Seaglassing & Wire Wrapping

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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

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

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

 

 

 

Antiqued Seaglass Necklace

We took another road trip and this time over to Nova Scotia in search of  Jewel of the Ocean, you guessed….seaglaass.

I have packed my tools and a small bag of seaglass, my table and a number of beads.  Is this going to be a workcation or a mini vacation?  I searched the shore while waiting for the Ferry at Wood Island, Prince Edward Island to board and cross over to Caribou, Nova Scotia.  I had good luck in a number of finds and now had to get myself back to the camper before the line started to move. 

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The internet was slow on the ferry so I shut the lid on the computer and started to daydream.  Here we are on another road trip in search of seaglass.  Do I not have enough of the sparkly stuff?  Why continue to collect when so many others are doing the same thing and so many are wirewrapping these days.  Oh to do something different, I need to find a new look, a new design….but what?

We get up early the next morning and get out onto the beach, its windy, the waves are high and crashing the shore line and there isn’t any sun in sight.

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As the sun comes up higher it is starting to look like it might turn out to be an ok day after all.  

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I still can’t help thinking about a new design for my seaglass jewellery.  I search my mind attic for ideas and can only come up with a combination of all thing that I like jumbled together like, antique, copper, brass, charms, seaglass and steampunk.  I had fun creating that night and finding a new use for yet another way to reuse seaglass into jewellery. 

  the next day I could hardly wait for the sun to come up so I could take a few pictures and share my new necklaces.  What do you think, original? catchy? Do you think they will be a hit?

This one with the butterfly has to be my favourite.

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The next one I did was with this little fairy, she is so cute.

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I love the way I used the chain in this one.  I’m thinking of another design using seaglass and if it is another sunny day tomorrow I’ll have to share.
Time to hit the beach again before the sun goes down.

Blessings,
Cindy

Just a Little Twist

Hello my friends Hello! I’m still here in the background, lately behind a pile of laundry and a sink full of dishes. We love our little Bed and Breakfast the B&B keeps us busy and sometimes we miss a few little things in life that we enjoy, like blogging and our anniversary — ooopps.

I have been working on a few new products in the gift shop that I’d like to share. They are just a little twist from my normal seaglass wirewrapping and I hope you like them. Most of our seaglass I’m imagining comes from shipwrecks that have happened over the last hundred or so years. I love finding old pottery plates that have washed ashore and image they have come to me off pirate ships or perhaps the Titanic.  My brother gave me moms set of old dishes when she passed away and I broke one of the side plates and just can’t throw it away. After a few test runs at a thrift store plate, I’m almost ready to cut a medallion from moms old plate. 

Here are medallions cut from a thrift store plate. 

After smoothing down the edges and attaching wire on the medallions 

I wire wrapped the medallion and set it

The plates are nice so I tried using Seaglass

I attached fairies that I ordered on Ebay

I used different coloured metals and they just blended together

I love this one, it reminds me of Point Pelee

 

I love fairies, don’t you?  

As soon as there is another wee break in our bed and breakfast I plan to make a few more with dragonflies as they are another favourite of mine.

Be sure to have a look on my Scrapandwrap Etsy for our Prince Edward Island Seaglass and Wire Wrapped wee little things.

 

xo, Cindy

SuMMers are 4 BeachcoMbers

beachcombing PEI

There is plenty to like about the 4 seasons however there is more to do in only one of them. Winter months on Prince Edward Island are filled with snow and the days are long and the most enjoyment that can be had is only if you wear a one piece triple lined gear, drink hot cidar or moonshine and ride a snowmobile on the open trails. In the Fall a person could beachcomb, but why would you? Knowing all the beaches have been picked through by tourists and Island Seaglunkers. Summers, ya really, are you ready for this! the summer is the worse time to beachcomb. Yup beachcombing and summer just don’t mix, it is almost as bad as trying to make a balloon shaker and putting the rice in the balloon after you have blown it up. Our only excuse is we are busy with the Island Made Gift Shop and so we are not able to get to the beach in the summer time, oh well.

