Summer Wishes x

Two whole days of sunshine. Maybe we will have a summer.

I hope so.  It’s my favourite time of year for many reasons – but one is the gentle pleasure of walking along a shore line in bare feet with my daughter, looking for Sea Diamonds…

7427720056_110f166ae5_zWe have quite a collection.

IMG_2215Each one a little jewel of time.  I’ve always been fascinated by them, but I’ve only started to collect them seriously after seeing the work of some wonderful sea-glass jewellers..

aquamarine nuggets This is by ecstasea-at-etsy.Sea glass Jewellery by Lisa Hall 15-11-09 I love the fact that here the glass takes precedence over the diamonds. And the colours with the gold. These are all by Lisa Hall, an American jeweller.

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Maybe one day I’ll get to go to a glass beach like this one near Fort Bragg, California in Mackerricher State Park…

10379-awesomeCan you imagine? Although I hear the mudlarking equivalent of diamond hunting is now banned here, but there must be other places in the world…

I want our collection to be made into a piece of jewellery for Bella’s eighteenth birthday – a creation of companionship and shared joy where for a little while we lived on a planet of our own peace.

Laters, Kate x


  1. Ledodder

    I have never seen a Sea Diamond before! The examples you showed are very nice, it’d be great if you managed to create jewels like that one day.

    • MasonBentley

      I think we have possibly over-romanticised them..but there is something lovely about discovering them and their colours and textures are wonderful. I am thinking a bracelet would be best, with the sea diamonds hanging off like tear-drops.. xxx

      • Ledodder

        That would be very beautiful! I like tear-drop jewellery, it always finishes an outfit. Looking forward to see the result if you make it!

  2. ReneeWritesNow!

    Such a lovely idea for Bella — the best pieces of jewelry evoke wonderful memories! An artist made a necklace for me filled with sand and shells from the beach my children love the most.

    • MasonBentley

      I’m a sucker for memories and nostalgia all mixed into something special. I have a charm bracelet with charms collected from every country I have visited..also very close to my heart..sometimes it’s just the thought that means the most hey xxxxx

    • MasonBentley

      It is amazing to think of that piece of glass, broken into nothing..and then made into a jewel to be treasured by the sea. I love them. xxxx

  3. BrunnaRodrigues

    Haven’t heard about this place before. But it’s so beautiful. Great article!

    • MasonBentley

      Hoping she will like the idea as much as I do..there’s that fine line between loving something for yourself..and loving it for someone else! xxx

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