The International Sea Glass Association (ISGA) offers Professional Memberships to enable sea and beach glass artisans to connect with sea and beach glass enthusiasts and collectors, to promote genuine sea and beach glass, and to support the mission to educate the community about genuine sea and beach glass. These small businesses and artisans create beautiful work inspired by the treasures they find on the beach.
Learn more about the art, beachcombing stories, and lives of our 2023 Professional Members by visiting their websites, shops, and social media pages through the links on this page.
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2023 ISGA Professional Members
❤️ Offers a discount to ISGA members
✳️ Sells genuine loose sea or beach glass
2nd Time Glass by Wendy Craig
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.
Acorn Beach Glass ❤️
Acorn Beach Glass and Artistry creates bounique artwork, jewelry, candles, wine bottle toppers, glass charms, and more. Using only authentic Great Lakes beach glass and other natural elements, found along the shoreline. We would love to create that one-of-a-kind piece for you. New this year; we have added a custom line of beach glass-themed mugs, coasters, and other imprinted gifts. Please visit our website and thank you so much for supporting our small business..
Art of Sea Glass
Aileen Cabral of Art of Sea Glass has been enamored with art in every form. She takes great joy in learning and embracing new artistic mediums. From a very early age Aileen began painting with oils and ever since then she has embraced every chance to color her life with the art that brings such pleasure to others. When Aileen first heard about precious metal clay she was intrigued and searched out all the information she could find until she had taught herself to create stunning jewelry out of it. She then embedded her other great joy, of collecting sea glass, into the silver and produced her best selling item, sea glass jewelry. Aileen began selling her sea glass jewelry at art shows, galleries, and boutiques, and then expanded into online sales, which has been a great success. For over 15 years, Aileen has created and sold over 8,000 pieces of her unique, one of a kind, sea glass jewelry.
Bay State Sea Glass
Bay State Sea Glass is a family business that creates and sells handmade natural sea glass rings, bracelets and necklaces.
Our sea glass jewelry is made from natural sea glass that we have found or purchased from sea glass vendors and are all surf tumbled.
Our silver jewelry is made from fine and sterling silver. Our heirloom-quality line of gold sea glass jewelry is made from solid 18K gold for necklaces and rings and solid 14K gold chains.
Do you love the beach and ocean? Take a little bit of it with you wherever you go with one of our timeless pieces. They are made to the highest quality to last a lifetime and be passed on to future generations.
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.
Beach Glass Bingo
We are Rex Nockengust and Gene Allen of Beach Glass Bingo. Our handmade jewelry using sea glass and other beach finds make great gifts. If you use the code 15buyart at check out you’ll receive 15% off and shipping is included. Our goal is to make beach glass jewelry that is artistic and fun to wear evoking a memorable day at the Beach. email@example.com
Beach Glass by Tracy – Broken Beauty ✳️
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 Northeast Ohio offering our beach glass selections.
Beachcombing Magazine ❤️
Beachcombing magazine is devoted to beachcombing, sea and beach glass, seashells, beach rocks, beach fossils, historical finds, ocean conservation, beach vacations, coastal decor, beach jewelry, and more. Our readers are passionate about beach and sea glass, mudlarking, beach destinations, and unique art and products made from beach finds. Each issue of Beachcombing magazine brings you the stories you love about beachcombing and beach life. Beachcombing magazine also creates accessories, stickers, books, and more for beachcombers. Our community includes sea glass hunters, jewelers, artists, shell collectors, mudlarks, and rock hounds who share their stories and photos in the magazine. Through Beachcombing Club, Beachcombing magazine brings beachcombing experts and enthusiasts together in a video speaker series and live online events.
Bead Boutique – Tricia Hall ✳️
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.
Bling Beach Glass Windows ❤️
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!
