Seaglassing & Wire Wrapping

sea glass in P.E.I.                                   

News and what‘s new about seaglassing. Posts of events, happenings, workshops or I might even post about using a favourite tool.
Along the Prince Edward Island shores we find shards of seaglass and wire wrap them into treasured gifts.
Walking beside the ocean, hearing the waves, looking downward, picking what man has left behind and what nature has tumbled. Once sand now glass, once raw now wrapped, was mine, now yours.

Sea glass - beach glass - mermaid's tears - gems of the sea

Ghost Bead Necklaces

Ghost Bead Necklaces

The story of the Ghost Beads – Juniper Berries

Ghost Bead Necklace

Visit my Etsy Shop and view these and a few other favourites of mine.

https://www.etsy.com/ca/shop/Seaglassing

The juniper berry falls to the ground and when ants find these little seeds  they chew off the end and eat the inside of the berry. The Juniper berry is hollow easily to be dried out. Artisans make a hole in the opposite end of the berry and string them in harmony with nature to be worn to ward off evil spirits bringing the wearer protection and harmony.  The tradition holds a legend that the person given the necklace is protected from evil spirits, ghosts and of nightmares.

 

These beads are of nature and are a perfect gift if not to be worn these could be hung in your bedroom, reading place, work space or anywhere wishing to be at peace and with nature and harmony in life.

On my trip across Canada September 2014 I purchased strings of Juniper berries to make my necklaces in the Grand Canyon Region, a magnificent spot.

Thank you for stopping by,

Cindy

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Seaglass Pendant & Earrings Set

Procrastinating but not going past Friday. My latest item I’ve listed on Etsy this week and what I’ve been up to while you waiting my return.

As promised, my latest

(SOLD) hours after posting on etsy

Seafoam Seaglass Pendant & Earrings

Finding a matching pair of earrings can be a challenge

seaglass earrings

I weaved the back to grasp the seaglass tightly

back seaglass pendant and earrings

Then I noticed this piece I had listed on Etsy but it looked sort of blue so I re-took the pictures so the image was white, proper light means everything.

wire wrapped seaglass necklace

I hope you visit my Etsy Shop, follow the link above to get to other items listed.

Thanks for viewing,

Cindy

Spoiler:

Today we woke to 15cm of snow, I’m not ready for this.

I talk to dad each Friday on Skype the home sets it up and he is getting very tired.

Guy and I have started jig saw puzzles again and are frustrating over a 2000 piece.

We are in the process of replacing 5 windows in the house.

The B&B bathroom gets a facelift Dec 15 & 16.

We have made 3 trips to Ottawa and the last one we returned with Guy’s dad’s car as he has given into the fact he will never walk again after the accident.

On November 29th I put up our Christmas Tree. Our first tree with just blue and silver ornaments and nothing homemade.  I sent all the popcorn, popsicle stick and macaroni ornaments to a better place/ compost.

The Tearoom and B&B have been closed for a month now and I’m getting in the habit of  sleeping in.

I’m trying to get back into a blogging routine but finding it challenging so I’ve decided to not blog quality but quantity, just pictures and very little words and see how that works for me.  done

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Down Sizing AGAIN!

Seems this is the time of year, when tourism slows down to a crawl that I get the feeling I need to take something off my list of too doo’s.  I mean after all I am getting older and besides having a 4 room guest house, I play hostess in Grandma’s Tea Room and lets not forget our wee little gift shop in the front of the house.

Well it used to be in the front of the house it now lives in the Tea Room.  It is a perfect location now, as we have downsized 1/2 of the product and wanted to downsize 1/2 of the tea room area as it is only the two of us looking after things we can now be in the same location.

 

gift shop in tea room

 

I forgot how heavy this glass counter was even with all the shelves and glass removed it still was a big job.  But we managed to get it into it’s new location and set up a wee bit in the event someone came in over the weekend.

cash counter

 

our open sign fit in the top right corner of the window with electricity below it was conveniently a good location.

open sign

With all this downsizing and organizing I can’t help but feel stress about having hoarding issues, big hobby hoarding issues. That almost sounds like a good title for another blog.

