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Book Name: Mosaics: Essential Techniques and Classic Projects

Author: Fran Soler

Publisher: Sterling Publishing Co., Inc.

ISBN: 0-8069-6305-0

Cover: Hardcover

# of Pages: 125

Illustrations: Full colour photos and diagrams of mosaic patterns

Experience Required: Beginner

Book Review

If you are looking for a thorough introduction to making mosaics this book is it.  Methods and materials are clearly laid out at the beginning of the book with descriptions and images that make beginning the mosaic process painless and fun.  Design techniques are explained in detail but in basic enough language for a beginner to understand.  Emphasis is placed on practicing the techniques such as cutting the pieces for your mosaic (making the tesserae) to ensure success.  Safety is of great concern to the editor of this book.  It is as important as what tools, materials and methods you need to know about to get started as well as to complete the projects in this book.  I really like the fact that there are options when it comes to the color schemes of the projects you are interesting in doing.  For each project there are 3 different color templates available in addition to the original one represented in the color photograph.  There are simple to grand projects to meet everyone's design and decorating needs.  Various other skills are required to complete some of the projects, for example the Hand-shaped Mirror incorporates woodworking into its makeup.  Modern, Eastern, Islamic and Mexican inspirations are integrated into this book to give you a wide variety of projects to choose from in order to suit your tastes or match the decor in your home.  A word of advice, while the beginner may be able to complete all the projects because of the clear instructions given, practicing with one of the smaller projects (i.e. the  Golden Candlesticks or the Hand-shaped Mirror) would help you feel comfortable enough with the mosaic process to tackle a larger project.  I was really inspired by this book as I have always wanted to create mosaics, having seen them all over the place and now I feel confident enough to make them because I have the perfect guide.


  • Roman Swirl Mirror Frame
  • Hand-Shaped Mirror
  • Blue Flow Panel
  • Multicolored Door
  • Glittery Mirror Bathroom

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