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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!