Shabby Chic Mosaic Violin

Mosaic Violin, gift for the music protegee, fabulous wall art for the music room

Here is another one of my beauties….

I finished this one this morning and listed it right away Full Size Violin handmade Mosaic Violin broken cut china plate rims mosaic
This actual real full size violin was rescued from becoming history. Brought back to a fabulous shabby chic life, primed, painted distressed, it is covered with some of my favorite vintage cut/nipped bone china Plate Rims and stained glass into a very beautiful mosaic; mosaic tiles from Rose Chintz, plate rims, Seltman Weiden plate, Limoges Plates, pastel tone colors of stained glass tiles, endless handmade clay Roses, porcelain roses in different colors and pearls, pearls, pearls. I did remove the actual strings, followed them along with pink pearl strings.
All china plates used here are in very shabby different shades. The rim of a flower chintz plate just cut and placed so, as to give the impression that it is still whole. I finished the violin with antique white grout to give it even more charm and a finished look. It is also sealed. The Body of the violin is painted in shabby distressed white, the fingerboard and scroll is painted the same color.
Light variations in pattern, lay out and color of the mosaic plate tiles are intentionally and proof and authenticity of a hand crafted item.
I only used already damaged china and porcelain plates to create this darling violin.
This lovely accent item will fit perfectly into your Shabby Chic, Romantic Cottage, Entry Way, Patio, Garden,Victorian and Paris Apartment!
Measurement 24 inches, Full Size
Posted in: Mosaic
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About the Author:

I have been an artist all my life and worked with lot's of different mediums; been a mosaic artist for 19 years now. I specialize in doing mosaics using a style referred to as "Pique Assiette or Tesserae" This process involves transforming vintage china/porcelain plates into artistic designs that are always one of a kind and my own. About me, the Artist: Growing up in Germany shortly after WWII; watching my parents re-use, re-cycle, re-invent - my involvement in the arts developed very early at about 5 years of age. Trying to make new candles from candle stumps - melting them on my little doll cooking stove, using simple yarn for candle wicks- I almost burned the house down. Clothing my dolls by sewing, crocheting, knitting and cross stitch. Creating clay vases, basket weaving, paint and draw in my family's home in Germany to now creating/working in my home in Florida. My interests and talents have evolved over time. Any type of art has been a constant presence in my life. After all this experimenting with my very diverse talents I have grown into and have a very addictive desire to create MOSAIC, done from precise cut/nipped vintage fine bone china/porcelain plates and rims, paired with stained glass mosaic, vintage jewelry and other tidbits and baubles. My tools are Glass Nippers, Wheeled Cutters, Glue, Grout and Sealer; sometimes paint. I create from my thoughts, feelings and inspirations around me. I reclaim/re-invent unwanted items from various sources and breathe new life/usefulness in them, create functional, fabulous, or whimsy Mosaic Art. Never having attended a class/course for mosaic I can be called self taught. Every new piece I create is a discovery and revelation even for me. I have sold many pieces of my mosaic art since I started 12 years ago. On commissioned Mosaic Art I always work with the client and involve them in "Their" Art Piece. I invite you to have a closer look, please, I do use precise cut, nipped bone china porcelain plates that otherwise would have been dispersed off and give it a new life in form of a mosaic art piece. Recently I have added some Fashion and other handmade Home Decor. I have sold and shipped all over the world, Hong Kong, Australia, Bahrain, Great Britain to name a few. And of course all over the United States. My Blog: Twitter: Pinterest: Video: Flickr: HGTV:

3 Comments on "Shabby Chic Mosaic Violin"

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  1. FischerFineArts says:

    I love this piece!

  2. Thank you kindly, both….check it out at

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