Well, between my incessant beachcombing, and the enormous amount I bought locally, I have in my possession many, many pieces that I can use, and then some that I can not. Pieces I can not use are either too small, too large, or not smoothed the way I’d like. I think they’d be usable by jewelry artists who do bezel setting, PMC, mosaic, assemblage, mixed media work or in home decor.
At present, I’ve only made it through about 70% of the mainly white sea glass. White is my least adored color of sea glass, and perhaps the most common, so I have had lots and lots to offer in that hue. What I’ve got is in shop now. Keep an eye out, because coming up I will add some pottery, crockery, more white glass, and smaller amounts of all the other colors of sea glass, too.
This morning I awoke at the crack of dawn. Ok, so it was 6:30. I was on the road in 5 minutes, and driving in the fog toward my Sea Glass Spot.
I was rewarded by being the first one there, and the only one for the duration. The tide was exceptionally low, which I did not anticipate, and extra treasures were revealed. Lots of pottery, china, porcelain, etc. A fellow treasure hunter mentioned today that lots of these pieces probably come from shipwrecks off the coast, and many from the early to mid- 1800s. How exciting, I thought! Photos of my recent finds will be forthcoming!
Later on in the morning, we decided to go on an adventure. Acadia, it was!
Smooth, smooth rocks. Too large to wrap, though!
Great Head, off in the distance. Gorgeous and sort of eery, like something out of The Goonies. We climbed up to the top a short while later.
On top of Great Head. Windy, yes. Ever so windy.
Oh! There was rubble foundation of something at the very top, and I found a unusually green hued shard of thick glass nearby, so I will be doing some investigative work to try to find out what once sat atop the knoll!
A few of my favorite things, in sweet, pastel hues of springtime!
Are you a fan of Sojourn Curiosities jewelry? Do you like the sea?
Do you enjoy BATHING?
If so, you’ll love this gorgeous soap from Heathen’s Hearth! It’s inspired by my work with sea glass, and is a sea green all natural goat’s milk formula in a Sea Breeze scent!
The nest is a symbol of life, rebirth, nurturing, and springtime. Tonight, after days of creative block (I believe due to the piles of sea glass in the middle of my workroom), I began to make a nest. Then, I realized I could add my swirls. I think it’s pretty sweet, and can’t wait to make some more like it!
Perhaps you’ve noticed things have been quiet over the past day, or two. Thanks to Craigslist, I’ve acquired a rather substantial amount of locally gathered sea glass and pottery from a woman in my town who is giving up her craft and moving away.
I am both delighted and overwhelmed to have the duty of sorting it all out by color. I think it’s getting in the way of my crafting, but I’m mostly done. Just one box left. Of course, later, I will also want to sort within color by size…
More detailed photos are in my Flickr gallery.