Tuesday, March 22, 2016

Sea Glass Jewelry Create Beautiful and Unique Designs from Beach Found Treasures by Lindsay Furber and Mary Beth Beuke


I have lived near the Atlantic Ocean most of my life in between traveling and one place I lived was on Cape Cod where you can walk on the beach for miles looking for sea shells and a very interesting smooth texture of sea glass. I had vaguely heard a few years ago about jewelry made with sea glass so I decided since I found a half of a jar at a recent yard sale see if there were any I could make and possibly sell. I got the book Sea Glass Jewelry Create Beautiful and Unique Designs from Beach Found Treasures by Lindsay Furber and Mary Beth Beuke from Ulysses Press. This book is the first guide  for crafting fashionable exquisite accessories with dazzling seas glass. Tumbled smooth by ocean waves and washed ashore on beaches everywhere, sea glass has long been sought after for its decorative quality. Now, this book shows how to incorporate those striking, frosted fragments of old jars and bottles into stunning jewelry. With its organic shapes and beautiful aquamarine, amber, and jade hues, sea glass naturally evokes the ocean.
               


This is why trend-setting artisans have made it the coolest new material for their fashionable wares. Sea Glass Jewelry guides readers step by step from the beachcomber’s hunt all the way through the finer points of crafting lovely necklaces, bracelets, earrings, and unisex jewelry with these sparkling shards.
This first how-to guide for sea glass crafters includes information on hand-drilling and beading, wire wrapping, and incorporating sterling silver and gold accents into all kinds of accessories. With gorgeous color photographs and detailed instructions, it is a must-have for sea glass enthusiasts of all ages.
My Opinion: I really have learned what tools I will need and how to make rings, drilling sea glass, necklaces and more. I feel I want to learn these and see what can happen I have great ideas for the sea glass but we shall see if I have the talent. I will need to purchase the appropriate tools to do so. I did find the book interesting on the whole process of making jewelry.


Disclaimer: I was in no way compensated for this review and this is solely my own opinion which may differ from yours.


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