Sometimes It’s Hard to Let Go…

This is the outcome of the sea glass art project I wrote about in my prior post …

Sea Glass Love by SeaGlassVisions

And I couldn’t have been happier! Not only did I change the paint color on the frame, I changed the sea glass “LOVE” letters too. That fabulous cobalt blue “o” is actually an old light bulb insulator. This is truly a one-of-a-kind piece.

I posted this picture on my SeaGlassVisions Facebook page and had a purchase request within a few hours. HonestIy I wasn’t even sure I wanted to sell it, but the request came from someone who I have met, who has purchased jewelry from me, and who wanted it for her sister.  How could I say no?

And, we should always “share the love” in whatever form it takes.

Creating with Sea Glass

Things around my house have been quiet for the past few weeks so it’s been a good time for me to do my favorite thing, create with sea glass. I have an upcoming craft fair next month – The Bay Country Crafters Spring Marketplace. This fair is a big one, which I’ll need a lot of jewelry for. I am also going to offer art pieces at the fair. I have jewelry and art in two local artisan shops and like to change out my stock often to keep my offerings fresh and I want to update jewelry in my Etsy shop.

But the past few days I’ve put the jewelry aside to focus on creating sea glass art.  I enjoy this change of pace, it actually is a welcome rest as it’s easier on my hands than creating jewelry.  And, just like creating jewelry, there are always times when what was planned doesn’t work as planned and becomes something even better.

This is how it was with this frame. At first I thought I’d color wash it with the bright fuchsia color. Well, it was a bit too bright, actually much brighter than I thought and wasn’t going to work at all. I wasn’t sure what to do, I thought I might have to start over. Then I figured I’d try to tone down the color.  So I added a buttermilk and pastel pink and loved the result.

Sea Glass Love by Sea Glass Visions

But this happy outcome meant that the background colors I had planned and the sea glass “love” I had chosen needed to be changed out too as the colors I thought I’d use now didn’t work.

Hand Painted Frame for Sea Glass Art by SeaGlassVisions

So, I’m getting ready to head back up to my workroom to start playing again. I still have no idea how this piece will look when it’s completed, and that’s the fun part.

Sea Glass Jewelry the Perfect Gift for Valentine’s Day

OK you guys, it’s February 4th and the pressures on! Just kidding, but, Valentine’s Day is right around the corner and your Sweetheart will be expecting something unique, thoughtful and beautiful. How about a unique one-of-a-kind gift created with sea glass?  There is no gal out there who wouldn’t love a beautiful piece of sea glass jewelry.

Valentines Day Jewelry by SeaGlassVisions

These fabulous sea glass pendant and earring sets are created with jewelry quality sea glass and sterling silver. The beautiful hearts are pewter. They are certainly one-of-a-kind and beautiful!

side street jan 28 18 heart set two

The “xoxo” and “loved” charms are sterling silver, as are the necklaces. All of these pendants and earrings have been created with amazing pastel sea glass handpicked by me in California. These pendants have been best sellers for the Valentine’s Day!

side street jan 28 18 pendants

Some of these designs are available locally at two artisan shops, Side Street Framers & Gift Gallery in Severna Park, Maryland and EL & Co. in Pasadena, Maryland. There are more beautiful sea glass jewelry sets, perfect for Valentine’s Day gifts available in my Etsy shop.