Welcome to Everything Coastal, a blog all about lifestyles at the beach - showcasing coastal decorating styles, beach travel, beach house recipes and entertaining by the sea!
Thursday, November 18, 2010
Santa Cruz Sea Glass Festival - November 2010
Met some amazingly creative people -
Santa Cruz Sea Glass Company put a ton of time and effort into making this year's festival a success. They have an outstanding collection of sea glass from Santa Cruz and Monterey beaches, some of which actually glowed when a light was applied. The biggest crowd was gathered around their booth!
This is just one example of Krista Hammond's art - chunky beautiful tumbled sea glass treasures!
Sea Glass Jewels is a lucky lucky artist, living for half of year in Key West, and the other half collecting sea glass in Greece.
Polly of BluMag Photography had a great idea - she uses her incredible photographic talent to capture photos of sea glass and beach objects on her local Aptos beach. She then uses those images on beautifully made black lacquered jewelry boxes. Unique idea from the shores of Monterey Bay...
The Sea Glass Journal too, I think you will like the articles, pictures and information that can be found here.
"Beach, a book of treasure" (click to read more) was released this past spring and can be found at your local bookseller. A little history, a little beach walking, shells, sea glass... would make the perfect gift for the holidays! Try Liberty Bay Books for availability....
Art of Seaglass makes fabulous, original silver art pieces embedded with brightly colored pieces of tumbled beach glass collected on Southern California beaches.
Small world too, my friend Janet, who owns Potlatch Gallery, knows Aileen also and sells her creations in her gallery.
Had no idea how talented she was until I had the opportunity to see her jewelry in person. All hand crafted and designed by Aileen. Wow, think you will love too!
Subscribe to: Post Comments (Atom)
Most Popular Beach Posts!
Decorating your home with painted vintage (or not so vintage) oars and paddles is one of my FAVORITE ideas for coastal and nautical themed r...
There's just something Happy about combining aqua blue and lime green in a coastal room scene! (Or maybe it's the new Pharrell Will...
You might think I am crazy, but I have been collecting "faux" clam shell ideas for months! I just think that this one piece of ...
So much to love about this post. The seaglass ornaments are so inspiring, the display in the sand... brilliant. The bracelets are gorgeous. Thank you for sharing :-))
oh, what a wonderful festival AND it's held in one my absolutely favorite towns! I'm going to have to bookmark this post, so that I can visit all the links you provided.
I adore sea glass, which my grandmother called "mermaid tears"; I don't find the variety or sizes that I did as a child, but I do appreciate that it means less glass is being carelessly tossed into our oceans. Of course, this is probably more because of the existence of more plastic bottles than glass these days. I am grateful that the artistic world has found a way to properly recycle the glass, I always just kept mine in a bowl, lol.
Oh my....love it all!!!! I wish we had a seaglass festival here....i'd be in bliss~
OMG sounds like a perfect day. these are lovely pieces and I love your pictures of the displays. maybe a sealaura trip to this festival is in order for next year. hope this weekend was awesome for you.
Great presentation of what you saw that day. Some amazing artisans there. Almost made it there but needed to make the trek back to Los Angeles....I missed out. There's next year..right? Love those earrings, I'd wear them every day too...fit for any mermaid on land of sea.
Fair Winds and Calm Seas,
Sounds like Krista and everyone associated with pulling the festival off did a great job. Sure wish I could have been there. Thanks for the wonderful pics.
Hi Caron, I feel I haven't popped in for a while. Glad I did today. What a wonderful time you must have had. I absolutely love the all that sea glass and will stop in and read about Gary's Sea Glass Journal. That book "beach" sounds fabulous too. Yep, I'm adding it to my Christmas 'wish list'. P.S. I'm having my first ever giveaway on my blog at the moment (a Flotsam Friend Christmas Angel). Pop by if you have a minute. Good to catch-up. Pruxxx
Great photos and summary of your experience at the festival this year! Hope to see you again next year - bigger cash prizes, more sea glass and ocean exhibits! Happy Holidays!
Post a Comment