Pendants: Sea Glass, Shells and Sea Pottery

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’. All the sea glass in my jewellery has been hand-collected by me and my partner, Clive, from the beautiful beaches of Northumberland.

All the pendants are wrapped in sterling silver and 14k goldfill wire, and are available to purchase – please just contact me and we can take it from there. All prices include postage and packing, and sizes are approximate. Happy browsing!

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 £35.

Abalone

This abalone shell is really vibrant, with a pattern and play of colour which reflects the tides. Abalone is said to remind us that, just like the tides, life is all about change, and that change can bring beauty to our lives. The pendant is 7cm long and 3.5cm wide. Price £50.

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 £20 (chain not included).

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.

Seafoam Sea Glass

Palest green, or ‘sea foam’, sea glass is wrapped in silver and framed with lovely elegant curves. The pendant is 6cm long and 3.5cm wide. Price £25.

‘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 £30.

‘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 £35.

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 £17.

‘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 £30.


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