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Wendy Craig blames her sea glass hunting addiction (not curable, by the way) on her two Chesapeake Bay Retrievers who swim in the ocean all year round. Her 2nd Time Glass Sea Glass Jewelry Designs are classic, simple but elegant, and are suitable for blue jeans or a night at the opera. Wendy maintains an eBay store and an Etsy store online and is most known as the lady who can make your special order just the way you pictured it and at an affordable price. She is proud to be a member of the North American Sea Glass Association helping to preserve the integrity of genuine sea glass for future family heirlooms. Wendy lives in the heart of the woods near Hackettstown, NJ.
A Day at the Beach Fine Sea Glass Jewelry, by Jane Claire McHenry, is crafted with authentic sea glass naturally conditioned by the sea after years of tumbling in waves, rock and sand. Our gems of the sea make stunning jewelry certain to be cherished by anyone who dreams of the simple relaxation of a day at the beach. Our jewelry is handmade with only the highest quality materials and each piece is individually designed. We collect our own sea glass and also purchase from professional collectors. We are located in Rhode Island and the Florida Keys and are proud members of NASGA.
I’m Paula Fedele. My story starts with an early love of colorful glass. My parents were antique dealers in Buffalo, NY and my grandmother had a summer cottage on Lake Erie; the combined scenarios laid the foundation for the future of AllAboutSeaGlass.com. I transitioned from creating beaded jewelry into sea glass jewelry in 2007 when an aunt gave me her collection gathered from her earlier years on Cape Cod. I travel and collect most of my sea glass from the Caribbean, California and New England. I couple my designs with sterling silver wire and findings to showcase the beauty of the glass. Jewelry design is a big part of what I do with my “Jewels from the Sea;” but I also create sea glass frames and note cards.
I have been collecting sea glass since I was a little girl and making jewelry since 2006. Most of my sea glass is found along the Massachusetts North Shore. What I cannot find I purchase from reputable collectors. The only alteration made to the glass is when I drill a hole through it. Each piece of jewelry is made with sterling silver wire and findings. Some designs also have pearls and Swarovski crystals. Amyables Sea Glass Jewelry is designed and made by Amy Kostecki.
Beach Baubles™ treasures are made from genuine sea glass, also known as beach glass or Mermaid’s Tears, seashells, sea pottery/china shards, and beach stones. Marianna Bellantoni is always busy in her beach bungalow home studio, creating tidal treasures for beach lovers to enjoy! She creates accessories such as key-chains, and hairpins; jewelry such as earrings, necklaces, chokers, bracelets and anklets; home decor items such as ceiling fan/light pulls, wine glass charms, sun-catchers, wind chimes, and ornaments.
Mother and daughter duo, Linda Mickevicius and Jamie Slutzkin, are the co-owners of Beach Bum Jewels. They feature unique jewelry items, handmade from authentic beach glass tumbled by Mother Nature and collected from all over the world as well as Lake Michigan where they live. Besides the many choices of jewelry items online and in their store, custom pieces made from customers’ own beach glass are available. Beach Bum Jewels has been in business since 2005 and have been members of NASGA since its’ inception.
Tricia’s passion is working with metals, turning a simple piece of precious metal into a one of kind piece of jewelry using metal soldering techniques with a torch. Her work is made integrating found treasures from the Chesapeake Bay, primarily sea glass, capturing the piece in an organic free form way. With her love of semi-precious gemstones and fresh water pearls as well, she often incorporates them into her pieces, accenting the metal work and natural sea glass.
*Sells loose genuine sea glass.
Beach Glass Bingo was established in 2000 by Gene Allen and Rex Nockengust. Actors and singers most of their lives, they have always been avid collectors of beach glass. It was while the two were living in Hawaii that they mastered the technique for drilling glass and began making jewelry out of these “gems.” with their move to San Diego, what began as a hobby has turned into a full-time occupation for both Gene and Rex.
Hand collected Lake Erie beach glass uniquely fashioned into jewelry selections. A summer past time blossomed into our small business. We travel to markets in NE Ohio offering our beach glass selections.
