Thursday, January 28, 2016

From the Sea

I've moved to California, where I go beachcombing every chance I get.  I found a nice quiet spot that always has glass and shells, and also made a new friend.  She is a fellow beachcomber and is teaching me all about the nuances of beach glass.  She is my glass sister, I made this necklace for her.

This is the first time I pulled my beads out in two months.  Maybe my muse has finally come out of hiding.  I hope so!  I want her to stay with me.  I need her to help me figure out what to do with all the treasure I have found so far.

I've noticed a lot of my beautiful bead sisters have been quiet lately.   Time changes our relationships, not only to each other but also to things, like our blogs.  On a selfish note, I hope you can re-kindle the interest in your blogs, as they have enriched my life.  But, I also realize there is a natural time for moving on.  If the road leads to new things, than I can only express thanks for the time spent, it was well worth it.

At times our light goes out and is rekindled by a spark from another person.  Each of us has cause to think with deep gratitude of those who have lighted the flame within us.
-Albert Schweitzer


  1. I'm addicted to beach glass too. I've been collecting it since the 70s but not as avidly as I do now. I've slowed down on my blogging too but things pick up in the spring. Unfortunately I've lost 9 followers over the past couple of months. I heard that blogger was deleting blogs that haven't been updated in years.

  2. This is so soothing and Alive! It really echoes the sea. I adore this necklace you made for your glass sister ~ how fortunate for you both to have found each other and enjoy that peacefulness together.
    There is a lot of silence out in the bead blog world over the past several months. I hear a lot of people say they want to bead, but the muse has flown away. Your kindness and understanding is heartfelt. I think about the void I would feel if these people I have become friends with, and their blogs, really do go away. All things are cyclical but the letting go, if it comes to that, is hard.
    I am drooling over your beach loot! You may have triggered something in me. I have vases upon vases full of rocks, glass, and shells but haven't touched them in quite a while and looking at your picture gave me that sense of longing. the vases, I go! That Schweitzer is a damn smart guy ;-)

  3. I didn't realize you were moving to CA?! Hope that you've settled in nicely. I love all your treasures that you're collecting and can't wait to see what you do with them. This one you have here feels so organic almost tangled in kelp - it's beautiful! How lovely to have a glass sister ... I hope it brings you lovely new adventures.

  4. This is really beautiful. I love the unique shape and the colour, of course since it is my favourite colour. Hope the move went well and that you will soon be creating beautiful bead work


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