Tess-array where all the great mosaicists shop!!!!!


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Boccio is a bud, and the Boccio is used as the centre piece of a flower, the "bud" of the flower.  Google micro mosaics and look at the roses and you can see how the Boccio is used in micro mosaics.

Comes in this colour, in different sizes... approx 3-6 mms diameter.

Filato sticks 20gms weight in a 15 x 1.5cm plastic tess-tube with clear stopper.

 I was shown to use a thin diamond file to score and break the filati into the tiny size pieces you want. Since using it more, I tend to lie the filato on my work bench and mark along the length of the glass stick the intervals I want to cut it to. If you are working in a shallow bezel you can cut it smaller, or in a thick bezel leave it a bit longer, or keep it all short and just use more Apoxie Sculpt to raise your height....

......anyway, I use a thin black Sharpie and mark all the way down like the increments on a ruler... then I get my sharpest wheeled nippers, and ones where the wheels touch almost when you use them. Then I just sit there with a tray on my lap and my hands comfortable, shoulders relaxed and feed the stick into the wheeled nippers and gently cut the tiny pieces, collecting them in the tray. I find especially when working with the 1 and 2 mm sizes I have less breakages and more straight cuts using this method.

Choose the method that works best for you.






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