Glass Pebble Gems are our recommended alternative to regular glass gems and are much easier to grout. Our flame-polished Glass Gem Pebbles are irregular lumps that can be nested closely together than uniform dome-shaped glass gems. The size range is 6 to 9mm nominal (less than 3/8 inch). Sold by the 1/4 pound (approximately 200 pieces), which can cover an area of approximately 20+ square inches.
Glass Pebble Gems
- irregular lumps of glass.
- flame polished.
- nominal size: 6 to 9 mm (less than 3/8 inches).
- varies in size and shape.
- sold by the 1/4 pound.
- approximately 200 pieces.
Why Better Than Ordinary Gems
Most glass gems are dome-shaped with shouldering sides, which results in oversized grout gaps unless you erode the grout somewhat during the grouting process. That is a lot of work and is hard to do evenly. Our Glass Gem Pebbles are irregular lumps that can be nested closely together than uniform dome-shapes, and so the grout gap is smaller. The smaller the grout-gap is, the easier to grout and the more colorful the results. The Glass Gem Pebbles are also closer in thickness to 4mm thick glass tile.
These are irregular lumps of glass made by flame polishing broken glass. Expect variation in size and shape. Dimensions are nominal and approximate.
A 1/4-pound bag covers approximately 20+ square inches.
Glass Gem Pebbles have an average thickness that is close to the thickness of most of our glass tile. That makes it easier to use these with glass tile in the same mosaic.
These are small enough to make cutting unnecessary. Most glass is cut with a mosaic glass cutter.
How To Make Mosaic Art
For more advice on designing your mosaic project or mounting, cutting, and grouting tile, please see our page of Mosaic Frequently Asked Questions or our Mosaic Information Guide, which lists instructional pages described by topic. We also post new articles about making mosaics at our How to Mosaic Blog.;
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|Glass Pebble Gems 6-9mm Flame Polished 1/4 pound|