*Sells loose genuine sea glass.
Bling Beach Glass Windows designs and engineers windows that store beach and sea glass treasures in a reusable display. The one-of-a-kind window came about after Kristina discovered beach glass collecting and fell in love with the beautiful Mermaid’s Tears about ten years ago. Her windowsills became overcrowded with vases and jars filled with beach glass. She had to think of another way to display the glass pieces while enjoying the bling created by the sunlight shining through her displays. With her husband, she designed a reusable beach glass storage window. Together they engineered a window where she could “drop” her beach glass into the display and hang it in her windows for the light to shine through “the bling”. These unique, hand-crafted window displays comes in composite white or natural cedar with different size offerings and several options. “Just drop your beach glass in, and hang or set your display in your window or on your porch!
Blue Heron Heirlooms by Laura, located in Delaware and Pennsylvania, has evolved from making military support gifts for fellow Navy families to offering all hand crafted sterling silver and sea glass jewelry, and art. Laura has “crafted” from as early as age 6 when she learned how to make her own Barbie clothes, furniture and Halloween costumes from scraps. Two years ago Laura taught herself the fine art of silversmithing. Laura grew up in Delaware, and going to Rehoboth Beach where she always loved beach combing. It was only natural that her passion for creating art and jewelry turned to creating works of art and wearable art with the finest materials and only naturally surf tumbled sea glass found by herself and purchased from professional collectors around the world.
Inspirations come from what the beautiful ocean has reclaimed from us, turning trash into historic treasure to now be renamed as sea glass. Kaya Worthington, of Cape Cod Gypsea, creates jewelry ranging from sea glass, sand, gemstones, sterling, bohemian, nautical and more. A self taught Silversmith, Kaya preserves beauty & history through her jewelry design. Growing up on Cape Cod, Massachusetts, and also living a third of her life aboard an 80 ft Schooner in Key West, Florida, her love of the ocean began long before she was born, with sea captains & sailors wives in the generations before her. All jewelry is hand forged on Cape Cod, Massachusetts.
Chesapeake Seaglass® jewelry features hand made creations designed by Chestertown, Maryland artist Nancy LaMotte. She uses sea glass collected solely from beaches along the Chesapeake Bay and maintains each piece in its original condition. To provide an illuminating background for the natural colors she uses sterling silver to create bracelets, necklaces, pendants, pins and earrings in up to 14 different colors.
Christal Keener owner of Crystal Moon Designs, discovered the art of making jewelry by accident. Fueled by her love of beach glass, 19 years ago she made herself a very organic beach glass bracelet. She wore this bracelet to an event and suddenly she was a beach glass jewelry artist. Her degree is in textile design from the years before there were computers. She discovered she loved working with her hands. She wanted her jewelry to be less craft and more fine art. So she set off to learn all she could about the properties of metal and making silver jewelry. She went to Colorado to work with a silver smith; She spent hours in TAP studio in Cleveland under the guidance of Todd Pownell and Debra Rosen. She went to Penland and studied under other amazing artists to build and develop her skills. She could not get enough knowledge, she was hooked, and had found her passion. Today she is a full time jewelry artist. Her work includes more than just beach glass. She also works with gems stones and other found objects. She continues to develop her skill and education.
We have collected Sea Glass for over 40 years while living in several countries and on both the east and west coast of the United States. Our art is one of a kind, with the glass used as its found. Our windows have more then 1500 pieces on average. Additionally we created jewelry, clocks, lamps shadowboxes and much more. You may reach us by phone at 757-696-0340 or email: Heidiej_517@yahoo.com
Mary & Frank Pearson’s winter getaways to the warmth and beauty of Puerto Rico for the last 18 years started them on the path to their love of sea glass and the designs they have created. Each winter they spend many hours of many days combing the beaches for jewelry grade sea glass. The sea glass finds are left in the natural state. Coqui Corner Jewels jewelry is designed and made with loving care in New Jersey.
