Our Mosaic Art Glass Assortment includes 2-lbs of American-made stained glass pieces for use in mosaic artwork. With opaque work surfaces in mind, we choose assortment pieces for pigment density and opacity. These assortments offers a great way to sample and experiment with a range of stained glass types and colors. We also sell individual colors of stained glass in 6-inch sheets if you need an individual color. Piece size varies, but we try to cut pieces 2 to 3 inches wide, so there should be fewer pieces measuring 1 inch or less. Cutting Scrap will have smaller pieces.
Caution: Sharper Edges Than Molded Tile
Stained glass is usually sharper than regular molded glass mosaic tile, so extra care must be used in cutting, handling, and grouting to ensure that sharp edges are not left exposed. At the studio, we sometimes cut up sheets of stained glass into tiles and then swirl the tiles around in a plastic bucket with a little water to knock off the razor slivers from the freshly-cut edges (called flash or groze). The Rubbing Stone and Marble File we sell are useful for smoothing sharp edges and are recommended when the mosaic is for a wall or architectural element.
The traditional tool used by stained glass artists for this purpose is the Grozing Pliers, but the Rubbing Stones and Marble Files produce smoother edges and can be used to round off sharp points and corners.
Each two-pound bag is approximately 1.25 square feet of glass. If you cut these pieces into mosaic tiles of about 3/4 inch or less and use a grout gap of 1/16 inch, then the bag could cover 1.5 square feet.
Stained glass is approximately 1/8 inch thick and therefore nominally the same as the 3/8-inch and 3/4-inch glass mosaic tile we sell. Some colors of vitreous glass have a more grainy composition than other colors, and these grainy color might not look right when used alongside stained glass due to the difference in glossy finish. The more glassy low-grain Lojee-Nojee™ tiles look fine when used with stained glass.
Cutting Art Glass
Mosaic Art Glass can be cut quickly with minimal force using our Mosaic Glass Cutters.
Mosaic Art Glass Assortment 2-lbs
- untumbled with sharp edges.
- Piece size: varies, but most should be ABOUT 2 to 3 inches.
- Thickness is nominally 1/8 inch but varies considerably, typically around +/- 1/32 inch.
- Coverage: a 2-pound bag covers about 1.25 square feet.
- American made.
- Pigments: colorfast metal oxide.
- Material: glass with solid color throughout.
- Suitable for indoor/outdoor use.
- Frost-proof and impermeable to liquid.
- Not recommended for floors.
- Colors vary by bag, but we keep it colorful with an emphasis on brighter, stronger colors.
Individual Colors Available As 6-Inch Sheets
If you need an individual color instead of an assortment, we also sell 6-inch sheets of American-made stained glass.
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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