Rock n Rollers
Our Spin on
Mosaic Bowling Balls
All Rock n Rollers had previous lives as working bowling balls, rolling down hardwood alleys, crashing into bowling pins, staying up late especially on Saturday nights and working every weekend. It was good honest work, but over time, as they lost their luster these hard workers were retired and sent to where ever it is old bowling balls go.
Enter Two Sisters Mosaics. We created Rock n Rollers to rescue used bowling balls from the certain oblivion of living out their golden years in any number of unsavory locations: the county landfill, someone's basement or garage, or bouncing around the country from one garage sale or flea market to another.
We transform them, like Cinderella ready to meet her prince, into gorgeous art for home and garden.
Why the Name?
We listen to music while we work in our studio - mostly country, a little blues and of course, rock and roll. Hence the name "Rock n Rollers" and the titles for many of the pieces.
Gallery of Rock 'N Rollers
Mosaic Bowling Balls
Doug's Bling NFS
This dreamy mix of blues and copper tesserae and glass gems are united by a meandering river of mirror tile. The grout is charcoal.
Sticky Fingers NFS
This rock n roller is an easy-on-the-eye mix of lavender, blue, green and copper vitreous and iridescent tiles. Multiple series of white glass gems lead the viewer to explore the various combinations of color and texture. Mauve grout.
Earth Angel - Private Collection, NFS
This commissioned piece explores the interplay of earth, sky, water and air. A river of brilliant blue glass connects the rich earth tones of brown, copper, gold and green. Rich chocolate brown grout.
Great Balls of Fire - Private Collection, NFS
Goodness gracious! Red, purple and orange glitter tiles, orange vitreous glass and yellow glass tiles make this ball look like a giant solar flare. And when the sun hits those glittering tiles, well, we can't be held responsible for the explosion of light that's going to happen. Chocolate brown grout.
Strawberry Fields Forever - Private Collection, NFS
This mosaic gazing ball is a collage of pink, purple and silver glass tile. And just to add another bit of bling it has a river of mirror tile that leads your eye around the surface of the ball. Charcoal grout completes the piece. It's perfect to add a splash of color to garden or patio.
Raspberry Beret - NFS
This commissioned mosaic gazing ball is a blend of of pink, purple, brown and mauve glass tile. It was created to nestle into the top of a fountain and enhance the purple clematis whose mauve flowers grace the area.
It's Not Easy Being Green - NFS
This commissioned mosaic gazing ball was created for a customer using her own bowling ball that she aptly named "Old Green." She requested earth tones that (of course) used some green. As we began working on the piece, we found that it wasn't always so easy to stick to green. After all, the earth has many, many colors! Hence the title. When she saw the gazing ball, our customer deemed it "too pretty to put outside" and promptly gave it a place of honor beside the fireplace. A serpentine line of green mirror tile edged with sky blue glass tile circle the globe and lead the viewer around the ball. Other shades of copper, deep blue and multiple greens complete the piece.
Diamonds are a Girls Best Friend
Private Collection NFS
For this commissioned piece, our customer selected the tiles, and boy oh boy did she do a good job! Mirror, copper mirror, gold and a funky little iridescent root beer tile give this Rock 'n Roller its flare.
This ball actually came with a pair of sunglasses, because, well, we didn't want to be responsible for blinding someone when the sun hit that ball.
A note from our satisfied customer:
Jean and Jane,
Our globe is so happy and sparkly on the deck - and so dimensional in the sun. Beautiful job! Thank you so much!
My Yin Your Yang
NFS, Private Collection
This black and white Rock n Roller has an Asian feel. Two black tiles, gloss and frosted make up one side of this ball. White iridescent tiles and white glass tile make up the other half. Red glass accents make this a unique focal point for the garden.
Want one of your own Rock n Rollers? Contact us here and tell us how we can add a bit of sparkle to your life.