making a beach candle holder

i had found an ancient brush head washed up on my local beach at Felixstowe -decided it would make a cool base for a candle holder. I used sea metal to make the holder then added sea glass and yellow sea shells.Once the candle is lit it makes reflections in the sea glass that really looks cool! now its for sale in my etsy shop http://www.etsy.com/uk/shop/sunnySUFFOLKart

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wee ships from sea driftwood-for sale

using ancient sea driftwood iv made these little boats to put in my etsy shop.i collected the driftwood after a big storm back in 2019 on the same beach as in the images.It took 2 years to dry out! now you can find them in my shop non are pricey http://www.etsy.com/uk/shop/sunnySUFFOLKart . Hope you are having happy days!!

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making seaside diorama-imprinted glass

Using glass imprinted with sea shells i created little seaside diorama by adding seaglass and shells and painted an original seasider scene on the lid. Now its for sale in my etsy shop. http://www.etsy.com/uk/shop/sunnySUFFOLKart . Hope you are having happy days !

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Swimming at the beach -chilly but good!

its been a late summer this year,finally got to swim in the sea here at Felixstowe, feels great! i hope you are having happy days!

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painting on small metal tins -and making dioramas

i stumbled on these tins that held sweeties and decided to use them in my art projects. iv been painting on the lids using acrylic paints and then sealing the finished painting with varnish. Inside the tin iv made a wee diorama of the birds nest inc “eggs” made from beach pebbles. Plan on selling these on my etsy shop http://www.etsy.com/uk/shop/sunnySUFFOLKart . The summers finally arrived here and today i swam in the sea-it was great! bit chilly very refreshing . I hope you are having happy days,,

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Using pieces of sea driftwood + a woven plastic sail i found on the tideline at Felixstowe beach i made this sailboat .

After collecting the pieces i assembled this wee sailboat and its now for sale in my etsy shop . http://www.etsy.com/uk/shop/sunnySUFFOLKart

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Hot day at Eype beach in Dorset

Just up from the beach is a campsite and its a lovely spot like stepping back in time! On the beach theres fossils to be found easily,not for nothing is it known as the Jurassic coast .I painted the scene on signboard using acrylic paints and then framed it up using a vintage wood frame with glass protector front. It is now for sale in my etsy shop http://www.etsy.com/uk/shop/sunnySUFFOLKart

Eype beach, on the Jurassic coast in Dorset
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Making wee seashell girls at Felixstowe beach

I gathered seashells on the local beach in the last image ^ after a high tide .Some were very old oyster shells that are very sea worn and pretty and i got to thinking about making seashell girls to sit in the oyster shell boats. I used limpet shells to make the hats and wood for the bodies Ive now got them for sale in my Etsy shop http://www.etsy.com/uk/shop/sunnySUFFOLKart

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keeping accurate time can be cool.

i bought 3 accurate silent clock mechanisms and recently made them into these interesting clocks. About 2 years ago i gathered some sea driftwood on my local beach after a big storm. I first cleaned the wood with a weak bleach solution then let it dry 2 yrs in my shed.Sea driftwood takes a very long time to dry out but it must be totally dry before it can be used. I sifted thru the wood and choose some pieces and used a hot glue gun to join them up. Then i drilled the back to take the mechanism. Used brass pins to make the numerals . Im going to sell 1 in my ebay shop and the other 2 in my etsy shop. http://www.etsy.com/uk/shop/sunnySUFFOLKart. They keep perfect time which is important and cool to look at .

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the Isle of May ,Firth of Forth

Boat trips run out daily from Anstruther to the island. If you take such a landing trip you are left to explore the island that is full of sea birds that nest on the cliffs and you can get really up close to the seals on the rocks too. I decided to paint the scene on a metal tin lid,inside the tin is a wee art diorama of the harbour there .it will be on sale in my etsy shop http://www.etsy.com/uk/shop/sunnySUFFOLKart

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