How it all began
I first became interested in making
jewellery after visiting a craft fair and saw someone twisting wire round a pendant, and thought “I could do
that!” Practicing this at home, I realised that I could use this method to “wrap” pieces of sea glass. I
don’t use gold or silver wire because I don’t want my pieces to be too expensive.
Picking sea glass has always been a hobby of mine, as I love the seashore
and the glass looks so pretty when wet. To retain this look, I use clear varnish, after first sterilizing my
shore finds in Milton solution.
The Happiness Spell is my own secret, and while
I can’t guarantee it!, when you are wearing one of my creations – be aware that happiness and contentment
have been woven into them.
After visiting a beach I keep my finds in the relevant “Beach Box” and
thus know where each piece originated. Over time, I’ll be trying to visit as many beaches as
The best beaches to find sea glass on are pebbly rather than
pure sand, as the actions of the waves against the pebbles naturally tumbles the glass, and gives
the characteristic smoothed edges to what was a very sharp
It's possible to buy glass which has been artificially
tumbled, but I enjoy the finding process too much to buy it. And it's a bit of a cheat
if you sell it as natural seaglass - like selling fake watches.
Sea or beach glass was known as Mermaid’s Tears, arising from several
legends, but the one I like best is that mermaids usually cry at least once each day - not because
they are sad, but because the world is so beautiful.
Unfortunately, the name is now being given to plastic pellets polluting
the oceans, not such a pleasant story.
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make other kinds of jewellery…..
These creations originated at the same time as the sea glass jewellery, using beads and
semi precious stones.
If you click on the images, you'll be taken to the relevant jewellery
I get get the same contentment doing these, and its just a matter of mood which medium I
use, and which colours I choose...
... wishing you all Happiness,
Jane ( firstname.lastname@example.org
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