Join us for the First-Ever Virtual Beachcombing Festival on June 20, 2020.
If you've ever been to a beachcombing festival, you know the excitement of hearing talks from experts, seeing beautiful creations from artists and jewelers, and getting a chance to see the collections of fellow enthusiasts. With so many in-person events canceled this year, Beachcombing Magazine is creating the Virtual Beachcombing Festival to give beachcombers around the world the chance to experience the fun of a beachcombing festival—from the comfort of home.
What is a virtual festival?
On June 20th we will stream talks from a lineup of beachcombing stars right to your computer. In between talks you can browse the online booths of our awesome exhibitors, some offering discounts or live sales where they share their latest creations live on June 20th. You can visit their booths below and support these small businesses with your purchase today, on the day of the show, and for the rest of 2020. Scroll down to learn about the Virtual Beachcombing Festival Photo Contest.
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Beachcombing Festival Showroom
We are thrilled to present some of the world's most talented beach artists, craftspeople, and designers. You can visit their booths below to learn about them, and click on their links to shop or follow them online. Thank you to all of our exhibitors who are part of this inaugural event!
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Victoria Roberts, Bellingham WA, USA. The discovery of sea glass and making jewelry changed my life. I took a leap of faith in 2011 and retired early from my job as a business systems analyst so I could devote my time to making sea glass jewelry. (This also gave me the freedom to do more beachcombing.) I took a class at the Revere Academy in San Francisco and at many bead shops. I have taught jewelry making classes in California and Washington. I create elegant jewelry designs using fine silver and sterling silver. I use bezel settings on a fine silver backing or capture sea glass in a wire wrapped setting. I also create whimsical ornaments with a focus on sea creatures and my very popular angels. I accept requests for custom orders using my glass or yours! Website | Facebook
Art of Sea Glass - Aileen Cabral, Oxnard CA, USA. I’ve been creating and selling my sea glass jewelry for over 14 years now. All of the sea glass in my jewelry was hand collected from beaches around the world and set into jewelry as found. Never hand tumbled, cut, drilled or changed in any way. All of my jewelry is made with 99.9% fine silver. My jewelry designs are all original and one of a kind. Website | Facebook | Instagram
Orcas Island Sea Glass, Orcas Island WA, USA. Orcas Island Sea Glass features handmade jewelry using genuine sea glass, gemstones, fossils, and more. Enjoy timeless pieces meant to last a lifetime using sterling silver, 14k gold, and gold fill. Each piece is lovingly made by hand by Erica Lyons in her studio in the beautiful San Juan Islands in Washington State. Erica specializes in necklaces, earrings, bracelets, rings, and more! Custom work is also available. Website | Facebook | Instagram
Bruce and Gail Barton | Sea Glass Designs, Niantic CT and Vero Beach FL, USA. Bruce and Gail Barton, owners of Sea Glass Designs, have been in business for 15 years. Their jewelry features rare pieces of authentic sea glass and pottery that they find in the Abaco Islands. The jewelry is all handcrafted using sterling silver, fine silver and gold. Bruce’s engineering background carried over to designing invocative jewelry capitalizing on the use of light and sea glass. He creates bezels that reflect light back into the sea glass enhancing the beauty of the sea glass. Website | Facebook | Instagram
SunSport Canvas Freeport PA, USA. Chris Ann and Dennis Buday handcraft mesh beachcombing bags. Their goals: to make bags using top quality materials that can stand up to water and sun, with a fine mesh to keep even smallest finds safe; and to provide choices for individual customer personalities! All handsfree, these bags replace messy plastic bags. They provide Fun, Fashion, and Durability. Launched in 2014, they now create 6 bag sizes, with many patterns and text ideas. Price range: $20 - $60. Website | Facebook | Instagram
Silverwhimsies Jewelry Darnestown MD, USA. Handmade 925 sterling silver jewelry featuring genuine sea glass in a rainbow of colors. Designed and fabricated in our Darnestown, Maryland studio we’ve created artisan rings, earrings, bracelets and necklaces for people who want something a little bit different. Each piece is a one of a kind and totally unique. Website
Katie Carrin | Artisan Sea Glass Jewelry San Francisco CA, USA. I create sea glass jewelry, photography prints and notecards featuring sea glass and hand turned wooden sea glass kaleidoscopes. My jewelry designs are romantic, simple and elegant incorporating the most beautiful pieces of genuine sea glass in my collection from Northern California and Northern England. I incorporate real gemstones, pearls and metals that are either solid sterling silver or 14kt gold filled. I use wire wrapping, drilling and hammering techniques to create each unique piece. Website | Facebook | Twitter | Instagram
Ophiuroidea St. Michaels and Kent Narrows Maryland, USA. Ophiuroidea, based in Maryland, is a woman-owned small business and is home to many exclusive brands, including their Get Salty and watercolor mermaid collections. Ophiuroidea recently introduced the By The Bay Creations line, offering recycled sail totes, boats and other unique items. Website | St. Michaels Facebook | Kent Narrows Facebook | Instagram
Silver Coast Designs Portugal. Meagan at Silver Coast Designs makes ocean inspired jewelry, lighting, and home décor. In her online shop you’ll find beautiful pieces of art jewelry, each as unique as you are! Are you looking for driftwood shelves or a sea glass chandelier to create a coastal look in your home? Or perhaps a one-of-a-kind sea glass and shell pendant? Be sure to take a look at her tidepool statement jewelry, each made with unique beachcombed treasures. Available for custom orders and wholesale inquiries. Website | Etsy Shop | Instagram
