A mosaic is a picture or pattern usually variously coloured and made up of small pieces of material such as stone, mineral, glass or shell. Though mosaic is an art form that appears in separated places and at different times in history, Roman imperial is its golden time when mosaic gradually developed its own aesthetic style. What impresses us the most about Roman mosaics is that it is carefully designed to be seen from different angles, which encourage you to walk around and look again with many perspectives.
The Romans loved to combine a practical purpose with wonderful art, just like we love to combine this beautiful art form with illuminated inspirational stained glass windows. “Everyone breathing is broken. Keep breathing light into them until the stained glass collage takes your breath away.”
Stained glass and Gothic rose windows in particular have been a source of medieval architecture inspiration throughout the centuries. Considered a phenomenon of the French Gothic period, rose windows – applied to circular windows – are created for cathedral and church windows during the 12th century. Set into collage, the different colors of glass interact with the sun by glowing brightly, shimmeringly like a play of light.
To make a stained glass window, the artist prepares the glass by combining sand and potash and firing it at temperatures between 2,500–3,000°F. While still molten, Athe artist adds a small amount of one or more metallic oxides. Glass is naturally green, and to get clear glass, you need an additive, for example, to create clear glass they have to add manganese or to transform the glass to Pale yellow or gold they use silver nitrate…
While mosaics were symbols of wealth and status, rose windows can put one into a very calm or meditative mood. Thinking of you this winter, we hope the keycap design this time will well present our best wishes to you, brighten your days and bring you joy during this holiday season!
Now we can’t wait to share with you the highlights of the unforgettable journey how these guys were made for you.
To begin with, we create the ball with small panels in different shapes. Then the particular colors would be filled in each panel accordingly with the designed pallette. Careful mode: on! We have to be 100% carefully fill the colors in so that the color won’t spread into the other panels. Yes It’s hard but worthy since full concentration required in this step will enable the perfect cover of the mosaic ball. It takes us around 4 hours to have the step done because the ball’s surface is not flat which increases the hardship.
Having the panel’s color dried, we proceed overlaying the ball with a transparent coat for protection, which takes us 8 hours waiting for dryness. The next step will be divided into 4 sections, our artisans manually polish the surface using 4 different kinds of sandpaper with different textures. Finally, we use machines to complete polishing the ball creating optical glass look as you can see.
You know, what impresses us the most about this keycap collection is that it is designed to be seen from different angles, which encourage many perspectives. To make it happen, we design a separate pedestal made of colorful panels. We also paint the base with mosaics picture and colorful treatment. 4 another hours are what it takes to have this guy ready to be joined with the ball part.
With 16 hours of production, 100 color panels not to mention uncountable creative nerves, we have an extraordinary Mosaics Rose Keycaps.
- MX stem
- Backlit support
- Design and Handcrafted by Jelly Key
- Open time: 1/9/2020
- Close time: 1/15/2019
- Starting to Deliver after Groupbuy: 70-90 days
We could close the GB sooner than expected. So take your chance as soon as you can.
What is in the box?
- 1 Mosaic Rose artisan keycap by Jelly Key.
- 01 Medal dog-tag with engraved unique series number.
- 01 Wooden box.
- A unique serial number is on the bottom of the keycap as well.
- The keycap was made entirely by hand and tool. The final product may vary from the original photos but at acceptable aspect. We would love to ask you to tolerate any reasonable differents.
- With each artisan keycap from Jelly Key, we offer you a one-on-one replacement if there is fault that causes by our artisan team. Feel free to contact us.