...these little gems are hidden
and come in many shapes and sizes
and beautiful colours
worn smooth by the sea.
I amazed myself finding all these from just two beaches during our week away. I love the sea blue gems that are washed up on the beach. But feel sad as I search for these drops of sky when I find broken bottles on our beaches. It's such a shame that our beaches can be so easily destroyed, but we are lucky, that some of this rubbish turns to these little jewels. Shame we can't be as lucky with all our pollution. I love the feel of sea glass, the act of searching and not seeing and then discovering, their beautiful worn edges, and how the best colours are the hardest to find. Can you guess where I was looking...
I have plans for these, along with my collection from glass beach in California. I need to practice drilling little holes so I can string a few on a silver chain. Searching for pictures of glass, I also came across the work of these talented jewellers who combine silver and glass and a little inspiration from the sea. Here are just a few, working with glass washed up on beaches all of the world, that could have come from anywhere. At Folksy, the UK based Beach Shack Project.
Over in Canada, I love how Seaglassdesigns combines the glass with silver seaweed strands or creates little sea creatures...