Friday, June 11, 2010
Summertime and the end of finding sea glass...
Well Memorial Day has come and gone, and there's only a few more weeks before school is out for the summer. Soon it'll be time for the pool everyday, ice pops and baseball games, fireworks and occasional trips to the beach.
The beach will no longer be mine to share with the few locals that enjoy the solitude of an empty beach. This will certainly mean a temporary end of finding sea glass washed up on the beach by the tides. Instead the "bennies" will bring their long nets and scoop up the shell beds in the shallow water, hoping to find a couple "gems from the sea". They will leave the remains of the what their nets scoop up, along with their trash (I know those that love handmade are also equally eco-friendly as I), and eventually sometime after Labor Day, they'll venture back home. If I'm very lucky, I'll find a piece or two on our trips to the beach, and maybe my crew (the boys) will stumble upon a few pieces.
And just maybe, like a few years ago, a jewelry-quality piece will show itself in the summer surf....and hopefully, I'll be ready to pounce before one of our visitors to the beach scoop it up with their nets.
CreationsByRobin will be at the following venues over the next few months...
June 18th- JerseyMade in Mount Holly, NJ This will be an EtsyNJ get-together at the all-handmade brick & mortar store. If you're in the area, stop in...you never know what kind bargains or sales you might find! I'll be at the shop from 6pm to closing.
July17th- The Handmade Faire- Freedom Park, Medford, NJ- In this blogger's opinion, the BEST Show of the Summer! Last summer there were approx 90 vendors and thousands turned out. If you love handmade, then this is THE show to attend!
September 12th- The Beach Plum Festival, Island Beach State Park, NJ- Spend the day at the beach, and check out the handmade goods. Come out and extend your summer...I'll be in the same location as last year- right in front of the stand (and not to far from the beach plum jam)
See you at the shows....or on the beach! 'til next time....