This week's inspiration: Sea Glass
A few years back, I had a vague notion of what sea glass was. I knew they sold bags of it in Pottery Barn and Pier 1, and that it looked pretty in jars. I like the shades of blues and greens and the frosty whites. I might have even bought some to put in a vase.
I had no idea I could find real sea glass on the beach steps from my door. Or that once I started looking and actually finding it, I'd be so drawn to these little treasures I'd walk that beach for hours, sometimes alone, sometimes with my kids, eyes scanning the sand in search of the next glimmer. In those hours we've found some beautiful pieces:
In those hours I also fell in love with the idea that every bit of smoothed glass is a little piece of history long forgotten. The marbles and stoppers, ordinary bottles and bits of art glass that wash up in every brilliant shade of the rainbow, all of them have tumbled over the sand beneath the waves for years, being smoothed over into something new and different and beautiful. The glass and this idea of what lies beneath it's smoothed surface wove themselves perfectly into the story of Moonglass.
In Moonglass, Anna's fondest memories are of walking the beach with her mother in search of sea glass. The word 'moonglass' comes from one of those memories in particular, but I won't ruin the surprise.
What I will do, though, is let you in on the giveaway for this week:
This week I'm giving away a set of 20 gorgeous sea glass notecards (in four different designs), and a sea glass suncatcher handmade by yours truly. In an effort to do something with all of the glass I pick up, I started making these and even selling them in the Cove store. Now though, I can't seem to find the time, so we'll be extra fancy and call it a limited edition sea glass sun catcher. The cool thing is, I found all of the glass in this piece at Crystal Cove, so you'll be getting a little bit of the Cove too!
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