Take care, my friends,

Cindy

 

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Farmers Market Jewellery Displays

Finding interesting displays for your homemade jewellery at a farmers market or even in your store can bee a little overwhelming. A display should get someones attention but not so much that it takes the attention off of what you wish to display.

I’ve looked high and low for some interesting pieces and shapes and have come up with a couple.

First, I like white instead of black it just brightens up a well lite table even in the evening so I try and find objects such as china plates, shells, and mirrors.

Plaster Coral

Coral Plaster Jewellery Holder

 

Shells I picked of the beach in Prince Edward Island

Spray painted shell display

 

These shells have mini shells glued under for feet and I’ve spray painted them with a metallic gold spray pain

Shell Jewellery Display

 

I hope these little tips come in handy for your own jewellery displays.

I also hope this means I’m getting back to blogging,

bye for now,

cindy

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  • BetteJo says:

    I want to get back to blogging too! Well, I think I do. :/

    • Scrapbook Cindy says:

      I wonder sometimes if we just get into a sort of hum drum with our lives and decide to change the routine and blogging is such a routine. I also know FB can be a routine I’d like to change, lol

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    SeaGlassing Pearls in a Pod

    Pearls in a Pod

    seaglass pendant

    Pearls in a Pod

    Seaglass bottle top pendant

     

    My work in the shop has me creating pretty little wee things for my granddaughter’s hair. I’ve purchased clips and flowers and together with seaglass have turned them into hair clips.

    SeaGlass & flower hair clips

    DIY hair clip

    DIY hair clip

     

    Small shards of seaglass picked from Souris Beach, PEI

    Materials:

    flowers: Michaels arts and crafts

    hiar clips: notions store / walmart / dollar store

    seaglass:  Etsy shop / ScrapNWrap

    glue: E6000 Michaels crafts / ACMoore / Jo-Ann Fabrics

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    Thank you, see you next time,

    Cindy

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    Black Sea Glass

    I’ve been trying out a different wire wrapping technique

    Black wire wrapped sea glass necklace

     

    The colour is dark, so dark it looks black however it is dark olive green.

    While walking the shore of my Prince Edward Island home and contemplating the amount of gardening work needed to get down this week I stumbled across this amazing piece of seaglass.  

    Learning of it’s origin and colour intrigued me to read up on the rhum runner days and the bootlegging days of PEI.  During the 1930′s The Dicks brothers lived in Georgetown and smuggled thousands of kegs from the French Islands of St. Pierre you can visit a commemorative stone carving here done by Abe Waterman who stone carved the story of the schooner.  The stone has three sides and each is carved and it sits today in MacDonald gardens right next to the Kings Playhouse.

    Black rum runner seaglass

    Sorry I got off in a tangent, meanwhile before my thoughts carried me some 80 years past, I reached for this piece and my imagination ran away with the journey this dark bottle was on before it landed ashore. 

     I hope you enjoyed.

    Today it is raining, a good day to keep me inside and get the Island Made gift shop organized or list a couple a more items on my Etsy ScrapNWrap Shop. 

    Cindy

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  • You have done a splendid job there. The silver design and wrapping compliments the black sea glass perfectly.

  • BetteJo says:

    Beautiful piece Cindy!

  • Cyndi says:

    Beautiful piece Cindy! You know I love your wrapping! We are looking forward to another visit with the two of you this summer, maybe this year we will all get out for dinner. Very excited that your tea room was named as one of the best in all of Canada, but then those of us who have been there knew that. Keep those scones warm for us, Gregg and I will be heading over as soon as we reach the island.

  • Cheryl Chamberlain says:

    Hi Cindy,
    I love the wrapping on this dark green piece- you do amazing work- you are so creative! We head to PEI June 3rd, staying until July 5th. See you soon!

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    AcryLic Flower NeckLace

    Just around the corner!

    Spring is?

    If your like me – at this time of year I start looking two ways for Spring… especially after the Winter we just went through.  

    I thought I’d put a little Spring into my step while I wait it out.