Spring in PEI

Spring time, now we are talking. In the Spring the roads in PEI heading to the beaches are still all mucky and not well traveled or not at all. These are clay roads we are talking and you could get your car tires stuck in the mud, its like walking in a full field of fresh cow patties, only a foot deep. However that is the best time to go beachcombing around here. No one is on the beach, its all yours and; every once in awhile you can catch a glimpse of an ice burg floating. The wind mixes with the sand on the beach and cuts into your skin as it hits. The beach is laced with mermaids tears, a drop here and there. Seaglass galore, and just waiting for you walking and picking. Kelly Green Seaglass

I just love this picture

clear white seaglass

So look closely and search for seaglass

seaglass of PEI

Here are my latest pieces of joy

a brown rounded piece of seaglass with pearls
White seaglass often called White Milk Glass, often from cold cream jars

white milk glass from cold cream jars
A closer look of the milk glass

wire wrapped milk bottle seaglass
Brown thick rounded seaglass often from a Javex bottle

Javex bottom bottle seaglass
Yes, and I must not forget about Blue Willow Pottery

Blue Willow Pottery wire wrapped and put onto a chairn

I’m sort of scrapbooking today, filling an order for paper flower corsages that I sell on Etsy.com. My shop is called ScrapandWrap and I’m trying to put a little more in my shop today. Trouble is I have two yuppie grand-baby girls with me today and all they want to do is have a tea party in Grandma’s Tea Room.

Well, tomorrow is yet another day. Be sure my friends to live life to the fullest today and share the love you have in your heart with someone less fortunate.
Seaglass Cindy

Gunmetal Wire Wrap Sea Glass

Wow! I just realized how long it has been since I blogged last

I’ve been making a lot of progress building for the shop for this upcoming season.  I’m on the road, yes we are living out of our RV these days and have been since November 7th about. The work space is rather small and I’m feeling like I should have more than the 86% of the dash but then I really shouldn’t be so bossy after all I do need a driver to get me around.

Did I ever tell you how much I like the gunmetal wire?

IT is amazing, colour and results are amazing as well

This is a prototype I made this week

I added pearls, brown and white sea glass and a few beads

I like to mix wire and sea glass

I think the gunmetal wire looks amazing on the brown sea glass, don’t you?

The darker pearls really add to this piece. I am hoping to wear it to my daughter’s wedding this coming August, with a tan/coffee coloured dress

In Eastport Maine I found these bricks that have been washed by the waves and I like the look they have with the silver wire so I made a necklace and earrings to match, do you like them?  It is amazing what the sea gives back to you

Well our adventure is almost at an end. Our grand-son Logan is going to be here in 10 days and it is time we left Orlando and headed back North to see Jennifer and scrapbook an album of Logan.  I hope to return and show you a few scrapbooked pages before heading home to Prince Edward Island.

xoxo, Cindy

 

Making Jump Rings

We are having a bit of cool weather so I’m going to stick to in-door work today. Grandpa is outside working on a bench for the Grand-children. It’s to cold for me so I’ll stay inside and get some work done. I’ve been tinkering with one thing or another just making one piece of jewellery or another but never finishing off any one piece. 

First I’ll need to make a few jump rings to go with the piece I”m making. You can use anything you want for jump rings in fact as you see I scrambled out the back door to check on grandpa and borrowed a drill bit out of his drill box. The other larger size is a piece of  wooden dowel that belongs to the grand-children’s play doh set and is for rolling the dough.

With a closer look you can see that I tightly wire wrapped the wire around the drill bit and then pulled it off keeping the coil together. I then took my wire cutters and cut individual rings one after the other until I had a good number of them cut to finish my necklace.

 

 

 

I just need to say I got the piece done and it is a choker. Looks lovely as I did a viking knot stitch around a beautiful piece of light green sea glass then made my links and attached then with the jump rings I just finished.

Here are the links, I made large ones and smaller ones

Now I need to move on to other pieces that I’ve started and didn’t finish

I should pick one day out of the week and reserve that day for catching up. I love to create and when I get a new idea I go with it. That said I have many pieces that need some finishing touches.

Have a great day, Seaglass Cindy

 

 

Beach Combing in Portsmouth

We are making progress, slowly making out way to the Outer Banks of North Carolina. Yes, we are beachcombing along the way and we found some interesting places in Portsmouth today.

