Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Well the Holidays are almost here and we have been producing tons of new jewelry for you and your loved ones. We are also ready to provide with you our famed customer service with gift wrapping, personalized gift messages and fast reliable shipping.

So far we have been concentrating on our Original Wire and Deluxe Wire Bezel Settings. These are our most POPULAR settings and just featured in the November issue of Coastal Living Magazine.

Pictured Above - Our PREMIUM gift services include free gift wrapping on ANY order. Heavy top quality glossy paper and deluxe bows and a gift tag. For orders over $200 we include a jewelers Deluxe gift box and beach Santa card. All Complimentary!

Later this week we will be adding simple basic wire pieces in all colors, and styles. These settings are affordable. Our prices range from $20 and up on these secure and basic pieces.

Though we often can create similar, ultra rare and limited edition pieces are one of a kind!

Sunday, October 27, 2013

We are so pleased to announce that we have been FEATURED in the November Coastal Living Magazine.

Page 36 which predominately featured one of our Deluxe Wire Bezel pendants in vivid Aqua Blue is now in homes and on newsstands across the world.

We have been busy preparing for the release of this feature and though the original pendant has been sold, we have created MANY similar just like it.

See our AS SEEN IN COASTAL LIVING MAGAZINE section on our website for some amazing Aqua Blue sea glass pieces in our ORIGINAL Deluxe Wire Bezel setting!

To see a larger scan of the article see our Press Page!

Thursday, September 19, 2013

We are busy added new jewelry to the website.

A lot of blue sea glass earrings and pendants are online BUT they tend to sell Fast!!!

Check them out today at By The Sea Glass Jewelry

Sunday, August 18, 2013

Summer Sea Glass Bling!

Summer Ring Bling

We have just added some B-E-A-U-T-I-F-U-L genuine sea glass rings!

Check them out at Summer Sea Glass Rings

Friday, August 16, 2013

Never give up!

Never give up!

My Plumeria FINALLY has bloomed. After 2 winters of hard freezes, we did not give up on this plant. Today it FINALLY rewarded us. I also was able to get a great shot of this dragonfly in the process.

Never give up, never stop trying!

These heavenly scented flowers are used traditionally in Hawaiian leis. More info on Plumeria 

This visitor stopped by the studio today. It is unusual to get so close to one but I think he was attracted to the bright bloom and heady fragrance of the flower!

Thursday, August 15, 2013

My Personal Multies

Unsorted Seaham Sea Glass Multies

Personal Multies

I had so much fun today sorting through my personal collection of English Multicolor Sea Glass.

These pieces are works of art in themselves and I often can get distracted for hours just looking at them and holding them up to the light.

Seaham Multi sea glass is a result of colored glass accidentally getting combined in coloring crucible at an art glass factory. They were then discarded into the local rivers and sea. now they wash up on shorelines surrounding this tiny hamlet in England.

How did they come about?

Well in glass making, raw molten glass is combined with various minerals to achieve different colors. For Instance Cobalt glass uses Oxide Blue-Violet, Chromic Oxide for Emerald Green glass, Gold Chloride for Red. (for more info on glass colors, see http://geology.com/articles/color-in-glass.shtml) A coloring crucible or large vat is used to combine the flowing glass with the coloring agent. It gets built up on the sides, cools and then the crucible is cleaned an "waste" discarded. In this case, into the North Sea.

There are other types of "Art Sea Glass" both from this location and from 2 or 3 others around the world making it precious and rare. The other types of mixed color sea glass from Seaham include Pontil Pieces and flash glass (used in windows in England).

We are proud to be the first artist in American to acquire and work with these unaltered natural sea glass gems and maintain the largest collection outside of the UK. If you would like to see some of our jewelry made from these lovelies, check out our website for English Sea Glass Jewelry.

More Multi Photos

Wednesday, August 14, 2013

New Limited Edition Sea Glass Jewelry Pieces

Sea Glass Jewelry in SilverWe are busy this month working on new Limited Edition pieces set in fine and sterling silver. Pictured here is some amazing colorful flat sea glass that we have begun to set in silver. We often do larger pieces as components. This allows for changes in design to be made to the final piece. It also allows us flexibility if one of the pieces is below our standards when complete.

By The Sea Jewelry only offers the finest pieces. If a finished product is not perfect, We tear it down and start over.