Sharon Brubaker, Author
Sharon Brubaker is a mystery novelist. Her stories have a touch of romance, magic, and are inspired by real locations. Sharon loves sea glass and in her new book, Tides of Blue, she ties her love of sea glass with love, murder and adventure. Touching sea glass is touching history. Finding a shard begins a new history in the finder’s life. Follow the trail of a cobalt blue poison bottle and its shards once it’s tossed into the river after a devastating event of life, love, and murder in 1870. The bottle wends its way to the Chesapeake Bay where it shatters. The shards of blue ride the tides to become the history of other loves and other lifetimes in 1918 and the present day. Sharon enjoys making jewelry with her sea glass finds from the Chesapeake Bay.
By The Sea Jewelry ✳️
Linda Jereb is one of the founding board members of the NAGSA. She has been a leader in the sea glass community for over 30 years, educating consumers about genuine natural sea glass. By The Sea Jewelry is a full time company with hundreds of online ready to ship handcrafted pieces. Since all sea glass pieces are unique, Linda was the first artist to individually photographed and describe each and every piece of jewelry she offers. She has originated phrases and terms that are widely used such as “Genuine Sea Glass”, “Reverse Gem”, “Worn By Waves Recycled By The Sea” and “Sea Glass is JUST GLASS, like diamonds are JUST ROCKS”.
Linda has been fortunate to have appeared on Local and National Network TV, national newspapers and several magazines including Coastal Style, Beaches Magazine, and Coastal Living. She is also the founder of the worlds largest non agenda sea glass community Seaglasslovers, now exclusively on Facebook. She resides in North Carolina with her husband Jim and her furry best friend Ben.
Cape Cod Gypsea
Kaya Alexandria Worthington specializes in creating jewelry using genuine and historical sea glass. “I love working with the natural shapes and textures created by what was once tossed out, and returned to the shore by the ocean after decades of gently tumbling across the ocean floor. I have been self-taught by trial and error, 10 years ago. Designing jewelry gave me the creative challenge I was looking for. Most of my creations are inspired by the beauty around me and then quickly transferred through my hands, typically with no rough draft before it’s created. I am happy to have finally found what I love doing every day!” Kaya goes on to say that she has a connection with every creation and they are sometimes hard to part with, positive energy goes into every piece. It brings her great joy inside and out when someone says that a piece of her hand made jewelry has spoken to them in such a way that they wear it all the time, to feel a connection to either the sea or whatever they were feeling at the time. Her jewelry can be found at CapeCodGypsea.com
Corner of My Heart
Laurie makes sea glass art by combining watercolor painting, modern calligraphy and other natural elements to create one of a kind pieces. She is inspired by flowers, nature, and the sea to create a variety of original pieces from furniture to pillows to framed art. She also collects beach glass and pebbles from the shores of Lake Erie to design whimsical works.
Laura likes to incorporate words and quotes that speak to the soul. Her hope is that something made from the Corner of My Heart will connect with yours.
Created with Seaglass
All of Kathe Wittig’s sea glass gems are picked up on beaches, bays or where tidal rivers flow into larger bodies of saltwater along the East Coast. She has collected sea glass for over 30 years and builds most vacations around beach areas where she can collect this special glass. Kathe creates sterling silver bezels using soldering techniques and torch fired enamel findings to complement her sea glass. Her work is available at local shows in central Virginia and she accepts custom orders.
Crystal’s Treasure Box
Crystal walks the shores to collect not only treasures, but inspiration. Over the last fifteen years she has collected on the Great Lakes, Hawaii, California, Puerto Rico, and the Virgin Islands. What was once a hobby for her is now a dream job.
DMG Creations, Precious Metal Clay Beach & Sea Glass Jewelry ❤️
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.
The Erie Hound Dogs
Adam and Kayla started their business, The Erie Hound Dogs, to inform and share their love for glass hunting with the rest of the community to show that yesterday’s trash is today’s treasure! Their mission is to inform fellow glass hunters about the beauty that remains in many great bodies of water and share their passion for this hobby by making it into a business.
Frosted Trash, Natural Beach Glass Jewelry
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.
Whimsical and quirky seaglass and driftwood contrivances sourced from local New England beaches…framed seaglass, wall and ceiling hangings, mobiles, porch hangers and all manner of beach findings. You won’t believe it until you experience funky bijoux!!
Gage’s Design Studio
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.
