For over a decade now I have had the pleasure of caring for many beloved pets as a pet sitter both in WA and then in PHX AZ. 3 years ago my husband and I decided to move back to the PHX AZ area after retiring from the Navy to be close to family. While I lived in WA I had many colorful flower gardens, but here in the desert, flower gardens are not as common. I love being surrounded by color and I fell in love with mosaic art and garden rocks while I was in the process of turning my raised garden bed into a rock garden. As I searched for ideas to make my rock garden as colorful as my flower gardens in WA I saw beautiful images and colors in the mosaic creations and garden rocks I was seeing. I started handcrafting colorful garden rocks and stepping stones as well as other unique pieces to place in my rock garden and around my yard and patio. I hope that these beautiful colors and images will bring you the same joys as they have brought to me.
Whether you are an animal lover or garden lover you will love looking at these beautiful rocks in your gardens, on your patios or even in the home. If you have a design in mind or see a piece you like on the website but may want some different colors, please feel free to email me to discuss options.
My custom hand crafted mosaic art and mosaic rocks are made with the highest quality beads, gems, Swarovski crystals and mosaic tiles of all shapes and sizes. I also use stained glass and other natural elements added to my pieces of art. The rocks are then grouted and sealed to withstand most climates. It is advised to place them in a partially shaded area especially if you live in a desert climate such as myself. This will help the beads and other materials last for years to come. The stones I use for the rocks will be different in size and shape as they are natural stones. There are several options for the stepping stones and are standardized depending on the type of paver used. I use natural stones and stepping stones from local nurseries and local hardware stores.
This beautiful Mama and Baby Rhinos hidden in the bushes is made with high quality hand cut iridescent and other stained glass. I have also used Swarovski Crystals for the eyes and the center of the large blue flower. Czech glass and fire polished beads were used throughout this piece. After adhering each piece with a weather proof silicone and left to set for 24 hours, it was then grouted. I use a special additive in my grout to make it strong and to withstand most weather conditions. After the grout has cured I buff the piece and seal it to keep it protected.
To see more pictures of the Mama and Baby Rhinos please visit my online shop!