UNDER SEA FIREPLACE MOSAIC In December 2013 my landlord gave me permission to demolish the lava from my fireplace and create whatever I wanted. I rented a demolition hammer (hand held jack hammer) and removed the lava. What a chore! It has taken me 19 months and approximately 1000 hours to create this piece!
Throughout my apartment I have black and gray tile on the floor. Because I did not have any matching tile to place on the floor in front of the fireplace I purchased a solid piece of black granite. I also painted the firebox with a metallic copper high heat spray paint. It picks up the copper glass that is within the dark blue waves. Finally, I made the mantle myself.
BEADED SQUARES In this gallery you will find my most recent completed pieces of work.
I was inspired to create a very unique piece of art. I took Edvard Munch's "The Scream" and recreated it on canvas. I used #2 glass 1/4" bugle beads.
Dimensions: 40" High by 30" Wide unframed and 47" High by 37" Wide framed. It took about 500 hours and almost three years to complete! There are approximately a little over 100,000 1/4" bugle beads on this piece. That's right over 100,000 beads!
SKULLS & BONES Here is a collection of animal skulls and bones I adorned with Swarovski crystals.
GALLERY I Working with small beads and crystals is my passion.