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

Sunday, January 31, 2010


What started out as a gift for my Surfer, Beachy, Super Cool, Son has exploded.

To my surprise guys love Sea Glass too! They’re also into the customizing process . Guys have very specific ideas about what they like. From choosing the color of Sea Glass, to the length, to whether or not they want a clasp at the ends.

It looks so HOT and they know it. Coastal, masculine and very sexy!

I have 8 pieces of hand selected Sea Glass ready to be made into a Necklace for your man. For available pieces, click this link www.mermaidspurseseaglass.com/blog

Subscribe to Mermaid’s Purse then go to “Contact Us” from the Menu Bar to let me know which piece of sea glass you would like. The most common length is 19.5″, will adjust shorter or longer. The ends are finished with Sterling Silver Wire and a Lobster Claw. Specify if you like the ends unfinished for tying.

Necklaces are $35. You will receive 20% off if you are a 1st time subscriber.

VALENTINE’S DAY is right around the corner, SURPRISE YOUR GUY!

Deborah Leon artist/collector

Thursday, January 28, 2010

Sea Glass Shard Identification-Part of the Job

Sooo…after quadruple back to back El Nino Storms, I FINALLY got to the beach for some Sea Glass Hunting.

My favorite spot was closed off due to coastal flooding… and possible landslide, I know…I checked everyday!

Needing to get my Sea Glass Hunting FIX, I went to another one of my favorite beaches ( I guess they’re all my favorite). ” Lord Have Mercy” What happened to it? So much erosion, it looked like the jaws of death carved away my beautiful beach. My stony and glass patches had been sucked away.

Seriously my stomach went ill and my heart sunk. That was all last week.:(

This week is proving to be a Mermaid’s reward.;) Monday and Tuesday I brought home 2 quart sized baggies full of Sea Glass..3 choruses of Hallelujah, thank you very much.

My 1st favorite beach had been completely reconfigured! As I approached the entrance I said a quick prayer and wished upon a sea star that the goods were HERE.

In short order I was finding what had been unearthed under years of stone by the powerful waves. Alone in my delight, I had to calm myself down so as to not rush over a great find. Round, square, triangle, curved, melted, frosted, pitted, glistening, smooth….the whole beach was a treasure trove.

My very last find is an Aqua Blue Sea Glass Shard. I never find sea glass on this part of the beach. Far above the high tide debris line, buried in the sand was just a tip of something poking through. Bending over to brush away the sand my heart started dancing. Such a large shard and in great condition. As I looked at the well concealed spot I realized this very spot has been covered over with stones for decades. This piece has been buried in the sand under tons of rock and stone. It doesn’t have quite the same hydration and rounding on the edges from not being free to tumble in the Pacific.

The pattern on the glass is not familiar and the wavy feel of the sea glass shard lends me to believe it was in a campfire.

This part of my job, can take days even weeks. When identifying sea glass shards I get all my sea glass friends and antique experts involved.

I just posted it to the troops last night, so I’ll let you know what we discover in the process.

Storms, stories, treasure, history, science, beauty, mystery, allure…I love my job. Ya…that’s right!

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Fair Winds and Calm Seas,

Deborah Leon

Friday, January 22, 2010


January 21st, 2010

Are you still wondering how you can help in Haiti? Here it is.

Red Cross needs Creole speaking volunteers for a 24hr phone bank. Call Mr. Wilfrid @ 305-776-6900. ASAP!

We have friends in Haiti…the Manassero’s, who are raising over 50 children and have very specific requests as follows:

* For current updates on their status, prayer requests and for signing up to join a team to help in Haiti, click on this link: http://www.childhope.org/about/earthquake.html.
o Be sure and read their latest testimonies of our awesome God and their current prayer requests needs (ie: food and water) THANK YOU FOR PRAYING!!

* Pray
o for God to supply medical supplies through a recent contact . . . that they will agree to donating the supplies and that delivery will be possible
o for an abundant supply of food, water and diesel fuel
o for Isa. 61 and the NT Church to be evident — because of the anointing of the Spirit of the Sovereign Lord on them, that they will preach good news to the poor, bind up the brokenhearted, proclaim freedom for the captives and release from darkness for the prisoners . . . to comfort all who mourn, the blind will see, the lame will walk, the sick are healed . . .
o for being salt and light and for an abundant harvest of salvation and a great revival in Haiti

* For donations that go directly to the Manassero’s / Child Hope: There are a few ways you can donate to Child Hope —
o There is a 5% fund matching program at the following direct link:


The response has been AMAZING!
o Tax deductible donation can be given by mail or online directly to Child Hope at http://www.childhope.org/help/donations/donations.html

o Tax deductible donation can be mailed to King’s Harbor Church, For Child Hope / Haiti, 1617 S. Pacific Coast Highway, Redondo Beach, CA 90277, (310) 376-6555

Thank you for your support and prayers!

Fair Winds and Calm Seas,
Deborah Leon

Monday, January 18, 2010

Sea Glass Prayers for Haiti

January 16th, 2010

I wake everyday since the quake struck Haiti praying for more survivors to be found, that aid would get to these desperate people quicker, and that chaos will be over shadowed by self control and helping one another. I have friends there, I have friends who have adopted children stuck in the system and still in Haiti. I imagine being there, seeing, hearing, smelling, feeling, what it must be like…unimaginable!

After you’ve donated and checked on everyone, what can you do. Pray! Pray til the fathers heart is so moved, that He will clear roads where there are none for food and water to get distributed across the island. Pray that supernaturally these already destitute, hungry, injured and dieing islanders can hang on just a little longer. Pray that disease will be kept to a minimum.

The nations are pulling together to get personnel, medical, water, food and money to be put to its best use.

I see all those people in dirty, blood stained, torn, soiled clothes, with nothing else to change in to.

I will be gathering clothing items for babies, children, women and men.

Every thing from undies to outer wear and foot wear. If you would like to clean your closet and find the items that still have tags, have not been worn, or buy something from the 99 cent store, you are welcome to bring them here. PLEASE – NEW OR VERY GENTLY WORN.

1819 260TH STREET, LOMITA, CA 90717

If I’m not home, leave the items on the front bench.

I would like to encourage all my sea glass friends to think about taking small actions that can turn into another quake of outpourings of helping hands and giving hearts.

Above all…PRAY!!!

Fair Winds and Calm Seas

Monday, January 11, 2010

SEA GLASS JEWELRY - 40% New Years Clearance

40% off all Sea Glass Jewelry

Making Room for New Designs

January 7th to 21st

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Deborah Leon Collector/Artist