Sea Glass Art

I went sea glass hunting in February, and since then I’ve been trying to come up with a way to use my treasure in a crafty manner. Since I’m not a fan of wire-wrapped jewelry, google wasn’t much help. (Although I do have some old toys and bits and pieces from the 80’s that I want to wrap eventually, sea glass is wayyyyy over-done.)  Anyways, the other day, someone who looooves the ocean wanted to buy a painting. I was inspired!

I traded buttons for sea glass for this little number!

I wanted this painting to be extra ocean-y, so I checked out this video and learned a bit about how to paint water.

It’s a bit of a different style than I’m used to doing, but I think my friend will like it, and I was happy to finally figure out something to do with my sea glass!

So, until I get my new computer (I can’t wait!!!) I’m keeping these posts short to avoid throwing this computer across the room, but lemme scrounge up one more photo that is worth sharing…

Oh! Here’s a good one:

A sweet little rainbow button tree. I had to bring it back to buttons. 😉

Have fun being crafty-or at least have fun imagining you are crafting via Pinterest


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9 Responses to Sea Glass Art

  1. Anonymous says:

    Luv the beach glass! looks leafy.

  2. Anonymous says:

    For many years, my sisters and I collected sea glass in Florida when we were younger. Sadly, when I moved to Canada, I left my collection behind. Now when we visit Florida, it’s extremely rare to find any (due to all the plastic in use). Great job on the latest beach painting!

  3. Anonymous says:

    I just read something online that said sea glass is sometimes called Mermaid’s Tears. Thought you might like that!

  4. Katrina says:

    i love the painting and I’m totally going to check out the painting water vid. thanks for sharing. Also, i totally need to get my a$$ up to Glass Beach one day soon…

  5. Janet Person says:

    I am assuming you collect the glass at the beach in Sidney beside the Bevan Pier. I have been collecting glass there for years and years. My favourite craft for sea glass was one I did at Camp Imadene with 7-9 year old boys and girls (120 in all!) several years ago. You lay out the glass in whatever design you want in a plastic yogurt or sour cream container lid. Fill lid with white glue and leave to dry. Drying will take several days during hot summer weather or as much as a week inside in the winter time. You’ll know they’re dry when the glue is transparent and you can see the glass. Once dry, carefully peel away the lid, then punch a hole in the hardened disc, string up with fishing line and some pretty beads and-voila!- beautiful sun catchers to hang in your window!

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