Monday, May 24, 2010

Frosted Trash Giveaway


Another day and my back is slowly healing.  I attribute that to all of the well wishes from around the world and to Mr. Tide who is a saint among men and has been doing nearly everything around here!  And thank you to everyone who played along with my 10 Things I Love post, it was great hearing about some of the things you all love or that we share in common!

I thought while I was on the mend I would have a lovely giveaway to thank all of you and to introduce you to jewelry artist and new friend Julie O'Brien.  I met Julie through my friend Susan whose beautiful house I showed you a little of in this post.  Susan has wonderful taste, so when she mentioned that her friend Julie made gorgeous jewelry from sea glass I knew I would love it, and of course I did!

When I went to take scouting shots of Julie's home for a magazine, I was treated to some of her talents and I took some photos of her great jewelry to share with all of you!  Julie doesn't have a website yet, but she just started a blog for her business called Frosted Trash.

Isn't that a great name, Frosted Trash?!  Julie's husband suggested it, and I'm so glad she decided to use it!  Since some people consider anything that washes up on a beach to be trash, it seemed very fitting.  Luckily for us, Julie knows these frosted bits of glass are far from trash, and she uses her "trash" to create pieces of jewelry you will want to wear day after day!



Julie creates gorgeous jewelry from the sea glass she finds in her own backyard along the banks of the Potomac River.  She even occasionally finds rare lavender glass like the pieces she has used in the earrings pictured above.  These lavender and sterling earrings with those beautiful freshwater pearls are on my wish list!


Julie's love of the water and her passion for jewelry making is evident in each of her wonderful pieces.  She often incorporates crystals, silver beads, and other interesting details along with the sea glass to make a one of a kind piece of wearable art!



She also combines complimentary colors like these pink and green earrings which I adore!



I love the rich green of the piece of sea glass she used in this beautiful necklace!



And who wouldn't want this gorgeous bracelet?!  Along with her own bracelet designs, Julie has also perfected a technique for making sea glass charms which will work with Trollbead bracelets!  You can click HERE to find out more about these unique sea glass charms!



More lavender glass makes this pendant perfect for the romantic in all of us!



These earrings feature sea glass in the most beautiful shade of aqua and are paired perfectly with matching blue crystals and delicate coin pearls!



Julie's sea glass is all homegrown so to speak.   Although it may have traveled the world before landing on her doorstep, she finds it while walking along the beach in front of the home she shares with her husband and two cats.  She never tumbles any of her glass, and instead relies on mother nature to provide her with materials and inspiration!



These cobalt blue earrings are highlighted by beautiful silver beads in the most delicate and feminine pattern.  I love how they really set off the dramatic blue of the sea glass!



And I think these earring are to die for!  Not only are they the perfect shade of turquoise, but they are so fun and unique looking, which is always what I want in any piece of jewelry!

So now for the fun part, here's how you can enter to win one of Julie's beautiful pieces of jewelry!  She has graciously offered to create a one of a kind aqua pendant especially for one lucky reader!  The pendant will feature aqua sea glass and will be similar to one of the pendants featured above...can you say gorgeous?!  Thank you Julie!

1.  For a chance to win just leave a comment telling me what your favorite color of sea glass is.

2.  For another chance to win become a follower of Low Tide High Style and leave another comment letting me know.  If you are already a follower, leave a comment letting me know and you'll also have a second chance to win!

3.  Tweet, Facebook, or Blog about this great giveaway and leave me a 3rd comment letting me know for another chance to win!

The Giveaway will be open until Monday, May 31st at Midnight PST!

And for more information on Julie's beautiful jewelry, be sure to visit her blog by clicking HERE, or you can email her at jobrien16475@gmail.com to get more information on pricing and to place an order!

85 comments:

  1. I like the green sea glass the best.
    gstoney@gmail.com

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  2. I'm a follower and I meant I like the aqua the best.
    gstoney@gmail.com

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  3. My favorite color of sea glass is lavender... or maybe red... aqua is nice too...

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  4. And absolutely yes I am a follower!

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  5. K~..
    my favorite color of sea glass is...
    blue..
    just like the ever changing shade of oceans..
    deep dark mysterious cobalt..
    to a light playful aquamarine of my beloved Gulf..
    and greens.... maybe lavenders like a stormy day..
    love them all!
    hugs.. laughing smiles..
    Loui♥

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  6. K~..
    am a devoted follower!!!
    choose ME!
    Loui♥

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  7. Ok my favorites are the blue necklace and the lavender necklace. So beautiful. Oh and I am also a follower :)
    Thanks for the chance to win.
    ~Jessica

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  8. The green sea glass is my favorite. Her jewelry is amazingly beautiful and so are the coastal backdrops. The photos are so pretty.

