Here is a unique home or garden accent! A work inspired by nature! This is a mosaic garden stone of a tulip flower and leaves with built in stand. Stand is decorated with a mosaic blue butterfly and a little bee. Colors dance with the light, whether natural light outdoors or indoors. Take indoors if weather is freezing to be safe. Lovely accent to a deck container, landscape garden, or indoors on a desk or accent table.
The tulip motif is created with hand cut and ground pink iridescent stained glass, mixtures of green iridescent and other green stained glass, and a mixture ofgreens, blues, and other glass for the background on the base.
The process: The natural stone area is covered with a layer of thin set to level out the area and left to dry. The motif is then glued on with epoxy glue, left to set and then grouted with charcoal grout and sealed. The base design pieces are also glued on with epoxy glue and sealed. The stone itself is a tall irregular diamond shape with rounded edges. Dimensions: total height with base, 9", width of base left to right, 8.25", width of base top to bottom (looking down onto it), 6.0", height of base itself, 1.5", width of base of stone at bottom of base, 1.5", width of stone at top, 3.0". Photos show in garden setting for perspective. A perfect gift for Mother's Day, a birthday, or for any flower or garden lover!
My production partner helped to create the stand. He did all the carving, sawing, and gluing. I designed the base size and shape. The stand is made from AZEK® Trim, a PVC composite material that is weatherproof. The area to which the stone was to be placed was carved out with a Dremel tool. The finished stone was then set into the material and glued with epoxy glue and left to dry. 30 minute epoxy is very strong, this stone isn't going anywhere!