I had planned to make some tealight candle holders as extra Christmas gifts for friends and family, but I failed miserably. How hard can it be to make glass mosaic tealight candle holders? Well, a lot harder than I originally thought. Perhaps if I’d conducted a little research on YouTube for some general tips, I would have fared a lot better.
My first mistake was to use round a round glass container (standard drinking glass) as opposed to hexagonal. Why, because the hexagonal shape gives defined edges. The curved substrate, no.
The second mistake was to cut the glass pieces too large so the sharp edges protruded from the curve of the glass.
So after gluing all the mosaic onto the glass substrates they looked like this when lit. Not great!
While I’m going to keep these for myself, I’m still debating whether to grout as it covers a multitude of defects or leave natural. Then comes the dilema red or black. Decisions, decisions.