In August I spent a blissful few days with Jude and her family in their second home in Brittany. I swam in the sea (without a wetsuit), walking along the beach, did a massive amount of loom banding with Jude’s daughter and inspired by Jude’s considerable collection also developed a passion for seaglass.
As well as the seaglass I gathered lots of limpet shells, worn down to rings of varying thickness by the waves buffering them around over the sand, as well as this piece of dried seaweed root, so tactile and beautifully shaped I could not leave it.
To make the mobile I arranged my shells and seaglass, however many you want per strand – roughly large to small.
Knot strands of fishing line to your dried seaweed stalk, and secure each with a blob of hot glue from a glue gun.
Place a blob of glue on each piece of seaglass then press the fishing line into it. Knot the fishing line around each shell then secure with a blob of glue.
Let the glue set, trim off the extra fishing line and tie on a piece to hang it by. Total time taken about 40 minutes.
Hangup inside, or out and be reminded of happy beach days!
Photo credits Jude Magee.