Sea Glass Jewelry by Jane | Jane and Michael McHenry Islamorada, Florida Keys, USA. A simple, yet elegant design is the one aspect that has remained constant over the 10+ years that Jane McHenry of Sea Glass Jewelry by Jane has been offering beach inspired fine jewelry for sophisticated sea glass lovers. She and her husband, Mike, use only authentic sea glass in their designs and over the years they have accumulated a large collection of rare pieces. She and Mike live in the Florida Keys and summer in Newport County, Rhode Island, and they still love searching for sea glass! Website | Facebook | Instagram | Email | Newsletter
The Deep Blue Kennebunk ME, USA. Coming to you from the Coast of Maine is The Deep Blue, a quaint sea glass jewelry and gift shop in Kennebunk serving customers since 2007! Danielle’s ability to see the beauty in everything she finds on the beach directs her passion into art, jewelry, and decor. Website | Etsy Shop | Facebook | Instagram
Jessica Anderson | Low Tide Landing San Diego CA, USA. Hand-forged jewelry for life between tides. A mermaid at heart, Jessica Anderson transforms silver and sea glass into sculptural jewelry that captures the colors, textures, and movement of the kelp forest. Silver sea urchins and tiny tide pools bring the intertidal zone to life as wearable art, while abalone and pearls make a splash alongside mermaid tail rings. All pieces are created by hand using sterling silver, genuine wave-worn sea glass, seashells, and stones. Custom work available. Website | Instagram
Green Sea Designs Corpus Christi TX, USA. Emily McCauley specializes in botanical art using marine algae and coastal plants collected on the Texas coast. Out of a desire to blend her training in marine biology with her love of art, scientific presses are made to evoke natural movement and beauty from what is an often overlooked, but integral, piece of marine ecosystems. Along with prints, she also offers cards, a home decor collection, and a line of resin jewelry featuring preserved specimens for a wearable piece of the coast. Website | Facebook | Instagram | Pinterest | Twitter
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Mona Gincley | Godwinks by mona Boyertown PA, USA. In 2015 our two-year-old boxer puppy, Charlie, was diagnosed with spindiloid liposarcoma. My husband and I had spoken about Charlie's treatment plan and the financial burden. Two friends from New York, whom I met by chance, were glass collectors and a few weeks after Charlie's diagnosis I received a box of glass in the mail from them telling me to do something with it and put the money towards Charlie's veterinary expenses. I didn't know how to make jewelry, but I had good handwriting, and so my business began. I named my company Godwinks by mona because I felt this was something He had placed in my path. I have come to love beach combing and finding treasures for my next creations, envisioning what they will become as I find them! Every piece of glass, shell, pebble and driftwood I use is handpicked by myself, family and friends. My designs are simple and meaningful with whimsical messages. Each piece of art I create states on the back where the items were found. If you have a favorite quote or verse, custom work is also available. Etsy Shop | Facebook | Instagram
Hali MacLaren | HKM Jewelry West Chester PA, USA. HKM Jewelry is a brand of heirlooms for ocean lovers who strive to protect our seas. Each piece is handmade by Hali using traditional techniques and recycled fine metals. Seashells, coral and sharks teeth from the Atlantic are molded and cast into durable replicas as charms. Unique found objects like stones, shell shards and sea glass are set like gems to create one of a kind, wearable sea creatures. Etsy Shop | Facebook | Instagram
LMKacrylics Vineyard UT, USA. I describe myself as an avocational beach bum. Unfortunately, I am landlocked in the beautiful state of Utah (it could be worse, right?) I have been making beach- themed resin and acrylic items for about 2 years now. I find happiness in my beach items even when I can't visit the ocean. In my Etsy shop you will find custom and readymade items made of genuine beach finds. I hope they remind you of much-loved places. Etsy Shop | Instagram
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Seahag101 Forks WA, USA. There is definitely something special about the Pacific Northwest. The natural beauty and the warm and inviting people are an artist's dream come true. My artistic abilities coupled with sea glass has enabled me to create unique and beautiful pieces of art. I offer a broad range of one of a kind jewelry pieces made with sea glass found right on the beach. I am passionate, about my work. I strive to create quality pieces of art at a reasonable price. Custom orders always welcome. Etsy Shop | Facebook | Instagram
Aloha Sea Glass | Marylou Forrest Santa Cruz CA, USA. I have been making jewelry as far back as I can remember. Several years ago I was looking for new material to work with when I remembered a box of sea glass I'd collected in Hawaii. Aloha Sea Glass was inspired by all of the friends that I have met through my sea glass adventures. The literal meaning of aloha is “the presence of breath” or “the breath of life”. Aloha is a way of living and treating each other with love and respect, sending and receiving positive energy, and living a joyful life. Aloha is what I have found in my sea glass community. Website | Facebook | Instagram
Christine May Brand | Nature + Pigment Carpinteria CA, USA. Christine May Brand is the artist and surface designer behind Nature + Pigment. She resides and creates in the coastal town of Carpinteria; just south of Santa Barbara, CA. Inspired by the colors, plants, and animals found in nature, Christine creates watercolor and ink illustrations for everyday enjoyment in the form of stickers, greeting cards, original art, coloring pages, and accessories. When she’s not in the studio, you’ll find Christine walking the beach, soaking up the inspiration, and gathering coastal treasures along the way for her hand-painted art stones and color collections from the sea. Website | Shop | Facebook | Instagram
✅ Nature + Pigment will be live on Instagram throughout the day on June 20th. Schedule to come.
