In addition to being in full swing mermaid season, I've been
busy creating other sea creature pieces this summer.
This giant 4 ft octopus is made with the same body style of my
mosaic octopus, but covered in shells instead of stained glass.
I used round donut beads for his "suckers".
Every square inch of him is covered in a mixture of
beautiful seashells, barnacles and coral pieces.
This octopus would look incredible in a beach house ;)
I made a large sea turtle and 4 ft seahorse in the same
seashell "mosaic" style.
Sorry for the weird photo, they are leaning against the wall here.
I've got to come up with a better way to photograph my pieces ha!
The seahorse body has huge white scallop shells with a mix of other shells.
I tried to keep most of the shells in the white family on this piece
along with iridescent mother of pearl pieces...very pretty.
His companion is a 3ft sea turtle also with a shell mosaic.
I used wonderful natural cockle shells on his back.
This stained glass mosaic sea turtle was something I made
a while back and realized I never posted about him.
I cut the shape out of wood and applied the hand cut
stained glass in shades of green.
I've made 3 more of the stained glass mosaic octopuses...
After making these last two, I wanted to make a
different style of octopus and came up with this version..
Lots of swirling tentacles on this octopus.
I used the same color glass in a cool blue/green mix.
Just like the other pieces, I drew out my own design, cut
him out of wood then applied the glass and grout.
You can check him out and all the other pieces in my
As a side note, this week my Etsy shop is closed so links will
take you to my shop "vacation" message. Please check back, shop
will be back open Monday August 25, 2014 :)
Below is a photo of one of my beautiful sisters Shirley and her grandchildren...
I also have 2 more sisters, just as beautiful, inside and out!
If you are a frequent reader,...well, as frequently as I post haha,
you may remember me writing that Shirley has cancer right now.
So... I'm taking the week off to finish up orders then fly to Tampa with
Shirley and other family members on Wednesday to Moffitt Cancer Center.
I'm so thankful I'm able to go with her for this appointment
to support her and be there with her.
That's all for today...see you next time!