HOW TO WEAR GLASS
Of course sea glass jewelry exists. I’m not the only person in the world who loves the smooth, colored rocks that the ocean makes from old forgotten bottles. Why should I be the first person to think of wearing them?
Using beach glass in place of gems is a great idea. It’s unusual, it’s beautiful, and it’s recycled. I love the soft matte surfaces of the stones and the muted colors that come from years and years of being tossed around in the waves and sand.
Of course, as with any type of accessory, there’s plenty of beach glass jewelry out there that is terribly ugly or too ornate, with seahorse and dolphin charms detracting from the satisfying simplicity of the glass.
Best left alone, I say. Even pendants wrapped in wire are sometimes too much for me. There are exceptions, like this ring made from a tiny chip of tile. I know, it’s not glass, but it reminds me of some of the tile shards I’ve found and kept with my own glass fragments. Maybe someday I will wear them.
Now, it wouldn’t be fair of me to show you these pictures and not tell you where you can buy this beautiful jewelry, or at least browse through more of it. It wouldn’t be fair to you, it wouldn’t be fair to the artists who make it, and it wouldn’t be fair to me and my mission to spread beauty around.
So here’s a list of some of the artists I’ve liked so far: