About

WHY MOSAICS?

Wild Geckos Mosaic & Designs is my dream come true online shop and blog about my recent, but an ever growing passion for Mosaic Making and love for Millefiori in particular. Since the moment I’ve started, I was hooked! And now I can’t stop!

I‘ve started creating mosaics in 2016 but I have completely fallen in love with it and I spend every free moment to learn new skills and to practice!

 

WHY MILLEFIORI?

 

Most of the time for my mosaics,  I use glazed porcelain tiles but very early on something else caught my eye… I have fallen in love with MILLEFIORI. 

For those of you who don’t know millefiori are glass beads used for Mosaic Decoration, Fused Glass, Murano Lampwork & Jewellery Making. The term millefiori is a combination of the Italian words “mille” (thousand) and “fiori” (flowers).

Right about the same time I’ve learned how difficult it is to find good quality handmade MILLEFIORI at a reasonable price. I’ve started finding suppliers, testing them, handpicking some of the millefiori for myself. However, I got to the point that I had more than I could use in my mosaic art so I’ve created the Etsy shop and later on this website in hope that you will enjoy these beads as much as I do.

 

WHY WILD GECKOS?

We are called ‘wild geckos‘ for a reason. First of all, I love geckos. I have fallen in love with them in South East Asia. They were everywhere! Cute, tiny, full of energy, bathing in the sun. Amazing creatures!

So I’ve called our blog: Wild Geckos It’s a blog about Anna & Jakub’s travels & adventures. We are like two wild geckos. We run around exploring the world. We want to see it for ourselves and enjoy it as much and as long as we can. Wild Geckos is the manifestation of our irresistible desire to travel & to understand one’s existence!

Similarly, Wild Geckos Mosaics & Designs is in a way about discovering the beauty of mosaics in a world around us.

Keep exploring & keep creating!

All the very best!