Glass Beach Jewelry & Sea Glass Museum
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. Glass Beach Jewelry’s Sea Glass Museum is a “must see” for all ages, showcasing the beautiful treasure collected by “Capt. Cass” on Fort Bragg’s plentiful Glass Beaches. The gallery also offers fine handcrafted sea glass jewelry and art. Listed on Trip Advisor as the most popular privately owned attraction on the coast, with 20,000 visitors a year. Located in the Historic “Union Lumber Company Store” in Ft. Bragg, California.
Gull Cottage Crafts
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.
Lisa Hall Jewelry
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 ISGA possible.
Heart to Heart Design
Kyle Kochiss of Heart to Heart Design has always had a passion for art and has worked in the fashion industry, graphic design, floral and commercial design fields. She has also always had a passion for the beaches of Cape Cod. Little did she know that she would be using all of her creative experience and love for the beach to start her own business.
While walking the beach one summer she picked up a stone in the perfect shape of a heart and was intrigued enough to start searching for more. She was amazed at the abundance of these gems of nature tumbled by the sea. She loves using natural and recycled materials in her work and does not shape these stones and sea glass into hearts but uses them as she finds them keeping the design simple to expose their natural beauty.
Over the past 14 years her business has grown from simple heart shaped jewelry to include paperweights, keychains, shadowbox art and shell ornaments. She continues to find the beach an endless source of inspiration and peace.
Hali MacLaren has been a collector ever since she was a young girl. Natural specimens cover every inch of space in her studio. In 2014 she received a BFA in Jewelry and Metals from the University of the Arts and started her business HKM Jewelry in 2015. Her ocean-inspired, heirloom-quality pieces use found objects from the Atlantic shoreline. Many of her treasures are molded & cast in solid metals or hand fabricated as wearable art. She often embellishes her pieces with semi-precious gems and hints of gold. HKM Jewelry gives back a portion of every sale to various ocean conservation and clean-up efforts worldwide.
HL Sea & Beach Glass Jewelry by Holly L’Homedieu ❤️
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!
Kate Samson Design
Kate Samson Design is a California based designer who transforms precious metals, sea glass and other gems into rustic refined sea jewelry. The work is inspired by a passion for combing the coastline for that one of a kind find. Handcrafted, each singular sea jewel is wrapped in gold or silver creating unique timeless treasures. We use sustainable metal, and all jewels are found in natural surroundings. Our simplistic designs will evoke feelings of nature and balance.
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.
Following the launch of his book Pure Sea Glass in 2004, Richard was invited to speak at the first-ever sea glass festival, held in Massachusetts in late 2004. By early 2006, he helped found the North American Sea Glass Association (NASGA) and assisted with their inaugural national sea glass festival in California. He initially served as NASGA vice-president, then later as president of the association.
His well-researched book won first-place for non-fiction in 2006 from Writer’s Digest and drew media attention throughout North America from media outlets such as Parade Magazine, Coastal Living, Martha Stewart Living, Smithsonian Magazine, The Boston Globe, The Washington Post, and The New York Times as well as many regional publications. Guest appearances on the Martha Stewart show and NPR station WYPR inspired his later sequel, The Lure of Sea Glass, which captures the essence of why people collect these unique treasures.
Richard lives on the Chesapeake Bay, near Chestertown, Maryland with his wife Stephanie. He continues working for a water analysis company started by his family in 1919.
Lynne Fortin is a seasoned, traditional stained glass artisan. Her work utilizes the age-old Tiffany method of construction. Combining colorful sheet glass with her own sea glass collected along the rocky Rhode Island coast Lynne creates one-of-a-kind art for your windows.
Mainely Sea Glass
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!
Susanna Hinnawi has loved collecting glass and shells since she was a child. Even today when she finds glass that is special she feels the same joyful excitement as she did then. After years of searching she has a very large collection of sea glass collected from the Mediterranean beaches where she lives and Murano glass that she collects in the Lagoon. Some of her glass was photographed by Celia Pearson and published in The Lure of Sea Glass.
