Sunday, September 14, 2014

Homemade "Beach Glass"

One of my completed pendants

So I was playing with my glass scraps the other day, made up some fused glass pendants in my mini kiln.  I got out the etching cream to etch some designs on a couple of dichroic glass scraps. While I was waiting for the pendants to fuse, I surfed the internet for some inspiration.  I came across a site that said you could use etching cream to make glass scraps look like beach glass. What a great idea!  I had some broken up pieces of wine bottles in a container as I wanted to fuse them in my kiln as an experiment, so I grabbed a couple and dipped them in the etching cream.  I fused one of the pieces with a few other pendants to see how it turned out.

Glass on the left is untouched, glass on the right is fused and etched

After fusing, the glass lost its sharp edges, but it also lost its etched look, so I dipped it in the etching cream again.   Now I have another piece of "beach glass" to wire wrap and make into a pendant.  What a fun way to recycle my wine bottles!

Saturday, August 2, 2014

And some more beachy items.....

I think I need to move near the beach!

Recycled Glass Starfish Necklace

Scallop Shell Necklace with Gemstone and Crystals

Sea Cookie Sand Dollar Pendant on Mint Green Leather Cord

Thursday, July 31, 2014

Dreaming of the Sea......

More new beach themed items in my shop:

Brass Embossed Seahorse Necklace
Brass Embossed Seahorse EarringsDreaming of the Sea Recycled Glass Conch Shell Charm Necklace

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Papyrus Font

I have always loved the font Papyrus, something about it really appeals to me, I use it a lot when typing journaling blocks for my scrapbooks, etc.  I discovered a vendor on Etsy that sells this font in a metal stamp! I was so excited, I couldn't wait to get it!  Here are a few new pendants where I used this font:

Saturday, April 26, 2014

Beach Glass Love

I love beach glass - any kind of beach glass.  Real beach glass, recycled glass, cultured beach glass.  I am currently OBSESSED with it.  I love the soft colors, and of course it reminds me of the beach and summer.  It is supposedly spring here in Michigan, but I am still waiting for the warmer weather.  A few new recycled/beach glass items in my shop:

And I just ordered some more recycled glass pieces, so be on the lookout for more new items!

Friday, April 25, 2014

Don't Forget Mom!

Mother's Day is coming up.  Use code LOVEMOM for $5 off your purchase of $20 or more in my shop!

Some new listings:


Saturday, March 8, 2014

Daylight Savings Sale!

Daylight Savings Sale!  Use code SPRING20 in my Etsy shop this weekeend only for 20 percent off your purchase!