Lori Lambert | Adornament Capistrano Beach CA, USA. Welcome to Adornament jewelry designs by Lori Lambert. Sea glass is my passion and I love the thrill of the hunt and discovery of every tiny gem; each with its own remarkable color, texture and historical mystery. I have been designing with pure, surf-tumbled sea glass for over 15 years, incorporating combinations of sterling and fine silver, beach pebbles, pearls, and gemstones. I am delighted to have the opportunity to share my jewelry creations at this first-ever virtual festival and look forward to connecting with friends new and old! Etsy Shop | Instagram | Facebook | Website
Surfside Sea Glass Jewelry Colts Neck NJ, USA. Surfside Sea Glass Jewelry creates unique necklaces, earrings, bracelets, rings, and earrings that highlights genuine, ocean-tumbled sea glass that's been lovingly hand-collected from beaches in England, California, Puerto Rico, Ireland, and New York. Website | Etsy Shop | Facebook | Instagram
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Signeture Line Livonia MI, USA. I design and create one-of-a-kind sterling silver and sea glass jewelry. Each and every piece in my collection has been handmade by me, with a passion for creating wearable art! The beach/sea glass I use is genuine, surf tumbled and jewelry quality from around the world. My designs are original, one of a kind and unique. Please feel free to convo me with any questions. Etsy Shop | Facebook | Instagram
EJM Designs Chicago IL and Dunedin FL, USA. More than 20 years ago I started searching beaches for seaglass. Over the years, it’s become an obsession! I find it fascinating to imagine the history and journey of these wave-tumbled treasures that have slowly found their way ashore. These sea “gems” are at the heart of my jewelry designs and have also inspired a collection of seaglass photo gifts and decor. Other pieces in my collection are inspired by coastal themes and by the colors of the ocean. Etsy Shop | Facebook | Instagram
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✅ EJM Designs will be Live on Facebook on June 20th at 5pm EDT.
Peblsrock Sea Glass and Peblsart Seaham, County Durham, England. At Peblsrock.uk we supply sea glass for collectors, artists and jewelry makers, and a range of pendants and earrings all made using Seaham sea glass pebls, or damaged and tiny pieces made into Rockpool jewelry. We also stock Dragon Glass from nearby Shippersea Bay. At Peblsart.uk we sell all of our guides, children's books, Trebls memory games and Pebls, the sea glass hunting board game. We also sell prints and illustrations by our illustrator Becky Bumble. PeblsRock | PeblsArt | Facebook | Instagram
Sisters Jewelry Designs Palm Springs CA, USA. My sister and I formed Sisters Jewelry Designs to create a line of sea glass jewelry and to continue beachcombing around the world. All of our jewelry features sea glass – sea glass pendants, earrings, bracelets and necklaces. We use sterling silver and 14kt gold filled wire to enhance our original designs. All of our sea glass is surf tumbled – fresh from the ocean. Website | Facebook
Seaside by Arlene | Arlene Nebbia Eliot ME, USA. Arlene finds her sea glass and beach stones on the coast of Maine. She has very deep emotional ties to the ocean and puts her passion into making her jewelry. She makes all of her jewelry by hand and welds all her pieces to make them very durable. Maine is such a beautiful place she wants everybody to have a piece of it. Etsy Shop | Facebook | Instagram
KaiPua Designs O’ahu HI, USA. JJ Caldwell has lived in the Pacific since she was age 2. She grew up in Micronesia and the Marshall and the Hawaiian islands. She has been diving for empty seashells since she was a child and started to dive for Sea Glass with her husband around 2014. They both became addicted immediately. After retiring from being an interior designer, JJ got into silversmithing and started KaiPua Designs. She creates jewelry with Sea Glass and shells she and her husband collect in Hawaii and from Sea Glass obtained from all over the world. Facebook | Instagram
Crafts by Cris, LLC | Crystal “Cris” Reed Skowhegan ME, USA. Our family enjoys spending time outdoors exploring nature. Whether at the coast, the lake, or exploring the forests and wooded trails of Maine, we often pickup unique rocks, twigs, shells, etc. In 2017 I began creating pebble art. It was the perfect way to artistically incorporate these found treasures into meaningful, keepsake pieces/art. I enjoy creating high quality, unique pieces and love when others enjoy my art as much as I enjoy creating it. Every piece is one of a kind and while similar in design, no two are the same. All of my pieces are created from pebbles/stones, driftwood/branches, seaglass, sea pottery, and shells collected from beaches, trails, and forests throughout Maine. Website | Facebook
Kurbaga Artisans by Jackie Gallagher Designs Crofton MD, USA. At Jackie Gallagher Kurbaga Artisans/Jackie Gallagher Designs Handmade Sterling/Fine silver jewelry, I use sea glass, pearls, leather, and gemstones. This allows me to create a variety of Coastal/Nautical themed designs. I strive to create affordable pieces as I believe jewelry should be art that you wear everyday. Website | Facebook | Instagram
Mint Jellies | Becky Thielbar Aptos CA, USA. An avid beachcomber since childhood, Becky Thielbar, aka, Mint Jellies, has been incorporating beach finds into her metal art since 2016. Working primarily in sterling silver, fine silver and Argentium sterling silver, she also loves her copper, brass and bronze as well. “Seriously tho,” Becky is known to say, “working with metal is pure joy.” She fabricates jewelry, metal art...wearable art and other: sun-catchers/mobiles, rearview mirror accessories...and her beach finds are the perfect accompaniment to her muse. She’s a water-baby...and being more Kelpie than Mermaid, the equine spirit will, from time to time, find her way into Becky’s work. Don’t be alarmed, it’s perfectly natural. Love and light everyone. Heart and Backbone. Etsy Shop | Instagram