    At a beading group of purchased a baggie of acrylic flowers from a lady and have been wanting to make a necklace with them every since.  The last road trip I went on I took my tools and these acrylic flowers and designed this

    Spring Fling Necklace

    acrylic flower necklace

     

     smaller beads represent the flower centre

     

     

     I’m wondering if I should add this necklace to my Etsy Shop.  I’ll have to think of how I could package it so it didn’t get damaged. 

    Happy Spring Bead’n

    Cindy

     

     

     

     

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    Crafting with Cobalt Blue & Yellow Rare Seaglass

    I’ve just noticed I’d not blogged on my craft blog since December.

    That could only mean one thing – grandchildren have taken my time away from you. So sorry, I’ve neglected taking pictures of crafts lately.  Today is Logan’s B’day, he is my only grandson out of 6 grandchildren, yes the rest are girls. He is such a joy to be around and grandma had brusses on her knees loving her time spent with him.  I’ll miss him as we will be leaving to head home to Prince Edward Island soon and Logan lives in North Carolina.  Here is his cake, it is a replica from his favourite show “Turtle Tales”

     

    Logan’s First Birthday Cake

     

    My next craft share is seaglass

    Dragonfly and butterfly necklace

     

    Cobalt blue seaglass dragonfly & butterfly necklace

     

    I’ve madea number of peices (new) these last few weeks while visiting in North Carolina.  Now to get the descriptions and such into my Etsy ScrapNWrap will be theh next challenge.

     

    Thank you for coming by, following and taking a gander at what I’ve been up to.

    Until we meet again, happy crafting,

    Cindy

    Cobalt blue and yellow seaglass tree of life

     

     

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  • Hi Cindy, you make some lovely things over there in PEI. I love beach glass too. Recently I’ve taken a simple silversmithing course and I wonder if I can make something with my beach glass. It’s just such lovely stuff, isn’t it? :)

    • Scrapbook Cindy says:

      Hi Veronica,
      If you visit the Island I’ll show you a few new techniques. I find it fun and a great escape from the daily noise. Take care

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    Christmas Scrapbooking & Seaglassing

    Christmas Time 

     

    definitely is the busiest time to be out and about.

    Seems I’ve had to return to the store each day over the last 5 and each time saying this is the last time.

    Over the last 5 days I’ve finished up a few Anne of Green Gables hats, bagged and tagged them and they are ready to be hung with the other Island Memorabilia in the gift shop.

    scrapbooked anne of green gables hasts

    My family tree at Christmas

    Scrapbooking a tree ringed photo album

    I had extra Christmas pictures and what better way to display them than on a family tree.

    Seeing it is Christmas time and red is the reason to colour the season, I’ve chosen some red seaglass to share with you.

    red seaglass

     

    What a beautiful piece for sure, I’ll need to wrap it some day but today just as I found it

     

    amazing piece of red wire wrapped seaglass

    This red piece of seaglass to the left of the picture has got to be my most magnificent find ever

    and the white seaglass is enhanced by the beauty red has to offer

    wire wrapped seaglass red crystals

    Well this is it my friends, it for another year.

    It has been challenging but rewarding and fun.

    Wishing you the very best Christmas.

    Come back and visit me in the New Year.

    Happy are those who scrapbook and wire wrap,

    Cindy

     

     

     

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    Seaglass and Designs

    My New

     

    These days so many lovelies on Prince Edward Island are wire wrapping Seaglasss.  I decided to design a new look, I like to think it is jewellery from the age and era of the Titanic but my French Gardener tells me it is Steampunk Jewellery with all the embellishments.  Whatever it is called I made a few new pieces this past week to share with you and need your opinion on them.  Like most new adventures, we are critical of ourselves so be honest and let me know what age group this might be aimed too? Do you think this might be a seller? Should I just stick to what I know and the usual wirewrapping I’ve done?

     

    Drum Roll………

    butterfly_seaglass_teal

     

    “Miss dragonfly”  has just landed on a smooth landing pad picked from the shores of Prince Edward Island. Well rounded and smooth this teal piece of seaglass was perfect for her little feet to drop down onto.

