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.


Image for entry 'High Noon'

High Noon

2 1/2 " high x 2 1/2" wide x 1" thick

Swarovski (r) crystal beads and monofilament


Beadwork frame polyhedron--great rhombicosadodecahedron with 10 rays of alternating cube stack and 20 cubes.
Image for entry 'In or Out'

In or Out

1 1/8"x 1 1/8"x 1 1/8"

Swarovski (r) crystal beads and monofilament


Bead framework polyhedron consisting of beaded cubes.
Image for entry 'Starburst'


3" in diameter

Swarovski (r) crystal beads and monofilament


Bead frame great rhombicosadodecahedron sprouting 30 rays of cubes.