Friday, October 17, 2008

Resurrected Vestiges

I have always loved these two words together and have seen them frequently used... "Resurrected Vestiges". So mysterious and limitless. The meanings, however, so simple: res·ur·rect·ed: to bring back to life, notice or use ; ves·tiges: a visible trace that something once existed. In my searches I have come across items that have traveled through time... still embodying the form in which they began - only to be transformed into something new.

It is believed that in 1870 a German ship, once carrying porcelain doll parts, sank off the Atlantic coast... if you are lucky enough you may be able to find one of the doll parts while beach combing. I have only found one - and I transformed into an interesting, yet beautiful necklace - full of history.

On my many journeys I have also uncovered old pieces of tavern pipes and glass buttons. Clay tavern pipes were used as far back as the 17th century and were plentiful during the Civil War. Shards and full pipes have been unearthed from old battle grounds and they have also been washed ashore - lost at sea from tobacco smoking captains.

Tobacco smoking and clay pipes were initially introduced to Europeans from Northern & Southern Native Americans. Pieces of these pipes would be frequently be broken off, and discarded, for sanitary purposes. Glass and bone buttons are fun to find as well. I always imagine where they came from, what type of clothing they were once on, and how there were separated. Under light and when wet - the button below is a dark plum purple. If you are out strolling the shore around active harbors... keep on the lookout - you never know what you may find!

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

New Biz Card or Old Biz Card...That is the Question!

I am in need of more business cards and found another great source on Etsy as my original isn't available and I really, really need them. I really love my old ones - however, I told him I was willing to look at what he had in mind. I have a few minor text edits to be made on the new one - basically wording.

What do you all think?



Thank you to all who chimmed in! I have decided to go with the new one to see how it works - however, I am also going to be re-ordering my old ones later in the month because I just love them! So - below is the new one with a minor logo change and the word "Decor" will be added to the bottom as well!

Monday, October 06, 2008

Visit Sea Glass Things at SOWA October 12th!

Sea Glass Things will be at the South End Open Market (SOWA) this coming Sunday, October 12th ~ From 10am-4pm... along with more than 26 members of the Boston Handmade Team in which I am a member. Come check out fantastic talent from local crafters and artisans this Sunday!

Sea Glass Stitch Markers Now Available!

New offerings at Sea Glass Things this fall! Sea Glass stitch markers are now available in my Etsy store with more to come!

The stitch markers are a fun accessory for yarn enthusiasts and also make great gifts for the holiday season. Each set of 6 stitch markers also comes with a row marker... be on the look out for sea glass knitting needles as well! Check out Sea Glass Things for great holiday gift ideas.