This is a long nugget I found and wire wrapped today along with a few other pieces while grandpa drove from beach to beach.  I must say Rye’s Beach in the Hampton’s is and will be one of my favourite places to visit. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Some of the beaches had the right kind of pebbles but the wrong kind of glass. These pieces are the kind, you pick up, toss over your shoulder while you say, “some day you will be ready to come back to me.” Not all sea glass is smooth and rounded from the continual rolling off the waves back and forth over sand and stone.

 

 

 

We arrived at Odiome Point state Park another spot we stop at and beachcomb on our way down the coast. This time we didn’t find any sea glass worth keeping, so grandpa decided to take a few pictures. The beach has all changed, it is very rocky now and there are sure signs of Hurricane Sandy. Although the sand on the beach is as white as snow and it was a cold day this beach had 4 beachcombers, 3 bathing beauties, and 3 dog walkers…a busy spot and a beautiful day. I found the sand so white I couldn’t help but to show off a wire wrapping I had done earlier in the day.

 


I come to find out that this awesome looking house across from Kittery Point is that of a lighhouse keepers residence. There used to be a road off the point to the house and the road was washed away years ago and the house is in major need of repair. I met up with an elderly grey haired man who put his hand to his ear as a jester for me to speak up each time he heard my mouth open. He told me he had been in this house years ago and continued to say, it’s a shame, all oak wood working and all.” Then shared with me that the house is going to be restored soon.  Of all the times we have been here we have never visited the historical downtown which apparently features some unique architectural designs that were created after 244 houses and buildings burned and were rebuilt only allowed material to be used were stone and slate.

Today was a beautiful day and we got in some extra driving and are now in Boston at rush hour and that isn’t any fun.  We cleaned our small seaglass collection from the last few days and are going to sit in front of the DVD player and see if we can match any up for earrings while we watch a movie tonight. I brought my drill bits and drill with me so I could drill the sea glass if I found any to become earrings. Come to mention it I think I brought just about everything with me, lol. You would be surprised at how much can fit in an RV. gramdpa was telling Jennifer on Skype last night that I packed even the air space.

 

Finally I’d like to share with you a small collection of inukshuk I found while sitting on a rock looking across at the old lighthouse and keepers residence. These almost tell a story, imagine each time this lonely person returns to this spot without his loved one he builds a  inukshuk because that is what they used to do years ago. I took a picture of a few of them but I didn’t count the ??? that lay around staring over the rock at the ocean waves crashing into the shore.

 

 

 

 

Have a wonderful weekend, oh did I tell you Boston is sure a busy place.

Cindy

Sea glass & Red


My home surrounds me with things I enjoy most.  That takes in things I like to: wear, eat, see, smell  and craft. That said you know where my posts are going, well most of them might be going to crafting at my Scrap N wrap blog where I talk about beachcombing, wirewrapping and scrapbooking. Then other posts will come from my Hats’n Hospitalitea blog where I talk about our tea room, tourism, family, fun times and places in Prince Edward Island. So I hope you enjoy the home party that Sandi has created.

HOME = Heart Of My Enviroment #1

Recently home from a two week beachcombing vacation and I have lots of goodies to share.  First and foremost I love red, be it a sweater on a chilly day, wine in a nice glass, a red sky at night, but most of all I love red seaglass. I know you can’t see my pouting but I found but a grain of red sea glass on this last trip to the beach. I know, I know better a grain than a crumb. 

 

 

 

 

However I needed red and so I took red wire and made a weave then pulled it through a drilled hole and made the weave smaller and unique. I had to include sea glass and found this lovely white piece that was a nice size chunk, added some red wire and swarovski crystals and vola, it’s a wrap ready for the gift shop.  I’ve got a blue piece in the making and that is what I’ll share next.

Do you have something you would like to share? You are welcome to share anything pertaining to your HOME such as 

Cooking and baking, recipes, antiquing, home decor, ceramics, crafts, crocheting/knitting, quilting/sewing, floral arranging, gardening, homemaking tips, hospitality, refinishing furniture, renos, tea time, tablescapes, thrifting etc…. Maybe there’s a new baby in the family or you have a new fur baby you would like to introduce us to. They are welcome too!  Anything and everything which makes your HOME more enjoyable to come HOME to, for your family, your friends, and yourself.

Enjoying life, and the colour red today, Cindy