Saturday, June 14, 2008

Father's Day, Summer, Beach Glass and more....

Summer is here... well almost, but living in south-central New Jersey after Memorial Day means it's summer. Seasonal rentals begin in June and since it's been pushing 90 degrees every day for the last week, the "bennies" are here for the next 3 months.

My s/o took a beachcombing trip early this morning in search of some beach glass. We haven't gone to LBI searching because the severe storm we had about 5 weeks ago, really took it's toll on the beaches and the beaches were pretty torn up. The beach crews really did a great job putting the beaches back together in time for for the early beach visitors.

The beach glass however, has been buried, perhaps until the next big storm. This morning's search for beach glass was pretty much a waste (but my hubby thinks someone beat him onto the beach. He said there were footprints along the washed up shell beds) and even though he came home with a handful of sea glass, it was mostly browns and ambers. He did find an olive green piece that just isn't good enough to be considered "jewelry quality".

Hopefully, we'll stumble upon a couple of jewelry quality pieces in one of our future trips.

I haven't had much time to sit down and create to many new pieces, but I do have a couple that I need to take pictures of. Of course today was hazy to overcast and I just couldn't get the lighting correct...maybe the sun will come out long enough tomorrow for me to get my hoop earrings and a sea glass bracelet onto Etsy.

I'd like to wish my hubby and all the Dad's a very Happy Father's Day!! Enjoy your day Dads!!

1 comment:

Vanessa said...

I remember finding beach glass when I was a kid. I don't think I have seen it on the beaches for ages though?