This is NOT sea glass. This is recycled glass. Here is its story...
There is an area of coastline on Maui where, between 100 and 200 years ago, people went to "dispose of" their trash. Some of these areas eroded in a way that the glass, tableware, etc. quickly made its way to the ocean and began its transformation into sea glass. In other areas, the rubbish sat. Storms rolled in, packing the rubbish in with sand, dirt, thick mud and other sediment. Grass grew over it and it became its own hillside.
On a hike, one day, I very accidentally discovered an area such as this. While I generally search for only surf tumbled glass, I felt equally enamored by this "dump glass." Most of the glass I found this day was broken, but smoothed slightly and patinated by weather and time. There were intact bottles, hand painted china and glass in almost every color of the rainbow. Maybe it was just me, but I found it all so beautiful and interesting.
This was the day that the Recycled Rainbow was born. Trash was quite literally about to become treasure! What I collected, I took home to break up further and then left in the rock tumbler for about 4 weeks to get clean and smooth. After meany years of creating these recycled rainbow pieces, my art has evolved to now incorporate glass from my own everyday life in the form of alcohol bottles, perfume bottles, as well as refuse pieces from stained glass artists.
These pieces of wearable art use 7-8 small bits of frosty and smooth recycled glass. The glass is drilled carefully through the center and strung on hand twisted 6 ply rope cord. Glass pieces are drilled so that you can reposition and recenter them based on your wrist size, but they will also hold their place on the cord.
These bracelets will fit any wrist size up to 8 inches. Slide the small pearl to overlap more or less of the rope cord. Position the shell toggle at the center of the overlap. Voila! You have a perfectly fitting bracelet with no need to readjust every time you wear it. Just use the shell toggle closure for easy on and off.
Fun, joyful and unique!
To you. From me.