There are folk, who work with stained glass, who make mosaics from their scraps. Well in a way, I just made this:
from scraps of a mosaic project.
I decided to make a second Stratozpheric mosaic mandala (first one). So I cut out nearly 100 pieces of glass:
Then I designed a border and cut out some Youghiogheny glass and started the mosaic:
The mosaic is nearly finished. I grouted it over the weekend and it is flawed. Not ugly, but flawed to the point that I would feel uncomfortable selling it. So I will eventually hang it in our house and I will make another one to sell. But when the grouting was over, I still had a pile of "scraps" so I just took them and made a starflower much as I would doodle a design; knowing what I wanted to make, but a bit unsure of where exactly I was headed. I then soldered it into a whole and this afternoon I placed it into our ETSY shop.
What do you think? I hope to make more scrappy starflowers.