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Glimpse of the Sea Pendant by CatharsisJB Glimpse of the Sea Pendant by CatharsisJB
Available at my Etsy
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Some of us are born to love the land, the waving grains and grasses growing and blowing in the gentle summer winds, soothing our ears and soul.

Some of us wish to be a part of the forest, aching to hear the rustle of leaves, feel the cool shady spots in deep, thick groups of tangled trees.

Some of us long to spend time with the sky, feeling the cool autumn breezes, chasing clouds and wishing at stars.

And then there are those of us who stand on the edge of the world, curling our toes into warm sands, listening to the crushing roar of the tides, and wanting to be a part of the world beneath our own.

This pendant is for you, those who miss the song of the sea.

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The Glimpse of the Sea Pendant is made from a used watch casing which terribly deserved a new purpose.

As you look through the glass window, a family of three hand-painted "3-D" turtles (a larger and two smaller) swim through a purple-blue sea. One spiral shell, two pearly beads, and three sparkling crystals accent the reptiles.

The front of the watch casing is gold-toned, and in place of watch band connectors there are now shimmery blue and purple beads. There are also two beads in the "hanging hoop" at the top of the pendant. The glass of the pendant does have a small magnifying window which adds to the underwater effect.

Comes with a black suede lace cord which closes with a lobster-claw clasp.
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Hope4Eternity Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2011
Words fail me. This is just...wow.
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RayneWolfspeaker Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I. LOVE. THIS
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Searleit Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2010
Now that's what I call genious! Man, this idea is just great :)
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xjaneax Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
amazing! this is really original :D I would love to have something like this too becouse I love turtles !!:la:
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FayMoose Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2009
WOW what a great idea. would love to have one of these :) but i didn`t found them on your website :(
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CatharsisJB Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2009
Thanks! This was a one-of-a-kind - I don't have another watch body to work with.
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SnakeBlue Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
its beautiful, I really wish I could buy stuff online when you come up with somthing like this. I love the use of a broken watch to make something pretty. good job as always.
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Zombie-Matrix Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
This is so pretty. I like the use of the watch casing, that's cool. And the sea turtles kinda remind me of Finding Nemo. Lol, I re-watched that recently, so I sort of have that on the brain.
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Evanthealmighty Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2009
I love it. It's so awsum.

Where do you get all your wonderful watch parts?
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fogllama Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2009
Q: What time is it?

A: Half past a flipper.
A: Let's see... the big turtles on the three...
A: Three turtle.
A: It's turtle time!
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Skylanth Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2009  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Most excellent use of that watch casing! I have some too, I'm thinking of doing mini-gardens or somesuch.
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CatharsisJB Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2009
Yeah, those were the only things I hand-sorted, I only took one but sent you the others just in case you could think of something better to do than I did XD And waugh, I finally got done sorting all of the pieces.
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Skylanth Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2009  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
I haven't finished! Still have a pie pan full of teeny tinys.
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Nexta Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2009  Student General Artist
Veeery nice piece! Such neat little things inside of the watch casing!
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Laycaris Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2009
I love the sea, which is why I live smack in the middle of the Appalachians. *pouts*

Every time I go to the shore, I never want to leave. It's like your description; there is something that calls at the very edge of conscious perception, something deep, moving, and beautiful about the sea. I got my SCUBA certification years ago and still have not gotten the chance to use it in the ocean. President Kennedy said of the sea, ". . . it is an interesting biological fact that all of us have, in our veins the exact same percentage of salt in our blood that exists in the ocean, and, therefore, we have salt in our blood, in our sweat, in our tears. We are tied to the ocean."

I think many of us feel the same strong connection to what is essentially an alien world. It's something I don't think we can adequately explain in definitive terms but the impulse exists to create poetry, music, and objects of art and symbolism in an attempt to give shape to that connection we feel.

Thank you for sharing. I think you gave new life to an interesting watch frame. I love stuff that looks like bronze and copper with a lived-in patina.
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CatharsisJB Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2009
I was born and grew up in Illinois... nothing much of the sea here. I find it feels better to go see it when I've spent time away from it. Despite growing up in cornville it feels like coming home again, but it's also a lonely feeling.

I admit I'm a little of the forest-lover too.

And when I moved for a while into hill/mountain country, I dreadfully missed being able to see forever in every direction, and I found I even missed cornfields and growing wheat. I didn't think anyone could miss such a thing.
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Laycaris Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2009
I'm almost the opposite in terrain preference. I like plains country, but if I spend too much time away from hills and valleys I tend to get a little stir-crazy. I guess it comes from spending most of my life in the hollers and cricks. I love mountains. I love spending time in them. It's almost like putting limits on your own universe for a while. You would like the West Virginia mountains above the Red Spruce tree line I think.
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CatharsisJB Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2009
In truth, half of "my people" come from the hills of Wisconsin, and I do enjoy going back to hill country occasionally. I'm afraid of heights, so mountains make my palms sweat when I'm on them, as beautiful as they are. And they block my view of the sky when I'm not ;)
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SunGryphon Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow, tiny turtles!
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NycterisA Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
That's really clever! :D
And very detailed!
And reasonably priced!
And much more. XD
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citysilence Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2009
Beautiful. Absolutely beautiful.
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horse333 Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2009
wow! That's so cool! o:
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MorRokko Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2009
WOW very wonderful, this is so beautiful!
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KuroroCure Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2009  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Ugh, I'd love this. Too bad I don't have paypal! :( Great job though, I'm sure this will be snatched up quickly!!!
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Mrs-E-Sparrow Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2009
Wow C: That is gorgeous <33
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butterfly-dragon Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2009  Hobbyist Writer
interesting use for a clock... :D :+fav:
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