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 mother of pearl 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, bathroom or anywhere
in the home.
I made a large 4 ft seahorse in the same
seashell "mosaic" style.
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.
Here he is on the wall for an idea of scale.
His companion is a 3ft sea turtle 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 tried to give the illusion of dimension with the tentacles
crossing each other
I used the same color glass in a cool blue/green mix.
He's pretty big, quite the statement!
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
That's all for today...see you next time!