Saturday, November 27, 2010


I moved to Prince Edward Island from Ontario and the difference is night and day. From long commutes and people too busy to be good neighbors, I went to a little village where everybody knows everybody elses' business and they've known each other for generations. I'm "from away" but feel like I've been here all my life. I own a little convenience store and my customers treat me like gold. They bring me jam, pickles, beets, fresh vegetables, plow my snow, shovel my walk and even replaced my oil tank. One gentleman and his wife sell sea glass at a flea market and whenever he comes in the store, he hands me a bag of glass. He's hoping I'll retire and go into partnership with his wife and him selling wrapped sea glass, but his gifts are without strings, like all the others in this community.

A nice beach with lots of washed-up glass is only 5 minutes from my home, but I've never found any pieces as nice as the ones he has given me. This green piece was one and it was a joy to wire wrap because the rarity of its quilted design is a testament to the generosity of the wonderful people in my new home. Friendships like I have found here are like that piece of quilted sea glass - precious, rare and beautiful.

Susanna Originals

Rare Green Seaglass Pendant

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