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Sunday, August 22, 2010

Canoe and Beach Glass Adventure

OK, so it's Saturday afternoon and the "must do" chores are done....how do we spend the rest of the day???   The weather was nice, a little breeze off the water and not too warm perfect for a beach glass outing in the canoe!  So, my husband and I decided to take the new (old) canoe out - first time for me in this one.  It's a used Old Town Canoe made in Maine.  
(old) Old Town canoe
 Destination???  Well, I am always on the lookout for new beach glass locations and there was this nice beach not too far away that usually has quite a few pieces.  So, we paddled over.


Beach with lots of stuff!
When we pulled the canoe up on the beach, first thing I saw was this wonderful piece of lime green in a great earring size!  My day was made!  I just love finding different colors!

Lime green glass on the beach

This was a good omen I thought and I was right....I found more of the same color!  It's so, so, so unusual to find the same size AND shape, but a piece for a pendant also....Heaven!!  Here is the trio:

Future lime green earring and pendant

I can't wait to see how they turn out!  I haven't decided what color crystal or pearls to pair with them.  Sometimes it's nice to have a real contrast.  I just went to my favorite gem show and got a lot of new Swarovski crystals.  I got some chocolate brown opaque that might be interesting. 

I also find lots of white glass, as you would expect.  This time there were some great patterns and some with writing on them.  These are always fun and I love the way the pendants look.


Frosted white glass with patterns and words!


My husband had the find of the day though....this amazing piece of real purple.  This is not the glass that turns  lavender or purple from the sun.  This is a GENUINE purple glass shard.  It's big too....hard to tell from the photo, but it's about 2 1/ 2 inches.  This would make a great pendant.  The front has designs - it must have been a decorative piece like a vase. 
Purple glass with decoration


The back is plain but nicely frosted and would be a good "flip" side for a pendant. 



Back side of purple shard
Today my husband won the prize for the "best" beach glass.  We laughed at the competition between us and then went for a swim, clothes and all!

7 comments:

Blarneyboy said... [Reply to comment]

Wow! Your husband must be a really great guy! I'll bet that turned out to be his lucky day!!
:)

michelle said... [Reply to comment]

Great finds!! I love the purple one! I can't wait to see you work your magic with them. What a great day to spend with your hubby!!

Love of the Sea said... [Reply to comment]

Beautiful! Today was your day. The lime green will make a wonderful set.

Sherri said... [Reply to comment]

What lovely beach glass you found! I love the purple one, what a beautiful pendant that would make!! I can't wait to see what you create! Thanks for sharing-glad you had a nice canoe time!

countrycharisma said... [Reply to comment]

what great finds! Love the purple one too, but the greens are so pretty as well. I get excited just imagining being on that beach and seeing that glass just waiting to be picked up. What fun.

Barbara said... [Reply to comment]

What a wonderful find in that beautiful purple piece of sea glass! The three 'matching' green pieces are just as wonderful. I love the adventure and challenge of looking for such treasures. Venturing to new beaches sounds like a great idea.

Everything Coastal said... [Reply to comment]

WOW! Great finds - you lucky lucky girl to have found the purple piece. Awesome with interesting patterns still on it. thanks for taking us along with you on your kayak ride!