Saturday, January 13, 2018

Making Sea Glass

Natural sea glass is beautiful and very unique.  Unfortunately, it's not always easy to find (there is a beach in California that is mostly gorgeous sea glass!).  I've figured out how to create my own 'faux' sea glass, and with the abundance of colourful glassware out there, the sky's the limit!  I've posted a few samples below. 

Stayed tuned as I'll be posting instructions on making your own, plus I am now selling Silicon Carbide, used in making 'faux sea glass'.  Coming soon!

Fabricated sea glass, drilled by using hollow core bits.  Drilling under water prevents the glass (or shells) from cracking. 
Another piece of faux sea glass, quite easy to do and I will be posting instructions soon.

A little beeswax adds a beautiful sheen to the glass.

Yukon Jewelry

My sister-in-law (thanks Dee!) brought me a bag of gorgeous bone and wood beads from the Yukon.  As soon as I saw the arrowhead, I knew immediately what to make.  These very unique pieces and I am still working on one more antler.  I am strongly against the practice of killing animals for adornment.  However, the small pieces that I am using here are from animals that were hunted by First Nations who use up every bit possible.  They are not hunted merely for sport. 

This is from the horn of a water buffalo and is my favourite piece. 

All the beads mostly bone, but a few are wood.

A fragment of a moose antler with one of my rocks.