Chesapeake Bay Sea Glass Collection
The sea glass used in this jewelry was collected by me on the western shore of the Chesapeake Bay in Maryland between 2019-2021. It is authentic sea glass. Each piece of sea glass is unique with shapes and imperfections caused by decades of tumbling naturally in the Bay.
This collection is available at Lady’s Island Marina Store in Beaufort, SC. https://photos.app.goo.gl/fkZd2kQKjo5QsJfK8
The proceeds (above material costs) will be donated to The Beachcombing Center in Tilgham, MD. The non-profit’s mission is to educate the world about all aspects of beachcombing, preserve a world-class collection for the public to explore and enjoy, and increase awareness about coastal erosion and marine debris.
Q : What are the earwires made of?
A: Silver-plated brass. I cannot guarantee they are hypoallergenic.
Q: What is the wire used for wire-wrapping?
A: 20 gauge silver-plated craft wire.
Q: How do you grade or classify your sea glass?
A: I make my best estimate using Richard LaMotte’s book, “Pure Sea Glass”.
Q: Do you have other jewelry items?
A: I often have a few pieces made up. Contact me for what’s available.
Q: Can you make a piece for me?
A: That depends. I collect sea glass as I travel full time on our boat and have a limited supply. Contact me with questions.
Q: Can you make jewelry from sea glass I found?
A: That depends. If we can arrange to see the sea glass and you aren’t on a tight timeline, I would consider making a piece.
Q: I have a question/concern about the piece I bought.
A: Let me know and I’ll see what I can do.
Q: What sea glass resources do you use?
A: I like several online resources:
The Beachcombing Center – https://thebeachcombingcenter.org/
The Sea Glass Journal – http://www.seaglassjournal.com/
Beach Comber Magazine – https://www.beachcombingmagazine.com/
Dr. Beachcomb – http://www.drbeachcomb.com/index.html
North American Sea Glass Association – https://seaglassassociation.org/