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.
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
You can now find some select styles of The Rubbish Revival jewelry in:
727 Main St
Cambria, CA 93428
May 1, 2013
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!
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
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
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
The Rubbish Revival can be found in three new stores;
716 Ponce de Leon Place NE,
Atlanta, GA 30306
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 27, 2013
Simple. Elegant. Effortless. My sea glass and sterling silver earrings and necklaces.
February 8, 2013
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.
February 7, 2013
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.
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
January 30, 2013
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;
As of this post, this mobile that was featured on the front page is still available;
January 24, 2013
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.