Ocean Seaweed Garden

Friday, July 16, 2010

It's taken a couple of weeks to post, but I did finish it by July 1st! As the hotter part of the year approaches we take more trips to the cooler coast. It's only 45 min. away and usually is about 20 degrees cooler and wonderfully foggy. So for June I chose seaweed shapes rather than leaf shapes. I used white pearls (yeah, I know they're freshwater - it's still aquatic, though!) to depict lines of foam as the waves go out. The other dyed ones were scattered around and used to construct a holdfast for my largest seaweed. And the shell was one I found washed up on the shore. It also repeats the spiral, which also popped up in last month's project. I think the colors and shapes of the seaweeds turned out pretty well. I mixed some garnet nuggets into the reddish one. I also used shiny rather than matte finish beads to give the impression of being wet and freshly washed up. Here's a couple of pictures of the beach and seaweeds that inspired me!


robin michelle said...

It's really nice Jill! I like the garnet nuggets, they're pretty. Where did you find them? I really like the shell too. That's pretty cool that you found it!

Anonymous said...

Very pretty, and it surely gives an oceany feeling!

Cyndi L said...

Wonderful choice for the muggy hot days of summer!

Robin said...

It's lovely, Jill!!! You certainly gave us the ocean feel with this one... I'm on an island on the Pacific NW coast, but inland about 10 miles from the shoreline. Your piece makes me want to go to the beach tomorrow!

Robin A.

Marty S said...

Great beachy feel! Wonderful colors!
Marty S
Crackpot beader

jet said...

I'm glad I was able to bring a splash of the ocean to everyone! Thank you to all for your comments!

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