You can see this piece when it is done on our Limited Edition pages. There are many already to ship if you don't want to wait!

Tuesday, August 13, 2013

22 beautiful U.S. beaches

 22 beautiful U.S. beaches - CNN.com

I am sure everyone has their favorite beach. Here are CNN's top 22. Though they missed some of my favorite sandy spots, this is a nice collection of beach locations.

My personal favorite beaches are Ocracoke, South Nags Head, Pea Island on Hatteras Island,Sebastian Inlet Beaches and Siesta Key Beach. All but Siesta beach are remarkably not overdeveloped. These beaches either restrict building heights or are mostly wild with an abundance of sea oats, sea glass and pure heaven!.

I guess I like the uncrowded areas as walking on the beach to me is a solitary pastime. Even if there is no sea glass to be found, the silence and serene beauty of an unpopulated beach is like going to church.

Saturday, August 3, 2013

Our Studio

Our Studio

Our Studio

We have just updated our Studio page with some new photos!
Check out the behind the scenes of By The Sea Jewelry

Thursday, February 28, 2013

Sea Glass Colors - Ruby Red

Ruby Red Sea Glass
1 in 5000 pieces

Red is the hope diamond of sea glass and will make any sea glass lovers day, week or year.
One of the most common sources for ruby red glass was made by Anchor Hocking Glass Corporation for both decorative household items (shown left) and in the 1950's Schlitz Beer bottle (bottle bottom pictured below with sea glass pieces). 
Anchor Hocking discovered a way to use copper to turn glass a red hue instead of the traditional gold, making the cost of producing this glass much more commercially feasible.  While Ruby Red glass has been made throughout history, Anchor hocking found a way to produce it much cheaper and available to the public.
Ruby and red glass using gold (instead of copper) dates back to the 1600's and later became known as the "Purple of Cassius." The high price which this glass commanded and the efforts needed to produce it could hardly be justified by its beauty, but the mysticism connected with gold caused the demand.
However, the Romans made gold ruby glass long before then. The famous Lycurgus Cup (pictured below), made in the 4th Century AD., contains both gold and silver. An exceptional example of the glass-making skills of the Romans, it now rests in the British Museum in London.
The secret of making red glass, lost for many centuries, wasn’t rediscovered until the 17th Century by a chemist from a glass-making family. 

While we have many pieces of Ruby Sea Glass in our collection, the Royal Ruby by Anchor Hocking is more available. Some of the jewelry pieces we have using both Royal Ruby and Ruby Reds can be found on our site. 

Genuine Red Sea Glass Earrings In Gold

See Red Earrings
Red English Sea Glass Pendant in Gold Bezel
See Red Pendants

More Examples Of Anchor Hocking Ruby Red Sea Glass

Royal Ruby Pineapple Glass

For more information on Royal Ruby glass see


Friday, February 8, 2013

Sea Glass Is For Lovers!

White sea glass heart necklace
Green Sea Glass Heart
Sea Glass is for Lovers.....

We have been busy the last few weeks creating new sea glass jewelry for Valentines day.

Some of the pieces we have added are natural unaltered sea glass pieces in the shape of a heart.

Pictured right is a green sea glass heart set in fine sterling and silver. The heart cut out from the back of the silver backplate emphasizes the heart even more!

This piece is available on our site today, but these unique pieces tend to sell quickly.

Heart shaped sea glass is an unusual find. Though many sea glass shards are found in a triangular shape, the heart pieces are much rarer.

Blue Heart - Now Online

How is the heart shape formed naturally?

Sea Glass Heart Pieces
If you have ever broken a bottle or window, remember how the point of impact radiated out through the glass. This is the origin of the triangular shape that much sea glass has. The formation of a heart shaped piece is totally random, and is where part of the top gets chipped out them smoothed by the sea.

Perfect Sea Glass Hearts
Since we do not alter our sea glass in anyway, it can take going through 1000's of pieces of sea glass to find a single heart. Some heart pieces need a bit of imagination to see the heart shape, while others are very distinct.

Below are some other sea glass heart shaped pieces I have done that have already sold.

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Ultra Rare Multi Heart - SOLD

Seafoam Sea Glass Heart - SOLD
Red Sea Glass Heart - SOLD