Thursday, May 31, 2018

Art Elements Challenge: Tidepools

Living near the Oregon coast, I get to have many strolls along the beach!  In fact, looking for treasures in the sand is one of my favorite things to do - irridescent mussle shells, agates, the occasional rare shell, photos of the tidepools, all make their way home with me.  One of my favorite sets of tidepools is at Cannon Beach - I highly recommend a trip there at low tide!

I've been experimenting with using glass in my ceramic pendants and last summer made several of these "forest pools."  

So when this month's challenge was announced, I knew I had to try using this technique to make little portable tidepools!  Here's what I've come up with so far:

These two are currently up in my store ( with more to come!

Check out the inspiration post at Art Elements here and be sure to take a look at how others who participated were inspired:

AE Team Members:

Happy Creating!  Deborah


  1. Your design looks really cool! Really lovely little tide pools to take with you :)

  2. Love the little tidepools, what a great idea! So pretty!

  3. Your tide pools are super cute and perfect for summer jewellery designs. Thanks for taking part in the challenge.

  4. Love your idea! The tidepools look so cute. :)

  5. Portable tidepools, what a wonderful idea, these are just adorable!

  6. Love your forest pools and your tide pod pendant.... so creative!

  7. Portable tidepools are a great idea. They will make lovely focals in any design.

  8. They are wonderful - simple, but evocative, and such lovely pale aquas! Thanks for joining us this month!

  9. Love your take-with Tidepools! Have never worked with resin before but after seeing your successes, I need to try it!

    1. Actually it's glass fired with the glaze- I've been wanting to try resin too, though!

  10. What a great idea! Your tidepools are very realistic. Well done!

  11. I like those I bet they would look fantastic in a bracelet design :D

  12. What adorable little tide pool pendants! I think you'll have fun continuing to explore this idea for sure. I actually shared one of my photos of the tide pools at Cannon Beach in my post. :)