Marsol Friday Market by the Pier 

New pieces of “Beach Booty” made by Bill and Suzie, roll into Marsol Market each week. Gorgeous sea glass wired with silver make an unmistakably tropical statement, be it bracelet, pendant or a necklace. The glass is endlessly fascinating; where did it come from? How long was it at sea? Unanswerable questions; unparalleled beauty. Using what is at hand is one mark of a Found Artist – Bill and Suzie certainly qualify, as does another Marsol Market artist. Here is Marcia’s story…

A few years ago, a woman came to her with four expensive silk scarves. Neither she nor her sisters wanted the old-fashioned scarves that were left when their mother passed away. However, this woman carefully chose patterns and colors that suited her and each one of her three sisters who were meeting to commemorate the first year anniversary of their mother’s death. Marcia made each one into a stunning collar (necklace) that will be worn always with a warm remembrance of their mom. Since then, silk has been her favourite and all the fabrics she uses (never new) have a story to tell. Men’s silk neckties are rarely worn in the tropics but she has made many collars from them as well as blouses, dad’s favorite shirt and anything that has been worn and/or given with love. If you have such things you cannot bear to throw away but truly just keep packing them around whenever you move, bring them to her any Friday and pick up a brand new memory a week later. And if you have a favorite piece of sea glass…

The Marsol Friday Market is open from 9:30 am to 1:30 pm all year-round.

Marcia Blondin