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.