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What are your store hours?
Tuesday - Friday 10am-5pm
2nd Thursdays 10am-8pm
Closed Sundays & Mondays
Do I need to make a reservation?
We take walk-ins during our store hours for small groups. Just drop in and start creating!
No appointment is needed.
If you are planning on coming with a group of more than 5, please call ahead to set up a date/time. For large groups we can do an after-hours party. (please see our party page for more information).
How much does it cost to do a mosaic project?
We have LOTS of projects to choose from... they are priced based on the size. The price you see on the unfinished item includes all materials to make the mosaic. Our smallest items start around $8 and the largest around $80. Average price is $25.
How long does it take to make a mosaic?
This depends on the size, intricacy of the design, etc. Everyone works at different paces so it's hard to tell you an exact time on how long it will take. The good thing about Mosaic Madness is that we aren't going to rush you! We'll let you work at your own pace 'til you are finished. If you don't finish in one sitting, you may come back another time to work OR we can send you with materials to finish at home.
Most small to medium-sized pieces can be completed in a couple hours... (minus the grout - that is applied after 24 hours of drying time).
Can I complete my mosaic in one day?
Unfortunately, no. The adhesive will need to set for 24 hours before the grout can be applied. We will send you home with a grout kit and instructions to complete at home OR come back to our shop to grout.
How do I grout?
Printed grout instructions will be sent home with you. Here's a copy here:
Let your mosaic project dry 24 hours before applying grout.
Make sure all glass, gems & tile pieces are securely glued to your project. If any are not, they must be re-glued before you can grout.
Add about 2 tablespoons of water to the powdered grout and mix in the bowl provided. It's good idea to withhold some of the powdered grout just in case you get the mixture too thin. Mix well until grout has the consistency of peanut butter. If mixture is too thick, slowly add water. If it is too thin, add some of the grout you withheld.
Completely cover your project with the prepared grout, spreading it with the craft stick as if you are icing a cake – making sure all spaces are covered. Scrape the grout down along the edges to fill in the spaces along the sides. (Think of scraping mud off the bottom of your shoe). If there is a lot of excess grout on the top, take off as much as you can with your stick. Thin out the remaining grout with water and use it like paint to stain the wood along the edges. (OR use craft paint after grout is cleaned off & dry)!
Let the grout sit for 5-10 minutes, then wipe the grout off the tiles using a dry paper towel. Make sure all tiles are uncovered. Keep wiping until glass starts to shine. After grout has dried about half a day, take a soft cloth and wipe it down again to take off any haziness. You can paint the back and sides with craft paint to complete your mosaic.
What are the grout color options?
White, Off White, Sandstone, Grey, Black, Dark Brown, Light Brown, Taupe, Pink.
See a picture of our color pallet under "Project & Tile Choices".
Can I bring food and drinks into the studio?
You're welcome to bring in your own drink and/or snack to enjoy while you work. We also have cold beverages and coffee available. Please be courteous - no messy or odorous foods! Alcohol is fine during our after-hour events, private parties or Ladies Night Out (2nd Thursdays of the month).
Can I bring in my own item from home to mosaic?
Of course. If you bring in your own item, we charge $30 per square foot (with a $10 minimum). This includes all materials needed to make the mosaic. You can look for fun and unique items at garage sales, thrift stores, or maybe you have something laying around at your house. It's a great way to turn something old into something new.
Can I purchase a mosaic to make at home?
Yes, a member of our friendly staff will help you gather necessary materials to complete your project at home. Glass & tile nippers are available for purchase.
Do you offer gift certificates?
Yes we do. These make great gifts!
Is there a minimum age requirement?
We have had ALL ages in our studio, but from our experience 5 years or older seems best. You know your own child and their abilities, so if you think they'd enjoy it - bring them in!