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By the Sea we go Two by Two

Artisan Earrings

Monterey

Lampwork by Bluehealer, vintage filigree stampings

 

Excerpt from Walt Whitman's Sea-drift:

Shine! shine! shine!

Pour down your warmth, great sun!

While we bask, we two together.

Two together!

Winds blow south, or winds blow north,

Day come white, or night come black,

Home, or rivers and mountains from home,

Singing all time, minding no time,

While we two keep together.

 

Seashell Earrings

She Sells Seashells

Lampwork and freshwater pearls

 

Angelfish Earrings

Angelfish Earrings

Amazonite, Lampwork by Alisha White

 

Artisan Earrings

Collector or Magpie or Hoarder

Artisan necklace

Shiny Objects

(Lampwork by Manuela Wutschke and That Bead Girl, Vintage beads and buttons)

 

The Inspiring Sea

Artisan Pendant

 

Briny Deep

(lampwork cabochon by Mikelene Reusse, Labradorite, Inspiration Mine Gem Silica, Freshwater Pearl - all set in Sterling Silver)

 

A Jelly-Fish

Marianne Moore, 1887 - 1972

Visible, invisible,
A fluctuating charm,
An amber-colored amethyst
Inhabits it; your arm
Approaches, and
It opens and
It closes;
You have meant
To catch it,
And it shrivels;
You abandon
Your intent—
It opens, and it
Closes and you
Reach for it—
The blue
Surrounding it
Grows cloudy, and
It floats away
From you.

Sea Pottery Jewelry

Mixed Media Jewelry

Broken Pieces

Sea Pottery, Vintage brass and copper, Swarovski crystal

 

In addition to sea glass one can find sea pottery shards along the beach especially if you're near an old dump.  Pottery shards can be as decorative as the ironstone plate piece as seen in my mixed media piece above and blue and white pendant below, or of a more utilitarian use like a redware bowl piece or white stoneware.

Be Fearless!

Bead Embroidered Pendant

Playing with Fire

(features Sonora Sunrise cabochon mined in Mexico, lampworked glass cabochon by Mikelene Reuss, turquoise, sterling silver, and Japanese glass seed beads.)

I fell in love with cabochons first.  Next I had to figure out how I was going to use them in jewelry.  Before my metals class that taught me how to play with fire and metal I bought books by Jamie Cloud Eakin and Heidi Kummli to learn how to capture cabochons with seed beads, something I had plenty of.  (I've included links below to these books.)