A one of a kind, unique element for your
~ water garden
~ pond ~ birdbath
~ in a bowl of water, flowers & candles for a floating tabletop centerpiece
~ or simply to display somewhere outdoors in a flower bed
~ use as durable decor in your outdoor garden room,
~ or indoors as home decor.
A stained glass mosaic with a Japanese Shoji Lantern ~
***The last four pictures are taken of the one that is for sale***
***The fist picture is similar to what is for sale***
The lantern is made from stained glass pieces of white wispy stained glass. The lantern is created in the copper foil method, using lead free solder, so it is safe for the marine life in the pond. I hand painted the shoji screen on the glass with a permanent enamel glass paint.
It holds a tea light candle in a glass votive.
It is attached to the mosaic and sits upon a bed of moss colored stained glass with a silhouette of a tree in the background that was made from pieces of brown stained glass.
This mosaic sculpture measures 8 by 8 inches, the lantern sits 3-1/2 inches high
When placed in water the lit lantern reflects its light back into the pond for a very dramatic effect. It is sure to add a ~Splash~ of color & some fun to your water garden day or night! I notice the frogs love to perch on them, how cute is that! Butterflies and dragonflies seen to enjoy them too!
Each mosaic is individually designed & created by myself. I spent many years perfecting it & had a lot of fun along the way. I've had mine floating in my pond for many years now. They are sure to add a splash of color & some fun to your water garden.
They are totally made for water & the outdoors in mild weather conditions. It does not absorb water, are mold & mildew resistant & will not harm the aquatic life. I take mine in for the freezing winter months here in New York, as I do for everything, for the cold can be brutal. They are very durable, but they will not survive in freezing water.
A natural occurrence happens to anything that is placed and left in water, algae will attach & grow.
They will need to be cleaned of debris build up on the sides and bottom of the base that are exposed to the water. It is easily removed with a toothbrush and water or steel wool. Algae will eventually take over the sides of the mosaic, eliminating the grout & become green colored with the growing algae. The koi in my pond often feed off of this. This can be refreshed by rubbing grout back onto the sides and let dry.
Thank you for the interest in my art
All of my work is signed
Have a wonderful day in your garden :) Julie
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I would be happy to get a price for you, Thank you.
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