Here is a sampling of my various mosaic chips.
Going to my pile of estate sale old silverplate, I pulled a tray out that had a marred surface. Since I was painting the silverplate tray white, it didn't matter that the tray was scratched. I wanted to show the delicate scultping of the tray design.
The final step was to cut a pattern of the base of the tray that I wanted to mosaic. I used a brown paper bag. Then, I placed the pieces on the pattern in somewhat of a random pattern.
Simply spreading tile adhesive over a small area at a time, I place the pieces until it is finished. This is allowed to dry overnight. The next day, I grout with a bright white unsanded grout. It is important not to buy the sanded grout. The unsanded type looks very smooth and isn't a distraction to the completed project.
Here is the completed tray.