Thursday, January 20, 2011
Wednesday, January 5, 2011
Now, she has never asked for a sea glass necklace before, she said she was waiting for the right piece, and I guess that little peach one was it. But she wanted it wrapped in gold, which I have never used before, so I ordered some from fellow Etsy sellers Lanna's Jewelry Chest and also Thunder Moon Supplies and produced these! The two blues are wrapped in sterling silver and the rest are wrapped in 14K gold filled wire. I can't wait to show it to her. I think it will look nice with her coloring.
The other bit of good fortune I had was that my step-mother Andree was generous enough to share her sea glass collection with me. She and my Dad have been collecting for years and they live on a great sea glass beach, and she is very particular about the condition of the glass she picks up. So this was a huge treat for me. Thank you Andree!
And the last positive thing that happened is that my grandmother very kindly purchased 6 necklaces to give as gifts. Most of the items from my last post including the Wampum necklace.
You can see from all of the pictures I took that I can't get enough of looking at all of these pretty colors! I feel so lucky to be surrounded by so many warm and generous women, in this case my mother, my step-mother and my grandmother. Thank you!
Sunday, January 2, 2011
Saturday, January 1, 2011
We are recovering from a huge blizzard, and a ton of sand was deposited on the beach. I have noticed that after large storms the sea glass is sharp, as if it had all been re-pulverized. Nothing you would want to wear as jewelry. I did find one jewelry-quality piece:
Too bad my camera was set on macro so you can't really see it. But definitely a piece of Coke bottle. I did find some heart shaped rocks. I am not sure what to do with them, something for Valentine's day, maybe photo cards. And I found some pretty colors, but not sure what to do with those either!
He found some huge bricks and was determined to bring them home, but they were too heavy for him to carry. So I had to carry two heavy bricks the entire way. I think it was his passive-aggressive way to punish me for making him walk the beach. In a few days he will be five, so it seemed like a big deal to me to take our final beach-walk while he was still four. Kind of crazy, I know. Plus we needed the fresh air.
Happy New Year!