Sea Glass Jewels | Christeena H. Minopetros Millsboro DE, USA. One of a kind sea glass jewelry and gifts. We are proud to say we use only genuine sea glass, collected by us, assuring you every piece has been hand picked, cleaned, and sorted by us. We also offer our sea glass calendar, note cards and gifts. Website | Facebook
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Seaglassin | Anne Marie Johnson Wisconsin, USA. My genuine, "jewelry quality" sea glass was collected by me on the beautiful shores of Prince Edward Island, Canada, where I grew up. Simplicity has always been my goal in my 10+ years of creating necklaces, earrings and bracelets. The array of colors echo my passion in using wire wrapping techniques and my popular "figure 8" design. My online business has been very successful since 2009, so this virtual sea glass festival is a perfect fit for me. Etsy Shop | Facebook | Instagram
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Janet Payne Jewelry Cape May NJ, USA. I create sea glass jewelry from ocean tumbled finds, hand picked on my daily beach walks. Freshwater pearls and sterling silver findings add a touch of simple elegance to each one of a kind piece of jewelry. Website | Facebook | Instagram
Tossed & Found Jewelry | Ingrid Lynch Honolulu HI, USA. Ingrid Lynch has always worked in the creative realm, formerly as a magazine designer and now as a jewelry designer. She’s passionate about up cycling and the ocean. So making sea glass jewelry is a perfect fit and since it’s created by the ocean, she often uses ocean themes for her creations, such as waves or urchin patterns. All designs are original and unique handcrafted jewelry, using only genuine natural sea glass that she finds in Hawaii, as well as sea glass she obtains from around the world, to bring you one-of-a-kind and small batch wearable works of art. Sterling silver + 14k gold. Website | Facebook | Instagram
DMG Creations | Dottie Gilbo Fairview PA, USA. Welcome to DMG Creations! I create handcrafted jewelry with beach glass, English sea glass, and precious metal clay fine silver. Please sit back and enjoy my beautiful beach glass and English sea glass jewelry. I have incorporated fine silver precious metal clay (PMC) in some of my designs to add elements to each piece of jewelry. Website | Facebook
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Sea Glass Searchers Club Ocean City NJ, USA. About my products: • Shop for beach and sea glass inspired gifts you won't find elsewhere • We have the popular Rip Tide Bracelets the perfect accent for your summer attire and helps The Ocean Foundation • Check out the books from author/photographer and founder of Sea Glass Searchers Club, Cindy Bilbao • Buy the Soothing Seas Coloring Kit for a relaxing, meditative experience • Grab a family sea glass card game for game nights or rainy day fun. Website | Facebook | Instagram
Step by Stepping Stones West Grove PA, USA. Recycled cushed stained glass and resin window and wall art. Every piece is one of a kind and hand crafted by Margie. I have a design for everyone! All pieces are covered with a high grade resin and are full sun friendly. Concrete stepping stones with stained glass inlay as well as custom tables. Please contact Margie via email for tables. Website | Etsy Shop | Email
Prime Hook Beach Studio | Anne Pas Burke Bishopville MD, USA. Being involved in Horseshoe Crab conservation in Prime Hook Beach, DE, I stumbled upon seaglass 20 years ago, but didn’t appreciate its historical significance and beauty. Years later I found a piece of red seaglass about the same time Richard LaMotte’s Pure Seaglass book came out and I became addicted. I learned what I could, and now regret not picking up old Coke bottle seaglass among the crabs! I believe each piece of seaglass tells a story and I try to capture it in my work. I use sterling and fine silver as well as gold-filled metals to create jewelry in my home studio located in Maryland. Item prices are market competitive and really depend upon the final outcome. I believe learning never ends and continue to take classes in DC and along the east coast. Website | Facebook | Instagram
Norwester Sea Glass | Souris by the Sea Glass Hamilton, Ontario, Canada. The Norwester Sea Glass supplies authentic quality sea glass for collectors, art and jewelry makers around the world. The genuine sea glass was hand collected on Prince Edward Island, Canada where I grew up and now enjoy my summers beach combing. One of a kind beautiful art, including mosaics, have been created using seashells, driftwood, sea glass and pebbles from our wonderful beaches. Come visit Souris by the Sea Glass where new creations appear weekly. Sea Glass brings peace, sunshine and relaxation to our world. Norwester Sea Glass Shop | Souris by the Sea Glass Shop | Facebook
New Beginning Sea Glass Stamford CT, USA. New Beginnings Sea Glass offers a collection of beach cottage decor for the beach enthusiast, with each design using authentic sea glass, seashells, pebbles, and driftwood found in Cape Cod, Connecticut, and Barbados. Website | Etsy Shop | Facebook | Instagram
Fishing Floats by Hermione Lamond Isle of Skye, Scotland. Found washed up in the shores of my Scottish island home, the Isle of Skye, these plastic floats are collected and up-cycled into unique artworks. My work is inspired by all things coastal, weather, local fishing fleet, sea birds and coastal flowers, and of course lighthouses! The floats are tough, and after a life at sea can rest on their rope work either in your home or garden as a feature. There is a collection that can be personalised for that extra special gift. Etsy Shop | Facebook | Instagram
Dune Jewelry, Inc. Hyde Park MA, USA. Dune Jewelry creates Experiential Jewelry® by capturing your most cherished memories with sand & natural elements from around the world. Handmade with Love & Sandy Hands in the USA®, Dune is the perfect time capsule for all of your travel adventures. Dune's Sandbank offers thousands of sands, and you also have the option to send your own. Dune has created a unique line of jewelry with meaning that awakens your inner adventurer, allowing you to “Live for the moment, then take it with you!"®. Website | Facebook | Instagram | Twitter
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✅ Dune Jewelry will be live on June 20th. Schedule to come.
