Right now I love beach glass jewelry.....

Do you? Sending beach glass factoids over the web.


Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Just Bloggin' Around

First - thanks for all your comments, I love hearing about what you think!  I know that you all love blue, so here are a couple of pieces that will be on my new Etsy site soon

Don't you just love the rich warm blue?  These are both really nicely frosted.

When will I be up and running on Etsy???  All you busy people know that soon means if I can get through the weekend and finally put all my winter clothes away (I can't be the only one!).

Until it's up and running, you can WIN a piece of my Maryland Beach Glass jewelry!  Yea!  Follow the link to Low Tide, High Style blog and you can sign up to win a piece!!  Ms Tide featured my jewelry in a recent post so you can get an idea of other thingsI make.

She also featured the "decks" view of my house in the Neverending Vacation post.  I've included the link here for you to see.  She is saving the rest of the house pictures, since they are being looked at for possible publication.

The little house in the woods is my friend Susan's and is right down the street from me.  Her house was recently featured in Southern Maryland This Is Living!

Have a wonderful holiday and good luck on the contest!

Saturday, May 8, 2010

Going to work

I have a full time job, but my part time job as a jewelry designer is my favorite thing to do.   When I "go to work" for that job, it means a long walk on the beach!  Finding beach glass or beach "trash" is always exciting and never the same two days in a row.  If you've gone beach-hunting, what are the fun things that you've found?  Recently I took a long walk on the beach and this was my collection:

As you can see, there is a real variety of beach glass.  Even though white beach glass is common, it's always so perfectly "frosted" - it has a cool, snowy look.  I love to pair it with turquoise:

I keep a large glass jar full of just white on my kitchen counter.  In another post I will show all the ways to display glass around your home.  I also found some driftwood, a pottery shard, and some "Mermaid's tears".  These are small, perfectly polished quartz stones.  Some are round and some are oval.  You can see one in the foreground of the picture.  I started to notice these smooth white stones after seeing the movie "Somethings Gotta Give".  There were bowls of beach stones all around her gorgeous house.  I now collect these in my favorite antique white flower pots.    Here is a picture of one:

Let me know what kinds of things you are finding on your "secret" beaches!