The client chose brown, pink and black as colors for this mosaic name plaque. Since the name is central to this mosaic, I used black venetian tiles. The background will be various shades of pink. I experimented with a few tesserae. (When you want to emphasize a specific part of your mosaic, make sure that you use darker shades. Then, use lighter colors around it.) Instead of a wrap-around border, the design I chose was a border only for the top and bottom. An “A/B” pattern was used. The larger tiles are dark brownish-black metallic vitreous. The smaller tiles are iridio. Both metallic vitreous and iridio “catch” light.