This handmade sea glass necklace was inspired by a special young woman. The glass is unique…it has a color shift, depending on the light that hits it. In natural light, it is a light purply pink, but under flourescent light it changes to a moody periwinkle blue. Sterling silver chain with playful irridescent Swarovski crystal charms.

Today is her 17th birthday and this is my special gift to her. I hope someday she can believe the beauty that I see in her.

Thinking about Neil Armstrong and his passion working with NASA…who knew the NASA research using dichroic glass would filter down to be used by glass artists? Multiple thin layers of metals and metal oxides are vaporized in a vacuum chamber to create the amazing glittering effect. Colors shift depending on the reflection of light. It’s true beauty cannot be captured by a photograph.

These two dichroic glass beads were made to fit onto European charm bracelets. It’s also fun to string them on a chunky silver chain to wear as a necklace.

Imagine the stories this little key could tell, if only it could share the secrets from the past! What was hiding behind door #3?

These antique keys are such a treasure to find…and even more fun to add a little sea glass gem that spins. Looks great hanging on a long chain for a necklace or put it on a keychain for a personal touch. Either way, you won’t be able to keep your hands off the spinning the bead!

A group of three sea glass beads, a reminder for us all to share our individual gifts with the world and shine brightly.

“Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness, that most frightens us. We ask ourselves, who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented and fabulous? Actually, who are you not to be? You are a child of God. Your playing small doesn’t serve the world. There is nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won’t feel insecure around you. We were born to make manifest the glory of God within us. It’s not just in some of us; it’s in everyone. And as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our fear, our presence automatically liberates others.” – Marianne Williamson

If you let go of your fear, how would you shine? Post a comment and let me know!

This little bit of beach bling would look great hanging on a silver chain or attached to a charm bracelet….accented with abalone and sterling silver. One lucky lady will be receiving this monogram gem very soon…

This past year has been an exciting time for my jewelry business. August 2011, I enrolled in an eCourse called Flying Lessons by Kelly Rae Roberts. The course material is fantastic, but an even bigger bonus has been absolutely priceless…there is ongoing support and discussions with artists who understand the life of living creatively. We have made heartfelt connections online and many also meet regularly in person. In fact, my group has found this experience so amazing for personal and professional growth, that we decided to have a special anniversary celebration to share our gratitude with the world. And we are celebrating in a VERY BIG WAY!

For our anniversary celebration, we are giving away 8 Flying Lessons eCourses. But that’s not all…Kelly Rae Roberts is so generous, she is matching our gift with an EXTRA 8 Flying Lessons eCourses. A total of 16 Flying Lessons eCourses will be given away on August 27, 2012 so be sure to enter here for your chance to win! If you have ever considered how your life can be enriched by following your creative business dreams, this is the time to listen to your heart.

Are you ready to SOAR?! The following artists have generously made contributions for this giveaway, so be sure to check out their blogs and leave some love in the comments!

Janet Forrest http://www.tatterednworn.wordpress.com

Cat Athena Louise http://www.catathenalouise.com

Stacey Bockness Curry http://starhitchedwagon.blogspot.com/

Kris Lanae Binsfeld http://cherishdesigns.wordpress.com/2012/08/19/giving-flight-giving-back/

Renee Burke http://happilyeverafterbyreneeburke.wordpress.com

Mary Sterk http://www.justmarydesigns.com

Michelle Reynolds http://www.shellsinthebush.com

Constance Rawlins http://livingwithinyourharvest.com/2012/08/19/fly-tribe-anniversary/

Kelly Hoernig  http://www.kellyhoernig.blogspot.com

Cindy Jones Lantier http://www.lantier.org/2012/08/the-gift-of-giving/

Kathleen Conard http://newfromoldcreations.blogspot.com/2012/08/giving-back.html

Claudia Dow http://www.claudiadow.blogspot.com

Susan M. Walls-Beverly http://susanscharmingtrinkets.blogspot.com/2012/08/flying-lessons-and-art-of-giving-back.html

Linda Barutha http://lindabaruthadesigns.blogspot.com/2012/08/giving-back.html

Linda Kinnaman http://lindakaysart.com/blog/2012/08/19/my-dream-journey-one-year-now/

Cheryl Dossey http://www.cheryldossey.com/

Sofia Dabalsa http://sofiadabalsa.blogspot.com

Jill Lambert http://jill-lambert.blogspot.com/2012/08/the-spirit-of-giving.html

Sally Rose http://sallyhow2.blogspot.com/2012/08/a-gift-of-flight.html

Ursula Smith http://EasyScraps.com/blog

Deborah Eaton http://www.deborahgeaton.com/blog/

Lori Leissner  http://www.leissnerart.com/2012/08/giving-thanks-giving-back-giving-flight.html

Creative Clearinghouse http://creativeclearinghouse.com/Online-Class-Reviews/blog/Ursula-Creative-Clearinghouse

Lenore Angela http://www.lenoreangela.blogspot.ca/

Katharina Star http://www.blog.katharinastar.com

Rachél Payne http://wp.me/pWRyw-10P

Sherry Richert Belul  http://www.simplycelebrate.net/cherry-blossom-soup/gifts

Deborah Velasquez http://deborahvelasquez.blogspot.com/

Shannon Etnyre http://www.livingwithumami.com

Live Laugh Love Retreats http://livelaughloveretreats.com

Kelley Miller Artworks http://kelleymillerartworks.blogspot.com/

Wini Dougall http://artloveandjoy.blogspot.com

Carol Bray http://theredpaintedcottage.blogspot.com/2012/08/the-spirit-of-giving-back-by-giving-flight.html

Tracy Yarbrough http://chickpeastudio.blogspot.com/2012/08/the-spirit-of-giving.html

Diane Enright  http://dianeenrightphotography.wordpress.com/

Jamie Burch http://www.dancingdownserendipitystreet.blogspot.com/

Mary Cottingham http://www.barnbugstudio.blogspot.com

Susan Dietz http://flutterbeforeyou.blogspot.com

Lori Moon Studio http://lorimoonstudio.blogspot.com/2012/08/fly-tribe-blog-hop-giving-back.html

Kim Hyer http://www.apaperaddict.com

Tina Carlborg http://www.tinachicky.blogspot.com

Catherine Pistone  http://catherinepistone.blogspot.com/

Mary MacIlvain http://maryart.macilvain.com/

Carolyn Chenault https://carolynchenault.wordpress.com/2012/08/20/the-big-giveaway

My love of the sea began as a child when I moved to the west coast. Finding treasures at the beach, especially seashells like the one in the photo, and making them into necklaces was so much fun. Now that I am older, I still have a love of the beach and use my creativity to create unique sea glass inspired beads and jewelry.