This week end I laid the first tesserae on both Mariam, and her sister's eyes.
The inside edge is of gold travertine, the outside one of a beautiful green slate I found last week at the local Habitat for Humanity store !
Originally I had planned the outer edge of black granite, but I changed my mind, I believe the green slate and gold travertine together will be gorgeous.
Although it barely can be seen here, I have been using long strips of stones on the regular Mariam's Eyes. However, because of what I am trying to do with Mariam's Sister Eyes, I only can use small tesserae.