Wednesday, November 18, 2009

A Good Friend is...


...someone who will let you rummage around in their collection of sea glass. And select pieces for making jewelry.

I want to fool around a little more with the floating box-in-a-box design, but I really only had those three teenie pieces of sea glass. I knew one of my friends had collected some this summer while playing at the beach with her son, so I asked her if she'd be willing to give me a few pieces to use.

Well, she drove up to my car this morning, while I was dropping off the Short One at pre-school, said "Here" and handed me this huge-y jar. My heart skipped a beat. How beautiful is this, right? I'm busy going through it right now for some pieces small enough for pendants.

Thanks, Merrilu - you're a brick!

(Does anyone else have stories of beady generosity they'd like to share? It seems like a good time for it!)

10 comments:

Marbella Jewelry Designs said...

sweet!

SueBeads said...

What a nice friend! She must have collected a LOT of sea glass! Where was she - I never find sea glass in Hilton Head where I go all the time.

Softflexgirl said...

That IS a good friend! Wow!

jodi said...

That's not just a good friend, that's a great friend for life. Lucky you.

Andrew Thornton said...

You can dig through my cases, boxes, and jars full of sea glass any old time you like! I've got every color under the rainbow!

Melissa J. Lee said...

Thanks, Andrew! I'm determined to do more beachcombing next summer, myself...

Jeannie said...

Melissa, I wish stuff like that would happen to me, but no.

Is Merrilu looking to recruit any new friend???

Michelle Mach said...

Wow, how cool! I think I have a case of beader envy . . .

:)

TanyaB said...

I had a friend tell me "I have a couple old necklaces for you." It turned out to be about a pound of antique glass pearls from her great-aunt. Including all the lovely retro clasps! Gotta love a friend when they think of you.

Cathryn said...

A friend of mine gave me a small divided case full of beads. Turns out they were from her grandmother's jewelry! She took what she wanted and gave me the rest! I'm still in awe of that special act of kindness!