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

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

New Sea Glass Collection - West Winds



Mermaid’s Purse is adding a new collection called:


This line of Sea Glass Jewelry is meant to be more budget friendly so all Mermaids and Mermen can enjoy accessorizing with these incredible sea beauties.

I’ve heard over the past year how much someone loves my pieces but that it was a bit out of reach due to the fact that the existing collections are all set in sterling silver and many rare colors are used.

Sooo…I’m in process of designing pieces using leather and less sterling silver. I’ve been learning how to do Celtic braids and knots with leather. Looks very cool! The color of Sea Glass used will be the common and uncommon colors. None the less beautiful, just easier to find.

WEST WINDS….The name came about while watching the Olympics one evening with great friends and during commercial I asked my friends to throw out ideas for names. Several good suggestions but this is the one that stuck. Turns out it is the name given to a home in Manhattan Beach that my friends just inherited.

I love the name WEST WINDS!!! Makes sense too, seeing that the storms generated that bring Sea Glass to me are North Western, Western or South Western. So there you have it…The WEST WINDS Sea Glass Collection.

Designing and making right now…be watching for pics! You’ll be able to shop soon!

Fair Winds and Calm Seas,

Deborah Leon artist/collector




  1. ohhhh! love that name, well done. can't wait to see the new collection.

  2. Thanks Tina, I'm enjoying working on it. It won't be long before the reveal.