Every spring, thousands of people flock to the Cayucos Sea Glass Festival to enjoy jewelry and art created from beautiful bits of glass that were once considered trash. Artists and jewelers from along the Central Coast and all over the country come to showcase their work. This year, the festival was held March 12-13 at the Cayucos Vets Hall in Cayucos, Calif. Below are nine photos that capture the essence of the event.
Sea glass kaleidoscopes by Katie Carrin.
Light green sea glass bouquet earrings and pendants by Katie Carrin.
An assortment of bracelets by SeaZen.
Pink sea glass heart pendant by Don B the Beachcomber & Surfer Joan.
Copper heart and blue sea glass necklace by Seaglass Reinvented.
Sea glass pendants with charms by Just Beachy Keen. Check out The Seaglass Journal, the online magazine for sea glass collectors.
Mermaid bookmark by Two Sisters Artistry.
Hanging charms by Two Sisters Artistry.
Octopus pendant by Relish, Inc.