Dottie Gilbo grew up a few blocks from the shores of Lake Erie and loved picking up the pretty gems from the beach, never thinking that one day they would become beautiful pieces of jewelry from those gems. After taking silversmithing classes to make beveled rings and necklaces, she then discovered Precious Metal Clay, took classes and loved how much fun PMC is to work with and how creative you can be. She now incorporates English sea glass with the PMC to make beautiful silver jewelry.
Graphic designer and sea glass collector, Kirsti Scott of Etched by the Sea, creates sea glass designs with beach glass, sea pottery, sea shells, and beach stones from California and around the world. Her designs are available as original mosaics, prints, cards, stickers, note pads, mugs, handmade jewelry pieces, and more. When not wandering the beaches collecting sea glass, sea marbles, fossils, and pottery shards, she is the creative director and founder of web design firm, Scott Design. She has degrees in Economics from Stanford University and Graphic Design from Rhode Island School of Design.
Frosted Trash: Jewelry, wreaths and accessories made by Julie O’Brien use locally found objects (unaltered) from the shores of the Potomac River in Southern Maryland. Each pottery shard, rusty painted metal fragment, shell, beach glass, or smooth beach rock is re-purposed into luxury wearable art. Julie creates each piece with an artist eye – enhancing the original inspiration piece. Materials used to create these unique pieces include sterling silver or 14K gold filled metals, semi-precious beads, Swarovski crystals, and cultured pearls. Julie’s spectacular beach glass wreaths and shell wreaths are a truly unique creation that has attracted attention from buyers and galleries throughout the region. A large wreath can have 250-350 pieces of glass. Julie’s all white wreaths with shells, beach glass and starfish are a favorite wedding gift.
At Gage’s Design Studio nature inspired jewelry is made from Genuine unaltered Sea Glass, natural gemstone cabochons, and Sterling Silver. What started as making gemstone bead bracelets evolved into wire wrapped natural gemstones and crystals. Then while on vacationing in Maine collecting sea glass at the beaches and visiting mines. This led to the designer Sharon Gage taking metalsmith classes, and her husband taking lapidary classes. Together they collect sea glass, a$end gem and mineral shows to collect beautiful slabs of gemstone and fossil. She also collects sea glass from trusted sellers around the world. She makes bezel set sea glass jewelry. One of her favorite things to make is jewelry with a combination of natural gemstone or fossil with genuine sea glass.
Capt. J.H. (Cass) Forrington spent 27 years at sea, visiting over 50 countries on every coast of every continent except Antarctica. He has visited the Amazon Indians, has sailed up the Congo River and has been 600 miles from the North Pole. He now spends his retirement combing the magnificent “Glass Beaches” of Fort Bragg, California, the highest concentration of sea glass in the world, for rare and precious sea gems from which to craft his jewelry and create displays for his Sea Glass Museum.
What started out as a young girl’s cherished sea glass collection has grown into a family run business which specializes in one-of-a-kind stained glass creations featuring sea glass and pottery shards hand collected along beaches in Southeastern Massachusetts and Rhode Island. Looking to the sea glass itself for inspiration, we combine the unique colors, textures and patterns with traditional stained glass to capture the intrinsic beauty of each piece. Our creations include sea glass lampshades, panels, angels, sailboats and mermaids.
Surrounded by water, a native Long Islander in New York, Holly L’Homedieu has taken sea glass combing to the next level. You can find the finest quality collectors pieces and antique relics of the sea, genuine sea glass jewelry of all kinds, even custom orders. She can make your dreams into sea glass jewelry!
Janet Payne’s fascination with the sea is felt in every piece of sea glass. It is an honor to create jewelry from these talismans of the sea, which reminds the wearer of the natural strength and beauty of the sea, as well as their own inner strength and beauty. Janet collects, sorts, and drills each piece of sea glass herself. As she pick up a piece of sea glass on the beach, she turns it over in her hand and imagines what she might create: a necklace, a pair of earrings, or a bracelet. Freshwater pearls and sterling silver add a touch of simple elegance to each piece of Janet Payne Jewelry.