    Glad that you are feeling better.

    hugs
    Sissie

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  9. Oh, the deep blues are to die for! I love anything made of natural resources. What an idea! She has hit this one on the mark and it will be wildly successful!
    Brenda

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  10. These are so beautiful! I am in love with sea glass and I wish I lived somewhere where I could find it like that :) The deep blues are my favorite.
    sarah.currence at gmail

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  11. I am a follower as well. Hope your recovery goes as smooth as sea glass :)
    sarah.currence at gmail

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  12. I love sea glass and I love, love, love green sea glass! I really want to win this giveaway!

    Nancy5678 at aol dot com

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  13. I love sea glass and aqua is my favorite color!

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  14. I am a follower of your blog and really, really want to win this giveaway!

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  15. I have posted about this giveaway on my blog!

    cmcdermitt1@carolina.rr.com

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  16. My favorite sea glass color is a toss up between blu and green. Although I have to say the clear is very pretty too!

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  17. The aqua glass is my favorite though I love all the colors.

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  18. I love sea glass in all it's colors.. beautiful pieces.. but don't include me in the give-away because I have several pair and I'de rather they went to someone who does not already have seaglass earrings. You are so kind! ...

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  19. Oh, I love sea glass and looked extra hard trying to find some at the beach! My hubby found 2 tiny bits! I love the cobalt blue sea glass...and the aqua and lavender are both so pretty! I can not choose just one! Thanks for the giveaway! I would SO love to win! ♥

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  20. I am a follower and you are one of my favorite blogs! Thanks! ♥

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  21. I am a follower, lover her designs. Sea green and Aqua is my favorite. Great giveaway!!

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  22. I don't believe I have a favorite color. I love 'em all and am off to visit her site.

    Oh, so sorry to hear of your back problems!

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  23. I am a follower.

    Sometimes I am a leader.

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  24. Oooh to choose one is hard it would be between the cobalt and the lavender. I love sea glass it fascinates me. I am a follower or what I like to refer to as a loyal reader!! Kathysue

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  25. Lavender sea glass is my favorite, and I love that display of all the glass sorted by color! Julie is very talented and her designs are beautiful. Since I just won one of your wonderful giveaways, please leave my name out of the hat this time! Good luck everyone! ~Lili

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  26. I love the celadon green sea glass the most, although I love blue as well. Gosh, it's all so lovely!!!

    :) Laura

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  27. I am already a happy follower, my dear!

    :) Laura

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  28. Ooh...so lovely! I love the aqua and cobalt!

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  29. Of course I follow your wonderful blog!

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  30. I've posted this on my sidebar, too!

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  31. My favorite is the pale aqua in the last pic, but I don't where earings...I'd want a necklace in that sea glass shade or pale green...even white. What a lovely idea. I do hope you are feeling better soon. Backs take a while, so be careful.

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  32. I love beach glass in every color...but especially my favorite color green!!

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  33. Wow, what beautiful jewelry. I love the green but also the lavender. So pretty.

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  34. Hi Kat, what a beautiful giveaway. I really am drawn to the pink but aqua as the colour of the sea is also very appealing. Whichever colour, they are all very beautiful and the silver detailing is very lovely.

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  35. I am already a follower :)

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  36. My favorite seaglass is red because it's so hard to come by. (Followed by the aqua because it's just so pretty).

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  37. My favorite color of sea glass is green. Great giveaway!

    Kelly

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  38. Turquoise speaks to ME. Although, I would LOVE any of these beauties! What a talented new friend that you have, Kat! Be sure and take it easy; give yourself the gift of time to really be healed. The world can let you step away for the time that it takes. It ~ and WE ~ will be here when your back is stronger! Take care. xx P&H

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  39. Every sea glass color is my favorite!!!! I would love to win a pendant..., I was hoping it's not ear rings, since I don't have piercings..., and here we go. Thanks for this great giveaway, Kat!!

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  40. And of course I'm a follower!!!

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  41. Oh, I love the aqua sea glass the best...

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  42. I am a follower, of course!! I am glad to hear your hubby is helping you, you nee to rest!

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  43. The aquas and blues are my favorites! The jewelry is gorgeous.

    Vicki

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  44. I just found your blog and I am now a follower! My favorite color of sea glass is green. I also love blue and clear. I love it all.

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  45. gorgeous, i love the lavender.

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  46. I am in love!! the cobalt blue glass with lacy silver bead earring is to die for.

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  47. I am such a follower.....can't get through the day without checking in on the "Tide"

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  48. you shall be on my Facebook ASAP!!

