The beginning ...
Here is a shot of the completed flower before I began working on the background.
Here you can see the mosaic glued still with the tape on the face, drying for the grouting process.
Here you can the mosaic in the grouting process - my favorite part!
Above you can see how the mosaic is framed in a custom floating frame. The frame is 2.5" deep and .5" wide plus the .25" inner frame. It is created with red oak which is stained in ebony black and finished in satin.