Today I Made Pretty Things (and Bought Some, Too).

Feb 17, 2012

Today I went with my friend Ashlee to a class on wire wrapping for Sea Glass. Sea glass is so beautiful (see pics below) and can be found on the beaches around us here in Japan. So why not make lovely jewelry out of it? I already knew the basics for wire wrapping to make earrings but today I learned some fun techniques for making swirls and loops and other pretty things. I love creating my own jewelry and I'm a little annoyed at myself that I left all of my tools in Utah when I moved. I didn't think I'd need them here! Silly me. Today's pieces aren't perfect by any means but they were so fun to make and (in my opinion) a great first effort. Next time will be even better.

I also got to go shopping. Oh, the shopping in Japan... It's wonderful! There's something for everyone here. I can lose myself for hours in the shops and be perfectly happy. I found so many wonderful things, including presents for my sweet sisters back home. However, this cameo necklace is just for me (I can be a little selfish). I have a mild obsession with cameos. I have a whole collection of them (at least 10) in brooch/necklace form. They're all unique and they're all beautiful. I search antique shops everywhere I go to find new and interesting cameos and whenever I find the perfect one to add to my collection I probably get more excited than I should. My newest one is already a favorite and I cannot wait to wear it!


  1. Those are beautiful!! I just love to collect sea glass too! I'm a new Linky Follower!

  2. The earrings are gorgeous!! I love that necklace though!!! :)

  3. These are so cute. Stopping over via the blog hop! So nice to meet you! I'm a new follower.



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