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  49. Oh...and for entry #2, I love the true blues and blue greens in the lovely work your friend does. Unfortunately my ears are not pierced...but my wrists and neck still work. :)

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  50. Hi! Am posting your blog on our new fb group page - love love love the sea glass! Great post! (you know me though, any sea glass stuff in perfect as far as I am concerned! Glad you are feeling better!

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  51. All of the sea glass is beautiful, but my favorite color is aqua! I love it. :)

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  52. What a totally gorgeous giveaway - Frosted Trash's jewellery is so pretty. I am a follower of your beautiful blog and would love to enter this comp. I popped over to Frosted Trash (love the name!) and became a follower of her too! I have to say I've never seen lavender sea glass before and I like it very much. Thank you for having this beautiful giveaway!

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  53. I'm a follower and love the turquoise sea glass the best!!

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  54. The cobalt blue is my favorite color.

    Smiles~
    Marilyn

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  55. I'm already a follower.

    Smiles~
    Marilyn

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  56. I posted a link on my Facebook page (Marilyn Hughes).

    Smiles~
    Marilyn

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  57. I already posted my favorite sea glass color, and I also wanted to let you know I am a follower too! :)

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  58. My favorite color of sea glass is blue - especially the lighter blue I saw in some of the gorgeous jewelry. I will be checking out her blog.....
    Karen

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  59. ....and I linked to your blog from my FaceBook.

    Karen H

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  60. So happy to have found your blog! It is beautiful... I love all, and I mean all, the designs by your new friend Julie at Frosted Trash... I would be proud to be the owner of any of them. My fave color is aqua and would love to have earrings and a pendant necklace done by her. Yet.. I do have to say that the cobalt blue glass with the silver is absolutely unique.. it reminds me so much of the Lapis pieces I used to own from South America. Thanks for reviewing her pieces and sharing them.

    cathy b
    projecthope7 at gmail dot com
    http://palmbreezeliving.blogspot.com
    http://www.myncd.com/724517

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  61. I am now a follower... looking forward to your posts...

    cathy b
    projecthope7 at gmail dot com
    @projecthope7 twitter

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  62. Oh my, My fiance and I collect seaglass whenever we are on the beach. The simple blog I started is called Seaglass and Sunshine. We found a rare piece of red in April. I would have to say though that the color I love to find is a light blue. I would be tickled if you would check out my simple blog. From the very start on my 51st birthday to my engagement last month I mention seaglass. www.seaglassandsunshine.blogspot.com

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  63. Ive been a follower of Low Tide High Style for a while now. Count me in for another chance to win. By the way I adore that white top you are wearing!

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  64. I love the pale green seaglass.
    Julies creations are beautiful
    Alison

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  65. My fave color is the royal deep blue!

    Ramona
    http://create-with-joy.blogspot.com

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  66. I'm a loyal follower of your fab blog!

    Ramona
    http://create-with-joy.blogspot.com

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  67. I have added your giveaway to my sidebar at Create With Joy - come visit when you have a moment!

    Ramona
    http://create-with-joy.blogspot.com

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  68. My favorite color of sea glass (although I love them all) is pale teal. I just got a new backsplash in the kitchen that is glass tiles in sea glass colors!

    Donna

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  69. I have been following you for a couple of months finding your link on The Beach Cottage, I am on the Pacific Coast. And just began following you on Facebook.

    Donna

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  70. A sweet hello from Frog Hollow Farm! I just love the softness of all of the sea glass colors, but I woul have to say that the soft aquas are my absolute favorites. I would love to win this give-away! Thanks for the opportunity - ciao, bella!

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  71. A second sweet hello from Frog Hollow Farm. I just became a follower on your site, although I;ve had you listed as one of the blogs I follow on my own site for quite a while now~ Ciao, bella!

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  72. Greens are my favourite sea glass colour. xx

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  73. I already entered two times and am shooting for my 3rd chance to win this lovely sea glass jewelry! :) I blogged about the giveaway on my blog.

    Thanks so much for these chances to win.

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  74. They are all lovely, but green is my favorite.
    Bethe

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  75. I just discovered your blog, which makes me a new follower. Julie's creations are just breathtaking!! Thank you so much for the post - and the give away. I'll have to say that green is (still) my favorite color of sea glass.
    Bethe

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  76. I'm a sea glass kind of girl, too. Lavender is MY holy grail but blues and aquas are great, too. I've been meaning to thank you for giving away a copy of my book, Waterside Cottages. It was mentioned in last Thursday's Washington Post along with my fave sea glass paint colors.

    I added you to my blog links. Does that count?

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  77. I am so addiicted to sea glass! These pieces are beautiful! I love the blue of course - but I also love the pieces that have tstures and patterns - any color. I would be thrilled to win -

    Vicki

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  78. I am your newest follower - love, love, your beautiful blog!

    vicki

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