Jackie Trimper, Sea Glass Artist Wolfville, Nova Scotia, Canada. I create sea glass mosaic art, and I encourage and teach others to create mosaic art with their sea glass. I have written a book: Windows to the Past - Creating Sea Glass Mosaic Art, as well as patterns for some of my designs. I have mosaic art kits for sale as well. I also sell my art pieces, some of which incorporate quilt art along with sea glass art. Website | Facebook | YouTube | Email
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Sea Glass Photography by Kathryn Toma Norwell MA, USA. Sea Glass Photography offers a unique selection of home décor and gifts which appeal to all that love the sea. Each photo was created with authentic sea glass, china and assorted treasures I’ve collected on the shores of the United States and Canada over many years. Along with framed or matted photos, there is a selection of gifts created with images from Sea Glass Photography. These include ceramic coasters, ceramic trivets, glass cheese boards and individual note cards. Website
Kate Samson Design Sacramento CA, USA. Kate Samson is a California based designer who transforms precious metals, sea glass and other gems into rustic refined sea jewelry. Her work is inspired by her passion for combing the coast line for unexpected discoveries. Handcrafted, each singular sea jewel is wrapped in gold and silver creating unique timeless treasures. Sea glass and metalsmithing came together after a weekend class bezel setting. Having a background in art and working many years as a graphic designer she craved working in a more tactile environment. As an avid sea glass collector pairing her love of bezel setting and the beautiful sea jewels evolved organically. Each piece of sea glass hand-picked from the beach creates unique and compelling pieces of jewelry that are symbolic of her voice as an artist. Kate Samson Jewelry | Facebook | Instagram
mendo.gems by Ann Jamgochian Mendocino CA, USA. Having the great good fortune of living on the north coast of California, I now find myself with time to roam the beach for treasures and to fuel my creative side. Early in my creative journey, I began following like-minded beach combers and artists through Instagram, many of whom have since become friends. I am inspired by our natural world and love to create whimsical and organic jewelry using a variety of techniques. I am particularly enchanted with our local red abalone shell and much of my work features bits of this vibrant rainbow-hued shell. Website | Facebook | Instagram
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Sea Zen | Connie Mattos Fort Collins CO, USA. As a Southern California native raised in a boating family, Connie Mattos spent her childhood in and on the water and countless days wandering the West Coast beaches. Her collection of sea glass is the result of over 40 years spent sifting through sand and pebbles for these treasures. While she now resides in beautiful Northern Colorado, her home away from home is the central coast of California. Connie created SeaZen out of a desire to expand her artistic endeavors and share her collection of sea glass treasures with others. In addition to sea glass, she incorporates silver, brass, copper, gemstones, pottery, and leather into her boho-inspired, one-of-a-kind creations. Etsy Shop | Facebook | Instagram
Beach Glass Bingo | Rex Nockengust/Gene Allen San Diego CA, USA. Rex Nockengust and Gene Allen were actor/singers for many years, having performed across the United States and Europe. In 1999 they moved to Hawaii, where they began collecting sea glass. They decided to do something with the beautiful pieces they were finding. They taught themselves how to make jewelry and founded Beach Glass Bingo. They now live in San Diego with their dog Jackie. Their goal is to make beach glass jewelry that is artistic & fun to wear evoking a memorable day at the beach. Website | Facebook | Instagram
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Ingrid Caduri Jewelry Santa Cruz CA, USA + The Azuero Peninsula, Panama. Ingrid here, fellow sea glass extraordinaire and designer of gold jewelry for women with a story. I just wanted to say, I see you. You’re someone who’s aligned with her inner light, self-worth, and purpose. You need a reminder of how far you’ve come on your journey. That’s exactly why I design sea glass jewelry; so you can feel inspired by your accessories and let your light shine. Find the perfect piece of jewelry to remind yourself of how special you are and how unique your journey is. Website | Facebook | Instagram
