I got some new sterling silver bails a couple of days ago and I love how they look with sea glass!! These beauties are all made from glass found on Seaham Beach in England. Old glass, in great colours.
It was so much fun to fire up the Dremel again. I wish I had the time to make jewelry more often. I do cherish the free moments when I get have some ‘me’ time in the arts and crafts room.
Check out my Etsy shop.
Here are some of my latest items on Etsy:
I never get tired of the way light ignites the colours in sea glass. It mesmerizes me.
I put these pendants up in my Etsy shop tonight. They really are stunning!
Wouldn’t this look festive with a red holiday sweater? These ruby red beauties were plucked from the shores of Seaham Beach in England and delicately placed inside this teardrop filigree locket. There’s only one and it’s available in my Etsy shop!
I’m still in shock. $22 for a styrofoam… I repeat, a styrofoam ball for craft projects. I saw it with my very own eyes at Michael’s Arts and Crafts Store this evening – and I would have taken a picture if I had my camera. And we crazy ass Etsyian sea glass jewelry makers are charging the equivalent for handmade, sterling silver necklaces.
Starving, bloody artists. Always and Forever.
I’m crabby and I need sleep. But here’s my latest called Wordy.
Cobalt blue sea glass is one of my favourites – especially when the light shines through it. This piece is one of those rare beauties that is large, nicely shaped and perfectly ‘cooked’. I like to think the glass came from one of those fabulous poison bottles with the skull and crossbones on it. But it’s more likely that its from a Noxema, Milk of Magnesia, Bromo-Seltzer or Vicks container from at least 60 years ago.
This coooool blue pendant is for sale in my Etsy shop.
Buy handmade for Christmas!
My dog has to go to the vet because his skin is a mess. My seven-year old is crying and can’t sleep because she saw a war movie today at school for Remembrance Day. She thinks airplanes are going to come and blow us up.
So exhausted. I am dreaming of warm, honey sand, turquoise waves and sea glass in rare, vibrant colors. Like the ones inside this locket. (Check it out on Etsy.)
Woot woot! I made my first Etsy sale on a jade green sea glass pendant. Actually, it’s not my first Etsy sale. I used to sell art cards on Etsy and sold dozens of them a couple years ago, but I don’t have time to paint anymore. It is my first sea glass sale, however. How fun!
The competition on Etsy is brutal – especially in the jewelry category. The term ‘sea glass’ has more than 20,000 search results! Has sea glass jewelry reached the tipping point?
The problem with this saturation is that 1) it’s really easy to get WAY buried by other sellers’ listings 2) there is so much competition that it’s hard to charge a fair price. It kills me that I can walk into Ardene or Claire’s and purchase a crappy ‘Made in China’ necklace (made with cadmium?) and pay just as much or more as a piece of handmade sterling silver, sea glass jewelry.
I’ll give this a few months and see what happens. Thing is, I really dig making jewelry. Are there other selling avenues aside from the art/craft show circuit?
This sea glass pendant mosaic is made with English Sea Glass. The glass is 90-160 years old. (The glass was found in an area that was once home to a couple of Victorian glass factories that operated from the 1850’s until the 1920s.) I have heaps and heaps of Lake Erie sea glass -which I love dearly, but oooooh laaaa laaaaa those English colours!!!!!!!!!
I will be opening my Etsy shop soon and will be selling these mosaic pendants.