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Babbles, Bangles, and Recycled Glass Beads


Beauty is found in the eye of the beholder. Simply found in the breath of a canyon, the length of the calf, or the treasure one finds on the rack at the local thrift store. Clothes that have become valueless to one offer a new experience to another.

Sea glass, all glass, once sand,  now more treasured as sand fired up, melted down, stained, or made even more soft (as that piece of the bottle broken, smoothed, and frosted by the sea) can be pieces for our finest jewelry.

Try using recycled glass, resin, or other forms of natural substances in your jewelry. The vibration of a pearl or ruby heals but so do man-made and recycled substances. Sand and glass will nourish you as the crystal waves become only more sublime in a natural recycled process. Color schemes such as green, gold, and red with a piece of turquoise is an offering to the eye. Beading is said to be the oldest form of art on our planet. If you want to also incorporate the jewels of the earth into the piece, take care of the planet and line the sublime with glass beads, sea glass, or recycled pieces.

This piece in the pictures just came together in a moment of green thought. The old concepts of sustainability represented by the turquoise and the new ways of supporting the old — giving beauty back to the universe with recycled green glass. A gift from the sea.

Image Credit: John Dickson

Written by Cynthia Shahan

is an Organic Farmer, Classical Homeopath, Art Teacher, Creative Writer, Anthropologist, Natural Medicine Activist, Journalist, and mother of four unconditionally loving spirits, teachers, and environmentally conscious beings who have lit the way for me for decades.

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