Wednesday, February 8, 2012

And, The Winner Is....

My family did the drawing today before the Super Bowl game. They were at my Aunt Carolyn &  Uncle Jerry's house with a bunch of witnesses people around. The winner of the $500 raffle is Chris Landers who went to high school with Jim's wife, Brandy. Brandy let her know that she was the winner. Even though she said she had never won anything before in her life, she chose to give the money to Jim & Brandy. People have been awesome and the fundraiser was a great success. I know it means a lot to Jim and Brandy (and to us) that so many people have supported them and are praying for them. God bless each & everyone of you!!

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

In Love With Sea Glass

Sea glass tumbled and carried by the ocean's tidal movements, waves and wind is sculpted smooth and beautiful.
To find a once broken and sharp shard, now frosted smooth by the elements is considered a treasure.
One of the most common shapes that a shard of sea glass is found in is a tranglular shape.
This has everything to do with the angles which discarded bottle and plate glass most often break into.

Though a heart shaped piece of sea glass is an extremely rare find, (not to mention incredibly romantic) it really is just a more intricate relative of the triangle.

At West Coast Sea Glass we would venture to guestimate that for every 3,000 to 5,000 pieces of sea glass we find, one might be a true, sea-smoothed heart.
Most of them are saved, cherished and gazed at for years.  But occasionally, we do chose to invest time and artistry into setting the piece in a classic keepsake piece of jewelry.
And some of our finest pieces are made available as heirloom Valentine's Day gifts.