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Best stained glass sea glass art and crafts and information on
collecting, grading, colors, and beaches to find sea glass...
sea glass mosaics done in
pattern of colorful sea glass, alone or in combination with
glass, sea glass, and beach rocks can form the center of attraction in
your living room as a coffee table top, a "stain glass" window, or
other attractive objected created with your own hands.
"Stained Glass" Sea
by Mona from Maine
On this page, we have several examples of
"stained glass," sea glass mosaics, as well as a step-by-step guide to
making a mosaic table top.
Just as a
spot of color and shape reminiscent
of the sea is created when you wear seaglass earring, a sea
bracelet, or another sea glass jewelry, the contrast with more subdued
decor results in a pleasant and attractive centerpiece.
Sea Glass Mosaic by Mona from Maine
Although you may not feel that you are an
artist or even a crafts person, don't shy away from trying your hand at
a stained glass sea glass mosaic project. There are many possibilities
for you to try with sea glass mosaics.
Mosaic or tile project.
Here is a favorite of many sea glass crafters.
It is a way to use your sea glass that is not too difficult or advanced
and can be adapted to different objects - from decorating the top of a
table, to using in your garden, to hanging up in your window or on your
Or by following instructions for setting small tiles, you could create
your own special stained glass sea glass tile designs for a bathroom or
kitchen splash guards or counter tops.
Why not use your stained glass sea glass genuine or tumbled shards and
pebbles or agates to make a Mosaic
Coffee Table? Here are several ways
to do this:
This is what you might call the standard mosaic, using grout and laying
the sea glass as you would tile. This works quite well.
You can purchase a nice table ready to accept the grout that has a
prepared surface and an edge or lip to match the height of the finished
On the other hand, you might want to adapt an existing table yourself.
Here is an excellent example of stained glass sea glass art
submitted by one of our very talented viewers.
Click on photo to zoom
As shown in the photo, the edge of the table has been built up to match
the height of the finished surface.
Another way to make a "mosaic," stained glass sea glass table topbut
that allows you to change and rearrange the patterns and pieces is by
doing the following:
1. First find a used coffee table
at a garage sale or thrift shop.
Look for one with a clear glass top. The idea is to arrange your glass
beneath the glass top (you could add sand, sea shells, driftwood, etc).
2. There are two ways to work with
this table to create a stained glass
sea glass mosaic with your beach finds. This will depend to a certain
extent on how the table is constructed.
If the glass top has a solid top/shelf under it, you could add spacers
between that solid piece and the glass top to raise the glass
sufficiently (about 1 to 1-1/2 inches if you are just using sea glass)
to clear your beach glass mosaic materials.
If that will not work with your particular coffee table - for example,
if the glass top has no solid base below it - you can add brackets to
the insides of the legs to support a piece of plywood cut to size with
enough room below the glass top to accommodate your stained glass sea
glass mosaic materials.
3. Arrange your mosaic materials as
you would like. The advantage
to this type of a sea glass idea is that you can rearrange the design
if you wish to at any time!
4. If you are satisfied with the way
it looks and don't plan on
rearranging or adding more, you might want to seal the areas between
the glass and wood so that dust will not get in. Otherwise, dust
will eventually get in, and you'll need to dust the arrangement every
once in a long while.
I also know of a couple who are avid shark teeth collectors. They
filled their coffee table with shark's teeth. The coffee table has a
clear glass top as above but underneath is where they actually store
their shark's teeth.
When they get more teeth, they lift off the top of the table and
throw more in. You could do the same thing with sea glass (gently
though, not throw it!)
Another stained glass sea glass mosaic craft idea along the same lines
would be to find a used coffee table with a wood top, lay your sea
glass mosaic design down the way you want it, and then overlay it with
I have not done this myself. If you do opt to try this, just
remember that the sea glass will change slightly in its transparency
and frostiness because of being covered by the resin. LET US KNOW HOW
IT TURNS OUT!
WE would love to hear from you about your favorite sea glass mosaic or
other sea glass crafts project.
to add YOUR project under your name!
you think you have a rare color of beach glass?
Is your sea
glass jewelry quality?
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