A rainy Saturday morning on the cusp of tourist season in Maine? I’m totally there. Beachcombing, that is. Here are some of my favorite finds from today.
I’ve begun organizing my sea glass and pottery. I really want to be able to see everything i’ve got, and right now, that’s not possible.
I went to the Trash & Treasures junk barn in Searsport, and came home with two antique wood printer’s drawers, and a more modern set of long, shallow cabinets with drawers. It will be like 1/3rd of a flat file:)
Here’s what I’ve got sorted out, so far!
So, today I wanted to do something divergent, but I needed the movement to do it. My sister, my wonderful sister, encouraged me to try antiqued brass wire with sea glass, and see how I liked it. The results are gorgeous.
Coming tonight, I do believe, are 4 new pendants featuring vivid green and blue sea glass and dark, delightful antiqued brass wire. Two are on chains, two on ribbons, but both will be available on either. The concept will be something dark and oceanic. The scene in my mind is definitely otherworldly, though at this point, not precise.
An Etsy pal has called to my attention the most beautiful organizational tool I have ever seen:
If you’ve ever wondered about the durability of Sojourn Curiosities jewelry, I present to you the following scenario:
A vintage Sojourn piece enters the washing machine, unbeknown to its owner (moi.) The wash is transferred to the dryer, and the very surprised and somewhat concerned protagonist finds at the bottom, this:
Upon closer inspection, the piece is found to be perfectly sound, and perhaps a bit cleaner for the journey:
HUGE SALE!!!! I’m offering savings 20-30% off marked prices storewide to help with some sudden car repair expenses- now through this Sunday evening, take 20% off orders up to $50, 25% off orders over $50, orders over $125 take 30% off! Discount applies storewide!!!!!
Simply proceed through checkout and pay and I will refund the discount savings, *or* tell me in the “notes to seller” section that you’d like a revised invoice, and wait for that to pay.
(Custom orders are excluded from this offer)
And, oh, how I love it! Today the salvage barn store opened up for the first Saturday of the season, and he has considerably more small hardware than he had last fall!
Got some great new goodies to wrap!
Also went looking for sea glass, this morning. This is Thistle investigating my collective finds from the past few occasions. I think winter and autumn are going to be my hard and heavy beachcombing seasons.
This month is all about teaming up with other artists to offer some really neat products, and a great giveaway!
The first in a few upcoming collaborations is between myself and Jupita, a super cool designer who repurposes gift cards into hip, funky jewelry!
We’ve paired a wire wrapped key with one of her funky necklaces in red and silver: