On the beach

I am not a winter or cold weather person, even though I was born in the upper Midwest where winters can get crazy. I crave sun and warmth, much like my cats. So it’s not unusual for my husband and myself to seek out warmer climes for a few days during our winters at home. Currently, I am sitting in my condo on a beach in sunny Florida watching palm trees swaying, and waves a crashin’. My kind of winter day.

One of the things I love to do on these visits is to walk the beaches enjoying the sights and sounds and sun. I’ll scoop up any shells I see along the way that I find interesting and beautiful. I have jars full at home from years of collecting. What I find more difficult to find is sea glass. I just love the stuff, but find it hard to find. I know some of you may have been lucky to find loads on other beaches you have visited, but they elude me. Whatever pieces I own, I have purchased them. In the past I have used pieces in my jewelry making, mostly wire wrapping them for pendants or earrings. I just love the smooth shapes and frosted look of it. I’ve seen tutorials on drilling into the glass, but haven’t tried my hand at it.

Do any of you work with sea glass in your jewelry making? What do you think of it?h

Pondering over coffee and beads…. “ A beach is not only a sweep of sand, but shells of sea creatures, the sea glass, the seaweed, the incongruous objects washed up by the ocean.” ~ Henry Grunwald

Greetings from Margaritaville – Holly G

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