This is my first instructable. :-)
Are you remodeling a bathroom or a kitchen or anywhere you need mosaic tiles? Do you want accents in your tile design that don't exist?I am remodeling my guest bathroom and I wanted some mosaic pieces that matched the tile I was installing. However, there were no mosaic pieces in the tile I was using. There was an expensive "strip" of mosaics in a variety of colors in the style I was using, which was $10 for one strip. So, I decided to create my own.
To do this you will need:
Tile saw with an adjustable depth setting
Rock tumbler and some coarse grit
Framing square, a try square or a T-ruler
China marker or permanent marker
Flat blade screwdriver
Moderate DIY skills
This is what you are after, the finished mosaics are next to the kind of tile they were created from:
Step 1: Create your "story stick".
The first thing to do is determine what size and shape of mosaic tiles you want. When you have determined that, mark the width of the mosaics you want onto a "story pole" or "story stick". Be sure to include the width of the cut of your tile saw on your stick.
A good idea is to adjust the width of the layout so the entire tile is used and there is no waste.