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Beachstars46 | Sherri Neale Alexandria VA, USA. My idea of retirement fun began with the memory of a stained-glass star in an art shop window. After I learned how to craft stained glass, I combined the idea with a lifelong love of beachcombing for sea glass and seashells. Available in different sizes and colors, no two are alike, and each one features a natural piece of sea glass in the middle. To bring a piece to life, just hang a Beachstar in the window and let the sun do its work! Beach Star, the book, was written by a friend, who gifted a star to her granddaughter, who then told her grandmother that the star kept her safe all night. The story is the wonderful tale about how a small trinket can play a large part in one’s life. Etsy Shop | Facebook | Email
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Tidaltreasure | Sarah and Sally Saffron Walden, Essex, England. We have a passion for sea glass which has led us to study silversmithing, in order to make beautiful sea glass jewellery from the amazing colourful glass we collect from our travels up to Seaham Beach in County Durham. Our jewellery is inspired by the sea, and and the pieces of glass we use are perfectly smoothed and frosted from many years of tumbling in the waves. Website | Etsy Shop | Facebook | Instagram
Bling Beach Glass Windows New Buffalo MI, USA. Bling Beach Glass Windows are the ultimate storage solution to display your beach and sea glass collection as an artful exhibit. Just open the top and drop in your glass. Put the window in a sunny location and all the beautiful colors could shine through like “BLING”! This engineered framed design with tempered glass and an opening top shows your glass collection with prism-like beauty. Hanging display windows have patent pending opening hardware which allows the top to be opened so you can fill it up while it’s hanging. Bling Beach Glass Windows are the ultimate handcrafted, made in America, personalized beach glass storage units. Just hang it in a window or place it on a sill and enjoy the beauty of your glass collection or other beach treasures as the sun shines through. Website | Facebook | Instagram
This Tiny Ocean | Suzie Thomas Santa Cruz CA, USA. Suzie Thomas is a sea glass hunter in Santa Cruz, California. She has been making jewelry for over 20 years. In 2015 she began making sea glass jewelry full time and launched This Tiny Ocean. Her work can be found in UncommonGoods.com and in many coastal town boutiques. This Tiny Ocean jewelry is minimalist yet modern with a unique focus on color and shape. Handmade with sterling silver and 14K gold fill from her in-home studio, she offers a dynamic selection of rings, earrings, and necklaces. Each piece of jewelry is a true treasure and reminder of the powerful, yet blissfully therapeutic ocean. Website | Facebook | Instagram
Jart | Janet Ryan Cedar MI, USA. I create unique jewelry pieces using Sterling Silver, authentic beach glass and beach stones. As a child, I started collecting stones and beach glass along the Lake Michigan shoreline and I began creating and selling jewelry in 2005. In addition to designing and creating jewelry, I teach Silversmith classes and jewelry workshops in Traverse City, Michigan. Website | Facebook | Instagram
Relish Studio and Gallery Erie PA, USA. We are a nautique boutique featuring hand made jewelry and gifts with a nautical touch. Our hand crafted beach glass jewelry is made with sterling silver, 14kt gold, and may include precious and semi-precious gemstones. We’ve been in business for 24yrs and are founding members of NASGA. Website | Facebook | Instagram | Tumblr
Bead Boutique | Tricia Hall Jewelry Saint Leonard MD, USA. My passion is working with metals, turning a simple piece of precious metal into a one of a kind piece of jewelry using metal soldering techniques with a torch. My work is made integrating natural sea glass and found treasures, capturing the piece in an organic free form way. I have a love of semi-precious gemstones and fresh water pearls as well, and will incorporate them into my pieces, accenting the metal work and natural sea glass. I live in Saint Leonard, MD, am a proud member of the North American Sea Glass Association and participate in 24 art festivals each year. My jewelry can be seen and purchased on my Facebook page. Facebook
Tåsi Treasures Guam. Tåsi Treasures was formed by three friends who share a love of the sea and beachcombing. They hand make ocean– and island-inspired jewelry, décor, and souvenirs with sea glass, shells, and beach stones, the majority of which are personally collected on local beaches or trips abroad. One of the few makers on Guam using genuine sea glass, they make pieces in varying styles to offer to varying tastes. They also make an all-natural, reef-friendly, sun-protecting beach balm. A Guam Product Seal holder. Website | Facebook | Instagram
❤️ Look for show discounts on the Tåsi Treasures Instagram page on the day of the show.
