Sunday, June 29, 2014

Recycling Project. Candle Holder with Small Seaglass Pieces

Small pieces of colourful Irish seaglass
 What do you do with those little tiny pieces of frosted seaglass that wash up on the shore? I have a bunch of them that are way too small for wire-wrapped jewellery and ornaments. The colours are beautiful and it's a shame to waste them. Most of them are fully frosted so they have probably been tumbling in the sea for decades and it's lovely to be able to recycle them. Here's one very simple idea as to how to display them by making an eye catching candle holder.

(To learn how to clean seaglass  firstclick HERE)

As this is a recycling project, I decided to re-use this small, glass, ramekin dish that came with lemon souffle in it. (Yummy!) At just over an inch high (c28mm) and slightly more than 3 inches in diameter (c78mm), it is the perfect size for displaying a tea light candle.

First I put the small tea light in the centre of the ramakin. After placing the small seaglass around the candle, I carefully filled the dish with water, falling short of the top of the candle by about half a centimetre.
The colourful pieces of sea glass remind me a bit of those sugary, jelly sweets small kids love.
The fluted design of the dish throws gorgeous patterns of light. The candlelight picks up some soft colour from the seaglass in the water. Three of them would make great centre pieces along a table. Only two lemon souffles in a pack...I'd best go and get some more so.

To learn how to clean seaglass click HERE
To learn how to clean seaglass jewellery click HERE


  1. ...this is a very good idea! and I love your candle holder.

  2. I like it too, it's simply lovely!

  3. Simply, easy but very nice with green pieces in the water ...lovely idea Anne-Marie..