Monday, August 4, 2014

Featured Artist: My European Touch

Good Morning,

Today I would like to share with you a truly unique artist and individual with Old World style and flair.

Monika from My European Touch on makes some of the most amazing mosaic pieces of functional art.

What Monika says:
Looking for handmade functional Mosaic Art, look no more - you have arrived. Mosaic Art- made from carefully hand cut vintage and new bone china plate rims, combined with stained glass and other lil pretty's and baubles on vintage furniture, cake covers, boxes, mirrors and teapots etc. For the Beach Cottage, Shabby lifestyle, Paris Apartment, Garden and Patio Room. You will find a wide assortment of quality mosaic's fitting all Styles. Other handmade Home Decor available. Lay-away is a possibility - Just contact me to work out a payment arrangements/schedule. I DO SHIP INTERNATIONAL, PLEASE INQUIRE. Thank you so much for stopping by. I appreciate your interest in my mosaic art and I am honored to have the opportunity to play a small part in beautifying your life and home.  All my art pieces may not be copied and my photographs may not be used without permission. It is my sole property. See more of my work here:

From: My European Touch

Broken cut China Mosaic Cake Dome handmade w Glass Pedestal Cake Stand

Handmade Mosaic Cake Dome with Glass Pedestal Cake Stand. The Mosaic is created from cut, vintage china plate rims, combined with colored matching stained glass. I switched the old wooden knob out to a pretty Green Knob and placed some handmade clay roses in a strategic spot. The Mosaic is grouted and sealed, the cake dome server surrounded by clear pearls at the edge. This was a vintage Aluminum cake dome, which no one uses anymore. But look at me now, it says! Fully usable, and all pretty in greens, dark reds and complimenting colors. Cake Cover Measurements: 11 x 4.5" Glass Pedestal cake stand: 12.75 x 4.88" Generously sized, enjoy and thank you for looking.


Handmade Mosaic Wall Art Washboard Design bright yellow glitter mosaic

Wall Art Vintage redesigned Mosaic Washboard, handmade broken china mosaic in yellows, lavenders, purples. The mosaic is done with cut, broken china plate rims, mixed with some glitter tiles and stained glass. Sanded, primed, painted and distressed... Grouted in Antique White, a row of lavender pearls surround the Mosaic and it is sure ready for hanging in any room you chose too. Every lil cut Mosaic Piece I placed with utter loving care so as to preserve some of the patterns of the Vintage China Plate Rims. One small piece at a time, utterly time consuming, but I love what I do. Fit for Laundry, kitchen, garden patio, and any other corner you wish to brighten up a bit. Thank you for looking.


 These have got to be my favorite pieces in her shop.  Wonderfully unique and  original, perfect for the Musician in your home.

Handmade Shabby Chic Mosaic Violin broken cut china plate mosaic violin 

Have the Blue's.....not with this unplayable violin transformed via fresh primer and paint in off white, a bit distressed for the shabby, worn look, a handmade Mosaic into a beautiful gift for a music protégé, wall art, table center piece, so many occasion to use this beauty... This violin is meticulously mosaic-ed with the most beautiful, hand cut china plate rim mosaic tiles. Cascading lush blooms and roses on some of my favorite vintage bone china/porcelain dinner and breakfast plates were cut into a very beautiful mosaic tesserae to cover this violin; The hour glass "waist line" on this violin is embellished with a focal and surrounding tiles. The violin is filled in with white, all kinds of blue's, even glitter tiles and some pale pink stained Glass tiles. Every lil cut Mosaic Piece I placed with utter loving care so as to preserve some of the patterns of the Vintage China Plate Rims. One small piece at a time, utterly time consuming, but I love what I do. All china plates used here are in very subtle shades. The strings on this beautiful art piece are a set of ivory pearls. The tail piece is accented with handmade clay roses and some bling. This is a gift that everyone likes to receive, music lover and others alike. I finished this violin with a very light antique white colored grout to give it even more charm and a finished look. This vintage violin was rescued from a thrift store, unplayable, it's curtain calls long gone...but - finally! For a festive center piece and those spots that need a little shining, a dazzling handmade mosaic has been applied to this violin. A master piece transcended...what a gift for the right person. Thank you for looking.
You may find, follow and shop with Monika at any of the links below.

There is more in the shop and we hope we have encouraged you to take a look or click through to any of the links to see what else is in the shop.  Perhaps there is something for you.

Thank you for stopping in and having look.

The Alchemists Vessel would like to wish you a pleasant day.


  1. Thank you so much Alix, I am honored by your Blog post...(blush)

  2. Great post. Monika's very talented

  3. And again, I write over, because Shockwave crashed. Great post about Monika and her work.


  4. Monika's work is so unique and beautiful. Great blog post Alix!

  5. great blog, great selections. I think we all just love that violin