OBX-Beachcomber | Tiffany Meekins Avon NC, USA. OBX-Beachcomber capturing the beauty of sea glass and shells found on the Outer Banks of NC. I am an avid Beachcomber and love photographing our finds and turning them into home decor wall art. My photography is available on gallery wrapped canvases, wood & rope canvases, prints and new for this year clocks and cutting boards. Custom sizes available for prints and canvases. Available in my new website/store and select galleries on the OBX. Website | Facebook | Instagram
Gull Cottage Crafts | Merrideth Lassotovitch Swansea MA, USA. Using the Tiffany copper foil technique, I create unique stained glass panels and angels incorporating hand-collected sea glass and pottery shards from Southeastern Massachusetts and Rhode Island. The different colors, textures, and shapes of the sea glass and pottery inspire my work. Facebook | Instagram
Left Coast Sea Glass Pacifica CA, USA. I work in both sterling silver or brass. Both of those metals compliment sea glass beautifully. I wire wrap using many different methods. That allows me to be flexible so I can use each piece of sea glass to its optimum effect. I make earrings, bracelets and necklaces. For me it's important that each piece I make be unique, beautiful and wearable. Website | Facebook | Instagram
TiliabytheSea | Nicole Lind, Cupar/Fife, Scotland/UK. Welcome to Tilia by the Sea, founded by Nicole Lind in Cupar/Fife with the idea of creating sea glass jewelry that could be worn with pride anywhere and for any occasion. Sourced from Scotland's coasts, each piece of sea glass and pottery is carefully selected and matched to create unique and individual pieces for you. All sea glass is genuine and collected by me and close friends in the Kingdom of Fife and around Scotland, with a selection of Seaham/England, Spanish and Japanese sea glass. Website | Facebook | Instagram
WhimSea | Alan & Karen Clark Santa Barbara CA, USA. Our fun art incorporates treasures we collect at remote beaches in the Santa Barbara area such as driftwood, heart stones and sea glass. We create one-of-a-kind sculptures as well as wall art. We also have a “WhimSea Wearables” division made with eco-friendly materials (as well as found sea glass and heart stones, etc.) including purses and jewelry. Etsy Shop | Facebook | Instagram
Nora Campanella | SeaGlass Jewelry by Nora, Harrisburg PA, USA. I hand wire pure sea glass into one of a kind piece of jewelry (rings, earrings, pendants and bracelets). I also create sea glass art with watercolor painting to create beautiful sea glass art scenes. I collect most of my sea glass from Puerto Rico where my family lives. Website | Etsy Shop | Facebook
Louise Sciutto Creations Santa Barbara CA, USA. Individually made greeting cards using sea glass, ribbon, fabric, and thread. Goats milk soap in mermaid molds with different colors and scents. Sea glass art in shadow boxes. Ornaments using sea glass and ocean finds. Etsy Shop | Facebook | Instagram
Stephanie Swain |Sea Glass Heart Art Madison-on-the-Lake OH, USA. I always loved Lake Erie and beach glass and wanted to find a unique way to share its beauty. I began using this unique resource by creating sea glass cards and pictures. My mosaics were created after 2 years of research to find a way to adhere the sea glass to glass permanently...thus my mosaics. I now create ornaments and watercolor paintings. All my multi-media creations use all natural unaltered sea glass. Etsy Shop | Facebook
Bridget Turner Jewellery Lawrencetown NS, Canada. Inspired by the memories of the sea and her love for waves, Bridget creates adventurous carefree jewellery that captures the feel of the sea. By mimicking the forms and colours the beach is known for she brings you back to the beach. She uses genuine sea glass and shells carefully set in silver or gold, sometimes paired with pearl or stone. Copper and brass are used to bring contrast to beautifully designed wave rings. All jewellery is handmade. Custom orders are available. Website | Facebook | Instagram
Angelina Kazmer | Effy's Creations Berkeley CA, USA. I create unique one-of-a-kind frames using sea glass, driftwood, shells, sea pottery, and other found beach objects. Most of the sea glass is collected by me. Many of my frames are upcycled. I also have sea glass necklaces/pendants and earrings using found and purchased sea glass. Custom orders welcome! Etsy Shop | Instagram
Etched by the Sea, Capitola, CA, USA. Etched by the Sea celebrates sea glass, coastal arts, beach destinations, and beachcombing. We create sea glass art books, cards, coastal art, stickers, and art prints. Website | Instagram | Facebook
BlackDog Design East Tawas MI, USA. Living on a sailboat for 12 years brought me to this journey of making seaglass jewelry. I use sterling silver in all my creations and a little 14 kt gold, to make unique one of a kind pieces. I live in Michigan, a stones throw from Lake Huron. Facebook
Lucky Sea Glass Jewelry | Jean Forman Vienna VA, USA. For over ten years, Lucky Sea Glass Jewelry continues to be recognized worldwide for its handmade beautiful genuine sea glass jewelry. Jean has been a featured speaker and retailer on many Silversea cruise ships around the world. Recently, her experiences were chronicled in a Beachcombing Magazine article. Items of Lucky Sea Glass Jewelry are uniquely made with wire wrapping, wire crocheting, and drilling techniques that enhance the individual quality of each piece of sea glass. In addition to sea glass, sterling silver, 14K gold filled and copper wire and other fine materials are used to create a truly Lucky necklace, bracelet, ring, or earrings. All the sea glass in Lucky Sea Glass Jewelry has been personally beachcombed around the world. Etsy Shop | Facebook | Instagram
❤️ Use discount code BEACHCOMBING for 10% off your order from May 26th through June 30th.
Katherine Brown Artist Rochester NY, USA. I am a watercolor painter creating works of art that tell the stories of lost treasure. Please check out my Zodiac Series, the astrological signs interpreted through washed ashore items like seaglass, pottery, and seashells. Website | Instagram
❤️ Use discount code BEACHCOMBING for 15% off your order.
