The client had collected bobble animals from Mexico and wanted a custom made chess board that would accommodate the pieces and make for a whimsical and very unique chess set.
The squares are a large 2.5" square and the border uses warm, bright colors reminiscent of Mexican folk art. The inner band is composed of 3/4" glass tesserae in a bright Cancun turquoise. The middle band has an alternating pattern of 3/8" glass tesserae in a warm orange and bright orange tesserae that are 3/8" x 3/4". The outer band is composed of warm yellow 3/8" glass tesserae. At each corner there is a lime green fused glass cactus with orange, yellow, lime and black spines that I tack fused onto the glass cacti in order to keep the slightly raised texture. The board is 24" x 24" and is framed in poplar that I painted a semi-gloss black.
The overall dimensions of the Mexican bobble head chess board are 25.5" W x 25.5" L x 1.5" H.
Made in Kaneohe, HI
All of our products are handmade
by expert makers.
Michelle was a delight with whom to work. She communicated throughout the process, making sure the board was as I wanted, giving me the opportunity to weigh in at every step. The board is just what I'd hoped for. Michelle went over and above the call of duty. When CustomMade couldn't process my payment, she pestered them until they made the changes needed so we could do business.