22 March 2010

Sea Glass Inspiration

Sea Glass Palette
Inspiration for a new project comes in so many different ways. I love the look of old aqua glass bottles and the pale blue tones of sea glass. Last week, I stopped at the bead store where I buy the little bone bird and bunny fetish beads. On a clearance rack, I discovered some strands of cylindrical jade beads in an aqua shade, not unlike the shades of sea glass that I love, so I brought home a strand, though I didn't have a project in mind.

Sea Glass Beads
A few days later, I stopped at Michael's for some embroidery floss and took a meander through the bead aisle. Imagine my delight to find strings of small chips of sea glass in bead form! A look at the tubed beads brought the discovery of some delightful iridescent beads with an aqua undertone. Then there were the Venetian style glass beads with aqua tones.

Sea Glass Threads
After purchasing this lovely assortment of beads, I came home and went through my stash and pulled out all the pale aqua/sea glass colored items, including a few more aqua beads, embroidery threads and ribbon. To top it off, I added a few pearly accents.

Seeing a whole grouping of supplies together like this gets my creative juices flowing! Since I have such a large list of projects to finish up, this sea glass project may take a while to come together, but for now, I am happy looking at these supplies and dreaming about what they might become!

18 comments:

Sandie's Patch said...

Your sewing corner looks cosy too!
I love the sea colours and will wait to see what you create with your stash.
Sandie xx

Pat Winter said...

Ok...you know you have my attention, I am drooling and my knees are weak....beautiful gatherings...oh I can't wait to see what you are going to make. Yum!
Smiles,
Pat...who is itching to do a large sea themed something.

Karen said...

Sweet colors! Can't wait to see what you make, I know it is gonna be lovely with this color scheme.

Anonymous said...

Lisa Thoase are my Florida colors....LOVE THEM I know you will do amaxing things with this new stash...Judi

Julie said...

Such beauty! I am drooling too! :o)

Carol said...

oooooooooh AQUA, one of my favorite colors !!!!!! I hope you get to the project sometime this year :)

vicki said...

Beautiful shades of pale blues and greens. I Love sea glass - have a huge collection - and just seeing those colors makes my heart sing. Your pictures are just lovely - and I simply adore your little crafting corner. Thanks for sharing - I always love looking at your creations - you are amazing.

Vicki

Adrienne said...

Gorgeous! I'm inspired just seeing your beautiful supplies.
~Adrienne~

Sandra said...

Those colors are too, too wonderful! They make me feel all kinds of cozy.

Joan said...

Those threads and embellishments are very, very pretty.

Anonymous said...

Lisa, some of my favourite sea colours - love your stash!

Gina said...

I would love to have a collection like this to look at! Altho - if I were to clean up and organize my studio, chances are......hmmm....feeling inspired to organize differently now!

Anonymous said...

Think of the song "Under The Sea" when you are working on all of this. What fun:) Mary

hpk said...

The photos of your collection are beautiful in an of themselves, even if you never make anything from them. A fantasy of waves, mermaids and undersea treasure. Aquamarine dreams!

Suzanne Kistler said...

Lisa,

I received a blog award this week, and after much consideration decided to accept it, along with the request to pass it along to 12 other bloggers who "inspire others with positivity and creativity." You are on my list. Congratulations! Your Sunshine Award is waiting for you on my blog. Thank you for brightening my days. http://faithquilter.blogspot.com

Marty52 said...

YUM! Love those colors, they really get the creative juices flowing. The pearls will really set off the colors.

devonaz said...

Oh what beautiful colors,,cant wait to see what you do with them...
Devon

Linda said...

These are beautiful colors--I love the ocean and these items remind me of Maine, where I am from. I would love to see your creations.

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