Katie Carrin offers beautiful and elegant unique artisan crafted sea glass, gemstone and pearl jewelry. Each of her rare genuine sea glass and beach glass necklaces and earrings are hand-crafted. She pours through sea glass from the North Sea of England finding the perfect pieces and matches beautiful gemstones and freshwater pearls in the perfect hue and shape to compliment these amazing beach glass pieces. She designs sea glass jewelry to fit every occasion including beach wedding jewelry for brides and bridesmaids as well as gifts for moms, birthdays, anniversaries or just a special gift for yourself someone you love.
Lisa Hall began her career as a jeweler and designer in Florence, Italy. Trained in classical jewelry techniques, she turned to sea glass as an opportunity to work with a “new” material and integrate her impressive collection of sea glass, found over the years on the beaches of coastal Maine islands. Her jewelry became a hit almost overnight after she was “discovered” by Martha Stewart, who featured Lisa’s work both in her magazine and on her television show, and as they say, the rest is history. Lisa is happy to join the group of individuals who make the NASGA possible.
Liz’s Sea Glass Art
Liz has been collecting sea glass since she was seven years old. Her grandparents owned a house on Lake Erie and she scoured the beaches for glass. In 2015 Liz was diagnosed with breast cancer and in 2016 it metastasized to her brain at which time her oncologist told her she had to find something to do with her hands. Hence Liz’s Sea Glass Art was founded and she began designing one of a kind pieces from old pictures frames and windows with beach glass, shells, stained glass and other mediums. She has been a featured artist on Fox 8 New Day Cleveland. She is her happiest when looking for beach glass. She is now a Beast Cancer Warrior.
Located in Harrison Maine, sea glass jewelry designer Beth Frechette of Mainely Sea Glass offers a wide array of beautiful sea glass jewelry. Each piece is handcrafted with fine and sterling silver, we use only the finest, as found, sea glass from the coast of Maine and from around the world.. We have one of a kind necklaces, earrings, bracelets, and rings. Custom orders are always welcome!
Betsy O’Reilly started New Beginnings Sea Glass after many years of helping her son who was born with a life-threatening craniofacial condition. She found solace at the beach hunting for sea glass. Searching for sea glass relaxed her, centered her, restored her perspective, gave her hope, allowing her to be all she could be for her family. As part of her continued “therapy”, Betsy began creating designs within picture frames and windows utilizing the sea glass, shells, and driftwood she found along the Connecticut beaches – the end result being unique beach cottage style decor.
Marooned Crab Creations, LLC specializes in small-scale jewelry made with sea glass, shells, and pearls. My inspiration comes form the shapes, colors and textures found in nature. I utilize a variety of jewelry-making techniques to combine natural objects with gemstones and precious metals. My goal is to enhance the natural item while maintaining simplicity of design.
Ophiuroidea “The O” in St. Michaels, Maryland, has always been in love with the beach. It started as a child, a beachcomber at a very young age, Kim loved the coastal life. Ophiuroidea showcases unique and handcrafted coastal items, mermaid art, genuine sea glass jewelry, coastal furniture & home decor, handcrafted pottery, and more. Kim’s love of beachcombing for sea glass, shells and driftwood along the ocean and Chesapeake Bay’s shorelines, led to creating and hosting the Eastern Shore Sea Glass and Coastal Arts Festival held yearly in St. Michaels, Maryland. Kim is the current President of NASGA.
Kim Hannon, owner of Ophiuroidea “The O” in St. Michaels, Maryland, has always been in love with the beach. It started as a child, a beachcomber at a very young age, Kim loved the coastal life. Ophiuroidea showcases unique and handcrafted coastal items, mermaid art, genuine sea glass jewelry, coastal furniture & home decor, handcrafted pottery, and more. Kim’s love of beachcombing for sea glass, shells and driftwood along the ocean and Chesapeake Bay’s shorelines, led to creating and hosting the Eastern Shore Sea Glass and Coastal Arts Festival held yearly in St. Michaels, Maryland. Kim is the current President of NASGA.
