Show Us How You Made It

Mary Foley recently won our ‘Mosaic Garden Art’ Competition and has very kindly agreed to share how she created the ‘Fiesta Table’.

Glass on Glass (glued with Macglue)

This is a four seater glass topped garden table, but any size with a glass top is perfect for the glass on glass method I used. I started from the centre using a large round agate surrounded by a few more petal shaped agates in different colours. Then using some petal shaped stained glass in different sizes( mainly using scrap glass that l got from a leadlight artist) which I cut using an oil glass cutter, I just worked outwards leaving enough space for the tempered glass fill in. Before doing the tg area I glued the ball chain on the very edge and added the blue and green glass tiles for a border . Whilst laying the stained glass shapes of iridescent , textured ,and mirror , l added various size glass gems, fused glass pieces, iridescent nuggets, mini gems, glass rod, etc. The table was grouted by black grout.

I usually lay out my mosaic before glueing so l can have an idea of what it will look like, makes a bit more work but l find l shift things around a bit so then take a picture when happy and then proceed to glue using the picture as a guide of my layout.

Mary Foley

This is the first project in this section but we’d like to see many more. If you have a project you’d like profiled, please email the details together with a photo to

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