Last year, whilst on holiday in the South of France, I was sitting on the beach when a piece of sea glass caught my eye. I picked it up and thought how nice it would look if it was made into jewellery. I spent the rest of my time on the beach looking out for more but didn’t find any for the entire holiday.
I kept the piece of rounded, smooth glass on my desk and started to think about where I could find more. After a bit of research, I discovered that the best place in the UK for sea glass is said to be Seaham Hall Beach in County Durham.
A little further up the coast in Suderland the Londonderry Bottleworks operated until the 1920’s and waste glass was thrown in the sea. Now, over a century later it is still turning up with each tide on Seaham Hall beach.
Since I have relatives within forty miles of the beach, we decided to take a trip to see if it was as good as it’s reputed to be.
Saturday was a lovely sunny day and turned out to be great for a sea glass forage and a picnic:
We collected lots of beautiful glass of different colours:
I’ve already started to make some jewellery:
I mentioned a while ago that I intended to start making jewellery again and that I would be using my drill, well it’s come in handy for drilling sea glass.
I’ve got lots of glass, so I just need to come up with designs now.
I’m wearing my necklace dressed up with a long, frilly second-hand skirt I bought on eBay, together with a knitted, drawstring top.
The skirt is perfect for a summer evening; the colours set off the beautiful, romantic, sea glass.
I’m going to attempt to Link to 2nd Loved 1st Friday link up, first time so fingers crossed!
Have a lovely week.