The woman behind Palindrome Sea Glass Jewelry started life after college as a software engineer in Southern California. Three children and an ex-husband later, Sue Jones lives in New Hampshire and spends as much time at the beach as weather will allow. Classes in polymer clay, beading, and silversmithing were a somewhat skewed but natural progression to sea glass jewelry. Clean lines, symmetry when possible; Sue believes the sea glass should speak for itself.
As a child Gabriella loved watching migrating Gypsies coming over in her town and fixing broken jewelry or creating new ones. She spent hours watching them and was fascinated. Moving from Transilvania to Eastern Shore in US was quite a change. Everything beach related became an addiction. She started making jewelry without any formal classes or training. First was just wirewrapped jewelry then she learned silversmithing techniques. She loves making jewelry with sterling, fine and argentinium silver and she uses shells, semiprecious gemstones and only genuine sea glass to create her designs. Something for every taste and budget.
Who can resist the cool things you find on the beach? Sue Lemmons and Cheryl Eashum sure can’t! Growing up, the sisters spent summers camped along the Atlantic Ocean and Delaware Bay. They loved it all – fishing, clamming, crabbing, canoeing – and of course- beachcombing. For them, it was just the beginning. Six years ago, we started wrapping sea glass to add to their seashell craft line. They dug out our old glass, taught themselves to wrap and they have been making jewelry ever since. It has become their passion. They offer unique jewelry for women, men and kids, decorative sea glass art, adorable sea glass angels and pirate and special event jewelry. For them, sea glass is a way of life! Check them out on Facebook!
Jane Claire McHenry is a Massachusetts native who spent many childhood summer days at her grandparents’ summer home in Wareham, the gateway to Cape Cod, where Jane and her grandmother, Emily, would walk many miles along the beach picking up sea glass along the way and saving it in jars placed on windowsills where the light would reflect its kaleidoscopic hues.
In 2008 Jane left her publishing career of 25 years to follow her artist’s dream. Happily, the result of this lifestyle change is the successful enterprise, Sea Glass Jewelry by Jane. This began a journey to turn what was once a passionate hobby into a thriving artisan business that she shares with her husband. Jane’s artistic process begins with the quest to find the core elements of the sea glass jewelry designs, the sea glass gems themselves. To find the best specimens she and her husband continue to travel to Puerto Rico, Bermuda, California, Hawaii and other destinations, spending countless hours on rocky shores looking for the most perfect pieces.
Each of Jane’s sea glass jewelry designs is inspired by the shape, size and color of the glass. Jane has a special affinity for beautiful, rare sea glass, using these gems in her designs and adding little or no embellishment. Her artistic leaning is to “let the sea glass be the star.”
*Sells loose genuine sea glass.
Sea Ginny’s Beach Jewelry journey began on the beaches of the Jersey Shore in 2003. The sea glass used in our unique jewelry is carefully chosen from beaches around the globe. Sea Ginny’s jewelry designs are drilled with precision and are hand created with fine silver made with PMC (precious metal clay) that adds a unique one-of-a-kind touch to each jewelry design. Sea Ginny specializes in earrings, bracelets, necklaces, and we also offer unique holiday pins and ankle bracelets.
Sharon DeAngelo’s award-winning line of coastal bracelets, necklaces, and more. Authentic, hand-crafted sea glass jewelry, from the shores of New England to your doorstep. Home of the original Leather Wrap Bracelet. Stop by Sharon’s online store, Sea Glass by Sharon, to browse her jewelry collection, or follow her on Instagram to see the latest seaside finds and designs.
Bruce and Gail Barton, owners of Sea Glass Designs, have been in business for 15 years. Their jewelry features rare pieces of authentic sea glass and pottery that they find in the Abaco Islands. The jewelry is all handcrafted using sterling silver, fine silver and gold. Bruce’s engineering background carried over to designing invocative jewelry capitalizing on the use of light and sea glass. He creates bezels that reflect light back into the sea glass enhancing the beauty of the sea glass.
