Thursday, March 07, 2013

By Popular Demand

Yesterday on Facebook I asked what my friends thought I should make. Everyone wanted to see the sea glass necklace. (Well, there were dissenters but there are 24 days left!) So I found a piece that was mostly even (the woman who made the tutorial "cheated" by using purchased sea glass). This is part of my collection that comes from England--either from our visit to Seaham or to the um...someplace in Norfolk. The glass has a very light greenish blue tinge, not sure it shows up in this photo. (Speaking of, sorry about this horrible headless shot of me. I  took a bunch of pictures of the piece on a black jewelry form, but they came out blurry and the color of the glass is totally washed out. This was the only one that came out, but I hadn't showered or put on my face yet.)

I had thought of using one of the sexier colors I have like deep blue or red, but I was worried about ruining them. So I started with a piece I was less worried about. There were moments when I was scratching the glass, but I haven't left permanent scars. The wire, on the other hand, was quite soft and does have some tool marks where I was tugging it into place. Still, this was quick and simple and is definitely the type of thing you could make for...say, people you spent summers at the beach with. Directions here.

6 comments:

Needle Nicely said...

This is really gorgeous! I am constantly amazed at how versatile you are in your abilities. Reading that I think I perhaps should have said that I admire your versatility so it doesn't sound snarky.

Chocolates4Breakfast (TerriBoog) said...

Really pretty and quite the statement piece, I think!

Beth said...

Looks very professional! Are you ready to open a booth at our Saturday Market?

Linda said...

Another gorgeous craft you have created Nikki.

Linda

ChitownStitcher said...

Thank you for this blog and project. I have a jar of sea glass that my late brother-in-law collected through the years. I am going to pick out 3 of the prettiest and make necklaces for my mother-in-law, sister-in-law and myself.

zoomcity said...

I like it! Well done.