I love sea glass. My husband teases me when we go to the beach because I spend so much time searching for sea glass along the tide line I forget to look at anything else.
And here was 'sea glass', with it's soft matte finish and not a sharp edge anywhere to be found, delivered directly to my door. Lovely! And so much of it. A true embarrassment of riches.
Apparently they sent their packets out in 'color families'. Mine, as you can see, was very, very green. After getting over my initial shock at the color, (I hadn't designed with green in ages) I began to sketch. Then to stitch.
I just wish my hands worked faster. This is as far as I've gotten:
|New Growth, freeform beaded necklace with 'sea glass' shards
The green glass shards reminded me of the new growth from my earlier post, so I decided to give them an enchanted garden to grow through. I think it needs more layers, but am letting it rest for a little first, just in case it really is done.
This piece - very much still in process - also works with the green shards. It was inspired by a photograph of a clump of sea grass from one of my favorite books, Archipelageo: Portraits of Life in the World's Most Remote Island Sanctuary. Destined to become a pendant, I turned the design upside down.
More fringe to go, then vine work around the ring leading up into the bail. Not sure what I think - I'm reserving judgement for now.
Now let's go see what everyone else cooked up this past week by visiting the Studio Sublime.