Mosaic

Glass Mosaic Candleholder

By  Jennifer and Kitty O’Neil 

size: 4"x3-1/2"

  • Glass Mosaic Candleholder

Materials

  • Red hammered stained glass, 12”x12" sheet
  • Mirror glass tiles, 1/2”x1/2”, 18
  • Glass candleholder, 4" tall

Tools

  • Wheeled glass cutters
  • Pliers
  • Black premixed grout, 8 oz.
  • Beacon Adhesives 527 Multi-Use Glue

Basic Supplies

  • work gloves and eyewear, ruler, masking tape, sponge
  • 1. Wearing gloves and eyewear, cut glass sheet into 1/2" tiles using cutter by holding cutter upright with wheel pressed onto edge of glass. Score glass sheet with medium pressure from end to end, creating 1/2"-wide strip. Turn sheet over on work surface. Wrap ends of pliers with tape; grasp end of sheet and bend toward table to snap off strip. Flip strip over; score 1/2" from end creating 1/2"x1/2" tile; use pliers to snap off. Repeat process for 125 tiles or amount needed for project.
  • 2. Adhere row of tiles around top of candleholder, leaving 1/8"-1/4" space between tiles. Adhere second row of tiles then adhere third row of mirror tiles. Finish covering surface with tiles. Let dry for 24 hours.
  • 3. With gloved hand, apply premixed grout directly to surface of tiles. Use damp sponge to move grout in between tiles. Wipe excess grout from tiles. Let dry for 30 minutes.
  • 4. Dampen sponge; remove grout haze using even pressure. Let set for 30 minutes. Rebuff tiles if needed.
  • Tip
  • 1. Mosaic this candleholder along with the O'Neil Sisters by visiting http://tinyurl.com/videoglassmosaic for a complete video tutorial.