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Art of the Day: Monday March 24, 2008

Floating Seaglass

- by Stephanie M. Daigle

This week's theme: Strung Together

Seed Beads are uniformly shaped, spheroidal beads ranging in size from under a millimetre to several millimetres. "Seed Bead" is a generic term for any small bead. Usually rounded in shape, seed beads are most commonly used for loom and off-loom bead weaving. They may be used for simple stringing, or as spacers between other beads in jewelry. Larger seed beads are used in various fiber crafts for embellishment, or crochet with fiber or wire. - Wikipedia

Sometimes simply strung, other times elaborately woven - the beauty and the versatility of seed beads means they find their way into many types of creative expression. This week, EBSQ's Art Of The Day will focus on seed beads and just a few of the ways they can be used to create unique and beautiful personal accessories.

Art: Floating Seaglass by Artist Stephanie M. Daigle
I created Floating Sea glass during the dead of winter while dreaming of a Caribbean escape. Each piece of beach glass is centered on its own cabochon and laid in a fashion that it indeed, appears to be glass floating in the sea. Come take a walk on the beach with me and enjoy this show stopping piece! I made a seed bead mixture with size 8 to 15 seed beads and used them as well as swarovski crystals and other glass beads. to achieve this effect.. Each of the sides is hung on a 5 strand seed bead mix and fastened with a Bali Silver cone and clasp. This necklace will dress up any casual outfit and turn it into a show stopper!


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