I just added this luminous beauty to my Etsy shop. These mosaics are a bit tricky to make, but they are so worth it. Check it out here.
The sea does not reward those who are too anxious, too greedy, or to impatient. One should be empty, open, choiceless as a beach – waiting for a gift from the sea ~ Anne Morrow
Sea glass is a gift from the sea.
Photo: Christina Friedrichsen
Collecting sea glass is a form of meditation. As soon as I hit the beach it’s as if a chalk eraser comes and wipes away all the messages in my busy mind. All the negative thoughts. Anxieties. I’m left with a clean blackboard and a bucket full of joy.
What happens when you come home with way too many ‘uncooked’ whites? You jam them into your Jack O’ Lantern’s mouth and make a nice set of pearly whites! I’m going to try the brown sea glass on my next one.
I do love a good lip shard. Here are a few I shot on some pages of scripted scrapbooking paper. I shot these outside before sunset.
When I take my six-year old with me to collect sea glass, I always come home with A LOT OF WHITE. That’s because my daughter picks up nearly every piece she finds. When I get home, I wash the glass (I add bleach to the water), and sort it. Many of the white pieces end up in the discard pile because they are not fully ‘cooked.’
I have a container full of discards that I will eventually take back to the water. The rest of the discards I used tonight. Here is what I did with them:
That little red guy is Max. He’s a Japanese fighting fish and we’ve had him for more than a year. Today, I decided to replace the cheap looking decorative pebbles at the bottom of his bowl with genuine sea glass. I like the new look and I think he does too.