Marooned Crab Creations
Bonnie makes small-scale jewelry from seashells, sea glass, pottery shards, pebbles, and other unique coastal finds that she has collected from beaches, lakes, and rivers around the world. Bonnie uses a variety of techniques to create one-of-a-kind bracelets, rings, earrings, and necklaces: silversmithing, lost-wax casting, precious metal clay, wirework, crochet and macramé. Bonnie frequently custom bezel set her finds in precious metals and combine them with pearls, gemstones, and handmade sterling silver chain. Her focus is on letting the colors and textures of each natural item be the focus of the piece.
Skeezel Press – Mother Beach
Erie, PA native Patty Merski began writing jingles, stories and rhymes at a very young age, just for fun. In 2004 she started a publishing company, Skeezel Press, with the creation of a single title, Roaring, Boring Alice. She wrote Mother Beach to honor fond memories of summers spent at Presque Isle State Park and her Grandma’s cottage, the setting for the story and where her love of beach glass began. The specimens featured in the poem are from her personal collection. Patty and her husband, Ron live along the shores of Lake Erie and enjoy traveling and exploring coasts.
New Beginnings Sea Glass
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.
Ocean Sea Glass Creations ✳️
Eva and John Panko have been collecting sea glass for many years and their collection became so large that they decided to share their love of sea glass with others. They sell loose sea glass and also make amazing unique creations with their sea glass collection.
Ophiuroidea “The O” ❤️
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 a past President of ISGA.
Papaya Arts ❤️
Kenia Ciraulo is originally from Mexico City where she studied silversmith techniques. She moved to the United States and fell in love with Lake Erie beach glass when she moved to Western New York in 2009. Kenia started to incorporated the treasures she have found on her jewelry creations and started Papaya Arts.
Prime Hook Beach Studio
Anne Pas Burke first discovered sea glass while walking her children along the shore of Lake Chautauqua in upstate New York, warning them not to step on the glass. Still thinking it was just dangerous debris, she threw sea glass back into Delaware Bay when she encountered it along the beach outside her summer house. Then a friend showed her a collection of sea glass kept in a large bowl on a shelf, all beautiful treasures gathered just from Prime Hook Beach along the Delaware Bay, and soon she had collected several containers of worn Coke bottles, jars, and other more brightly colored jewels from the sand of Prime Hook Beach. Wanting to turn these found treasures into beautiful pieces of wearable art, she completed a year of training in metalworking from The Creative Metalworks Studio in suburban Washington, D.C. supplemented by courses in enameling, stone setting, and engraving. She has since moved her jewelry making operation to a beautiful studio near Ocean City, Maryland.
Rainbow by the Sea Jewelry Designs
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.
Rubtoys Sea Glass ✳️
Born and raised in Aguada, Puerto Rico, retired from the Puerto Rico Board of Correction, graduated from University of Puerto Rico with a bachelor degree in political science, married with Rosaura Lopez, father of three sons, and owner of a small farm. Ruben Agudo and his wife Rosie have been collecting beach sea glass in the beaches of the west coast of Puerto Rico and offering them on ebay as Rubtoys since 2005.
Sandpiper Beach Glass
Beth Mallory’s love of and need for combing the shores for beach glass on sunny days and amidst life’s storms led to the creation of Sandpiper Beach Glass in 2019. For Beth, beach glass symbolizes strength, resilience and grace. Her work is a celebration of this, and her hope is it brings joy to others. Sandpiper Beach Glass creates a variety of beach glass decor, including window art, framed art, sun catchers and more! Each piece is one of a kind and utilizes genuine found beach glass from the shores of Lake Erie and Lake Ontario.
These handcrafted, Pacific Northwest inspired art gifts envelop natural sea glass, shells, and pottery collected with joy from around the world. Each unique piece showcases glass that has transformed after swirling in salty waters for over 50 years.
Linda Schnell, an artist with arthritis, has an enduring fascination with the intersection between art and science. She recognizes like tumbling sea glass, living with arthritis can be a rough journey, reducing stress is a primary goal. Her background in engineering along with a passion for collecting beach treasures inspires Linda to create mixed-media sculptures with her signature style of layering sea glass with special beach finds. You may see Linda peacefully beach combing along Alki Beach in West Seattle, Washington, near her joyful Sea Cairns private art studio.
