A Sea Glass Business Growing & Changing

Things have been very busy for me. I just got home from a local craft fair, exhausted but happy. I have another craft fair next weekend, then a one week break and then another craft show. I consign in a local shop and will be re-stocking with new jewelry in two weeks. In November I have two consignments (possibly three) to complete for shops in Vermont. I want to stock up my etsy shop for the holildays. Life is good! I love to be busy and I enjoy nothing more than being at my workbench “playing”.

Needless to say, I’ve been making a lot of new jewelry pieces over the past month or two. I am also stepping away from creating just jewelry and have created two new sea glass crafts. I also made new displays for my booth and added a new table, increasing my jewelry and craft display.

While all this has been going on I have been thinking about how all this got started and how much my style has developed along the way. While I still like to use a bit of beading and wiring when creating jewelry, my style is much more classic. My style has been called “simple elegance”.

A few months ago I came across pictures of the first piece of seaglass jewelry I created. Not pretty. It was a piece of local found sea glass, not a great piece with somewhat rough edges. I covered it with beads and wire. The other two photos below are more recent sea glass jewelry pieces created with marvelous English sea glass.


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What is Your Sea Glass Hiding?

Since I have been collecting sea glass my favorite pieces are those that have embossing on them that help me to identify what their origin is. I have lots of them. On some the embossing is still very clear, on some not so much.

That was how it was with one of the last pieces I found, the embossing was very worn down. I could make out the word “bottle” but just couldn’t make out the line above
it. I tried looking at it under different lights, I tried wetting the piece and leaving it dry. Still no good.

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My Best Creative Advice – Stop Creating!

I have been getting ready for three upcoming craft fairs as well as three consignments. I have been creating lots of beautiful sea glass and sea pottery jewelry, pendants and necklaces, earrings, bracelets and anklets. I have around 125 pieces completed and about 40 near completion, most waiting for necklaces. I am also trying to add two new types of sea glass crafts. One is a wind chime, the other is a sea glass frame. Oh, did I mention I want to add Christmas ornaments too? So make that three new crafts. I also have a facebook page and an etsy shop along with this blog.

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