Sea Glass Jewelry: Lessons I am Learning

I have been busy with the Dremel. I’ve drilled easily over 100 pieces now. What I have learned:

  1. Patience is a good thing. Do not force the bit. Take it easy. I broke four bits before realizing this. It might take you a bit longer to drill a piece, but your bits will last longer and that will save you money.
  2. Drilling is zen-like. Honestly, I enjoy drilling the glass. It takes my mind off of everything. I find it very calming.
  3. Jewelry supplies ain’t cheap!
  4. Searching for jewelry supplies is very time consuming! I scour Etsy, Ebay and for jewelry supplies. Fun, but time consuming!
  5. Photographing sea glass jewelry is very time consuming! But it’s a riot!

Here are a few of my latest pieces:


aqua sea glass

I miss my time at the beach. I wanted to go seaglassing today, but the girls wanted to stay home and play with Christmas toys. Of course.

It’s been a few weeks now. Absence makes the heart grow fonder. And the head a little crazy.

Photo: Christina Friedrichsen (Shot this with my new Tamron lens)

Aqua Sea Glass Bottle Stopper

sea glass bottle stopper

aqua sea glass bottle stopper

aqua sea glass bottle stopper

Incroyable!!!! I found my first bottle stopper!!! Beautiful aqua with a number on top. It’s either a six or a nine, depending on how you look at it. I did a bit of research on bottle stoppers and I think this dandy might be nearly 100 years old. It could be from an apothecary jar. I have to do a bit more research.

What an amazing week! I found a message in a bottle, a sea glass marble, my first piece of pink (hubby found it), and a bottle stopper. What’s next?

Gifts From the Sea: White and Aqua

aqua sea glass from Lake Erie 

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

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