Let's go For a swim at Kalithea

This is one of my favourite places to instantly melt any cares away. Over these few years we have seen the Spar be restored to it's former glory and eaten lots of tzatziki in the little cafe overlooking the beach and it's straw parasols. The most blissful hours have been spent in the cooling waters on baking hot days, encircling the volcanic rocks and spying crabs and colourful fish.

The traditional Spar, now restored

The traditional Spar, now restored

The baking hot beach-too hot to stand on the sand!

The baking hot beach-too hot to stand on the sand!

Lovely textures of volcanic rocks where gases bubbled and the shells of  prehistoric sea creatures fused with them.

Lovely textures of volcanic rocks where gases bubbled and the shells of  prehistoric sea creatures fused with them.

Shell mosaic made from pebbles in the floor of the spar

Shell mosaic made from pebbles in the floor of the spar

Mosaics in the spar carry motifs from the sea and beach around it.  I also found inspiration in the shapes of these sea creatures to create a special present.

I incorporated sand from the beach we all visited together into a pair of cuff-links. The two shapes are taken from my cast of a real pre-historic ammonite, and a perfect pink shell I found on the beach on our holiday.

I hope this present is a little reminder of the wonderful holidays we have spent so far, to carry a bit of those happy times away with us.

Silver & resin cuff-links, using sand from the beach in Greece.

Silver & resin cuff-links, using sand from the beach in Greece.

Life's a Beach

I was recently swimming in this gorgeous Grecian sea, overlooked by the beautiful monument of The Kalithea Springs. The beach here is amazing, formed from volcanic stone making inlets and rock pools to explore and laze in. 

Fancy a dip?

Fancy a dip?

Here is a new necklace I've created from volcanic stones I've gathered as a little tribute to the beauty of the beach. 

Sunbathing, in a lunar landscape...

Sunbathing, in a lunar landscape...

This unique, summery piece has just been added to the shop, you can check it out here!

If you have your own finds you would like working into your own original piece email me at info@jademellor.com and have a chat!

One off Volcanic Pebble Necklace made by Jade Mellor, details here.