Hand crafted silver and sea glass jewellery, made in Yorkshire
For as long as I can remember, I’ve returned from days out at the Yorkshire coast, or family holidays with my grandparents in Devon, with my pockets full of pebbles and shells. Carefully selected beach treasure, brought home as keepsakes. I was always drawn to the sea glass - its luminosity, its texture, and the pure and simple pleasure of searching for it on a beach.
Fragments of broken bottles and glassware - age old man-made waste - that somehow or other found its way into the ocean. Naturally recycled by the rhythms of the tide, the angular shards are completely transformed, becoming smooth and rounded, and eventually wash back onto our shores like small jewels of the sea.
Using simple tools and traditional techniques, I carefully incorporate these gem-like treasures into my hand crafted jewellery. I work mainly in silver and use recycled silver in the majority of my work - the perfect complement to the sea glass and its impeccable eco credentials.
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