I haven’t written a post in some time, so I thought I should at least try and write one a month from now on… So I thought I would take the opportunity to thank all of my customers over the past year.
I have been going for just over a year now, and things have been ticking along nicely. With other projects and commitments I haven’t been able to make as much as I would have liked, but that will change next year I am sure. I have a few ideas lined up, so watch this space!
Making jewellery has been a steep learning curve, but I am still enjoying it and looking to push myself even further next year with some new tools and a better understanding of processes. I will hopefully be making some brooches, cufflinks and hair comb slides as well as creating a range of necklaces and rings still.
Here are some of my favourites from this year:
I look forward to creating more next year, and to all my past, current and future customers… Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!
I’ve finally started soldering my own silver jewellery now, so I guess I can call myself a silversmith (albeit an amateur one).
It’s something I really enjoy doing and will give me the chance to create a wider range of sea glass jewellery. The larger range will include sea glass set in a bezel, this can then be used for necklaces, rings and brooches. I will also have a play with creating unique shapes, pendants and designs that surround the sea glass, just to make it all a bit more unique and interesting hopefully!
Please take a look at some of my soldered items I have done below so far and feel free to comment with your thoughts and suggestions.
Sea glass comes in a wide range of colours, but some are much harder to come across.
On our beach combing adventures, looking for sea glass mostly, we normally come across a lot of whites, browns and emerald greens. White and brown glass was mass produced for utilitarian use as bottles and containers such as milk bottles and beer bottles.
Every now and then though, we come across some beautiful cobalt and cornflour blues, these are harder to find, especially as beach combing becomes more popular. So finding some that has been nicely shaped and smoothed by the sea is a great moment.
A lot of colours are still eluded by us, we have never come across the most rarest of colours, red and orange. A well made piece of jewellery containing one of these colours can fetch quite a bit of money. So if you ever come across one, don’t let go of it!
Other colours that aren’t as rare but we have still not come across include yellow, black, grey, pink and opaque white (milk glass). Hopefully one day one of these special colours will make an appearance for us.
Have a look at the guide below, showing the most common through to the rarest of colours:
So keep your eyes open on the beaches and let us know if you find any of the colours, we would love to see your own finds. We can even turn your own sea glass into jewellery for you!
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Hello and welcome to Moray Sea Glass Jewellery. We are a family based in Roseisle, near Burghead Moray that love combing the beaches for sea glass, pottery and other unique treasures.
After making jewellery for family members, we thought we would have a go at making and selling sea glass jewellery to anyone else that thinks these unique items look stunning as pieces of handmade jewellery.
Keep an eye out as new items will be added all the time, remember each item is unique, so once it’s sold it’s gone! We will try and keep a good variety on our store, and more and more products will be added after our beach trip adventures.