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Monday, December 29, 2014

My Sea Glass Painting


I added actual sea glass pieces I beachcombed to this painting I did a while ago. Also, I added a little starfish I had. When I posted it on Facebook it got about 300 likes so I am sharing it here. just wondering whether any of you would be interested in a shirt or magnet with this image?  O.K. so I ordered a few postcard size magnets with this image.  I will let you know when they come in.  If you are interested, they would be about $7 each. Please let me know, as I ordered a limited number.  
Sea Glass Hunting
copyright 2014. all rights reserved.  Jean Forman

Friday, December 12, 2014

More Sea Glass in Hawaii

Went to two " beaches" in Maui recently. Really rocky shores. And found some beauties. I will post pictures soon!

The hotel Travaasa in Hana, Maui is awesome!  Stayed in a Sea Ranch Cottage with our own private outdoor hot tub.  Went canoeing in an outrigger canoe on Hana Bay and found sea glass along the rocks.

After Hana, we went to the other side Kaanapali and Lahaina. Searchef lots of beaches, but no luck until I went into Lahaina.  There are some rocky areas that you can beachcomb along the main street. At first, no luck. But then we walked to another area and found some great pieces, including a beautiful red and white frosted marble.  More about that soon!

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Save our beach foundation and Project Mermaids

Lucky Sea Glass has been asked to participate in the online store for Project Mermaids.  Part of the sales support the SaveOurBeach Foundation which supports protecting our beaches and the oceans.
You can read about it at Project Mermaids and you can see Lucky Sea Glass jewelry at SirensandMermaids.    Please take a look.

Friday, November 21, 2014

Travel in the future

After our fabulous African safari last summer, we have stayed put for a while.  But, there are plans in the works for trips to Hawaii, the coasts of Portugal, France, England, Scotland and Ireland and more!  whew, planning takes time and lots of reading!  There are travel catalogues all over our house in addition to the sea glass I have collected around the world and the sea glass jewelry I create.
This is a view of the coast in Mexico a couple of years ago

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Sea Glass Art

When I was at the recent sea glass festival, a couple of people stopped by my table and said they were painters (artists) .  After looking at my designs, they complimented them saying I was an artist, unlike some of the more commonly seen designs.

This got me to thinking-- what makes my work artistic?  Well, I walked around the festival and saw some beautful sea glass mosaic wall hangings and picture frames, but few interesting  ( artistic?) jewelry designs.  Most simply drilled a hole and placed a bail or made a simple wire wrap, on many pieces over and over.  So maybe art involves creating something new and different each time.  Even if an artist has a certain style of her own, she should always be creative, not robotic don't you think?

Ironically, the less expensive, less artistic pieces sold a lot faster than my designs. But,  I am not changing the way I create sea glass jewelry.  I know there are people out there who appreciate my art.  Thank you all!

Thursday, October 30, 2014

Do you love sea glass?

As you probably realize, I love beachcombing for sea glass around the world and feel so lucky when I find a beautiful treasure.  But, I am not alone.  There are many of us out there.  If you love sea glass, you might join in with some of the groups on line--
Sea Glass Artists and Sea Glass Collectors ,  Beachglass Enthusiasts are two popular groups.  Both are on facebook.

Of course, you are welcome to comment here.  There are many people who enjoy collecting sea glass!

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Heart in Sea Glass

I decided to try and drill a heart into a piece of my Ft. Bragg, CA sea glass.  It was a challenge, but I am happy with the results and will try to make some more sea glass hearts!  What do you think?
I posted this on the Sea glass artists and collectors site and got lots of likes.  So, I just put it up for sale at my Storenvy site (15% off for facebook fans) for $60.  It has a sterling silver bail and is on a silver plated twisted link chain.  Only one of a kind - so if you want it, buy it now.  I am bringing it to my trunk show Nov. 9 and maybe to the Sea Glass Festival, Nov. 15!

