New jewelry finished and for sale!

>> Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Well, I finally have the first batch of pendants finished and up for sale on my website.

All one of a kind and handmade by me using genuine sea glass, beachcombed pottery shards and seashells.

Sea glass and pottery shard pendant with peek-a-boo cut outs

Blue transferware pottery shard pendant

Genuine cockle shell pendant

Blue (possibly Willow?) transferware pottery shard pendant

Purple coquina shell pendant

I have another batch of pendants ready to go later in the week and also some handmade sea glass bangle bracelets and earrings coming next week!


Mee2 February 17, 2010 at 9:11 PM  

Your jewelry is so beautiful. You should have a give away so I can enter it a million times and you can let me win. :o)Oh, and I need some cholla wood for my hermit crabs. Do you have hermit crabs too?

kate February 18, 2010 at 6:54 AM  

Wow, those are gorgeous!

Melissa February 18, 2010 at 8:53 AM  

You make some of the most unique, and creative pieces of jewelry. I love seaglass, though I don't own any yet.

Tara Beaulieu February 18, 2010 at 10:25 AM  

Thanks for the compliments, ladies! I'm actually going to have a giveaway for my 100th post, so stay tuned!

I don't have hermit crabs, but I do have cholla wood if you're in need... :)

CastoCreations February 18, 2010 at 3:46 PM  

Do you tumble your bezels before putting the glass/shells in? Or do you hand polish? How do you get them so nice and shiny???

I'm hoping one day I'll have more time / energy to focus on perfecting my bezel making. I made a few last year but I was not happy with them.

Tara Beaulieu February 18, 2010 at 4:34 PM  

Hi Casto- I sand them with 400 grit sand paper first to get out any major scratches, then I use the 3M polishing papers THEN I tumble them. And I tumble them with the sea glass, shells, etc already set. Hope this helps! :)

Beth February 18, 2010 at 10:42 PM  

Your jewelry is wonderful!

Troy February 19, 2010 at 12:18 AM  

I used to play with jewelry a bit, as a way to cope with stress.

I had to quit when the stress of how much materials cost got worse than the stress I was escaping.

I really like you shard pendants, very unique, understated yet elegant.

But I have to ask...
What is sea glass?

Tara Beaulieu February 19, 2010 at 11:18 AM  

Hi Troy- the pottery, the sea glass and the shells are all things gathered off the beach.

Sea glass (and the beach pottery) is what happens to trash (glass bottles, dishes, etc) once the ocean has it's way with it.

The small cobalt blue piece you see in the double pendant is likely the remnants of an old Noxema jar or medicine bottle.
The sand and waves run over the glass for hundreds of years, tumbling them smooth and soft like gems and then spit them back out onto the shores for people like me to collect.

Hope this helps a little!

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