Beach glass necklace

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This past summer I went to the seaside. The weather was not really that good but who cares, my daughter was always busy by discovering the world and somehow me too. I love being on the beach and looking for treasures: shells, wood sticks, stones… and glass pieces. 

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I have to say that I started collecting them because I didn’t want my kid (or any other) to step on one of those, I was afraid she could hurt herself as they were A LOT everywhere. My purpose was to throw them away in the garbage later, but I had an idea: “what if I try to make a necklace using them with DAS (air drying modelling clay)?” So I did.

Here the steps about how I made it:

1. Work and press a ball of DAS.

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2. Shape the form you like (I used a cookie mold).

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3. Make a hole for the string.

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4. Press the glass pieces on the form. Press it well because DAS is kind of hard. Leave the cookie mold while doing that so it won’t loose its shape. (If you leave the toothpick as well as I did please don’t sneeze!!!)

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5. Take off the mold and let it dry for one day.

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6. Finish your pendant with sandpaper.

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7. Add a string and a bead.

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8. Here I put some iron thread to make some funny spirals.

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What do you think about it? I found it very pretty and love the colors. I like that on some glass you can see numbers or some kind of decorations.

If you are looking for other ideas about how to use glass pieces here you can find a couple I like:

– necklace from “Diario di una creamamma” HERE

– decoration from “Diario di una creamamma” HERE

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Plum jam

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… TA DA!!!

I made my first jam!!! Very easy and super jummy!!!

Ingedients:

– 560 g plums (peeled and without seeds)

– 430 g sugar

– 1/2 lemon juice

Let’s make!

Cut the plums in pieces, add sugar and lemon juice. Boil everything in a pot for about an hour. Be careful: jam need always to be blended! 

To store your jam put it in jars when it’s still very hot, close and turn the jars upsidedown and wait one day. The heat will take the air inside and pull the safety top. In this way your jam will preserve for several months!

(By the way, I just love the color that turned out here…)