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Mosaic Magic

Mosaic Magic offers 15 stylish and practical mosaic projects for the home and garden along with project variations, additional ideas and a comprehensive section on materials and techniques. Whether the reader is a beginner or looking to improve their current skills, this book explores the craft of mosaics, using historic mosaic ideas and inspiration as the basis for chic, contemporary designs. Clear step-by-step instructions make the projects achievable for everyone regardless of skill level or available crafting time.

Paperback: 128 pages

Publisher: David & Charles (April 14, 2008)

Language: English

ISBN-10: 0715327984

ISBN-13: 978-0715327982

Product Dimensions: 8.3 x 0.4 x 10.8 inches

Shipping Weight: 1.2 pounds

Average Customer Review: 3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)

Best Sellers Rank: #1,604,690 in Books (See Top 100 in Books) #94 in Books > Crafts, Hobbies & Home > Crafts & Hobbies > Mosaics #933 in Books > Crafts, Hobbies & Home > Crafts & Hobbies > Pottery & Ceramics #25465 in Books > Arts & Photography > History & Criticism

As a newbie, I think this book covered a lot of ground. The design projects weren't run of the mill or too rustic-looking. The contents were thorough. All materials, tools and techniques were well explained and accompanied by pictures/examples. There are 15 excellent projects from napkin rings, to vases, to bookends - all well explained and with great pictures. Templates and supplies are also included. All in all a good book for a beginner and perhaps for more advanced.

The beautiful cover fooled me completely. The desings are poor and execution and finishing of the mosaics are even poorer. I regret having purchased this book, specially having so many other options.

This book is an okay addition to your collection if you are someone who must have every book on a subject, regardless of quality. It is not informative enough to be a beginner book, and the projects are not sophisticated enough to be a book for a serious hobbyist. Nothing against the author and her projects, but it was a waste of money for me.

Excellent book. Good ideas, good pictures, good instructions. Would recommend to others starting out with glass mosaics.

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