SeaGals Gallery of Delaware
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 and created SeaGals Gallery of Delaware. 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!
Sea Glass Compositions
Ginny Warner, also known as Ginny The Bead Lady has been creating unique sea glass jewelry by weaving beads to hold the sea glass. The use of seed beads, Swarovski crystals and pearls along with semi-precious stones and glass beads creates a piece of jewelry that is truly unique. By using her self-taught technique of weaving bezels, Ginny allows accents to let the sea glass “pop.” Collecting sea glass in Abaco, Bahamas, allows Ginny to create her “Pirate” selection from black sea glass, with some pieces over 200 years old. The clasp on most pieces also is unique with the use of a limpet shell collected in Abaco.
Sea Glass Designs
Bruce and Gail Barton, owners of Sea Glass Designs, have been in business for 17 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.
The Sea Glass Grotto ❤️
Suzanne Hunter grew up spending her summers at her Grandparents’ house in North Wildwood, NJ collecting Sea Glass and other treasures with her Grandmother. She would use these treasures to create jewelry and other art with wire and string.
Loving all things beachy and ocean related, it was a natural progression to permanently relocate to Cape May County, NJ when she was 19 years old. Her love of jewelry making and wire wrapping intrigued her to push her skills further and teach herself the art of silversmithing. Knowing many found treasures hold a special memory or meaning to her clients, Suzanne strives to create unique and enduring pieces that include sea glass, and other natural precious and semiprecious gemstones set in sterling and fine silver. One of her favorite parts about creating jewelry with a fellow sea glass hunter’s own find is hearing the stories or memories attached to the piece, and using that as inspiration to create a truly unique piece for the wearer.
Realizing that no two pieces of sea glass are alike enables her to create one-of-a-kind pieces that can be handed down for generations. She also enjoys the “community spirit” of being a member of ISGA and the Sea Glass community. This has enabled her to meet and befriend many collectors from all around the globe and allowed her to curate a workable collection of exceptionally rare or beautiful pieces from verified collectors.
Sea Glass Heart Art
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.
Sea Glass Island Girl ✳️
Jennifer Stoll started selling her beach finds more or less by accident when a good friend brought her to a sea glass festival. It was then that she discovered the sea glass community was much larger than she realized. The name Sea Glass Island Girl describes exactly where she finds her jewels. Her family has been collecting sea glass since she was a child at their family cottage on a small seasonal island in Mid-Coast, Maine. Although they have since relocated to North Carolina for the “off season,” they return to their beloved Maine island during the Summer months where they continue their daily sea glass treasure hunt.
They have a unique advantage when it comes to finding sea glass as there was a hotel that operated on the island since its inception as a summer Colony in 1898. The caretakers used a small, very rocky designated beach as their dumping grounds until the hotel sadly burned down in 1967. At that point the remaining broken dishes, glasses, bottles, etc. were thrown into the ocean one last time. With the hotel no longer there, the sea glass and pottery treasures that wash ashore with each new tide belong solely to the less than 100 seasonal private residents who care to look for them.
At Sea Glass Island Girl, their goal is to be a trusted source where jewelers, crafters, and collectors can find guaranteed authentic sea glass! Their customers are their top priority and through their products they work hard at building long lasting and meaningful relationships.
Sea Glass Jewelry by Jane ✳️
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.”
Sea Glass Jewelry and Art by Nora ❤️
Nora’s love for sea glass began several years ago when her sister-in-law shared her love of sea glass. Nora was intrigued and researched about sea glass. By the time she was done with all her research she was captivated with sea glass and could not wait to start combing the beaches and begin her own sea glass collection.
Over the years her sea glass collection got out of control so she decided to turn her sea glass collection into beautiful pieces of art jewelry that anyone could wear and enjoy for many more years to come. She has also expanded her work to include art and mosaics.
