Saturday, October 12, 2013

Sea glass necklaces


Inspired by Leah Simone Namour's beautiful necklace on Face Book which she made from a piece of glass from Brighton beach and crochet wire- I dug out the above.  MTL and I found the green stone on Aphrodite's beach in Cyprus.  Not as gifted as Leah I took it to our jeweller and asked him to mount it so I  could wear it on a chain.  He looked quite horrified and insisted it was ' just a piece of glass Mrs Mackay.'  No imagination:)
Wouldn't it be fun if they were both part of the same bottle?
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19 comments:

Kim Ayres said...

In some of Maggie's earlier artworks she embedded pieces of sea glass. She's not done it for a while, but we do have a few jars full, as for a couple of years, every time we went to the beach, we would seek it out :)

OldLady Of The Hills said...

I LOVE that you did that, Pat! It is so very pretty.....Sometimes all that Jewelers can see is the obvious----If it isn't a "real" gem...They just don't get it. And that is really too bad, cause, that is their loss, and ultimately the loss o their customers.

Pat said...

Kim: any photos? I'd love to see them.

Naomi: he saw sense in the end but he still thought I was barmy.

kenju said...

What a terrific color! Green is my favorite and I would wear that. Anyone who calls himself a jeweler should have more vision that that!

Ms Scarlet said...

I have lots of trinkets from the beach, mainly pebbles... maybe I should think about doing something with them... but they look quite pretty stacked on the window sill.
Sx

Granny Annie said...

I have a favorite small arrowhead from Ron's collection. It was our plan to have it put into a necklace. You have inspired me to go ahead and get that done. Your necklace is beautiful.

savannah said...

lovely necklace, dear lady! i agree with naomi, your jeweler missed the point. xoxoxox

Chef Files said...

Because of the memories attached hen, I would say that it is priceless.

Pat said...

Judy: I love green too and was only thinking I wish I still had a bright green jacket I had a few decades ago. I used to war it with a yellow shirt and felt just like a daffodil:)

Scarlet: pebbles are great and so tactile.

Granny Annie: great - I look forward to seeing it.

Savannah: It is somewhat distorted 'cos I put it on a mirror to shoot it. But it is a comfort.xxoxox

Chef: and for once you are correct.

Z said...

My grandmother had one of my father's baby teeth set in a ring. I think the glass is pretty and, with the memories it inspires, a jolly good idea.

Pat said...

Z: we are all a bit soppy. I have my granddaughters first baby sock on my notice board and she's 21 now:)

maurcheen said...

Most of my treasures are worthless, but priceless to me. One, my Da's watch, a cheap timepiece, to me it is Him with me always. :¬)

xxx

Pat said...

maurcheen:It is always comforting to have a touchstone. Mine is Alastair's wedding ring.

Kim Ayres said...

You should find the 3rd, 4th and 7th images in this old album on Facebook have sea glass in them:

https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.81680968296.76841.81674003296&type=3

rashbre said...

Lovely and a great idea too.

Pat said...

Kim: they are beautiful - I've shared them on F.B.

Rashbre: thank you.

LL Cool Joe said...

Most precious things have no value at all, somehow that is what makes them precious.

Very cool.

Pat said...

Joey: yes you are right.

Guyana-Gyal said...

I love sea-glass. It has history. Perhaps it's touched many shores before it found its way to someone.