{a seaside funky friday}

Happy Good 'n' {funky} Friday! I hope you're about to enjoy a lovely Easter weekend. I'm only a week away from shooting a wedding in Aruba (!!!), which is probably what led me to today's oceanic theme. Plus, I love supporting local artists, so I knew I had to share the work of Amanda Thompson's Box of Pearls.

Her latest creations feature sea glass, a beautiful and rare kind of manmade "gemstone." I love the idea that shards of bottles and jars from all over the world get worn and smoothed by the tides and eventually wash up on beaches. Romantic, isn't it?

Thompson wraps the different stones in nickel silver wire and adds stones and freshwater pearls, a traditional twist that balances the contemporary style. Wouldn't these be perfect accessories for a casual beach wedding? Or maybe for a photographer to wear to Aruba? Ha!