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Tuesday, May 11, 2010

telling tales: sea glass wire collar

seaglass wire collar
sea glass woven wire crochet collar

This week's theme is 'from the sea' - pieces inspired by the ocean which are currently featured in the Blackberry Gift Shop. One of the reasons I started making jewelry was homesickness. Emigrating to the west coast of Canada placed me 8000km away from family and where I grew up.

sea coal and sea glass

I grew up in a small seaside village and spent many a happy hour playing at the beach. Now, whenever I go back home I spent many an afternoon walking along the same beach picking up pieces of beach glass. These pieces remind me of home when I'm far away. Some of my first pieces of jewelry were my attempts to 'wear' the sea glass from home, to keep it close to me.

Seaglass necklace
wire wrapped daisy chain necklace

 When I started making wire crochet pieces naturally I tried to incorporate my beloved sea glass. Crocheting a wire bezel around each piece is fiddly but effective. I've made many of these sea glass collars through the years now. On show is the latest in an evolving line.

seaglass constellations necklace
sea glass constellation collar - part of a custom order


Mermaids Purse said...

The daisy chain sea glass necklace is very flirty and adorable. Nice Job.

Fair Winds and Calm Seas,
Deborah Leon

pomomama said...

Thanks Deborah, it's one of my faves possibly cos it was my first :)

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