Fort Bragg California Sea Glass

Some of my sea glass finds from Fort Bragg California. The glass on the beach is quite small due to both people glassing over the years and the action of Mother Nature bringing the glass up and down with the tides since the early 1900′s when it was a landfill. These beaches provide fabulous pastel colors that are not found on any other beaches which are also amazingly smoothed and frosted.

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I Am Still Here Loving Sea Glass!

If you’re visiting this page you’ll see that it’s been quite some time (years) since I’ve posted anything new.  I am still VERY interested and VERY involved with my sea glass!  I keep an active Facebook page, Instagram account, Twitter account, Pinterest page and Etsy shop! I hope that you’ll continue to follow me via the links below:

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A Fabulous Sea Glassing Find ~ An Old Green Bottle Neck Raises More Questions Than Answers!!

I was lucky to go sea glassing a few days ago. The day was quite overcast, but at least warm.  Spring is coming!

I found a lot of interesting pieces, and in particular one beautiful bottle neck. This amazing piece is obviously old. It has two metals strips embedded in the neck. I am trying to find out it’s origin and age.  I’ve done dozens of searches online and lots of reading and still no luck!

If by chance anyone knows about this type of bottle please contact me on my FB page – http://www.facebook.com/seaglassvisions.  Thanks!!

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Mermaid and Sea Glass Art!

I’ve been having a great time playing with my sea glass in a new way.  While I truly enjoy creating lovely sea glass jewelry I have found another fun way to use my sea glass by creating sea glass art!

I created a lovely Mermaid art piece in a picture frame. This lovely Mermaid has special meaning for me too. When I was a child I was given a book of Hans Christian Anderson fairy tales. This picture was the picture in the book that accompanied the story “The Little Mermaid”.

Along with the sea glass I used a variety of sea shells found by me on the Caribbean island of Anguilla as well as sand a lovely sand dollar that was found by me in the Bahamas!

I plan to be offering this and other pieces of Mermaid Art in my Etsy shop in late Spring 2015. Please make sure you stop by and visit! SeaGlassVisions

Mermaid Art Frame

Hand Painted Sea Glass Jewelry

I am thrilled to be offering beautiful and original hand painted sea glass jewelry in my Etsy shop and at my craft fairs! The pendants are painted by my childhood friend, Kate Cocoros, also known at Painter Kate.

Kate is a very talented artist and has a wonderful and whimsical style that perfectly compliments my jewelry style.

Kate paints these lovely pendants on frosted white jewelry quality California sea glass with acrylic paints and the surface is sealed. I then wire wrap bails and add decorate beading and necklaces.

Below are just some of the fabulous designs that are available!

Lighthouse pendant

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painted dragonfly oneStarfish pendant

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Greetings and Happy Summer!

It’s been a very long time since I’ve posted on this blog. Even with me focusing more on my Sea Glass Visions Facebook page and Etsy shop and creating jewelry there still doesn’t seem to be enough time. A lot has been going on.

This past winter I took classes in silver smithing with Jen Soderberg Straub at Mad Tom Studios in East Dorset, Vermont. I was able to create three pieces during these classes, the final one with a piece of sea glass. I hope to take more classes this coming winter. Right now due to lack of space at my home studio (family room) I don’t plan to offer custom sterling designs, but I hope to be able to someday!

Since May of this year I have started selling in a new consignment shop, Side Street Framers & Art Gallery in Pasadena, Maryland. I’m particularly excited about this as I am selling my beautiful jewelry quality sea glass on sterling silver as “Sea Glass Visions by Cathy Kelly”.

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