Seaglassing & Wire Wrapping

sea glass in P.E.I.                                   

Archive for October, 2013

SeaGlass Vacation Time

We are on the road in search of seaglass.

This time our travels are taking us to New Brunswick, where we hope to be able to share some locations as well as our favourite finds.

Before I go I want to give you something to remember me by,

See you soon,

Cindy

 

 

 

 

 

Golf Scrapbooking

The summer was a good one, now it is time to unwind and wind up the golf clubs.

First I’ll have to scrapbook a little golf tag

scrapbook golf tag

I thrifted a large package of stickers when I was at a shop in Durham, North Carolina called the Scrap Exchange, I love this place and can’t wait to return.

Shop called the scrap exchange

A retailer of scrapbooking supplies must have dropped off their extras, and I happened to thift them while I was there.  I was starting to think I’d have to UPS a box home because I was filling up the RV and someone was starting to complain.

My next tag is with a golf bag and a golf flag.

golf tags

 I’ll make a few doodads to go along with it and bag them for the gift shop this week.

During many mornings sitting at the bed and breakfast table I discovered something that golfers had in common.  They seemed to all have the same comments about golfing in Prince Edward Island and that was, “the greens are so pristine.”  When asked why that was I came up with a quick easy answer.  ”Our golf courses on Prince Edward Island get a rest in the Winter months.”  One of the complaints about the courses in the US was that the greens were always dried out and hard to golf on.  Our last guests had been at the Fox Meadow Golf course.  He commented that, “for the end of the season the greens were still a dark green and lush.”

There you go, PEI has been rated with the top beach in Canada and the golf courses rated the most green, another reason to season PEI.  And ladies if you are looking for something to do while he is out golfing, stop by the workshop and try your hand at scrapbooking PEI.

Bye for now and be sure to keep scrap’N

Cindy

Wrapped & Ready

Most days I find a little spare time in the day to wire wrap seaglass treasures

One more,

brown wirewrapped seaglass

However these days I’m paper wrapping.

Paper Book Corsages 

Rustic Boutonnieres

I made these for a wedding this past summer here on the Island and my daughter told me I should make them and sell them.  So I put them in my Etsy shop called ScrapNWrap and they get a lot of attention.  This weekend I’ll be making a few more if it keeps raining. 

Have a wonderful weekend,

Cindy

 

 

SeaGlassLovers

I know ah! more on Sea Glass.  

We are planning our next road trip and this time it is to New Brunswick to do a little beachcombing for seaglass.  

First I’d like to share. Yesterday a sea glass lover stopped by the Scrap’n Wrap gift shop and just walked up to this piece and said, “it’s mine!” So this one is sold and was the first of many I made.

Remember back a few weeks ago I started making this steampunk looking jewellery?  I started to make it because I found so many are wire wrapping seaglass these days and I needed to put a twist on my wire wrapping, sort of give it a new look, kind of like the same old dress but with new shoes and purse idea, right.  I truly like the new look and hope it takes off and others enjoy it also.

I also started to double wrap, meaning I’ll use two pieces in the same wrap and one is free hanging off the other.

I love to bartar also, so yesterday I got an email from a fella who would like me to teach him to wire wrap.  He is in New Brunswick and has done some beachcombing there.  We don’t have a lot of time on this next road trip we are about to go on and so we need a lead on a couple of places to go have a look.  So I offered to meet him at a coffee shop and teach him how to wire wrap seaglass if he gave me a NB map to a couple of beaches. Then I sent him the link to my blog, sort of get him thinking about it a little.  Anyway I hope he takes me up on my offer and we make the trip over to New Brunswick soon.

 

UPDATE: 3 days later and I got an email back from Mr. New Brunswick Beachcomber, it reads as follows, “I think my wife would kill me if I told you were we go to the beach in search of seaglass.”  However he would be interested in me showing him how to wire wrap seaglass. 

Me: “Mike next time you are on the Island stop in and I’ll teach you how to wire wrap seaglass.”

Happy wire wrapping,

Cindy