Welcome to Mermaid's Purse Blog. This is for all Mermaids on land or sea who Love, Love, Sea Glass. These translucent baubles are yesterdays items transformed to true treasures of the sea. The allure of Sea Glass is in the history, science and appearance. Check back often to learn as I learn about Sea Glass. We'll journey together over shores and time, tides and currents, searching for the perfect pieces. Fair Winds and Calm Seas. Deborah Leon.....artist/collector

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Christmas and Sea Glass





This month is dedicated to the things and people that make my life special at Christmas and all through the year. Besides the obvious like family and friends I am surrounded by unique, simple and wondrous things that make my life blessed.

My Favorite Baristas

Before heading out to do Sea Glass Hunting my 1st stop is Starbucks

to get a Mocha…not just a mocha…but a complicated delicious mocha.

These 3 cheerful baristas: Robert, Ricardo and Willa make my life special.

I know about them and they know about me, genuine caring and glad to see me.

They make life simple for anyone who picks up a mocha for me…you just need to ask for Deborah’s mocha…they know how it goes.

Thank You!!!!

Robert, Ricardo and Willa

Merry Christmas and God Bless You

Here it goes……



5 pump Mocha

Extra Hot

Stirred After the Milk


Check the Sea Glass Jewelry Gallery for new pieces for Christmas.

Fair Winds and Calm Seas,

Deborah Leon artist/collector


Friday, October 22, 2010

Hobbit Size...Sea Glass


Hobbit Size and Adorable

I’m in Love with these tiny, teeny, wintzy, chiquita pieces of Sea Glass!!

Too small for drilling and wrapping…what should I do?


Here’s a closer view

Hobbit size, orange, red and lavender Sea Glass

Olive, blues and aquas...yes, Hobbit size

Olives, blues and aquas...yes, Hobbit size

One more

Limes, citron, honey and rootbeer

Makes me wish I were a miniature fairy or mermaid.

Help me figure out how to make Sea Glass Jewelry with these mini pieces.

Fair Winds and Calm Seas,

Deborah Leon artist/collector

If you haven’t yet…sign up for my 5 part series on Sea Glass

Some good things are still FREE!


Monday, October 18, 2010

Christmas Sea Glass Project



Ever wonder what to do with those pieces of Sea Glass that aren’t jewelry grade?

Found this great Christmas Tree surfing the web.

Such a fantastic idea, can’t wait to get started on my own

Sea Glass Christmas Tree.

Christmas Tree of Sea Glass and Pearls w Starfish Topper, Green

The form is Styrofoam and industrial glue was used to piece on the Sea Glass, pearls and Star Fish…..Imagine how this would look in white Sea Glass.

Thanks to beachgrasscottage for the idea.

Fair Winds and Calm Seas,

Deborah Leon artist/collector


Thursday, October 14, 2010

The Star isn't Always Sea Glass


Sea Glass

is Trumped


Bottom side of Sea Star

Top Side of Sea Star

In the pursuit of Sea Glass I oft come across other treasures that causes my focus on Sea Glass to fade to the background….This is one of them.

Feeling like a little girl seeing a Sea Star ( I still like Star Fish) for the 1st time. Just gotta touch and admire til I’m satisfied.

Happy Hunting to my Beach Combing Friends.

Fair Winds and Calm Seas,

Deborah Leon artist/collector


Friday, October 8, 2010

Sea Glass - Ruby Red

Sea Glass Hunting

A New High

Ruby Red

Makes my Day

Ruby Red Sea Glass - 1" x 1"

I think I’ve found favor with the Sea Glass God. Traversing over stones and rocks can be a challenge with a blown out ACL but I do it hoping to find that PRIZE.

For us hounds that do everything but sniff out Sea Glass, the Ruby Red Sea Glass is one of the ultimate finds. Up to this point I’ve found Red Sea Glass in pebble size so you can imagine my unbelief and amazement when I found a 1″ x 1″ piece.

This beauty was tucked in between rocks and was black in appearance…it took 3 looks at it squating lower each time til finally deciding to pick it up to take a look.

I actually thought it was Black Glass: holding it to the sun fully expecting to see an amber or olive colour…the gasp said it all. I Scored :)

This season is starting out with great potential. To all my Sea Glass friends, good luck and may the Sea Glass God smile on you too.

Fair Winds and Calm Seas,

Deborah Leon artist/collector


Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Mermaid's Purse - Traveling Sea Glass

Talk about traveling SEA GLASS !!

I would love to have seen these bottles after traveling over distance and time.

Enjoy the Story

Last year, a high school student named Corey Swearingen put a letter in a bottle, sealed it up, and dropped it in the Atlantic Ocean, off the Florida coast. It was kind of an experiment for school. In the letter, he appealed to whomever came across the bottle to contact him and let him know where in the world it showed up. Amazingly, someone did.

Click to Finish reading story

Now Imagine…..

Where has this Sea Glass traveled?

If only it could speak

Surf the Gallery for your own piece of History and Allure

Fair Winds and Calm Seas,

Deborah Leon artist/collector

Monday, August 9, 2010

Sea Glass Jewelry "Estate of Grace"

Mermaid’s Purse
Sea Glass Jewelry

Deep Treasure Brought Back To Life

Sea Glass Jewelry an “Estate of Grace”

Gracefully Reshaped, Resurfaced with frost and Re-purposed for New Life

As Fine Crafted Wearable Art

What was she before..how old could she be..from where could she have traveled

The Allure of Sea Glass is Irresistible!

Want One?

Need One?

Commissions Welcome



Fair Winds and Calm Seas,

Deborah Leon artist/collector