But last month I was planning on going to Blogger Bash and needed to dress myself up. That was a very hard task because I have NO idea what looks good and what doesn't. I miraculously found some outfits with the help of my awesome mother-in-law who shopped with me until we both about dropped. But when I got home I realized that I probably should wear some sort of jewelry.
That's where my friend Ellie and her fabulous sea glass talents came in.
Little backstory: Ellie and I met at a birthday party at a mutual friend's house. Through the magic of Facebook, Ellie and I have kept in touch and become much better friends over the past few years even though we only met that one time in real life.
About a year or so ago, Ellie started taking bits of sea glass she found along the NJ beach and using carving tools to make them into gorgeous pieces of wearable art.
I had been admiring Ellie's jewelry since she started and have enjoyed watching her come up with all the unique and beautiful pieces she creates. So when I was looking for something exciting and different ot wear around my neck for Blogger Bash, Ellie was the one I contacted.
We discussed what type of piece would be appropriate for me. Because I'm a blogger from New Jersey going to a blogging event in New York, I wanted something that would be representative of both my personality and my roots here in NJ. Together we came up with the idea of a sea glass New Jersey made in green.
When Ellie sent me my necklace, I was blown away. It was so beautiful and perfect. I wore it like crazy at Blogger Bash, and haven't stopped since! It flows seamlessly between dressy outfits and my comfortable mom uniforms.
My beautiful green New Jersey pendant came in a seafoam colored box with the Jersey Shore Sea Glass Carvings logo affixed to the top. The box was filled with cotton and safely wrapped in bubble wrap to protect the delicate sea glass from breakage. The necklace itself has a kelly green bail and came with a black necklace (which I chose).
You can also see a collection of the pieces she has already done on her Facebook page. Here are a few samples from her album:
Each piece is custom made to your specifications. You choose the color of your sea glass, bail, and necklace cord. Prices are tiered from $65 to $95 depending on the difficulty and size of the piece Ellie will be carving.
If you are interested in getting your own custom sea glass necklace from Ellie at Jersey Shore Sea Glass Carvings, check out her website www.jerseyshoreseasglasscarvings.com. You won't be disappointed!