Sandgrown Studio Boulder CO, USA. Sandgrown’un: born on the North West coast of England. I reignited my love of beach-combing about 6 years ago during trips to southern England. Then, when living in LA, I learned how to silversmith and after being inspired by other wonderful artists started to incorporate sea glass and pottery into my work. Now, living in Colorado, I pine for the sea and so incorporate beach-combing into any trip I can, whether it’s in the US or the UK. This means that you can be confident that all the sea glass I use is genuine as it has been personally found by me (or a helpful family member). Etsy Shop | Facebook | Instagram
❤️ Use discount code BEACHCOMBING for 10% off your order
Marea Baja Designs | Sea Glass Art by Betsy Bothell Capistrano Beach CA, USA. I make all of my sea glass art using real sea glass I’ve collected primarily around Southern California, but also from other beaches around the world, since 2001. All of my mosaics are made on repurposed wood backgrounds, mostly old fencing, and are sealed so they‘ll last a lifetime. Website | Facebook | Instagram
❤️ All items in my shop are currently on sale for the festival. No discount code needed!
BlanchardBeauties Madison WI, USA. Featuring unique designs, each piece from BlanchardBeauties is created with great love and care! All of my sea glass is either hand collected by me or sourced from trusted collectors. I'm a self-taught artist based in the Midwest, so lots of my glass comes from Lake Michigan. In my shop you'll find sea glass ear cuffs (a pierce-less ear accessory), necklaces and plenty of earrings. Send me a message if you are interested in a custom order — I would love to work with you! Etsy Shop | Facebook | Instagram
❤️ For all orders over $100, enter BEACHCOMBING in the notes to seller to receive a free pair of white Lake Michigan beach glass stud earrings (valid through the end of July 2020). All orders over $35 ship free within the US.
WaterColorSky Sea Glass | Terry Perry Murphys CA, USA. Sea glass photography, note cards, and art featuring naturally surf-tumbled sea glass found over many years on the beautiful beaches of Northern California. Blank greeting cards are all my own photographs featuring genuine found sea glass, shore birds and found treasures along the ocean's edge. All greeting cards are matted 4x5" original photographs ready to be framed, if you wish. Prints of all photographs in various sizes are always available. Handmade natural earrings and pendants are created pairing Argentium silver or oxidized copper with smooth frosty sea glass from my collection. Always finding joy on the beach, I have hiked down many cliffs and sought out new spots to explore, beachcomb and search for sea glass and beach treasures. I am so grateful to photograph and create with sea glass, and to share the magic of our beaches with you during this Virtual Beachcombing Festival! Etsy Shop | Photo Prints Shop | Instagram
❤️ Use discount code BEACHCOMBING to receive a free petite beachcombing pendant with your order over $25 through June 30th. Orders over $35 always ship free in the U.S.
NARFdesign Ravenna OH, USA. NARFdesign (Nearly All Robyn’s Fantastic design) is a collection of sea/beach glass jewelry created by Robyn Peterson Durlin, inspired by her love of beachcombing and all things nautical. Crafted in sterling silver, the kayak necklace collection features pieces of Lake Erie beach glass collected while kayaking, and the lobster collection is inspired by growing up in Maine. A wide variety of drilled sea/beach glass jewelry featuring glass from both Maine and Lake Erie is available as well. Website | Instagram
❤️ Use discount code BEACHCOMBING for 20% off your order. Free first class shipping on all U.S. orders!
Hold Fast Beach Glass | Erika Veltri Lockport NY, USA. I have been collecting beach glass for as long as I can remember from Lake Erie beaches with my family. After the untimely death of my fiancé in 2014 I moved back to my family home to begin to rebuild my life and I started spending lots of time at the beach on Lake Erie, once again. It became a form of therapy and a much-needed distraction from my grief. Three years later I opened up this shop featuring mosaics, home décor, and jewelry to share some of the beauty I found as I held fast through my life's roughest proverbial waters. Each piece is unique and has been created with glass I have collected myself. Creating beauty from brokenness from the shores of Lake Erie and Lake Ontario. Etsy Shop | Facebook | Instagram
❤️ Use discount code BEACHCOMBING for 10% off your order.
SB Sea Glass Co | Cari Summer Santa Barbara CA, USA. I have been creating most of my life. My interests run wide and I enjoy working with colorful fabric, sterling silver, pearls, shells, and most of all sea glass. Collecting sea glass from my home town of Santa Barbara has been a passion for over 20 years. There is great joy in repurposing my found sea glass and sending it back out into the world as something to be cherished and used again. I appreciate my fellow sea glass collectors that I have become friends with as we share our treasures together. Please feel free to contact me with any questions. Etsy Shop | Instagram
Applications are now closed for the festival. If you would like to be put on the waiting list, please read Showroom Specifications and email your information to us. We will let you know if we can include you in this year's virtual festival. Thank you!
Virtual Beachcombing Festival Photo Contest
We all have a few precious finds that we were stunned to discover on the beach. Now’s your chance to make them stars! We’re looking for great photos of awesome beachcombing treasures, so sort through your collection and enter your three favorites.
Thank you to our generous sponsors for their support of the Virtual Beachcombing Festival.
The Beachcombing Center, Maryland. The Beachcombing Center is a 501(c)(3) non profit organization dedicated to education about worldwide shoreline finds and preserving a collection of these finds, as well as to raising awareness about coastal erosion and marine debris. Website | Instagram | Facebook
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