Nora handcrafts each piece of jewelry using only authentic sea glass. No two pieces are exactly alike and each is a piece of history and mystery.
Sea Glass Journal/Just Beachy Keen
Gary De Blois started Just Beachy Keen when he feel in love with sea glass. Gary uses only 100% genuine sea glass found on coastlines around the world, shaped only by nature and time, each piece of sea glass jewelry is unique.
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. I sell my sea glass jewelry on Etsy and talk about sea glass collecting on my blog at http://www.seaglassjournal.com and my Facebook page.
Sea Glass Searcher’s Club
Cindy Bilbao is an author/photographer/artist who finds inspiration in the beauty of sea glass and the peacefulness of beachcombing. Her photography, featured in her three published books, captures the serenity and peacefulness of the beach. In her beachcombing boutique Cindy has curated unique gifts for the beach and sea glass enthusiast in your life. All items come directly from her creative perspective as a lifelong nature photographer and artist.
Sea Glass and Shore
Costal inspired jewelry, art, gifts, and shore décor. Born on leap year day 1960, David Leonelli is a lifetime artisan, sculptor, chef and maker of high-quality crafts. As the only boy in a home with two older sisters, two younger sisters, and a troop leader mom, he thought he was in the Girl Scouts until he was nine years old and claims to still have a sewing badge somewhere.
Seaglass and Serenity
Our mission is to provide a relaxing beachside destination for women to experience a rejuvenating weekend connecting with other women, incorporating seaglassing, yoga, and art into the journey towards relaxation peace and balance.
Sea Goddess Treasures
My husband Peter and I share a passion for crafting sea-themed jewelry. Our company, Sea Goddess Treasures, was inspired by our daughter’s love of mermaids and we continue to be inspired by the natural beauty found in the oceans. A lifetime artist and a graphic designer by trade, I am skilled at creating color combinations and love combining sea glass with gemstones, pearls and shells. My signature pieces are wire crochet necklaces. We offer a wide variety of styles and prices. Most of my designs fall into one of two styles: ‘classic elegance’ and ‘on trend’. Currently my ‘on trend’ best sellers are my celestial and my layering necklaces. Please enjoy free shipping within the US with every purchase. We are long-time members of the International Sea Glass Association.
Sea Shimmer ✳️
Sandra has a long history as a beachcomber beginning on Andros in 1982. Upon completion of her teaching career she received formal training in silversmithing. This enabled her to marry her two passions of sea glass and jewelry design. Sea Shimmer began in 2008.
Sea West Studio
Even as an identical twin, DeeDee West knows that no two things are alike. Perhaps that’s what draws her, a Southern California native, to comb the shorelines for unique and authentic sea tossed glass that has tumbled ashore. Just as nature takes something mundane, like a broken bottle, and turns it into something beautiful, she takes these shards of glass and creates colorful and one-of-a-kind pieces of jewelry. It’s that same keen eye that allows her to capture treasures through her photography as well. Sea West Studios marries her passions for photography, painting, and sea glass hunting. All captured treasures. Endless possibilities.
Cheryl Besegai is a native-based New Englander who has been collecting rare sea treasures for over 40 years. While working in the jewelry industry since 1987, Cheryl learned many techniques from a independent bench jeweler. Afterward, she was a manager at the Sterling corporation where she attended Universities for Gemology and Diamontology, receiving certification in both. In 2015 Cheryl decided to strike out on her own and SeaWitch Jewlz was born. Specializing in gothic, whimsical, and witchy themes, her sea glass jewelry has a truly one of a kind appeal. The main focus of Seawitch Jewlz is to balance the light with the dark. When you introduce gorgeous sun kissed sea glass into dark and mystical themes, this balance is nicely achieved.
Silver Coqui Sea Glass ✳️ ❤️
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. César is the current president of ISGA.
Stacey’s Sea Glass Shop
Stacey’s Sea Glass Shop is a one woman business created from a passion for wearable and useable sea glass creations. With a BFA and a long history in the luxury retail industry, Stacey provides timeless designs that can be treasured as family heirlooms.
