Sunday, January 25, 2009

Sneak Peak at the Spring Line 2009

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I have been a busy bee trying to get some new pretties in the shop. At this point, I am about half way there! I have had bundle of new supplies coming in, and have been sketching some ideas that have been floating around in my head. I have managed to complete a few pieces and wanted to share them with you before I put them in the shop where they will be merrily on their way!

Carved Shell and Labradorite Necklace on Sterling

Wooden Feather Bracelet with Chrysoprase accent

Vintage Brass Drops with Handpainted Verdigris

Custom Piece with Soocho Jade and Wood

Thanks for looking! More pieces will be filling up the shop soon!

Saturday, January 17, 2009

North American Sea Glass Festival

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In October I had the opportunity to attend the North American Sea Glass Festival in Lewes, DE. The festival featured many talented artists from sea glass jewelry to sculpture. For a sea glass lover and collector, it was my heaven on earth! 2008 was the first year that the festival was held on the east coast. Next year's festival will be held in Erie, PA on October 17 and 18, 2009. I am hoping to make my way to the Lake Erie coast next year as well for another wonderful sea glass gathering!

Every year the North American Sea Glass Association holds a "Shard of the Year" Contest. Collectors from all over the world bring their prized pieces of glass hoping to a chance at the $1,000 prize.

Shard of the Year Contest Table

The festival also offers many workshops about the history of sea glass, origins and where to find it. I attended a few of the lectures, one with Pure Sea Glass author Richard LaMotte. He even signed my copy of the book! The book is a great resource for any sea glass collector.

Private Collection from Washington State

Handcrafted Sea Glass Jewelry from Relish

Sea Glass Suncatcher

More Contest Pieces