Suzanne Hunter, Sea Glass Grotto, has been collecting sea glass on the lower New Jersey Cape her whole life. Her love of Sea Glass started with her Grandmother in the mid seventies and turned into a business 10 years ago. Her passion for wire working progressed into silversmithing and she strives to create enduring pieces that will be loved and handed down for generations.
Sea Glass Heart Art began in 2009 in Madison, Ohio on Lake Erie. Stephanie Swain, has been collecting sea glass for years and then in 2009 she started creating her sea glass art. Stephanie create mosaics, cards, ornaments and small pictures to sell at festivals, online and boutique stores. The mosaics are her passion; from the design to attaching each piece of sea glass, one piece at a time, until the art work is completed.
The frames for all of Stephanie’s mosaics are also handmade by my husband, Barry. Presently you can find her artwork at art festivals and online on Etsy.
The Sea Glass Journal, an online magazine for sea glass collectors, artisans and those who are just plain curious about sea glass. Learn more about the history of sea glass, some of the world’s great glassing spots, craft and jewelry ideas, and interviews with other sea glass lovers.
The perfect storm of sun, surf, sand, and the heady scent of saltwater creates my own personal bliss — especially when you throw a sparkling shard of sea glass into the mix. These distinct elements have a common thread — a love of nature, of the coast, of fueling my creative drive, and the thrill of discovery. There’s nothing better. My name is Gary de Blois and I am a graphic designer, amateur photographer, budding jewelry maker, and a lifelong beachcomber. My sea glass collecting hobby weaves together all these passions.
All who love the ocean revere its mysteries and allure. Sea glass is part of that. Being a stained glass artist, John Yurosko of Sea Glass Lamps & More found that his first piece of sea glass united his love of the sea with a time-honored craft. Using shards of genuine sea glass, John has crafted unique, original lamps. Glass pieces which ended up in the ocean were altered by the waves and tides as only nature can, transforming sharp, ill-defined shards into rounded, smooth objects with a characteristic patina. He has chosen to combine his love for glass and the sea to construct sea glass lamps focusing the nature-modified beauty of glass into one of a kind creations. Each lamp is custom designed and truly unique, no two are alike. Drift wood, which he also collects, further complements many lamps into nature’s art. Your own sea glass can be made into a custom lamp, to your specifications, and displayed in your home, office or business. What better way to exhibit your own sea glass for all to enjoy!
Sea Glass Searchers Club is a beachcombing boutique from author/photographer Cindy Bilbao. She carries unique beach inspired gifts like her Tide Washed t-shirts and Sea Glass Card Game.
The husband and wife team of Peter and Fran Mueller share a passion for crafting sea-themed jewelry. Their company, Sea Goddess Treasures was inspired by their daughter’s love of mermaids and continues to be inspired by the natural beauty found in the oceans. Fran, a lifetime artist and a graphic designer by trade, is skilled at creating color combinations and loves working with sea glass and Shiva shells. Her signature pieces are wire crochet necklaces. Peter, more detail oriented, creates steampunk pieces utilizing watch parts and sea glass.
SeaWitch Jewlz offers offers a unique & whimsical edge to her sea glass jewelry. Cheryl Besegai, has worked 20 years in the jewelry industry and is both GIA & Diamond certified. Pair that with 30 years of beachcombing on the southern shores of Massachusetts and it’s a perfect match. Cheryl is an out of the ordinary designer who loves all things dark and found in nature, kick in some steampunk style and she’s sure to delight your inner child. SeaWitch Jewlz uses only Mother Nature to tumble her genuine sea glass and upcycled materials. Each piece is handcrafted one piece at a time.
Some people’s passion for sea glass goes beyond collecting—they use it to create something of beauty. Carole Lambert, C.S. Lambert, author of Sea Glass Chronicles and many more sea glass books, gives us a unique peek into the studios of those who do everything from gathering and amassing sea glass mulch for landscaping to designing stained-sea-glass windows. Carol’s books will arouse a renewed sense of wonder in those who already possess a passion for sea glass and win legions of new sea-glass devotees.
