Sea Glass Jewelry

A look behind the scenes

Each and every found piece inspires us. Right after picking it up we immediately visualize how that piece will look as a jewelry. After every collection times we can’t wait to get back home and start working with our newly found treasures.

After thoroughly cleaning the pieces we try to cathegorize them according to size, shape and colour. We also try to imagine what kind of jewelry they would be perfect for, so we use this in our cathegorizing system too. Some of the pieces we lay and arrange on trays, so that we can find the right shapes and colours for a particular jewellery design more easily.

FINDING PAIRS – THE (NOT SO) PERFECT MATCH

Many of our jewelry creations are earrings, which needs nearly identical glass pieces. Since nature creates unique shapes from glass, it can be easily said that finding the perfect pairs is almost the hardest part of making sea glass jewelry! We need to go through all the pieces again and again, sorting them on trays and trying to match them according to size, shape, colour and thickness. Still none of the pairs will be 100% perfectly matching, but we try to pair them in a way that they look harmonious and complementing each other in one way or another.

DESIGNING AND CREATING THE FINISHED PIECE

We try to create original designs in different styles, from simple hoops to tribal or bohemian designs. Whatever the final design is, most of the time we use solid copper and brass to create the metal parts of the earrings, because these metals blend so harmoniously with the soft colours and sea-thumbled surface of sea glass. Some of our earrings are made with sterling silver hooks or earposts, which are a perfect choice for those who have metal sensitivities. On our product pages we always describe what type of metals we used for making that particular jewellery. Most of the time we apply patina on the surface of the metal that gives it a more unique look. The appearance of the patine can change in time though, so we protect it with a finishing layer of jewellery varnish or wax, to enhance the lifetime of the patina.

Art of Nature | Contemporary Jewellery
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Art of Nature | Contemporary Jewellery
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Art of Nature | Contemporary Jewellery
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Art of Nature | Contemporary Jewellery
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