I am an interior designer inspired by the sea to create one of a kind Sea Gem jewelry. The summer sea breeze is captured in each piece of glass then transformed into beach art to wear everyday. What could be better than taking the beach with you wherever you go? Come on in the water is fine!!!
I love the beach!! The waves, the sand, the rocks, and the sun - when it's out. My perfect day is strolling along the beach with the sand between my toes while the sun slowly falls into the sea. I grew up in the Pacific Northwest and Southern California. The beach was my favorite spot as a kid, whether it be in the San Juan Islands or Zuma 6.
10 years ago we started camping in the summer along the coast of Washington. This renewed my childhood love of the beach. I can still sit for hours watching the waves waiting for the sunset. It’s my happy place.
My friend Sue introduced me to sea glass. Her family could spend hours searching for tiny shards amongst the rocks. After the first piece I was hooked. We would have a contest each time to see who could find the biggest blue piece. Sometimes the winner won an ice cream. This could keep the kids busy for hours.
Soon I had jars of glass in my house. I love all the colors of the beach! A beach theme started in my half bath and moved into the family room. Sea glass inspired my decor at home and my collection of sea glass or should I say the abundance of sea glass inspired me to create my unique jewelry designs. My friend Anne of Chickie Poo made beautiful jewelry soldering glass. One day I thought, Why couldn’t I do the same thing with sea glass? Anne was kind enough to give me a lesson.
After much trial and error my craft was born. I can make beautiful jewelry out of the wonderful sea gems found on the shore.
My designs are inspired by the sea and by fashion. Sea glass truly is a Gem from the sea, tumbled 30-50 years, or more, by the power of the ocean crashing on the rocks and sand. Each piece is unique and stunningly beautiful. To me sea glass is a treasure discarded as trash then transformed into a lovely Gem of the Sea.
Keep your toes in the sand!
Sea Gem Studio
P.S. All of the sea glass jewelry in this post can be found in the "Beach Artisan" category on the Caron's site: http://www.caronsbeachhouse.com/servlet/the-Beach-Artisan-Creations-cln-Sea-Glass-Jewelry/Categories