Lucky Sea Glass Cutout Heart

Lucky Sea Glass Cutout Heart

Friday, October 17, 2014

Holiday Sea Glass Ornaments/Suncatchers

As I get ready for two shows in November (!), I am creating some ornaments/suncatchers to add to the jewelry collection.  Can you believe, not everyone loves jewelry!  Anway, here are pictures of my latest.  These are for sale now at my Storenvy site  -  just click on this link.
Lucky Sea Glass Store   or at my Etsy store.  Lucky Sea Glass Ornaments
Tree with sea glass from Florida (Amelia Island) 

Star of David with Bermuda sea glass

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Sea Glass Festival and News

Hi everyone,
I have been busy after our trip to Africa!  Also, still coping with my neck problems, but treatment should work soon, I hope.   Anyway, just to let you know -- Lucky Sea Glass will be at the Sea Glass Festival in Maryland on November 15.  I will give you more details soon.  It will be at the environmental center in Grasonville, Md with workshops starting on Nov. 14.  Please stop by and say hi if you  get there!  It is just over the Chesapeake Bay bridge. I will be offering special festival deals.

My other news is that I am running promotions for everyone at my new Etsy shop and my Storenvy store.  Etsy accepts international orders.  I hope to hear from many of you as you start holiday shopping! Remember, wish someone good luck with Lucky Sea Glass.

Wildbeests and Zebras Crossing the Mara River in Africa

It was an amazing sight -- in the morning, we had done a game drive to the Mara River in the Maasai Mara, and were lucky enough to see some zebras going across the river, once they were emboldened.  But, in the afternoon, rather than go on a game drive elsewhere, our fellow travelers all wanted to go back to the river (about an hour, bumpy ride) in the chance that we might see the wildebeests crossing the river.  Well,  we were so lucky!  As we approached the river, we saw masses of wildebeests heading toward the river.  When we got to the point where we could watch them head   toward the river's low point where they could cross, we waited expectantly.







video
video
Finally, a few zebra started across, despite an ominous looking croc on the other side.  The wildebeests still hesitated, and some turned back.   But then, a few started across -- and then suddenly there were hundreds crossing -- even babies.  Here is my amateur video and pictures, but I am not sure the video was uploaded.  I will try again soon if it hasn't!

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Some Pictures From Africa - Lions

I know many of you are interested in Africa -- it was so amazing to see the animals in the wild.  I can't imagine going to zoos any more.  Here are some pictures of lions --- I have taken thousands of photos, so please keep watching as I go through them!  Here you can see the lions -- mother, father, and cubs!!  I couldn't believe it when they went up on the rock, just like in the Lion King musical!


The King

Lioness and Cubs and the King

Dad on rock with his cub!

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Finally -- some pictures -- Lions,Leopards,Elephants and. more- AFRICA

Sorry this took me so long to start posting the African pictures! here I am already back from our cruises in Europe!  Here are a few lions -- I will post more soon, I promise.

I can hardly wait to post the fabulous pictures I took in Africa.  Keep watching this blog.
Africa
is so different from the United States and Europe, as the animals roam freely and the landscapes are so vast.



Friday, July 25, 2014

Africa is next! Wondering Where I have been?

I haven't been posting here too often for the last few months, due to my neck surgery recovery and another neck problem.  But now I am hoping that a treatment next week will soon work!


Our next trip is an African safari, and I want to be in good shape for it!  I am sure to take lots of pictures, so please keep following this blog or visit my page on Facebook. A ny suggestions for Africa?  I don't expect to find sea glass there, but maybe some interesting stones, etc.

Monday, July 14, 2014

Sometimes Retailers Sell Counterfeit Sea Glass Unknowlingly

Thought you might be interested in this -- A few days ago I noticed that Artbeads was selling seaglass beads in every color ---- clearly not real, beachcombed sea glass. So I emailed them about it, and they replied quickly, checked with their supplier who confirmed that it was tumbled glass, not sea glass. Artbeads now advertises the items as glass beads! And, they thanked me for pointing out the issue. So, hooray for Artbeads.


I only use genuine, beachcombed sea glass I have found around the world.  Sale is on now on everything at Storenvy for everyone with code  LSG20  

U.S. sales only at this time.                                            Sale

Friday, July 4, 2014

Logo Sea Glass Earrings

The Lucky Sea Glass Jewelry logo designs are popular, so I thought I'd create a couple of more pair of earrings, with sea glass I found in Hawaii.  It took a while to find good matches -- but here they are.  One pair is with aqua sea glass and one is with white sea glass.  Sterling silver wire wrap, silver plated ear wires and logo tag.  They are $75 for the white, $78 for the aqua -- but 20% off until July 20 at my storenvy shop.  Lucky Sea Glass on Storenvy



Sunday, June 22, 2014

How I Create Sea Glass Turtles

I finally finished the turtles!  Here are some pictures of the process for the suncatcher/ornament.


