GoosehouseDesigns

Mosaic jewellery and gifts

Byron Bay, Australia 91 Sales On Etsy since 2014

5 out of 5 stars (26)

GoosehouseDesigns

Mosaic jewellery and gifts

Byron Bay, Australia | 91 Sales

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Heather Stevenson

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Heather Stevenson

Announcement    Welcome to my Etsy shop. There are lots of lovely mosaic and vintage pendants and rings for you to look at, with new designs coming along all the time, including unique mosaic glass candle holders. These stunning glass pieces bring a beautiful glowing orb of soft light into any setting. I also have some beautiful mirrors with stunning mosaic frames. These frames could also be used as photo frames with the addition of some glass and your precious photographs.

Christmas planning begins this week!!
My stained glass Christmas trees are the perfect decoration for your own Christmas tree, and also the perfect gift for family, friends, neighbours, work colleagues, etc, when you are looking for something beautiful that isn't too extravagant.

Please don't hesitate to contact me for that very special piece for that very special gift or occasion. I am happy to work with you to create something truly unique and very personal for that special someone.

Have a look at my website, www.goosehousedesigns.com.au, to see some of the large mosaic installations I work on, and also to check out my teaching schedule.

Announcement

Last updated on Nov 10, 2018

Welcome to my Etsy shop. There are lots of lovely mosaic and vintage pendants and rings for you to look at, with new designs coming along all the time, including unique mosaic glass candle holders. These stunning glass pieces bring a beautiful glowing orb of soft light into any setting. I also have some beautiful mirrors with stunning mosaic frames. These frames could also be used as photo frames with the addition of some glass and your precious photographs.

Christmas planning begins this week!!
My stained glass Christmas trees are the perfect decoration for your own Christmas tree, and also the perfect gift for family, friends, neighbours, work colleagues, etc, when you are looking for something beautiful that isn't too extravagant.

Please don't hesitate to contact me for that very special piece for that very special gift or occasion. I am happy to work with you to create something truly unique and very personal for that special someone.

Have a look at my website, www.goosehousedesigns.com.au, to see some of the large mosaic installations I work on, and also to check out my teaching schedule.

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About GoosehouseDesigns

Sales 91
On Etsy since 2014

Mosaic jewellery offers a small, safe and colourful version of my normal life.

As a practising mosaic artist in beautiful hinterland of Byron Bay, Australia, I am constantly inspired by my natural surroundings. The patterns, the colours, the textures, the shapes. All of it feeds me and nurtures my creativity daily. And encourages me.
I specialise in creating large mosaic installations for those special places in people’s homes or gardens. I work only on commission, nothing is mass-produced or sold off the shelf. These commissions come to me usually by word of mouth, or as a lucky by-product of a chance meeting. I have therefore also always worked part-time, usually in a desk job I absolutely loathed, but couldn’t see how I could avoid if I wanted to pay my mortgage and feed the kids.
All my life I have been creative. My early school reports all natter on about my love of drawing and painting. My much-adored grandmother really illustrated this for me once when she gave me the most remarkable birthday present. She had collected every single piece of artwork I had ever given her, from when I was a tiny little girl upwards, and had pasted them all in a scrapbook over many years. She produced this book at my 21st birthday and reduced everyone to tears. She always believed I was a true artist. I have often in the past, in my sensible and necessary world of studying for a ‘good job to pay the bills’, forgotten this myself.
Then last year I lost three jobs in fairly quick succession. With two of them the companies were nice enough to say they were restructuring, in one I was definitely ‘retired’ for being just plain hopeless. This effectively and quickly removed from me, or FOR me, that safety net of “I’m not failing as an artist, I’m just too busy to work at it properly,” which really translates to me not taking responsibility for it. In an epiphanic moment I realised I was doing work I hated for people I didn’t really like in jobs that were absolutely dead-end. Once I faced up to that reality and actually asked myself what I wanted to do, I realised that I had actually been doing it for years, but doing it without commitment and integrity.
And so I decided to really dive on in, give myself to the process and truly have a proper crack at making it work.
My interest in mosaic jewellery grew out of my interest in creating large mosaics with small, focal points of intense detail. The brilliantly coloured tiny cubes of glass and teeny glazed ceramic seemed just like fabulous, shining piles of precious stones that I dearly wanted to play with, with a myriad of design problems I wanted to learn to solve. I was also attracted to the idea of working in miniature, with a corresponding diminuation in my level of physical discomfort that working in large mosaics can sometimes give. The tesserae are tiny and beautifully colourful, and easily manipulated.
One day I made myself some mosaic jewellery pieces, just because I liked them and I liked the idea of being able to wear my art. I was then asked to make some for family and friends, and then asked to make a few more, and then realised that perhaps these teeny, tiny mosaics could become another successful facet to my larger mosaic business. And so I opened on Etsy.
Making mosaic jewellery for my Etsy shop gives me so much genuine satisfaction. The work I can create with these brilliant little stones and pieces of glass is pretty and joyous and makes me very happy. They are so solid, and earthy and tactile, but also brilliantly coloured and vibrant and shiny. I love the physical act of creation, the finding of the perfect combination of colour and shape, the wondering about who might wear the piece. I love that my work is unique. Like every artist and creative soul, my work comes from those things that make me an artist – my love of pattern, my joy in colour and texture, my passion for creating something that didn’t even exist until I made it. I want the wearers of Goosehouse Designs jewellery to feel that they have just received into their care something unique, that is just theirs, something that no one else anywhere has.

