Saturday, April 10, 2010

Glass Sparrows


We did it! Hannah and I officially opened our newest online store on Etsy. Over the past few months, we've noticed that our Seaglass Jewelry was getting lost among our other designs and it wasn't being showcased the way it should be. So, we decided it was time to set up a place for our seaglass designs where it could be viewed together and enjoyed by everyone who came to visit our shop.

Hannah and I have a passion for Sea Glass that started about four years ago. We just fell in love with the uiqueness of each piece of glass and found a peace and tranquility searching for beach glass that drew us in and closer to God as we searched for these tiny treasures hidden in the sand and rocks. There is just something about the beach and the gentle, rhythmic sound of crashing waves that has always drawn us back to it. Lake Erie is so unpredictable in its weather and currents. The wildlife and rustic beauty of the lake inspires us each time we go out on the beach. I guess for us, it's a time to reflect, to see and feel God's prescence everywhere we look. In the beauty and power of the lake and it's waves and currents and in the insects, wildlife and foilage on the beach. It's a time to collect our thoughts and to be together as sisters.

With that in mind, how did we come up with the name Glass Sparrows. Well, I have spent a lot of time thinking about a name and trying to capture that feeling....that peace and tranquility and beauty of the glass with the prescence of God. In our designs, we try to capture little pieces of Lake Erie by incorporating the insects that we find on the beach, foilage of the trees, and the animals that we come across on our adventures. So, you will find lady bugs, different kinds of leaves, and birds in our designs. Recently, I started to incorporate Sparrows in my designs with Spring in mind at the about the same time that I was thinking of a name for our shop. That's when I received some mail and on the envelope it said..."His eye is on the sparrow and I know He watches me." and also the corresponding scripture:


Luke 12:6-7

"Are not five sparrows worth more than two pennies? Yet not one of them is forgotten by God. Indeed, the very hairs on your head are all numbered. Do not be afraid; you are worth more than many sparrows."


That very same night, I was talking to my Mom about what I discovered and she told me that my Grandma Love's favorite hymn was "His eye is on the sparrow, and I know He watches me.". My Grandmother passed away two years ago and yet she still shows up in my life in mysterious ways. I can't help but smile at the thought that she had a part in all of this :) I know she is smiling down at me from heaven. My brother helped me to narrow the name down to Glass Sparrows.

This is our story of how we came to love Sea Glass and how our love of Sea Glass has drawn us closer to God. We hope you enjoy our store....please take a moment to visit our store and let us know what you think of it! Enjoy!



2 comments:

  1. wow, its the first time I've seen your blog, your creations are beautiful. I specialise in symbolic, traditional, and healing gifts so I love your use of the quote and all the love and meaning poured into this creation.

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  2. Thanks so much for your feedback on our blog :) So glad you able to see how much our love of seaglass means to us from this blog. It's nice to hear from the people who visit our page!

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