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Lisl Armstrong

Florida In Bloom

Florida In Bloom

Out Of The Blue Sea Glass Jewelry has a tropical soul! I first started making sea glass jewelry while living in the Caribbean. Many of the tropical flowers that I fell in love with in the Caribbean grow just as well if not better on the gulf coast of Florida where we live now. Our well established Plumerias have been blooming for a few weeks now and some of our new ones are blooming for the first time. Gardening offers the perfect respite from making jewelry. Ideas bloom amongst the flowers. Jewelry designs and the processes involved in making a piece of jewelry often play out in...

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Lisl Armstrong

Another Day In Paradise

Another Day In Paradise

I wanted to make a long endless necklace that celebrated the colors of the waters of the Caribbean and South Pacific and this necklace is the result! Using techniques and hand tools that have changed little over the millennia I shaped, spiraled, forged and soldered thick gauge Argentium silver into oceanic shapes. The sea glass colors are an assortment of dreamy and enchanting aquamarines, cerulean blues, turquoise blues, sapphire-cornflower blues and deep blues. These treasures were found on a beach in Seaham, England near the site of a Victorian era glassworks that discarded scraps of glass into the North Sea....

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Ocean Amphora Jewelry Is Here

Ocean Amphora Jewelry Is Here

Announcing a new line of handmade jewelry! Ocean Amphora jewelry is made with precious metals and copper, recycled glass beads, natural gemstones,found objects, and old beads from the 1900s-1980s. I do not use any sea glass in Ocean Amphora Jewelry. It is a new, separate line of jewelry. After thirty years of making sea glass jewelry full time I am going into semi-retirement and working my way to making sea glass jewelry part time. I am taking this time to indulge my creative soul by making other kinds of jewelry that does not have sea glass. More new sea glass jewelry creations are coming in April!

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Lisl Armstrong

Ocean Amphora Jewelry Coming In March

Ocean Amphora Jewelry Coming In March

Coming in March! A new line of handmade jewelry! Ocean Amphora jewelry is made with precious metals, recycled glass beads, antique and vintage beads from the 1900s-1980s, natural gemstones and found objects. If you have been following my blog posts or Facebook page then you already know that I am in the process of retiring from making sea glass jewelry full time. I will continue to make sea glass jewelry on a part time basis. Ocean Amphora Jewelry is separate to my sea glass jewelry line and is made without sea glass. Lots of new sea glass jewelry will also be added to my website in...

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