May 16, 2013
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On Business in Santa Barbara

It’s funny, as I was preparing for my trip to California, I found a smile spreading over my lips as I explained that I would be traveling there for business. That is the truth… but my work is my pleasure. I cannot thank the women (and man) that took my classes enough. As well as the owner(s) and staff at both Plum Goods and Porch. It is humbling, to be the guide through the some-what torturous process of learning to make a sea glass mobile in the presence of such wonderful people. The good folks who attend my classes always teach, and share, and give me a renewed sense of community and empowerment. Thank you, thank you. I look forward to coming back again, and to meeting new and equally extraordinary people.

Friday Evening Class I

Friday Evening Class I

Friday Evening Class II

Friday Evening Class II

Friday Evening Ladies - Done!

Friday Evening Ladies – Done!

Saturday Evening Class I

Saturday Evening Class I

Saturday Evening Class II

Saturday Evening Class II

On the bike path in Montecito

On the bike path in Montecito

Heading Home

Heading Home

It was, truly, an amazing trip. I saw a pod of at least three humpback whales, complete with a juvenile, joyously breaching the surface. I witnessed this, at my favorite beach while sitting, and chatting for the first time in months, with two very dear friends. It was an exquisite moment, such a rare thing to witness from shore. I will be back, Santa Barbara, hopefully very soon.

 

May 1, 2013
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Busy, Busy, Busy!

Spring is here. The little hints of bloom and green are now exploding… all I want to do is spend my time outside. Alas, I must work. I’m now offering some more affordable sea glass and sterling silver rings. There are two styles; one the uses sea glass from a bottle neck that gently hugs the finger. The other is a little sea glass mosaic in a sterling bezel. Both ring are only $35, plus shipping is free!

Sea Glass & Sterling Silver Ring Sea Glass & Sterling Silver Ring Red Sea Glass Ring Red Sea Glass Ring

Click on the photos to go directly to the listing for these rings, or click to see The Rubbish Revival Etsy jewelry page.

April 15, 2013
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Let’s Make Mobiles

I have booked a trip to Santa Barbara and will be teaching some classes on how to make a sea glass mobile. Here is the schedule;

Friday, May 10th @6pm at Plum Goods

Saturday, May 11th @ 11am at Porch

sea glass mobile class

 

Sign up is through the stores who are hosting. These classes are fantastic and I love teaching them. I’ve meet so many wonderful women and men, and am very much looking forward to these. There is more info on the class here.

March 17, 2013
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The Revival Is Spreading!

The Rubbish Revival can be found in three new stores;

Finely Crafted 
716 Ponce de Leon Place NE,
Atlanta, GA 30306

Island Farm
1122 Pearl St.
Boulder, CO 80302

Under The Sea Gallery
833b Embarcadero Rd,
Morro Bay, CA

Although I may never personally visit these stores, it’s just as exciting to cultivate a relationship with shop owners via phone calls and e-mail. I’m grateful to have the chance to sell in these fine stores. By the way, all of the stores that I sell to right now are owned and operated by women… wohoo for lady power!

February 8, 2013
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Sea Glass & Starfish Mobile

I don’t make these nearly as often as I should. There are beautiful and incredibly pleasing to the eye, but they are very time consuming. The supplies are basic; sea glass, fishing line, a starfish and some thin rope… oh, and don’t forget patience. That is, after all, the most important ingredient.

How to  make a Sea Glass and Starfish Mobile

How to make a Sea Glass and Starfish Mobile

Sea Glass and Starfish Mobile Sea Glass and Starfish Mobile

Sea Glass and Starfish Mobile by The Rubbish Revival

Sea Glass and Starfish Mobile by The Rubbish Revival

Pretty model holding a pretty mobile

Pretty model holding a pretty mobile

February 7, 2013
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Heart of Glass

Just in time for Valentine’s day…

These sterling silver and recycled glass heart necklaces are sweet and simple. Hopefully the lyrics to Blondie’s hit, “Heart of Glass” will not be the inspiration for wearing one of these barely-there chokers.

Sterling silver glass heart choker Sterling silver glass heart choker Sterling silver glass heart necklace

Once I had a love and it was a gas
Soon turned out had a heart of glass
Seemed like the real thing, only to find
Much of mistrust, love’s gone behind
Once I had a love and it was divine
Soon found out I was losing my mind
It seemed like the real thing but I was so blind

-Blondie

January 30, 2013
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I ♥ Etsy

I do ♥ Etsy and Etsy ♥’s me. Ever since I started my Etsy store, I hoped to make it to the front page and it has happened twice this year already! Check out these treasuries that made it;

Minty   &   Ecclectic Mix

As of this post, this mobile that was featured on the front page is still available;

Sea Glass Mobile - Ombre Screen shot 2013-01-30 at 11.14.40 AM

 

January 24, 2013
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Coast to Coast

It’s been a while since I’ve posted. I’ve been busy moving… from California to Massachusetts. While I do miss the mild, sunny climate in CA, it’s great to back on the East Coast. The beaches here are just as lovely and we are looking forward to many hours combing the shores here for sea glass, driftwood and interesting stones. The dog and little lady are settling in just fine and my work is just as fulfilling as always.