One of our favorite things to do on the Maine coast is beachcomb along the shoreline. This past weekend I found these gorgeous sand dollars when I took a long walk along Popham beach at low tide. The stunning pottery was found on a beautiful day earlier this summer in Harpswell. Find out how to make these gorgeous bracelets that will preserve your summer memories.
In July my daughter took a sailing class with some great friends. After class we seized the gorgeous day and shared a yummy picnic lunch.
After we ate and explored the coastline the girls ventured into the freezing water. They walked right into a treasure trove of sea glass, shells and weathered pottery. All three girls filled individual bags.
I've always been enamored by the bits of blue China that friends have occasionally found along the shore. Until this day we'd never found a single piece.
Celia graciously shared some of her loot with me. I wanted to preserve this rare find and enjoy it wearing it. I realized linked bracelet blanks would be the would be the quickest and prettiest way. If you're interested in making a similar bracelet order the blanks from Rings & Things. Be sure to use a glue that is formulated to bond metal and pottery. I used Aleene's Jewelry & Metal glue. I'm also a big fan of GS Hypo Cement but I didn't have any on hand.
Figure out your arrangement first, then apply glue to the flat back of the pottery and glue it to the blank. Let the glue cure according to the package directions. Wait at least 24 hours before wearing your finished bracelet.
This is such a quick and easy project that could work for shells and smooth pebbles. Unfortunately transparent sea glass would reveal the silver blanks and glue. It's not too late to transform your summer beach finds into gorgeous jewelry.