This weekend my daughter and I took a mosaic class by Susan Weschler. Here's the starting point when I was at the point of trying to color way outside of my skill level, the size of my project and the time limits of a beginning class. Susan reined me in a bit - it's good to come back from the lost.
On its side to glue the half marbles along the edge. I'm in love with the broken tea cup handles. Another love point was finding typed words on the back of one of the plates. Jackpot! We used glass snippers to cut/snap the cups and plates. Susan had a great deal of control - my snips were a bit more random.
The center will be a mirror. The rounded marbles are on the edge of a 1/2 circle shaped ledge (3-D) it will hold - precious little things.
And here's a closeup. The class was fun and challenging. When we went out to dinner that night - I kept wondering what the plate I was eating off of would look like snipped into little pieces. We are thinking of our next class. I forgot to take a photo of our work next to each other - darn it. Will post the side by side as soon as I am able. We were both happy with the class and the results!