A New Sea Glass Window

>> Friday, July 23, 2010

I used almost exclusively sea glass collected in Jamestown and Newport, RI for this window. For a client from Jamestown.


All the coke bottle green on the right comes from the shoreline near the Naval Base in Newport. Apparently soldiers drank lots and lots of Coca Cola!


Dry setting is complete

Resin poured

Cured and ready for hanging (hard to get a good photo of the green sea glass in the evening light, sorry!)

22 comments:

Lisa - Alterity Button Jewelry July 23, 2010 at 8:43 AM  

Oh my goodness...that is so gorgeous! My son and I were just at the beach yesterday combing for sea glass. We made out pretty good, but he keeps it all - he collects it! So fun!

Tara Beaulieu July 23, 2010 at 9:45 AM  

Lisa, thank you! I collect it too, but one can only have so many overflowing jars, bags, bowls, baskets, vases, etc. I make jewelry with it, attach to everything and anything and still could never use all I've got, LOL!

Melissa July 23, 2010 at 10:45 AM  

That is absolutely beautiful. You are very talented. Here where I live I have never once found any sea glass at the ocean. Someone told me Jacksonville is a good place, but I never seem to get over that way.

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Mermaid's Purse July 23, 2010 at 4:21 PM  

Your Sea Glass window ROCKS!!!! Well thought out and proportioned.
You could almost see a Mermaid riding that wave. :)

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Deborah Leon
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jenn July 23, 2010 at 4:25 PM  

That is amazingly beautiful!

Amy Lilley Designs July 23, 2010 at 5:55 PM  

SO BEAUTIFUL Tara!!!!...glad to read that you have an overflow of seaglass...that was a question I had for you...as in, 'how do you let it go'...but, you answered that for me..I'm certain that your client will be THRILLED!!!!!

Maya @ Completely Coastal July 24, 2010 at 12:16 AM  

Beautiful!! I was just wondering..., where you find beach glass in Newport. Near the naval base, never gone there before!

Laane July 24, 2010 at 5:13 AM  

Awesome!!

That's beautiful.

It really has a water effect.

Lisa4509 July 24, 2010 at 11:56 AM  

I love it !!!
Do you glue the sea glass before you pour the resin? What kind of glue/resin do you use?

Julia July 26, 2010 at 11:39 PM  

That. Is. Amazing. Beautiful work. :)

Love of the Sea August 6, 2010 at 10:53 PM  

This is beautiful....I have to check out your shop - to see if you are selling this!! I LOVE it.

Tara Beaulieu August 10, 2010 at 8:19 PM  

Thanks so much everyone! Lisa4509- Each piece is glued down prior to pouring the resin. I use a 2 part epoxy found at any home improvement/hardware stop.

Love of the Sea- this was a custom piece, it was sold before I started it. Most of my windows are commissioned.

Eugene Caul September 3, 2011 at 1:50 PM  

Wow, that window kinda looks like a painting. Very nice! That would be a very good part on a house, indeed. The image of the sea like that is very calming and peaceful.

Rich Belair,  November 7, 2011 at 10:04 PM  

Tara, this whole sea glass art is new to me. Your work is beautiful! May I ask, what type of resin do you use?

Brianne November 20, 2011 at 4:32 PM  

Hi Tara, I'm about to start a project similar to this one! I'm very excited to get started. Did you glue down the glass before you poured the resin? Also, what type/brand of resin did you use?

I really like the way yours came out with the clean finish!!

Anonymous,  March 4, 2012 at 6:42 PM  

I was told by the manufacturer that ALL epoxy resins will yellow with time...esp with UV light..(sunshine in the window) What would you all suggest ??

Papa September 13, 2014 at 7:38 PM  

Hi
I would to try something like this could you tell me the type resin you use and I could get it
Thank you
Bill

Drandrewsargent.com October 23, 2014 at 4:46 PM  

I have a collection of sea glass my wife and I have been collecting for years. I imagined just such a project with it all. What glue and epoxy do you use exactly?

Debbie Warren February 12, 2016 at 5:17 PM  

Your work is amazing,please tell me what resin product you use. thank you

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