|Sea Glass Necklace-Unique Combination of Silk Ribbon and Chain by Bay Moon Design|
|Coast of Isla de Mujeres, Mexico|
This is a unique necklace that combines mint and brown colored sea glass that has been wire wrapped and paired with a focal of mixed metal chains and fastened with gorgeous hand dyed silk ribbons. The necklace has 6 pieces of mint colored sea glass, 2 pieces of brown sea glass, and 2 glass beads that have swirls of the 2 colors. Each piece of sea glass is meticulously wire wrapped. The necklace is 26 inches (66 cm.) around. This is a one of a kind unique, artisan necklace. The necklace has taken me awhile to finally create after all I have had this sea glass since my Christmas vacation. My family went to Isla Mujeres, Mexico for the holidays. To get there, you take a ferry boat from Cancun to the tiny island.
|My Thoughts Exactly!|
Everyday I devoted some time to picking up the sea glass, rinsing the sand off of it and drying it for the flight home. I have a nice little stash if it. There was lots of sea glass right along the coast where our house was. I suspect a lot of liquor bottles from Cancun created this sea glass. Wire wrapping this glass brought back fond memories of this beautiful little island. I did a lot of walking on this vacation and I ran across some unusual signs which made me smile. This yahoo's sign was outside of a bar.
I got the idea of using some silk fairy ribbon from Marsha Neal Studio with the necklace. I thought the silk would add a different texture to the necklace which has so many different elements in it. Everything else in the necklace is hard and the silk adds a softness to it. I like the way the brown ribbon brings out the brown in the sea glass and chain.
Who doesn't love to win things? I ordered two palettes of "Down by the River" silks--one for me and one as a giveaway. One of the silks is the same shade of brown as the fairy ribbon used in the sea glass necklace.
Anyone who comments on my blogs can earn 1 entry to a drawing for this palette of browns and greens. Following my blog earns another entry. A third entry can be made by posting a comment with a link to a social media sight like twitter, facebook etc. in a comment on my blog.
A winner will be announced September 30. I am keeping the contest open until then to give all the bloggers who are in Lori Anderson's Bead Soup Blog Party a chance to enter when they read my blog about my beads and design. I will be blogging on August 25 about what I created with beads that are sent to me from the UK by my partner Hannah Annear. Hannah will be blogging about what I sent to her in Cornwall. I included a piece of sea glass as well as a silk ribbon in what I sent her.