Elevated Mosaic Jewelry with Margo Anton

Six unique projects, from mosaic earrings to pendants. Take it to the next level and create your own elevated mosaic jewelry.

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Course intro and interview with Margo Anton and Tami Macala

Margo's Tips and Tricks for creating elevated mosaic jewelry

You are creative. You love to create art. You may even love wearable art such as jewelry, purses, shoes, and other artistic items. Imagine the satisfaction of wearing your own creative pieces.

Mosaic Arts Online’s latest course, Elevated Mosaic Jewelry with Margo Anton, will set you on the path to learning, creating, and feeling gratified as you wear your next pendant or gift a pair of earrings to a loved one.

Elevated Mosaic Jewelry is Margo’s follow-up course to her original “Smalti Mosaic Jewelry” online course. If you have learned Margo’s basic techniques and are ready to create with precious stones, gold, filati, and unique focal points, this course is for you.

Margo offers six different projects in this course. Yes, you will have the opportunity to create six unique pieces of jewelry while learning all of Margo’s methods for creating her gorgeous mosaic jewelry. Check out our free promotional video to witness behind the scenes and to see how you will learn each of the six projects Margo teaches in her Elevated Mosaic Jewelry online course.

In this course, you will start with learning the Essentials before diving into the six different projects Margo teaches:

  • Optimal Lighting and Ergonomic Setup: Create comfortably with the best lighting and seating arrangements.
  • Preferred Tools: Discover Margo’s favorite wheeled nippers and how to use them effectively.
  • Base Selection and Preparation: Choose and prep your bases for a flawless start.
  • Gold Cutting Techniques: Learn to cut gold into perfect sizes for your designs.
  • Incorporating Unique Materials: Explore various materials to make your pieces stand out.
  • Adhesive Mixing and Application: Margo's special mix of adhesives and how to apply them
  • Cleaning Tips: Margo’s method for cleaning the adhesive while working on each piece

Once you learn the Essentials, you will be ready to create your first project. Margo has designed this course in a specific order. As the course progresses, each project introduces more complex techniques and challenges and builds on the previous one.

While you can start with any project, we HIGHLY recommend watching each one from beginning to end before diving in. This approach will give you the comprehensive understanding needed for a successful and enjoyable creation process.

Margo has included an in-depth list of supplies, tools, and resources to get started.

Your Instructor

Margo Anton
Margo Anton

Just how does someone become a nomadic artist? One's journeys in life often take a rather circuitous route, and mine are no exception. I can probably say this journey began at age 12 when I formed my first company, margOrigami, creating and selling origami earrings.

Fast forward to 1994 and a backpacking trip to Europe that instilled a love of the arts in me. Two years later, I was back to Italy, on an archaeological dig that saw me digging down to mosaics. The travel continued, but a couple years later, I transferred from Classics at university into Commerce.

My stint in the corporate world lasted all of three months, and to say I ran screaming would be understatement. I knew I needed to be doing something creative with my life, and set about figuring out what that might be. My mind eventually came back to mosaic, a dredging up of my Classics past. Was anyone still doing that?

Turned out lots of people were. I researched the field for months before diving in, and from the moment I picked up mosaic cutters for the first time, I was hooked. Within a year I formed my mosaic company, and began teaching classes a year later.

Mosaic also brought travel back into my life after a 5 year hiatus. I found myself headed to a mosaic conference every year hosted by the Society of American Mosaic Artists. Eventually I formed an online mosaic supply retail shop, Mosaic Outpost which I had for about 6 years.

In 2009, I started a new project designed to get my butt back in the studio regularly. The Mosaic a Day blog was the vehicle by which I began creating a small mosaic, five days a week, and sharing it with the world. This blog has ultimately become the showcase for my jewelry AND my travels.

In late April 2014, after a personally difficult couple of years, I sold my house and teaching studio, packed up all my belongings, and decided to travel. No mosaics for me for three months...I needed a break from everything. But mosaic found me whether I wanted it or not. Within 6 weeks, I was busy working on a table top commission in Greece, getting sunstroke and having my skin fall off my fingers from the dodgy, caustic cement. But I was happy. And I did not want to stop travelling.

Returning to my native Canada, I sold all my belongings out of my storage unit (please avoid this at all costs) and went back on the road. I house sat, taught workshops, and always made sure I had somewhere to use as a nomadic studio. I started looking at what was really essential to continue what I do. After several tries, I whittled down my work travel kit to about 7kg (15lbs) of gear. It fits in half of a carry on size suitcase.

I now travel, teach workshops where I can, and occasionally plant for 2-3 months to get some proper work done. I make mostly mosaic jewelry these days. I travel with about 25kg (55lbs) of belongings. I’ve taught in 4 countries, displayed work in 4, and made mosaics in 7. I have friends all over the globe. I haven't had a permanent residence in over a year and a half. I’m drinking a beer in Malaysia as I write this, and I think there are 4 different currencies in my purse. It’s not the life for everyone, but I’ve created it through a crazy journey that I wouldn’t change for a second, and I love it.

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