I’ve been working a bit lately with creating jewelry from re-purposed materials, namely sea glass, combined with crystals and beads, from “used” pieces of jewelry. What fun! I’ve also enjoyed wearing some of the finished projects.
Here, I used some green sea glass and the coveted blue sea glass (much rarer around here) to put together a necklace and earring set, which I sported recently at a wedding we attended. I wrapped the sea glass with sterling silver wire and used some crystals and beads I had on hand. It’s amazing what you can do with some good, little pliers! The colors were perfect with the blue/green sea shades of my dress. I’ll apologize in advance for that bit of cleavage showing; my own kids say that no one really wants to see that!
Now that summer’s here, I hope to carve out a bit more time for jewelry making, as well as another favorite creative pursuit: writing. What hobbies do you enjoy? If you could do anything other than “work,” for pleasure, what would it be?