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Lisl Armstrong

It's Time For A Celebration!

It's Time For A Celebration!

Out Of The Blue Sea Glass Jewelry's 30th anniversary is approaching and we are celebrating by reducing prices for all sea glass pendants. Enjoy shopping for beautifully handmade sea glass pendants for very low back in the day prices! Our pendants are beautifully handmade with Argentium silver, sterling silver or fine silver. We will be adding lots of new pendants this fall.

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Lisl Armstrong

Make What You Love

Make What You Love

I am often asked the following by sea glass jewelry making friends who are just starting to sell their work and are trying to figure out what to focus on first "What sells the best earrings, pendants, bracelets or necklaces?" I always tell them what I did in the beginning. I focused on what I love to wear the most and that is earrings and bracelets. By starting out with a high enthusiasm level your work will go faster and you will have a lot of fun. You won't have as many struggles or as much frustration because you are making what you are the most passionate...

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Lisl Armstrong

TS Colin

TS Colin

Tropical storm Colin has passed and the Gulf Of Mexico is gentle and tranquil once again. While wandering the beach this morning I found a nice assortment of ancient fossilized sharks teeth. Some of our local beaches in Sarasota County, Florida are famous for ancient fossilized sharks teeth and other types of ancient fossils. The beachcombing here is amazing but there is very little in the way of sea glass here. The sea glass that I use to make jewelry with comes mostly from sea glass that we collected while living in Rincon, Puerto Rico and also from sea glass that...

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Lisl Armstrong

Argentium Silver

Argentium Silver

For many years now I have been hearing about Argentium silver. Earlier this year I decided to work with this silver and have fallen in love with it. When Argentium silver sheet metal and wire first arrived in my studio I prefinished one of the sheets with sanding paper and was amazed by how beautiful the silver looked. Before working with a length of wire I pulled it through a pair of wire straightening pliers and was amazed by how the silver behaved. Argentium silver behaves so well while doing both cold work and torch work it is almost like working with gold. Argentium silver was...

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Handmade earrings with amber sea glass, glass beads and Argentium silver.