Category Archives: shard art

Box O’Shard Art

Started listing one-of-a-kind pieces of shard art from the brick & mortar days. Beautiful shape and lovely to gaze at. Click images for listings so far.

Mosaic Tile Mirror Prince Charming
Prince Charming 2002

Prince Charming -A gently loved shard art picture frame called “Prince Charming” at the time but the photo can be switched out. Created with Old Willow china shards, blue and white ceramic tile, vintage dwarf figurines, vintage white plastic horse, glass gems, an A and B with a couple of glass red hearts. Measures approximately 12″inches x 10 1/2″ inches x 2″inches and weighs in around 6 pounds. Hangers attached for immediate display. Beautiful vintage shape.

There’s a Pretty, Pretty Princess companion shard art picture frame too! Listing it after a few minor repairs.

Pink Shard Art Pretty, Pretty Princess
Pink Shard Art Pretty, Pretty Princess 2002 – Listing soon.

Old Willow China Mirror
Old Willow 2002

“Old Willow” is a gently loved shard art mirror using Old Willow China, blue ceramic tile and a bluish green glass tile border. Mirror is glued in place and the peace measures approximately 10″inches x 10″ inches x 3/4″inches. Since photos were taken the back has been painted silver and a Sawtooth hanger has been attached for immediate display. Wonderful vintage shape. Fun peace.

Shard Art Mosaic Tile Picture Frame
P is for Perfect 2003

“P is for Perfect”  is a shard art picture frame created with a lovely floral vintage china, glass gems, the word JOY spelled out with typewriter keys, a glass heart and a penny border. The photo can be easily replaced with another photo or a small mirror of your choice. Picture frame can stand or hang and measures approx 8″inches x 81/2″inches x 2 1/2″inches standing. Saw-tooth hanger attached. Gently loved vintage condition. Wonderful peace.

Shard Art Bowl
Lucky Frog 2002

“Lucky Frog” a vintage turquoise square wood bowl with  floral vintage china shards and a lucky frog. Has been in storage, is in lovely vintage shape and the little frog has a twinkle in his eye … one eye more than the other but so cute. Great for keys, jewelry and mail. Measures approx 11″inches x 11″inches x 2″inches.

Blue Bird
Whew! Have a nice day!
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Sea Glass Beach Bucket List

Did a search for sea glass beaches and found a few in the US but … the “look don’t take”  policies may be too much to bear. 😉

Mosaic Tile Landmarks
“Half to Have It” glass gardens 2010

There’s a Sea Glass Beach in Fort Bragg, California that looks like a really fun field trip and I can’t believe that we were in Hanapepe Bay, in Kauai, Hawaii – twice – and had no idea that they had a sea glass beach. Good reason to go back, I guess.

There’s a bunch of Sea Glass Beaches in Northern California and since I’ve never been to any of them – there are no photos so please visit Sea Glass Beaches in Northern California by clicking here.

  1. Fort Bragg, California Sea Glass Beach
  2. Del Monte Sea Glass Beach in Monterey, California
  3. Davenport, California Sea Glass Beach
  4. Cayucos, California Sea Glass Beach – and they have a sea glass festival.
  5. Abaco Islands, Bahamas has a sea glass beach.
  6. So does Old San Juan, Puerto Rico.
  7. Bermuda has a sea glass beach too.

And finally, there’s the sea glass beach of Ussuri Bay on Russia’s Pacific shoreline where after decades of dumping glass and porcelain into the ocean Mother Nature turned trash into treasure. Gorgeous.

The closest thing I’ve gotten to a sea glass beach were the glass gardens of the now closed “Half to Have It” shop in Halfmoon Bay.  So sad.

shard-garden
“Half to Have It” glass gardens 2010

Smile, it’s Friday!

The featured photograph was a glass on glass piece called “Swimming with the Fishes” and was sold to a good home.