Mosaic

Cathedral Glass Candle Holders

By  Lauren DiSanza  for  Diamond Tech

size: 3-1/2"x4-1/2"

  • Cathedral Glass Candle Holders
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Materials

  • Rose bowls, 3-1/2”, two
  • Diamond Tech Jennifer's Mosaics Cathedral Stained Glass Chips

Tools

  • Diamond Tech Jennifer's Mosaics: Black Grout, Scorer/Breaker
  • Eclectic Products E6000 Industrial Strength Adhesive

Basic Supplies

  • newspaper or kraft paper, latex or work gloves, paper towels, measuring cup and spoon, craft stick and mixing bowl, soft cloth
  • 1. Cover work area with newspaper or kraft paper.
  • 2. Sort stained glass chips into piles. Design shown uses two piles of orange/yellow/amber and blue/green/purple/red chips applied in horizontal-striped pattern.
  • 3. Score each tile in half to create rectangles using scorer/breaker tool. To score/break, open jaws on tool and position tile on lower jaw, making sure score line faces up. Squeeze jaws together to break tile.

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  • 4. To create squares, score orange/yellow/amber rectangles in half following process in Step 3.

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  • 5. Apply adhesive onto bowl working in small areas.

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  • 6. Adhere tiles from blue/green/purple pile vertically around bowl, spacing 1/8" apart. Adhere tiles vertically from orange/amber/yellow pile, alternating squares and rectangles, spacing 1/8" apart. Let set for five minutes. Turn bowl and repeat process until entire surface is covered. For other bowl, adhere tiles horizontally in two color groups around bowl.

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  • 7. To finish edges, score 1/8" off of 10 rectangles and 1/4" off of 10 rectangles from each color pile. Apply adhesive along beveled edge on bowl. Position eight orange/amber/yellow tiles 1/8" apart, covering bowl rim. Let dry overnight.
  • 8. Mix 1/2 cup of grout with three Tbsp. water in mixing bowl to peanut butter consistency using craft stick.
  • 9. With gloved hand, smooth grout over tile and fill in crevices. Remove excess grout with hand. Let set for 10 minutes. Use damp sponge or paper towel to remove excess grout and haze. Let set overnight.

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  • 10. When completely dry, buff tiles with soft cloth removing grout dust.

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  • Tip
  • 1. Applying mosaic tiles to a curved surface can be tricky. To prevent the surface from rolling, place it on a bag of rice or beans.