photo: Los Flores Island, The Azores, Portugal
As the name implies, all the sea glass, beach stones,
shells and terracotta tile pieces that I use have been found "washed up" on a variety of beaches around the world. All of the sea glass in my jewelry is surf, sand and salt-water tumbled by the ocean and mother nature. Other than hose-washed and sometimes drilled, the glass and stones are as found. Every piece is unique in color, tone, and shape-the beauty of genuine sea glass.
As a jewelry creator, I am also the ultimate recycler. In addition to beach finds, I use household items such as dishware, pottery and ceramics destined for the dustbin. And, if I find something interesting at a yard sale, it can find a new purpose in my jewelry as well. These items are also "washed up" from their original purposes. I enhance these with wire, beads and polished stones, turning them into interesting and unique jewelry.
recycle ~ repurpose ~ redesign