César’s love for this craft stems back to when he was a child growing up in Puerto Rico. Of the many fond memories he had of the island, one he cherished the most was getting up in the early morning and combing the beach with his mother to find sea glass and pieces of pottery. When he was a bit older, he started making jewelry and other art as a hobby; at the time it was just something to enjoy himself with and started Silver Coqui Sea Glass. Now, many years later, he’s delighted to be able to combine two of his favorite childhood pastimes into a small business. Each piece of sea glass that he uses has been hand-picked by either him or his family on their beautiful beach in Puerto Rico, which gets affectionately crafted into a fine piece of art. He hopes you enjoy these simple gifts of the island as much as he has.
Wendy Garver is the owner of Silverwhimsies Jewelry. She is very passionate about creating unique and special pieces for people who want something a little bit different. If we had to describe her jewelry we would say it’s very organic. Leaving the sea glass in its original sea tumbled state is essential to how she designs her jewelry. Unlike gems and cabochons, sea glass has little nooks and crannies that the bezel folds in to creating uneven, gnarly shapes. Another important element in her jewelry designs is the use of scrap silver. She melts down whatever scrap silver she has then she hammers, flattens and shapes the silver so it echo’s the lines of the sea glass. She never knows what she’s going to end up with until the piece is finished. Each piece of Silverwhimsies Jewelry is one of a kind.
Dennis & Chris Ann Buday of Sunsport Canvas are lifelong boaters who live along the Allegheny River. Their love of all things water prompted them to start a business in 2014 after seeing folks with plastic bags beachcombing. They set out to find the best materials to use, and decided to personalize each bag, something they had never seen made available to the beachcombing population.
Surfside Sea Glass creates unique designs in genuine sea glass jewelry including pendants, bracelets, earrings, rings and more. All pieces of sea glass used are genuine, flawless, jewelry-grade and ocean-tumbled. I handpick my sea glass off of the sand myself – spending countless days throughout each year on beaches around the world from Puerto Rico to California, Bermuda, Panama, England, Ireland and beyond to bring these pieces to you. This is especially important with sea glass pieces as I am able to give you the origin of the sea glass. Therefore, the unique history of each piece can be surmised back to a specific time-period and original form. History is as important as beauty to sea glass. My love of history is a big part of why I love sea-glass collecting. Remember, all of my pendants, bracelets, rings and pairs of earrings have that added touch of quality and handcrafted love.
Beverly Vinch grew up in Lakewood, OH on the shores of Lake Erie, and has been picking beach glass and shipwreck pottery since the 1960’s. She started making jewelry and silversmithing over 25 years ago and realized she had a huge supply of something that was not only historic, but really cool and recycled. Washed Ashore Jewelry was formed in 2010 and has been doing art shows and festivals for the past 10 years in North Eastern Ohio.
*Sells loose genuine sea glass.
West Coast Sea Glass use only genuine, ocean tumbled sea glass. We have traveled many of the world’s oceans taking great pride in beach combing for the sea glass ourselves. This way we are able to offer some of the finest and rarest sea glass and beach glass in our handmade, artisan jewelry. This journey, matched with decades of jewelry experience and a full serve silversmithing studio is where or alluring ocean gems and jewelry design beautifully intersect. West Coast Sea Glass uses its vintage collection in beach themed, original designs. We have been actively involved in the world-wide sea glass community for over a decade and work hard to maintain a strong role in educating the public about genuine sea glass and its history. We also pride ourselves on employing eco-friendly business methods like our use of recycled silver and our adherence to a nine step environmental commitment plan. We also seek to utilize the finest jewelry components in our designs.
Mary McCarthy is Education Chair and a Board Member of the North American Sea Glass Association and Executive Director of The Beachcombing Center. She is a bestselling author, Reiki master, and lifelong journalist and editor including work for Salon.com, Washington Post, Philadelphia Inquirer, Baltimore Sun, Glassing magazine, and others. Mary’s newest venture is When’s Low Tide. Mary has lectured at American University, University of Maryland, The Writer’s Center, and currently at Inn at Perry Cabin in St. Michaels, MD. She is a mother of four, beachcomber and kayaker on Maryland’s Eastern Shore.