The best part about creating mosaic mirrors is that the design possibilities are endless. The worst part about creating mosaic mirrors is that the design possibilities are endless. With that said it's no surprise that things can get ugly, real fast - unless you have a plan.
I try to keep my designs clean and simple and start every project with a plan. A plan comes in the form of a 1'x1' sample board or swatch board (if you're a knitter).
Over the past couple of years I've made a lot of sample boards. Some work, some don't. Even the smallest design changes merit a new board. The most important thing about these boards is that they're huge time savers and make the construction stage of any project effortless (mindless really).
A well laid out plan - always a good thing.
I'm kind of liking that these sample boards, as a collective, have taken on a life of their own - the magic of mosaics.