Saturday, March 21, 2009

New sea glass for jewelry!

Yes. I'm ba-ack!

A little bit of a hiatus from my blog, but I have lots of things to share with you.

The newest:

I just got back from a quick trip to Palm Beach and I had an opportunity to add to my collection of sea glass.

I don't know why, but I've always been fascinated with sea glass. I mean, sea glass is really just little bits of TRASH! But after being buffeted by the surf and sand, they almost seem magical to me.

I was raised on the east coast and lived within a few miles of the ocean. I remember going to the beach when I was little - catching snails and minnows. Picking up shells and bright bits of sea glass...

Now I live in the midwest. HUNDREDS and HUNDREDS of miles away from the nearest ocean. I regret more and more that I didn't spend more time at the beach when I had the opportunity.

But when I have the chance to walk on a beach, I always look for the little bright glints of light in the sand that might mean that I could find a new piece of sea glass.

So here are some of the pieces I added to my collection:

There are few pieces of bright blue and cobalt glass which will be perfect for rings. Some of the larger pieces might work as pendants. I think I'm going to have to set them this week!

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7 Comments:

  1. Jo said...
    So good to see you back! Been meaning to reply to you via etsy but took me a while to realise that you'd convo'd me back as I don't go on there much now.
    Hope you're all well.
    Baroness Bijoutery said...
    Nice to have you back...you new sea glass pieces are beautiful..Can't wait to see what you create with them.
    Katie said...
    I love sea glass too. Nice collection. So nice to see you back. I just started following your blog a few weeks before you took a vacation.
    Can't wait to see what you have in store for your glass.
    Contrariwise said...
    Thanks!

    I've been working on a sea glass ring today AND I've been taking photos. The ring is tumbling right now. I just haven't set the sea glass in the bezel yet. So you should expect to see a new post on my blog for tomorrow.

    Glad to be back blogging,
    Contrariwise
    Virginia Burnett said...
    Hooray!! I've missed your blog posts. I love the sea glass pieces and can't wait to see what you do with them. :)
    Swiss Side Jewellery etc said...
    So glad you are back. If you visit my blog, you will see that I have passed on 2 awards to you :)
    Vicky
    Contrariwise said...
    Swiss Side Jewellery,
    Thanks so much! I just checked your blog out. What a fascinating story about you leaving England and relocating to Switzerland.

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