She sometimes even takes our trash and makes something beautiful...like sea glass. Broken shards of glass that would otherwise cut into soft feet are tumbled smooth by the sandy sea water and relentless pounding of the waves....
eats this for breakfast...
...and spits out this!
It also does wonders for hard calloused feet...but I digress.
As a an eco-friendly jewelry material sea glass is exceptional! Various sizes, colors and a unique frosted luminous appearance unlike anything else. For those who have access to a beach it's a free source of great materials!
If you don't there are lots of places to purchase some sea glass like Etsy's
They sell a variety of drilled or whole sea glass as well as sea pottery and driftwood perfect for jewelry making!
They also sell a selection of handmade jewelry that show the amazing results you can get using sea glass
Here are some of my favorites!
Pendant with fancy wire work
Here are some more jewelry I found made from genuine sea glass:
Caged sea glass earrings
Gorgeous sea glass pendant
Sea glass sanded into faceted beads! Crumpetcake
Apple green sea glass with copper
Amazing copper wire work ring
And here's a ring I made from sea glass and vintage filigree components: