Beach Pottery Jewelry

One of the things that surprised me most when I started sea glassing was how much pottery I found in the water too.  Now, I don’t find lots of sea pottery at all the beaches I glass at, but there is one particular spot that has lots. Some of the pieces of pottery I have found have hallmarks on them and I’ve been able to date them back over 140 years.

I have enjoyed working with the beach pottery I’ve found. One thing I like about it is that it is easier to drill than sea glass. I’m not the most patient person when it comes to drilling sea glass, so I like how quickly the drill goes through the pottery. I also like working with the patterns and colors of the pieces, choosing coordinating color wire and beading to embellish a piece.

I have found some amazing pieces, like a large piece of what is called Flow Blue pottery. It has a most beautiful dark blue floral pattern. Some pieces, if they are large enough, I like to drill around the edge so that I embed the wire around the pendant instead of having to mar the finish drilling a hole embedding the wire around the edge prevents anything getting in the way of the front of the pottery. You can find my beautiful beach pottery jewelry at http://www.etsy.com/seaglassvisions