm sure. I'm visiting from Tuesday with a Twist. I pinned your awesome birds!

Roseann Hampton said...

Such a beautiful design! Thanks for sharing with us at The Blogger's Pit Stop!

Mary said...

these are so pretty! well done!

The Lazy Gastronome said...

Love these birds! Visiting from the Bloggers Pit Stop.

creativejewishmom/sara said...

wow, these are amazing! i love mosaic but haven't done any in years....that doesn't stop me though from stashing broken dishes! thanks so much for sharing on craft schooling Sunday!

My thrift store addiction said...

These are adorable! Thanks for sharing at Vintage Charm!

Ann said...

Your birds are absolutely beautiful. Thank you for sharing at Party In Your PJ's, you are being featured on my blog Tuesday evening...and I'm still thinking about names for them!

Kathleen said...

Our Roseann has chosen your beautiful birds to be featured in the next Blogger's Pit Stop. Thanks for choosing us to promote your work.

handmade by amalia said...

Such sweet birds! Nice to see them having a cozy chat.

Natasha Mairs - Serenity You said...

I love these!!! these are a really great make, beautiful

Sandi Magle said...

Hi, I'm going to try and do these both sides and mount them on a stick for the garden....I have several pieces of mosaic....here and there, and saving plates forever. Can't wait to do blue and white pottery birds!

Sam - Raggedy Bits said...

These little birdies are just the sweetest! Such a great idea and would make such lovely gifts. Love the blue tones that you have used in the tiles!

Thank you so much for sharing your gorgeous project with us over at Waste Not Wednesday!

Kerryanne @ Shabby Art Boutique said...

Jeanne, your mosaic birds are just so sweet. You must be very happy with how they turned out. Thank you for sharing them at Create, Bake, Grow & Gather this week. I'm delighted to be featuring your mosaic birds at tomorrow's party and pinning too.

Funky Junk Interiors said...

How positively adorable are these birds! They are beautifully done and perfect for our upcoming spring and summer months ahead!

I'm featuring this on DIY Salvaged Junk Projects 512 this weekend. Thanks for linking it up!

Anonymous said...

These birds are absolutely beautiful! Maybe, the one on the right is the male? As in nature the more colorful one is male.Why not name them Fortune and Cookie? They are made from China after all 😊

Jeanne said...

I love the names Fortune and Cookie, such a creative idea!

Louca por porcelana said...

WOW!Sooooo cute!

betty-NZ said...

Oh, my goodness, what an adorable project! I love the shape and the colors that you used, too.

Feel free to share at My Corner of the World

Veronica Lee said...

Your mosaic birds are really lovely!

Have a great weekend!

Jo said...

I've been in a 'creating slump' but your beautiful birds really got my attention! I've never done mosaic but I love the idea. Is there a special way to break the china into smaller pieces? My thought is put a towel over it and tap with a hammer. Is that what you do? Thanks in advance!

Liberty from B4andAfters.com said...

Your little birds are so cute! Thank you for sharing at Best of the Month! I will be featuring you on Friday. : )

Liberty from B4andAfters.com

Anonymous said...

These are fabulous! ❣️

Linda said...

These little mosaic birds are adorable.

A Crafty Mix said...

How beautiful Jeanne. Making mosaics in small sizes is not that easy but you most definitely have a talent. I'm totally loving all the beautiful things on your blog