It can take a long time to find just the right sea glass to make a perfect pair of earrings. Decades of natural tumbling on ocean tides can turn scrap glass into lovely frosted gems, perfect for making beautiful pieces of jewellery which are both rare and precious. It is easy to see why these alluring gifts from the sea are sometimes called ‘mermaid tears’. Almost all the sea glass in my jewellery has been hand-collected by me and my partner, Clive, from the beautiful beaches of Northumberland.
My passion is to make sure that the right piece of jewellery reaches the right person and I’d be delighted to help you with your choice and to answer any questions you may have. Please just get in touch and we can take it from there. All my jewellery is wrapped in sterling silver and 14k goldfill wire and earrings are mounted on sterling silver hooks. All are gift-boxed, with an information card about the stones, and how to care for your jewellery.
I have made every effort to reproduce colours faithfully but some minor variations may occur occasionally. Please note that all sizes are approximate and prices do not include postage and packing.
Fossil Shark’s Tooth
Few things represent the element of water as dramatically as shark’s teeth, which are considered to be extremely powerful talismans of protection and strength. Fossilised shark’s teeth are believed to pack an even greater punch, as fossils assist us in the quest for transformation and personal growth. These particular fossils are 55 million years old, from sharks which patrolled the seas off North Africa. Otodus Obliquus was a 15-tonne, 10-metre-long precursor of the modern Mako shark. These fascinating pendants are accented with either a black Tourmaline bead (for additional protection) or a star-cut Tiger’s Eye, for confidence and clarity of thought. The pendants are 5.5cm-6cm long, 3.5-4cm wide and supplied on a leather necklace cord with silver-plated clasp. They cost £20. Red Sea Pottery
I don’t often find red pottery shards on my beach-combing expeditions in Northumberland, so turning these lovely little pottery shards into easy-to-wear pendants was a real joy. The pottery has been tossed around on the tides long enough to create smooth edges, with delicate white borders. Each has been highlighted with an irregularly-shaped white freshwater pearl. Choose from (from left): abstract; red stripe; red and green. The pendants are 4-4.5cm long and 1.5-2cm wide and cost £25. Lindisfarne Oyster Shell and Pearls
I have cut and polished this Lindisfarne oyster shell to make the most of its beautiful natural lustre. It is highlighted with a round, white pearl and finished with another statement pearl at the top. Oysters remind us of the importance of having a strong anchor so we are not buffeted by everything that’s going on around us, while pearls are symbols of beauty and peace. This deceptively simple, elegant, statement pendant is 9.5cm long and 4.5cm wide, and costs £59. Blue Sea Pottery
There’s nothing moody and plenty that’s cool about these lovely blue shards of sea pottery. They have all been tossed around on the tides for long enough to form these lovely shapes with soft, rounded edges and delicate white borders. Each has been accented with an irregularly-shaped white freshwater pearl. Choose from (from left) willow pattern; blue ripple; blue flower. The pendants are 4-4.5cm long and 1.5-2cm wide and cost £25. Green Sea Glass and Pearl
This deep green piece of Northumberland sea glass has been worn smooth by decades of being tumbled by the tides. The hole I’ve drilled has been finished off with a sterling silver grommet and the pendant is accented with a lovely, irregular freshwater pearl. I think sea glass reminds us that beauty can be found in the most ordinary places, and pearls are said to help stabilise the emotions, fostering relaxation, an easy flow of feelings and sensitivity to others. The pendant is around 4cm long and 1.5cm wide. It costs £25. Complementary earrings are also available (see below). Eye of Shiva
This stunning natural gem is patterned by the sea and associated with wisdom. It is actually the protective ‘trap door’ of the shell of the Turban Sea Snail and is found on the sea bed in the tropical waters of Thailand and Indonesia. The shell is said to represent the third eye of the Hindu god Shiva, suggesting wisdom, enlightenment and protection. This lovely gem is also known as ‘mermaid’s money’ and is said to bring luck to fishermen. The pendant is 5.8cm long and 3cm wide and costs £50. Complementary earrings are also available (see below) Aqua Sea Glass and Grey Pearl
This is probably one of my favourite pieces, because it has a soft, organic feel to it which is a perfect reflection of the sea. The lovely pale aqua of the glass is complemented beautifully by the grey pearl. Pearls are said to help stabilise the emotions, fostering relaxation, an easy flow of feelings and sensitivity to others. The pendant is 6cm long and 2cm wide. Price £38. Sea Pottery with Pearl and Sodalite
This highly unusual piece of pottery has been worn smooth naturally by the tides, hand-collected from the beach, drilled and decorated with a sterling silver starfish charm and beads of freshwater pearl and sodalite. Sea pottery is connected with the element of earth, while pearl and sodalite are connected with the element of water. The pendant is 5cm long and 2cm wide. Price £25. Mussel Shell and Mermaid Beads
This natural mussel shell has been collected and drilled by me, and decorated with a silver bead. The glass beads inside the shell have been especially chosen to represent the colours of the sea and are suspended from a short length of silver chain to give them movement. The pendant is 6cm long and 2cm wide. Price £10 (chain not included). ‘Toffee Drop’ Sea Glass
OK, so ‘toffee drop’ may not be an official sea glass description but this lovely rich colour just reminded me of melted toffee. I have used some 14k goldfill in this wrap, to complement the richness of the colour, and the whole piece has a free and unrestrained feel to it. The pendant is 6cm long and 3cm wide. Price £38. ‘Mermaid Tears’ Sea Glass with Bead Banner
This statement piece is 10cm long and 4cm wide and looks fabulous on a long piece of cord or ribbon. The glass is an almost perfect oval in pure white and the banner features silver, sodalite and amethyst beads. Sodalite and amethyst are both associated with the element of water and together they are believed to be very calming, easing the over-active mind and helping to dispel fear, anger and anxiety. Price £40. Red Sea Pottery and Heart Charm
This piece of pottery has been washed smooth by the tides, collected from the beach, drilled and decorated with a sterling silver bead and sterling silver heart. The pendant is 5cm long and 1 cm wide. Price £20 (chain not included). ‘Under the Sea’ Sea Glass
I’ve called this quirky little pendant ‘under the sea’ because the shape reminds me of a fish or even a submarine. I’ve mirrored the shape in a silver frame to enhance it, and some 14k goldfill wire gives it a little extra sparkle. The pendant is just over 4cm long and 5cm wide. Price £35.
Green Sea Glass and Pearls
These delicate sea glass earrings have been accented with sterling silver daisies and round, white freshwater pearls. They are designed to complement the green sea glass and pearl pendant above. The earrings are 3cm long and 1 cm wide. They cost £16. Freshwater Pearl
These freeform ‘splash’ earrings are made with freshwater pearls, which are traditionally associated with love and, of course, the element of water, which rules intuition and the emotions. Pearls are believed to help stabilise the emotions, promote relaxation to help create an easy flow of feelings, acceptance of change, and sensitivity to others. The earrings are 4.2cm long and 2.2cm wide. Price £20. Eye of Shiva
These gorgeous Eye of Shiva shells have been complemented with white freshwater pearls to make them perfect either for dressing up or for a relaxed beach boho vibe. The shell is said to represent the third eye of the Hindu god Shiva, suggesting wisdom, enlightenment and protection. This lovely gem is also known as ‘mermaid’s money’ and is said to bring luck to fishermen. The earrings are 4cmm long (excluding wires) and 1.5cm wide. They cost £18.