Collecting sea glass was so much fun on our last trip to British Columbia. I bought back lots and lots in various colours and sizes. The smallest pieces got sorted and displayed in some cute little jars, the smallest is just under 4 cm. high. But what to do with all the rest of it was a challenge.
The first project was to make a sea glass candle that I loved burning on the dark winter evenings. I showed how I made the smaller one and used the same idea when I made a larger one. We recently just adjusted our clocks to the “spring ahead” setting so now these candles don’t get used quite as much at the dinner table as we are enjoying longer daylight hours.
I had great fun making soap with shells and sea glass. My first attempt at soap making was with incentive soaps to encourage hand washing. Since the first ones used toonies I’ve also used Lego figures, Miss Kitty figures, and now shells and sea glass.
My latest project using sea glass was fun and I created two different critters mounted on flat stone … a turtle and a dragonfly. The turtle one used a shell for the body and brown sea glass for the legs and head. I tried several things to glue them onto, including drift wood pieces that I had also collected but they were a bit dark. I wanted a natural feel to the turtle so chose a flat rock from the garden.
The sea glass dragonfly used all pieces of sea glass. In both these projects I used a clear industrial strength E600 glue which I buy at Michaels when there is a 50% off coupon.
For now I have them displayed with some other critters. I’m patiently waiting for some nice warm weather to start decorating the garden and the sea glass critters will have a place in the garden.
These critters will be a lovely reminder of our days searching for sea glass.
Here is a fish made of shells of different sizes.
Included in my birthday card this year were some lovely pieces of seagrass that my family collected for me. Just lovely.