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I want to age like sea glass.
Smoothed by tides but not broken.
I want my hard edges to soften.
I want to ride the waves and go with the flow.
I want to catch a wave and let it carry me to where I belong.
I want to be picked up and held gently by those who delight in my well-earned patina and appreciate the changes I went through to achieve the beauty.
I want to enjoy the journey and always remember that if you give the ocean something breakable it will turn it into something beautiful.
I want to age like sea glass.
- Bernadette Noll
The poem, “I Want to Age Like Sea Glass”, found on the internet, resonates with those who love walking the beaches in search of beautiful ‘sea glass’. The author is Bernadette Noll, and to honor her poem this unique representation of the poem was created for display.
To create our Sea Glass Slates, reclaimed roofing slates are used adding depth and beauty to the poem. The slates are cleaned, and sanded with stabilizing material applied to the backs adding durability. Prior to the poem’s application to the slate, layers of various colors of paint are applied, and sanding techniques are used to bring out the underlying colors and natural contours of the slate. Applying the poem to the slate goes through aging and sealing processes as well. It is possible that during the coating, application and finishing processes some letters of the poem might become slightly faded which tends to add a bit to the ambiance of the 'aging' message. Glass that has been collected from Lake Erie beaches is drilled and strung on wire, then the wire is wrapped to the back of the slate, adhered and covered to prevent marring any surfaces.
The finishing process will be completed upon purchase which includes: attaching either wire wrapped and or strung glass; adhering wire to back of slate; covering the wire; adding sealant; adding a paper covering to the back and felt feet to complete the piece. This finishing process takes about a week from point of sale. Not recommended for outdoor use unless covered with protective material. Slates can also be displayed on a table easel.
If you would like to requisition a piece, please contact me directly for additional details. I’m happy to create more upon request. Each slate is a different size and weight - colors vary. No two are alike, just like the glass. Other slate images will be offered soon. We're happy to use your favorite saying or verse, background color, or even attach your own favorite items (unique stones, favorite sea glass, etc.). Each is unique and delightful! I hope you enjoy!
PLEASE NOTE: Every Sea Glass Slate is different, and variations can occur during the layering and painting process. You'll receive an email with a photo of your finished slate, but it's important to remember that your finished slate's appearance may not exactly match the photo when it's received due to the difference of lighting conditions in our Lavender Way studio versus your home.
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Would you like to request a custom designed Sea Glass Slate piece? Fill out our Customized Item Request Form!
2183 Strimple Ave
Columbus, OH 43229
Each item is typically individually constructed based on requested requirements, therefore completion and delivery times are approximate.
This is not a bricks and mortar store therefore inventory is kept at a minimum.