Sunday, October 30, 2011


Although the world is full of suffering, it is full also of the overcoming of it.  Helen Keller


Lyn said...

Hello Denise, I somehow came upon your blog while researching Toutiere' Pie and for the source of the Henri Matisse quote and picture: http://simplyfrenchdesigns.blogspot.com/ which I love.

Then, I discovered that you were also in Maine and that you had the quote that my husband, who became blind last June at the age of 49, puts on his emails: "Although the world is full of suffering, it is full also of the overcoming of it." by Helen Keller. He lives day to day by this.

I was trying to search for a Toutiere' Pie recipe but got lost and remember that you made jewelry. I inherited a gallon jug that my husband's great aunt filled with sea glass over her lifetime. She was from Lubec. I would welcome tips on how to turn these gems into jewelry. Or, is there a market for these?

Looking forward to hearing from you. Thx., Lyn

Denise said...

Hello Lyn
How nice to hear from you. Where are you in Maine? I love quotes and especially those two. Sounds especially meaningful to your family. I do make jewelry and have recently gotten into metalsmith jewelry - so fun. I hope to make more with beach stones and seaglass, as I am still setting up my studio. You can wire wrap sea glass as well as drill holes with the proper equipment. Are the pieces you have smooth or irregular. The pieces used for jewelry making are smoother than most and considered jewelers quality. So you might have a market for someone to purchase your glass but it would depend on the quality of the pieces, if that makes sense. Send me pics if you like - diondesigns@roadrunner.com
take care