Wow! Where has the last month gone - I'm supposed to be posting daily - eeek!
I got these super little bezel set sea glass pendant back from the assay office after being hallmarked and started listing them on my website, but what happened, I got side-tracked with orders, new designs and sea glass hunting, but I'm determied to get them all listed this weekend - keep checking as it's quite a long process :)
Just had a wonderful day - drilling sea glass! I've made approx. 42 sea glass charms and this stunning emerald green sea glass and silver cluster necklace, available on an 18, 20, 22 or 24 inch chain. Hoping to make some more tomorrow with different colours of sea glass, browns, blues, whites etc.
Searching through my sea glass collection I found some lovely little, smooth and frosty pieces of sea glass (very hard to find) and made charms with them. Drilled twice to get the correct size hole and fitted with a sterling silver jump ring - all links on the bracelet are soldered, so no more missing charms :) The pieces of sea glass are sea mist, white and seafoam in colour and go so well with the sterling silver. Beautiful alone or stunning when stacked!
I had a request from a customer for a sea glass bracelet, but as she had a metal allergy I couldn't use sterling silver for a clasp as I normally would. We got around this by making a wrap bracelet with faux suede. The piece of sea glass was drilled at either side then lovely soft faux suede was inserted through the holes, this was able to wrap around the wrist three times, tied in a knot and the ends tucked in - beautiful! My customer was absolutely delighted! This led me to making a necklace to match. I've made lovely long necklaces 30 inches long and instead of using a sterling silver clasp, I've used wood beads in co-ordinating colours, to close the necklace and it makes it fully adjustable. One happy customer said that she can wear it at different lengths for different tops!
The photos show some of the colours of faux suede I am using with co-ordinating beads, finished wrap bracelets (the ones in the photo have sterling silver fittings, but I can make them without for a reduced price) and a finished necklace. Hope you like them :) I will be listing more on my website, but if you would like me to make one for you please let me know.
Wow! Just got these sixteen sea glass and silver bezel set pendants back from the Assay Office in Birmingham. They're all ready for their final polishing, which may take a while, then they'll be photographed and listed on my website. If you would like an email when they are listed please fill in the form at the bottom of this page or on any other page of my website and I'll drop you a line :)
Just added a new project to my website in the shape of solid sterling silver cast seashells. The seashells have been cast from shells I found on my local beach and are a wonderful addition to your Spring Summer look!
Yey, it's sunny this morning here in Northumberland, can only hope it lasts! Post Office run, then beach walk (looking for sea glass) then into the studio to make some more of these gorgeous little stacking rings. They're made with 2mm sterling silver wire, so not as thin as my super skinny 1mm stacking rings.
Wear them singly or stacked, buy one then add to them. What do you think, alone or stacked?
Will there, won't there, be any sea glass? This was going round my head as I walked to the beach. For the last few weeks there hasn't been any sea glass or gravel and this is because of the way the tides, waves and all the other components of sea glass being uncovered and being able to be found is just not happening. Hopefully we will have a different concoction of waves etc. that will uncover some sea glass, but until then I'll just have to keep checking.
Where is the sea glass?
Not collecting sea glass means more time in the studio and these are what I'm making at the moment - little sea glass, shell and Swarovski crystal necklaces which are very popular with brides that are having a beach wedding or a beach themed wedding. I have a few in my website shop, but if you need more please just message me :)