What Lingers...Beneath The Surface

Sand Piper on Sanibel Island, Florida, November 2001
Sand Piper on Sanibel Island, Florida
November 2001
Each time I had vacationed on Sanibel Island, it was usually for a week at a time. But, I saw very little of the island because I spent every waking hour at the beach. I really didn't care much to see what else Sanibel offered. Except I did go to Captiva Island for dinner. Great restaurant down there. Oh, and I did do a little shopping. A girl has gotta shop! Here was my daily schedule:

-Wake up (with the sandpipers)
  -Go to beach
-Eat lunch
  -Go back to beach
-Eat dinner
  -Go back to beach, stay until (past) sunset
-Sleep, then repeat

Funny story. The first year we vacationed on Sanibel Island, it was with two other people. We unloaded our bags and went straight to the beach. Walking about knee-deep or so in the surf, four across, with me closest to the 'deep' end of the ocean. Something small and fluttery swam between mine and my husbands' feet, startling us (we later discovered it was a wee-bitty little stingray). So, what does he do? He saves himself. Yes. You read that correctly. He pushes me toward the ocean while he jumps toward the beach...nice. And yet, I still married him. :-)

One on evening, we went to go watch the sunset. There was a family at the beach and two of their kids were in the water. Daylight had been fading away and as I watched them, I commented out loud, I hoped they (the parents) are watching those kids (because of course, I was thinking about 'what you can't see beneath, and I saw the father with a cocktail in his hands). No sooner had I thought this but this fin pops out of the water, I start toward the parents but luckily dad was paying attention and ran into the water shouting for them to get out. The kids got out safely.

The ocean is what I like to term a "beautiful nightmare". Its' sparkling blue waters and sandy floors will lure you in, but, believe for one moment the ocean is your friend and you could find yourself struggling in its' powerful waves and currents.

Or, you just might end up as shark bait..hoo, ha-ha (sorry, had to throw that in there!), if you're not careful. Personally, I am not a fan of not being able to see what's below me in the water. Maybe I watched too many Jaws movies.

Sanibel Island. The beach. The unknowns of daily life. These were the inspirations behind two newest handmade beaded necklace designs, affectionately termed Sink or Swim. When I discovered these two unique one-of-a-kind lampwork glass pendants, the swirling green and blue colors reminded me of the ocean.

Both necklaces feature Swarovski Crystals, sterling silver and a unique artisan lampwork glass pendant. See below for purchase information.

Ocean Inspired Green or Blue Artisan Lampwork Crystal Necklaces (N124)
JAWS coming up out of the deep blue sea

I know you are all alone sneaking in some internet time and if you got this far in the blog post, you saw him....and you're mind wandered with me. Go ahead. It's okay. You can admit it. It scared you too!
Green Artisan Lampwork Swirl Crystal Beaded Necklace (N124-G)
Green Artisan Lampwork Swirl Crystal Beaded Necklace (N124-G)
$59.10
Sink. If you are fascinated by the deep sea, you're going to love this green handmade beaded necklace.

A mysterious 16.5mm green swirling artisan lampwork glass button pendant is the focal on this design, accented with both olivine and lime green Swarovski Crystals, sterling silver , Bali beads and silver-lined seed beads.

Finished with a single Swarovski Crystal charm dangle and signature jewelry tag.

This one of a kind necklace is a PRINCESS length at 18-1/2".
Blue Artisan Lampwork Crystal Necklace (N124-B)
Blue Artisan Lampwork Crystal Necklace (N124-B)
$59.10
Swim. If you love the blue oceans, you're going to love this deep blue handmade beaded necklace.

A mesmerizing 16.5mm blue swirling artisan lampwork glass button pendant is the focal on this design, accented with both indian sapphire and montana blue Swarovski Crystals, sterling silver, Bali beads and silver-line seed beads.

Finished with a single Swarovski Crystal charm dangle and signature jewelry tag.

This one of a kind necklace measures a PRINCESS length at 18-1/2".

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