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Archive for January, 2012

Scrapbook Anne of Green Gables

Who is this Anne of Green Gables anyway? She’s an orphan who comes to live in a farming community on an Island. Not just any Island, but Prince Edward Island. Each summer Anne comes to life in the hearts and minds of  those who visit the historical Green Gables site. In Cavendish on a hill overlooking just a bit of Canada’s lovely land, you will find Green Gables, a homestead where Anne is remembered by thousands who come each year.

Scrapbooking Anne of Green Gables

paper doll Anne of Green Gables

The scrapbooking fun is ongoing in the studio, the scrapbooked memories are forever, and the licensed memorabilia of Anne of Green Gables are available in the Island Made Gift Shop. ~Scrapbook Cindy

Sea Glass Lamp

Sea Glass Lamp

thrift store lampthrift lampA number of days ago I visited our local ReStore and purchased this lamp. 

I wanted to make a Sea Glass Lamp and so we start with taking all the material off the lamp.

Then removing all the glue, what a job that was, FYI if you plan to make one of these buy a new lamp shade without any material on it from a craft and hobby shop.

thifted a lamp to make it into sea glasssea glassThe next step was collecting sea glass. My bh got excited thinking we were going beachcombing in January on a day -5 no not this one. Its not like I had to go to the beach to make this seaglass lamp as I have a personal collection.  

But if you plan to make a lamp with seaglass you will need a number of sizes and shapes. Sea Glass can be found on the shores of Prince Edward Island but if you are not vacationing here just yet and you are in a hurry to make your lamp, you can purchase seaglass on the internet but it is becoming expensive as it is getting harder to find.

wirewrapped seaglass lampI then wirewrapped a number of pieces with a toggle at both ends so I had something to secure the wire to.  Cindy wire wrapping a sea glass lampI started wirewrapping then realized the glass needed to have a wire netting behind to hold it into place so I weaved wire one way then another to make a box pattern with the wire.

 

 

sea glass lampI’m making this lamp to go into a bedroom we just redecorated in our Bed and Breakfast.  It is going to be a nice touch as the room is decorated with a nautical theme and a closer look you will see antique glass dishes filled with sea glass, an old barn wood mirror accented with seaglass and drift wood and now a sea glass lamp will sit on the end table. I just have to decorate the base with sea glass and driftwood. 

 

 

The Finished Sea Glass Lamp

beachglass and seaglass on a lamp shade

The Lamp Lit Up

seaglass lamp light at night

 

I’m shutting out the light now, it is late and after three days the lamp is almost complete. I will add driftwood and sea shells to the base and then it is on display.

Thanks for stopping by my craft project with sea glass, visit again to see what the next seaglass craft will be.

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Take care my friend ~ seaglass cindy

 

Mermaid’s (Tear) Wrapped Seaglass Pendant

 

Just for a Tear

North Shore beachcombingThe shores of Prince Edward Island were a little frozen when we beachcombed yesterday. However, I had to have that first piece of seaglass to wire wrap for a New Year’s Pendant.

December 31, 2011, our way to bring in the New Year.

This is our beachcombing beach on the north shore of PEI, notice the ice on the tops of the rocks? Ya! no kidding the North Shore was fabulous and the winds were about 10 knots, gorgeous day if you were dressed for it.

 

 

 

One tear cried onto the shore.

Winter sea glass findsAs I’m walking the beach this rolled up in front of me. I felt like I was serving as a valet parking attendant at the Ritz and a Rolls-Royce had just pulled up for me to pick up. One Mermaid’s Tear, a beautiful piece of seaglass – was there a subliminal message here? I think so, “quick pick it up” I heard yelling from the back of my head.

 

 

 

 

Lots of colour found today.

Rare orange seaglass

 These seaglass shards complete my collection of finds for the day.  Notice the orange piece of seaglass?  I looked up West Coast Sea Glass, they have a poster marking the rarest of all pieces.  What a journey a piece of sea glass makes until it arrives in hand.  

 

 

 

Sea Glass 2012

seaglass for New Year's Day

 For a closer look 

Sea glass wire wrapped

 I incorporated a twisted square wire

wire wrapped seaglass with beads

 A few Swarovski crystals are added to the top of the bail 

the bail to hang from a chain

 Excited about Sea Glass

The seaglass bail to hang from a chain

 A picture from the top

Finished sea glass pendant

 The End!

Thank you for stopping by my post on Mermaid’s (Tear) Wrapped Seaglass Pendant.  I hope you enjoyed the walk / glass / wrap. Wishing you all the best as we start the New Year, happy wrapping.

~ seaglass cindy