ST Beach Finds is a locally owned and operated business in Calvert County, Maryland. The “S” and “T” in the name stand for Steve and Tammy, the creators of each and every piece. Steve and Tammy love everything about the beach and the Chesapeake Bay. They use 100% authentic materials including driftwood, beach/sea glass, shells and fossils in their creations. Steve and Tammy’s artistic flare shines through in each one of their designs. They believe the beach and water soothes the soul and everyone needs a piece of that happiness around always. Building on that belief Steve and Tammy have kept their prices reasonable so everyone can find something they can treasure for years to come.
Still Waters USA
Still Waters USA takes innovation seriously in the ways they add sea glass to a variety of jewelry products, gifts, and home items. They are the only traveling workshop provider in Connecticut that offers six different classes that all use different ways to incorporate real sea glass.
Home of the Original Sea Glass Collector’s Bag.
Chris Ann and Dennis Buday are lifelong boaters who live along the Allegheny River in Freeport, Pennsylvania. Their love of all things water launched their mesh personalized/embroidered beachcombing bags, after seeing people on the beach, like themselves, using messy plastic bags. They felt that the beachcombing hobby deserved something special too.
All bags are designed to be hands free and made to get wet. Each is sewn and embroidered from scratch in the USA. They debuted their product at the 2014 Great Lakes Beach Glass and Coastal Arts Festival in Erie, Pennsylvania, and have been expanding ever since. They are proud to boast sales from all around the world, and receive pictures of their bags being used along the shores of freshwater lakes and rivers, as well as saltwater beaches. All bags are made of all-weather, tear resistant, fine open weave mesh. UV protected thread is used to guard against the rays of the sun. Their bags can be used to gather, wash, rinse, drain and dry your beach treasures. A freshwater rinse is recommended after each use.
SunSport Canvas has participated in a number of regional festivals and shows, and now has an online store, the “Quick Ship Shop,” with ready to ship bags. Customers may also contact them to order a personalized beachcombing bag.
Surfside Sea Glass Jewelry ❤️
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.
Virgin Sea Glass
Mary Louise Lauffer is a life-long beachcomber, who creates unique pieces with her finds. The shape, size and quality of the shards determine if they will be used in Sterling and fine silver bezeled jewelry, casual sterling wire jewelry, beachy cord wear, or in 3D Tiffany style work: panels, suncatchers, mini-sculptures, or multi-media pieces. She especially enjoys using historical glass and pottery and loves sharing her research on pieces. She collects in the VI, where lived for 40 years, DelMarVa and Maine. She lives in Lewes, Delaware, with her bottle-collector husband Carl Butler. See the YouTube video, Virgin Sea Glass Studio Tour, to learn more.
Washed Ashore Jewelry ✳️
The Vinch Family grew up in Lakewood, Ohio, on the shores of Lake Erie, and have been picking beach glass and shipwreck pottery since the 1960’s. Sisters-in-law, Beverly Vinch and Laurie Vinch, started making jewelry and silversmithing and realized they had a huge supply of something that was not only historic, but really cool and recycled. Washed Ashore Jewelry was formed in 2010 and they been doing art shows and festivals for the past 13 years in North Eastern Ohio.
West Coast Sea Glass
West Coast Sea Glass owner Mary Beth Beuke is one of the founding board members of ISGA. MB was nominated president and served for several years at the inception of the organization. The West Coast Sea Glass team has been actively involved in the world-wide sea glass community for over 20 years and has worked hard to maintain a strong role in educating the world about genuine sea glass and its history.
Traveling and collecting from many of the world’s oceans, WCSG takes great pride in beach combing sea glass themselves and offer some of the finest and rarest sea glass and beach glass in their handmade, artisan jewelry designs and a vast array of bulk sea glass for sale. This journey, matched with decades of jewelry experience and a full serve silversmithing studio is where the alluring ocean gems and jewelry design beautifully intersect. West Coast Sea Glass uses its vintage collection in beach-themed, original designs. They also pride themselves on employing eco-friendly business practices like our use of recycled silver and our adherence to a nine-step environmental commitment plan.