Added sea glass (after drilling)
Made an aluminum frame, added a shell and crystals

More sea glass and tweaking the design!



Shell for head, coral mouth, and more sea glass!
Here he is!
 



Little sea glsss turtle with copper pearl head 
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Monday, June 2, 2014

Sea Turtles and Sea Glass

It has been a rather slow, frustrating recovery from the neck spine surgery almost four weeks ago, but I am making steady progress.  As I have been resting, I have been thinking a lot, and am now inspired by the intrepid, persevering little sea turtles that hatch on the beach and arduously make their way to the the sea.  It was an amazing, lucky sight for me to witness the sea turtles hatching on a beach in Puerto Rico a few years ago, that I will never forget.   Anyway,  as I make my own "journey to the sea" (i.e. recovery) I am inspired to create some sea glass turtles!  I have already made a sea glass turtle sun catcher this week, and will soon post pictures of the whole artistic process for you!  Must go now, and rest!

Monday, May 5, 2014

Wish Me Luck!

I am having neck surgery this week, so I probably won't post here for a while.  Hopefully, not too long!

 Also,  since I won't be creating new items for a while, I want you to know there are still plenty for you to choose from. I've added new rings to my website and other items to the Storenvy site.   As always, just send me an email if you are interested in an item or just purchase at my website or online store with PayPal.  I will be checking my emails, for sure.

email:   seaglassluck@Hotmail.com

 

Friday, April 25, 2014

Our visit to Baia Solana, Colombia

This was one of the trip highlights, as our small expedition ship was the first cruise ship ever to visit this small, remote village in Colombia.  They had been planning for our visit for two years!  We were greeted by the entire school population -- kids in their uniforms, singing and playing instruments.  Then given a tour of the school, the fish market, the library, and then the handicraft market and food.  Everyone was so welcoming.  Here is a video and some pictures. 



some of the welcoming students


Sunday, April 20, 2014

Sea Glass Found in South America

Here are pictures of the various finds along the coast of South America.  We travelled up from Ushuaia, Argentina at the tip up the west coast, Chile, Peru, Ecuador, Colombia, and Panama, going through the Panama Canal.  I also found  a lot in Ecuador.  More about the trip later!!

Arica, Chile

Isla Gordona,, Colombia

Chiloe, Chile

Robinaon Crusoe Island, Chile

Turquoise found on beach in South America
 

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Sea Glass I Found in Ecuador and Blue-footed Boobies

We explored an island off the coast of Ecuador- Isla de la Plata-  and saw nesting blue footed boobies (really!) and I was lucky to find sea glass there, too.  I made one pendant with an Ecuadoran find while on the ship.  Here are some of the pictures.  (Sorry I mislabeled the picture with Peru!!).
Blue Footed Boobies


These finds are from Ecuador, not Peru!! Got my islands mixed up.

Friday, April 11, 2014

Returning home from South America -- and some pictures for you!

Of course, I took hundreds of pictures during the six week journey in South America -- but I will just post a few here.  It is a challenge getting back home from such a long trip!  Where is everything?  The weather has changed from snow to blossoming trees!  The house next door has sold -- and it wasn't even on the market when we left.  Life goes on.  I will take pictures of the sea glass I found in  Peru, Chile, and Panama soon!!
Sea Lions at Chilean Island From a Zodiac

Natural arch we went through in zodiac

A Beautiful Inka Tern  (Inca to us)

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

South American Cruising and Expeditions

There is so much to write about and show that this will take a number of posts.  We started out at the tip of South America, in Ushuaia, and then proceeded up the west coast, through Chile, Peru, Colombia and Panama.  We visited glaciers, remote villages, jungles, rainforests, and transited the Panama Canal.  I found some sea glass on the way, too.  Keep posted!!

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Traveling along the coast of Chile

Sea lions, otters, fin whales and  lots of birds, beautiful glaciers and fjords, so I have been busy photographing.  Actually, I found some sea glass at remote Robinson Crusoe Island where Alexander Selkirk was stranded for almost four years and inspired the book.  I will post some pictures, but not too often as internet service is spotty!

Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Packing Challenges with Lucky Sea Glass

Isn't it hard to decide what to bring, what to leave behind when packing for a trip!  Of course, you have the essentials, but what is unpredictable often is the weather where you are going.  I try to plan for contingencies, like rain, bugs, heat, cold, etc.  That can fill up the bag, though.  I have found that layering works best -- so a short sleeved tee, a long sleeved shirt, a sweater,a pashmina and a light rain jacket usually work.  When we go to South America, we will journey from glaciers to rain forests, so it will be a challenge to pack!  Weight restrictions are also a factor, so while I don't throw fashion out the window, casual will be the norm.  And, of course, always have to wear some Lucky Sea Glass jewelry on my trips.

Saturday, February 22, 2014

Florida Sea Glass Pendant

It seems many of you like to look at the Florida posts, so I thought I'd show you my latest design with sea glass I found near Amelia Island.  The SanJon Gallery in Fernandina Beach there sells some of my Lucky Sea Glass designs.   Here is a photo of a mosaic design with blue, amber, aqua, white, and green pieces on a white sea glass background, wrapped with aluminum and non tarnish silver, on a silver plated link chain. 

Saturday, February 15, 2014

Special Requests Welcome

I love it if you have a specific request in mind.  Recently, someone contacted me because an item that was listed as sold in my shop caught his eye and he wondered if I could make another similar to it. Well, I wasn't sure, but I went through my extensive collection of sea glass and found some possibilities.  I went ahead and created the sea glass necklace, and he purchased it, so it all worked out.  If you see something that is no longer available but you still want one like it,, don't give up!
White and blue sea glass hearts (Bermuda and Greek sea glass)

Wednesday, February 12, 2014

South America -- Here I Come!

Next trip is a cruise (small expedition ship) along the coast of South America.  We actually go into Chilean fjords to see glaciers and even go through the Panama Canal.  Stay tuned, and eventually I will post pictures here.  Hope I find some sea glass there!  If any of you have suggestions -- please do write to this blog.  You don't have to put your full name on your comment.

Thursday, February 6, 2014

Popping a Cork on a Portugal Cruise with Answers.com

Recently, I was invited to be a guest author for Answers.com, which has over 200 million visitors worldwide.  My areas of expertise are cruises and jewelry making  ( both of which I love).  My first article has just been published so I am putting the link here.  It is about cruising the Douro River in Portugal.  I hope you check it out and let me know what you think!
 http://cruises.answers.com/destinations/pop-a-cork-on-a-cruise-in-portugal 


Monday, February 3, 2014

Reorganizing Travel Pictures for You

I realize there are so many posts here and it may be hard to find what you want, so I have grouped most of my travel photos together under the label Travel Pictures.  Just go to the labels you are interested in, and I hope you will find what you want!  Looking back, I have pictures from France, Puerto Rico, China, Mongolia, Tibet, Antarctica, Arctic Norway, Chicago, and more. 

Saturday, February 1, 2014

Gold Crocheted Wire Flower for Valentines

I love the challenge of crocheting wire.  Here is a 14K gold filled wire crocheted flower with a freshwater black pearl.  I just put it up on the storenvy site, in the crocheted section.  Remember, if you like Lucky Sea Glass on facebook, you can get a code for 15% off.  The gift is packed in a Tiffany blue and brown gift box.  Enjoy!  http://luckyseaglass.storenvy.com

Monday, January 20, 2014

Good Luck Gift

I recently received an order of gift boxes that I just have to share.  They are Tiffany blue and brown, and really make the jewelry special!  Packaging is so important, I can see.  I will put up some photos for you to see.

Lucky Sea Glass is a great gift if you want to wish someone good luck!  I always wear a piece as a good luck charm, and some of my customers truly believe their item has brought them good luck!  I put some of their stories on my website.  Of course, you are lucky when you find a piece of genuine sea glass on a beach, and I am so lucky to have found this passion for sea glass and creating jewelry with it, after my retirement as a school psychologist.  Good Luck to you!

Heads up!  I will be closing the store for the month of March, so please be sure to get your orders in before.  Thank you.
New Lucky Sea Glass boxes -- blue with brown lids
Business cards and descriptions in the background