My work matters to me because it allows me to be true to myself and to pursue my passion. Passion and pursuit of our passion encourages us to be the most authentic selves we can be, and I am interested in finding that for me.
I am helped in this pursuit by my supportive husband, Jeremy, and my wonderful children, Ziggi and Billie, who don’t at all understand what I do or why I need it, but just that they need to stand aside and let me do it. They also help me by loading the car, feeding the chickens, cooking, paying the bills when I am not making any money, telling me my work is beautiful, telling me how much they love me, and by accepting me when I say that the long, summer grass on the side of the road has the loveliest shades of pink, even though they can only see green and yellow.

My mosaics are my way of helping them see the pink in life.

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    Kalika Creations custom make all my silver ring and pendant blanks by hand.

Shop policies

Last updated on November 20, 2017
Hello! My name is Heather. I design and create bespoke mosaics for discerning clients. My mosaics may be found in swimming pools, outdoor showers, bathrooms, under your feet or even carefully inlaid into a fabulous piece of unique furniture.
And now, of course, they can be found here too!! My collection of mosaic jewellery is bold and modern, but with that beautiful feeling of being a lovingly hand-crafted and original item.
I work from my home studio in the hinterland of Byron Bay, Australia, where I draw inspiration from the natural environment. Landscape holds a visual fascination for me, as do rocks. Any kind, really. I just love rocks.
I also love growing organic veggies, raising chickens and ducks, as well as raising our two children, and attempting to master the constant puzzle that is mosaic art.
I hold classes and Open Studio sessions three days a week at my new studio in Mullumbimby. I teach mosaics and lead-lighting at the local Community College.

Accepted payment methods

Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Returns and exchanges
I don't accept returns, exchanges, or cancellations
But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.
Returns and exchange details
All sales are final. Please contact me with any questions or concerns you have before making your purchase, as I would love your transaction to be smooth and worry-free.
Payment
I accept credit card payments through Etsy Direct Checkout and Paypal.
Shipping
All purchases will be shipped via Australia Post services, within 3-5 business days. My studio is situated in a small rural town where the pace of life is a little slower and lots more relaxed. So too for our postage, which usually takes a day or two longer than it would from the city.
Please note that I cannot accept responsibility for lost or stolen packages. If you would like your purchase posted with insurance, please contact me at time of purchase via email, heather [!at] goosehousedesigns.com.au, and I will advise you on any additional costs.
Additional policies and FAQs
Mosaic jewellery should be treated with the same care as any other special piece of jewellery. Harsh abrasives and chemicals should be avoided, and jewellery is best removed before swimming and showering.
Care should be taken when handling your mosaic jewellery. All though I try to ensure each piece is as smooth and hazard-free as possible, it is important to remember that your Goosehouse Designs mosaic jewellery is made of glass, and should be treated with care and respect.