These beautiful coasters are handmade and unique. You will receive the actual items photographed.
The design of each one is different but relates to the other in the tiles and beads used and in the inspiration. They are designed using a combination of traditionally made iridescent art glass tiles, clear and opaque recycled glass tiles , vitreous tiles and accented with silver coloured square beads on up-cycled glass coasters. They are a mix of different subtle shades of brown, beige and grey.
The art glass tiles are called Iodine Pearl and each one is different. They are beautiful! The photographs do not show the full beauty of these iridescent tiles. They appear to change colour – green, blue, purple and violet – as the light falls on them.
10cm x 10cm square with a thickness of approx. 9mm
Hello! My name is Carol Ahmed. I have had a lifelong love of mosaic and having recently given up work, I have been able to spend more time creating mosaics. I love designing – playing with pattern, colour and shape. I was always the kid ( and the grown up to be honest!) making patterns in the sand with pebbles and shells. . I like combining mosaic tiles with other materials – especially upcycled jewellery and beads, but also other ‘found’ materials: driftwood, stone etc. I search for interesting objects to upcycle and use as bases or detail. I like to recycle and re-use whenever possible. I also like that an object that is individually sourced will suggest ideas for designs and colours to develop in the finished item. Some of my pieces have strong geometric patterns, influenced by Moorish and Islamic art and architecture. Other pieces explore curves, waves and spirals, inspired by the natural world and classical mosaic art. Each item is unique, finished with craftsmanship and attention to detail.