The very first issue I do is study the lyrics carefully and note the images that stand out to me, in this case, the sea, the sand, the angel, the waiting stallion, and the weapons and armor a conquistador may put on.
I made use of a chipped porcelain vase that featured a beautiful peacock on a white background. The vase was thin and curved, so pieces of it would not work well in a flat mosaic, but were ideal for this ball. I had other pieces of curved porcelain that featured floral designs. I nipped all the porcelain pieces with Lepponit wheeled nippers, and ground all the edges smooth with a carborundum stone.
There are some tiny glass leaves and a couple of flattened marbles. There is a tiny tiny lizard that was in one particular of these candles that have many surprises embedded in them that was given to me by a close pal (the candle was burned quite a few years ago, but I nonetheless assume of my pal Cathy each and every time I look at this ball). There is a gold-tone locket. There is a small pink enamel gardening hat and a red enamel strawberry.
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