created this project inspired by a Mosaic school in Friuli – Italy. O visited it last year and I was impressed of the diversity of using stone and glass to create dimension and imagery. I made an abstract design, using terracotta colour seed beads. The background I filled with small seed beads creating an illusion made with sand, weaves of sand swirling around.
Name of stitch, stitches used – bead embroidery and couching beads and metal thread
Name of products used, size and material – Toho seed beads (mosaic background – 15/0; Main design and finishing 11/0)
overall size of piece – width 28cm, high 48cm
time to complete more than 6 hours/day for 56 days