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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

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

 

 

 

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

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

Sea Glass Festival PEI

It was amazing to see everyone again this year, no I didn’t have a table or a booth and others try to encourage me every year to attend and plan to be in the PEI Seaglass festival. I don’t know what holds me back, “next year” yes I say that every year and I now have help with the table and I can go on line and book the Bed and Breakfast off line so we can make plans to be there the full weekend.

First I need to thank Matthew for getting up early and coming over to the B&B and making breakfast for everyone so early. He did a terrific job, did way more than I expected of him. He phoned me and said he had to get to work and I thanked him, he said he didn’t have time to clean up and so he was leaving all the dishes on the table and such. I told him we would do it when we got home. We were tired from the night before, wine, cards, line dancing you know the usual weekend getaway. Anyway, I wasn’t looking forward to 8 hour dirty dishes and all and when I walked into the kitchen and had a look everything was put away, dishes done, table cleaned off…it was amazing a big sigh of relief came over me. Now I’m wondering if it was Matthew who cleaned up (my son is a chef and doesn’t have to clean up his mess) or did our B&B guests do the clean up when he left for work. I’m almost afraid to ask. It has happened before, I’ve had to run to work and came home to find our guests cutting the grass.

The Sea Glass Festival, sorry I wander,

There was a guest speaker on Friday night named Richard LaMotte, he wrote the book called Pure Seaglass and he was there for a book signing. He was also there to be presented with unique finds so he could identify time and place. I had a small tupperware of finds and he went through each one with amazement. I showed off my pipe and he you could see his eyes getting bigger as he was describing this hand forged clay pipe.

“It is definitely from the 1700′s” he said. So I handed him my bottle I’d just found hours before on the beach at Souris.

He rolled it over and over, and said….”nice find, where did you find this again.” I told him it was just an early morning beachcombing on the Souris Beach and he started to explain the age by describing the seam welds.

“Do you see this seam? it runs along side but not all the way up to the top of the bottle it stops?” Yes, I replied. He continued with in the year 1890 this bottle was hand made, rolling it over he showed me how irregular the bottom was and how off centre the spout was placed on. Funny over breakfast this morning Blair had said some of the same words to me, I could almost hear his voice. Later I found out from Blair I’d fallen asleep at the seminar. Funny everyone thinks I had too much wine, if they only knew…. Oh well I’m sure glad to have friends that pay attention.

So hear is my bottle seam

I was also told that the bottle was made with manganese dioxide the year it was made and that is to clarify the glass and make it white because all glass is a light blue/green colour. Now when my bottle is left in the sun for so long the sun reacts with the manganese dioxide turning it purple.

Another early morning find is this amazing grey piece of seaglass

Well I’d better get breakfast started for my guests, it is back to the chopping block for me… the fun is over for another year.

Have a wonderful day, 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

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 Foam Sea Glass

I knew it, I knew it… was going to be a good day today especially when I find something as nice as this seaglass. Yup, I was doing a happy dance on the beach when this little gem stared up at me. I bent down and snapped it up quick before the next wave swallowed this special piece of sea foam sea glass.

 Grandpa and I have locked up the gift shop and changed the message on the phone to say, ” sorry we missed your call but we’ve gone beachcombing.”

We must have walked about 6 kilometers on the beach today it was windy but a lovely day and no rain in the forecast. It started to get dark so we had to return to the RV and start supper and take the puppies out for another walk. When we plan to take a long walk we dont’ take the pups with us at this time of year as Mj has arthritis and Braxton well he just can’t take the cold weather. Our supper was put on hold when we found out at the last minute we had run out of water. We packed up and headed to the nearest watering hole to fill up the reservoir.
While I waited I wire wrapped this gem I found today. I hope you like it as much as I do.  Just wondering, do you get to the beach often?

 

Well I’m going to wrap it up there, it has been a day, Cindy

Time for a Wrap

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Today I’m going to be in the Island Made Gift Shop working on a new piece. It will probably have a piece of Cobalt Blue Sea Glass in it as this year I’m surprised by the number of people coming into the shop looking for Blue Sea Glass.   

 

Here are a few pieces of Cobalt Blue Sea Glass that I wire wrapped lately.  One of the sides of the Blue Sea Glass had a sharp edge on it so I softened it by making the loops of the wire wrap on the sharp side hiding it and smoothing it off.  Do you know how old blue sea glass is? Well depending upon where it came from either a Noxzema Jar, or Milk a Magnesia,  perhaps it was an old Vic’s Vapor Rub Jar, it all had to wash back and forth with the salt, water, rocks and sand to become rounded and smooth and most of it takes around 30 years for a good piece to become perfect.

Have you found any Blue Sea Glass lately? If so has it been larger than an eraser on the end of a pencil?  

If you have time for a wrap today we are offering classes during our regular business hours where you can stop by, pick a piece of sea glass from the treasure chest and I’ll teach you how to wire wrap your piece. If you have found that special piece you like, bring it along and wrap it as well.

See you soon,

Sea Glass Cindy