Saturday, November 7, 2015

Sea Glass Shapes

Some sweet pieces of sea pottery and sea glass found in Northern California - lots of old bottle tops and lips and curves and shapes.  When I group them together, they look even more beautiful!

Wednesday, October 21, 2015

My Sea Glass Frame on Pinterest

Holy Wow!  My previously sold Sea Glass Frame has been re-pinned on PINTEREST 3267 times and I wasn't even the original pinner!
A big Thank You to whomever found and first posted this pin!
I made this frame with all Hawaii sea glass while living on O'ahu.  At that time, I found tons of blue, sea foam and glowing white sea glass -- most of it with nicks and unsmooth edges -- perfect pieces for a frame like this. I included one of my original photographs of sea glass on a warm Honolulu beach.
It is a beautiful frame and I am happy that others are getting to enjoy it on Pinterest.

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Tuesday, October 20, 2015

In the Wrapping Flow

Wrapping silver around sea glass is meditative for me.  Each piece of smooth surf-tumbled sea glass has its own shape and spirit, so each one wraps differently.  And I love using argentium silver is made from recycled silver, is really soft when wrapping, then hardens around each piece like a little glove.
I have been making earrings lately and have dozens of sea glass pairs ready to wrap.  Pendants are awaiting their cords for hanging.
Grateful for being "in the flow" lately.

Saturday, October 10, 2015

San Francisco March for the Elephants and Rhinos

I was lucky enough to be a part of the amazing activist March in San Francisco to bring awareness to the senseless killing of elephants for their ivory and rhinos for their horns. The Global March for Elephants and Rhinos #GMFER was held in cities around the world on October 4th and 5th.

We marched from Jefferson Square, past the Chinese Consulate where there were several speakers, music and a moment of silence.
We marched down Geary and all the way down Van Ness Avenue to the Civic Center Plaza.
It was an amazing experience to be a part of and hopefully we brought awareness to more people.

One Elephant is Killed Every 15 Minutes. 
100,000 Elephants Poached in Past 3 Years.

I am proud that California recently passed a bill that will make it illegal to sell virtually any kind of elephant ivory or rhino horn in this state! 

Please check out the iWorry campaign for elephants:

And the amazing work being done at the David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust where they take in and raise elephant orphans left behind after their mothers are butchered for ivory.

Saturday, September 12, 2015

Pigeon Point Lighthouse

Labor Day weekend was warm and sunny here in NorCal.
Drove over to Pigeon Point Lighthouse to get some ocean time. 
beachcomed for abalone shells...
took photos of pelicans, gulls and tons of sea birds...
saw sea lions and harbor seals....
and so many spouts of amazing humpback whales just off shore...

Sunday, September 6, 2015

Recent Finds

These are some of my recent finds from a trip up to northern, northern California.  I found some amazing blues and some pretty sea pottery pieces.  The sea glass I find now is so much smaller and what is on the beaches is more often white or brown.  It takes hours to find these blues....but any time spent on the beach, listening to the waves dance over the rocks and sea glass, is special to me.
This photo was shot before I rinsed off the sea glass, peering down into the plastic container.
Love how there are still speckles of sand on the glass.....


Saturday, September 5, 2015

blogging priorities...

I am just a beach girl.  My favorite days are spent along the ocean's edge, beachcombing for sea glass and shells. Hiking up to get amazing views of the sea, always on the watch for sea birds, seals and whales spouting.  Taking pictures.  Breathing in the ocean air.  Listening to the sound of the waves.

And I have been trying to keep up with my adventures on twitter, instagram, pinterest and listing in my etsy shop.  This blog was my first attempt at sharing, and it is definitely time to make it a priority again!