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Sea-Glass Mobile

Source: Martha Stewart Living, August 2007


Sea-glass pieces and ceramic shards, another beach find, can be combined in a Calder-esque mobile, producing a charming effect when hung by a window. 

This mobile can be customized to include as many tiers or found objects as you like.


  • Driftwood

  • Nylon cord

  • Sea glass or pottery

  • Cement glue


  1. Cut a length of nylon cord. Wrap one end around a shard of sea glass or pottery and double-knot to secure. Continue adding shards until you've completed a string for the bottom tier.

  2. Apply a dot of cement glue between each shard and its knot. 

  3. Repeat steps 1 and 2 to make another string for the bottom tier.

  4. Attach strings to a piece of driftwood with double knots, and apply glue between knots and wood. Tie a piece of cord loosely to the center of the driftwood; dangle mobile from cord, and adjust cord for balance.

  5. Create strings for subsequent tiers, and attach to pieces of driftwood, working from the bottom up; check balance at each level.

  6. Tie a length of cord to top piece of driftwood to hang.

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