Parker, Colorado
Laura Shea loves creating complex polyhedral structures from beads and thread. Her work explores classic geometric forms-whole and partial frame polyhedra, regular tilings and tessellations. She connects the component forms at contiguous polygonal faces to create chains and complex polyhedral structures. The open networks of tilings and frame polyhedra provide a magical space for light to play with glass.
Bracelet of Fluffies
7 1/12" x 2"
Beadwork--Swarovski (r) crystal beads and monofilament and sterling silver clasp.
2010
Surface decorated truncated icosahedrons in various shades of red and pink.
Glimmeris
3" x 3"
Beadwork--Swarovski (r) crystal beads and monofilament
2010
Truncated icosahedron supporting 12 double stacks of dodecahedrons.
Bubbles
3" x 3"
Beadwork--Swarovski (r) crystal beads and monofilament.
2009
Great Rhombicosadodecahedron with half dodecahedra forming 'bubbles' at each decagonal opening.