Saturday, June 9, 2012

Jubilee Mosaic

Inspired by The Diamond Jubilee of Queen Elizabeth II ..........




(Mosaic Diamond Jubilee Vase)

When I bought the two plates I used in this mosaic, one had a crack
and one had a chip. But they were both
VERY inexpensive, so I purchased them anyway.
The Prince Charles cup was perfect, and I loved it,
but once when dusting I knocked it off its cup hook and it broke.
I couldn't bring myself to toss it and have kept it
for a good few years.
Finally........ something to do with them all.

I just have to say......doing mosaic isn't as easy as you might think,
poor Queen, as my pieces slid around on the crock, her face got larger
and larger grooves in it.
And frankly , after looking at her up close and personal
for a few hours, in my opinion
 she was quite a beauty in her youth.


If I was in her area, I would most definately
have signed up for a mosaic class from
I am sure that would have made the process much easier!
And my results much better!!

(If you are interested in seeing some of my
British royal commemoratives, including a Queen Victoria Diamond
Jubilee pitcher, I posted about them



  1. I think you did a wonderful job...nice recycling of the china too..:) You got me thinking about some plates of mine that are cracked... Enjoyed the Jubilee concert & fireworks they had...:)

    I have got to visit England someday...<3

  2. I love this jug! I agree...mosaic is much harder and takes a lot longer than you would think. But when you create a treasure like you is sooo worth it♥♥♥

  3. Just Beautiful, I always enjoy your Creations. I too have shards of Happy Accidents that I've Saved for some kind of Project in the Future... how far into the Future I cannot predict though?!? *LOL* I've never had the Heart to intentionally break anything for a Mosaic Project though so I have to wait for an accident to happen to a Lovely Piece. *Smiles*

    Blessings from the Arizona Desert... Dawn... The Bohemian

  4. dear vintage green life,
    i am jubilant to see your offering for the queen~
    oh to welcome you with open arms to the mosaic vessel class would be pure JOY!
    what adhesive are you using? you are right that mosaics are much more involved in the creation process then one might expect but with the right adhesive you should not have challenges with your chosen and placed china pieces slipping around!
    love love love your jubilee pitcher!

  5. This is a great posting It’s exactly what I was looking for. I like your article.

  6. cool stuff!!!The vase really looks like it has been
    around forever.. I love it!

  7. I love this piece, haven't done mosaic in such a long time, I'm too impatient to put it all together, Cathie C. does a wonderful job, but everything she does is wonderful!

  8. I love it, Gayle! You did a great job, I think! :)

  9. I love your mosaics. Queen Elizabeth was quite lovely too - I remember being impressed by her beautiful smile as I waved my flag when she drove by in 1953. I was a small child in a seaside town she was visiting in Coronation year.

  10. Wow! Beautiful creation ~ well crafted ~~ thanks, (A Creative Harbor) Happy Weekend ^_^

  11. i have a hunch you collect sacred hearts...i am offering one of my most adored in a long time collection from san miguel, i hope you will visit and see how one heart and many hands may transform the future for one unique village.

  12. How fantastic, I love the muted colours you've chosen x