Tuesday, February 17, 2009

...Do you want to go to the seaside?

The gumdrop hearts are gone......and the Valentine's decorations have been put away.



Time to get moving on some of those 'Winter' projects (organizational, creative and otherwise)!!
~BUT~
There is always time for a quick stop by the thrift!!!

The 'stuff' was not plentiful, but it proved to be inspirational...
I scored a WONDERFUL 'how-to' book on soldering!! It must be a sign. Learning to SOLDER has been on my 'to-do' list for many years - all that seaglass that I have been gathering is just screaming to be made into jewelry, ornaments and the likes!! I think it may come to fruition soon!


I stumbled upon this tiny shell, delicately painted as a face, and I fell in love! Right now I'm craving anything seashore~sunshiny~beachy related... and how could you not love it? I was really impressed with how the artist put the cheek color on the backside of the shell so that it just faintly shows through...


My only other find of the day was this glass (Swanky Swig?). I'm not sure of it's correct title or maker, all I know is that it had to come home with me! Can you guess why??
In case you can't guess, I show you a couple of close-ups...

"Do you want to go to the seaside?
I'm not trying to say that everybody wants to go..." (THE KOOKS)

7 comments:

Shara said...

That little shell face is so sweet. Perphaps a shell face/pipe cleaner creation is in your future. ha!

I want to try soldering too. I think it looks like you could make cool things. Good luck with it!

Heidi said...

Score on the soldering book! I love your idea of soldering around sea glass--that would be GORGEOUS! I still remember years ago there was a thing in a Martha mag about this artist in Maine who makes charm bracelets out of sea glass that she gathered. They were just beautiful and of course, cost a fortune.

The Queen of Fifty Cents said...

I absolutely love to solder, I used it with stained glass. There's something magical about the way it melts. Weird, I know, but it's really satisfying!

The Summer Kitchen Interiors said...

Cool finds! Thanks for stopping by to enter our contest! We'd love to pack our bags up and go anywhere warm at this point!!

heidi said...

those glasses make us even for the Vera pillowcase taunting ;-)

Edie Marie's Attic said...

Hi!
Thanks so much for stopping by to say HI! It's so nice to meet you! And YES I'd LOVE to go to the beach!! It's supposed to snow again tomorrow here in Ohio and we are really sick of it by now. I'm so ready for spring! Really love the soldering book and the little shell is adorable. I have a seashell that looks like it has a little oriental picture on it that I have saved for years. It was made that way by the sea! The little face is so sweet and reminds me of the old "cupie dolls".
Have a great weekend! Hugs, Sherry

Sonya said...

I love that glass, thanks for showing the details on it!