Monday, 29 March 2010
Sea Glass Stir
I used to collect little pieces of smoothed glass on the beach during childhood holidays to South Wales, thinking that they were pretty pebbles but my geologist brother assured me that they had not been polished by mermaids but by the action of the waves rolling them on the sea floor.
Who would have thought that decades later I would once again be collecting this beautiful material and creating pretty summer rings? Sea glass has a fabulous matt texture with a slight grain to it and is hardly recognisable as glass at all. Apparently, the darker the colour the older the piece and if you find any deep brown sea glass it could well date back to the 17th century.
As you can see, I enhance their beauty with a little wire wrapping here and there to create unique rings that look fab and groovy with those summer pastel shades that we will soon be wearing during that tropical heatwave that I predict is definitely going to arrive in the next month or two. A girl can hope!
You can see more photos and details of these rings on my Folksy and Zibbet shops.