The previous times we’ve visited I’ve not been able to get onto the beach, either because of the tide or time constraints but this time we scrambled down onto the dark sands and while the others went rock pooling or exploring the cave, my eyes were immediately drawn to the sand.
I found it quite a difficult beach to find sea glass on as one of the things I look for is the way the light comes off the white/pale sea glass and as much of the stone on this beach is slate, it actually reflects light in a similar way. Several times I found myself spotting what I thought was glass but was actually a piece of slate and in the end my small (about 15 pieces) haul of sea glass was almost all green pieces which were much easier to spot.
Most were pretty small so to go in my journal I made a miniature version of my usual sea glass pieces.
Meandering feather stitch on crystal organza over calico for stability. I used a lovely variegated cotton thread with a fabulous range of tones. With the small size of the glass nuggets, beading would have swamped them so I used the same thread to stitch simple patterns over them.
I like the way the thread wrapping looks – definitely something to use on the smaller pieces of glass on my sea glass canvases.