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Friday, June 11, 2010

The Wonders of Pottery Shards.....

So, other things wash up on the beach besides frosted beach glass.  Lots of dishes, tea cups, crocks, vases, bowls and flower pots were thrown away also.  These bits are unique in that the shard often has a little of the design on it.  Or sometimes it has some of the 'made by' information.  Again, it's Mother Nature's whim as to what you get.

Here are some of my pottery bits.

And another view.....

Some of the pieces are large and some tiny, but all are interesting.  I keep an old iron urn filled with the pieces on top of my blanket chest.  Every time I come back from the beach, I just toss the new pottery into the urn!  I do find more glass than pottery, so this container has not grown too quickly.

I'm sure it's no surprise that I have made jewelry out of pottery too!  Here's one of my fun pendants created from a pretty orange-y piece:

I used an earring that had lost it's mate...I have many of those single earrings - don't you?

Here's the back -

I've also used pottery pieces to glue onto a plain cork board...it makes it look so much more special and beachy!  I've glued Mermaid's tears (previous blog) onto pushpins to go on this special cork board.

And a detail of the edge:

Don't forget to look at my Etsy site - I've put several NEW pieces on that are a bit different!

Have a great weekend!


Elizabeth said... [Reply to comment]

Gorgeous collection of shards there. Ive only ever found one piece on this side of the world and that was only last week!