    Next….

    diet_necklace

     This is dear to my heart and I caller her “Miss Diet”.  If you have a look you can see Miss Diet knows the key to success, and it  is  time and she has nicely put it onto her plate.

    And…….

    reflections

     

    “Miss Reflections” who could forget this little dear who flutters around us daily reminding us of how short the tree of life really is for her.  The trunk of the tree of life carries her offspring who have not yet grown up to learn the colours of life yet,  but they are close by and eager. For if they earn those colours her job is done and passed on.

    Lastly……..

    tree_of

     

    Bringing up the tail end is “Miss Wantabee”

    “Miss Wantabee” is a flighty dragonfly who is very compassionate about her work and friends, she is compelled to be a follower not a leader. She enjoys the simple life of colours and flowers and couldn’t care about their names just that they surround her.  She has made her nest in the tree of life and won’t fly too far from it.

     

    The pictures you see are real, they are my new designs, the names and people they have been created from are protected for personal reasons. These necklaces along with other Seaglass can be purchased in the Prince Edward Island gift shop called “Island Made” located at 545 Malpeque Rd, Charlottetown.

     

    Thank you, Cindy

     

     

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  • Sandie Egal says:

    I loved the dragonfly ,its beautiful…. I also liked the one with the butterfly For me they remind me some of the pieces my Nana used to have and they were pieces that were her Moms. I asked Jannie if she has seen these pieces and she said she had and she liked the same ones I liked with the little critters and it was Jannie who started me on my collection of Dragonflies ,just thought you might like to know that . Anyway thanks for letting us see your work way down here! So I’ll say bye for now Sandie

    • Scrapbook Cindy says:

      I have plenty of memories around my Grandmother as she was a great inspiration to me. I get that joy in these little critters and creating jewellery. Thanks for coming by and I’m glad you enjoyed my work

  • Lisa Bernier says:

    Love your different pages and blog, especially the scrapbook page. Sending hugs from My daughter Aimee and myself, Lisa in CT, USA

    • Scrapbook Cindy says:

      Thank you Lisa, means a bunch, glad you were able to stop by. Wishing you and Aimee a great Christmas if I don’t get to chat before then. Hope your Thanksgiving was a wonderful blessing.

  • MaryLou says:

    I LOVE all these designs, Cindy! I’m caught between Miss Diet and Miss Wantabee as my favorite… I also love the stories with each design… it adds that special Cindy touch.

    • Scrapbook Cindy says:

      I started writing little stories about my designs as a way of connecting the piece and individual. Ya, I think so also, thank you, means a great deal that others appreciate. Take care

  • Lori says:

    Miss Diet is my favourite! Nice and something a little different. All ages I woulds sa,y

  • Your blogpost looks fine Cindy. I think you should make your pictures larger so we can see more detail though. I love these pieces and I like dragonflies too. :)

    • Scrapbook Cindy says:

      Great suggestion Pamela, I’ll have to change the settings on my photosizer then you will be seeing more detail. Light has plenty to do with it as well. I notice a great deal of my pictures turn out when taken outside. Oh well we are coming up to that time of year again.

      • Pam munro says:

        I personally love your wire wrapping. others may do it but they don’t compare to your unique creative designs !

        • Scrapbook Cindy says:

          What a lovely surprise Pam. I was thinking so many are doing wire wrapping that I needed a new look. I haven’t given up on my wrapping just took a fresh start in another direction for a little short time. Like habit I always return to what I like doing best, lol, this week I’m trying to knit socks. Do you knit?

  • Janet Murphy says:

    this email will work LOL

  • Janet Murphy says:

    Hi Cindy, I think they are beautiful and a nice change from the usual stuff I’ve seen. Corra really likes the butterflies and clock but said they dragonfly was not her style.

    • Scrapbook Cindy says:

      Oh Corra, I prefer dragonflies.
      Please for me, let Corra know, I have a new scone and need her to test it out also, lol.

      It is cranberry and roasted almonds.
      Cindy

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