Sea Glass Circle Drop Earrings

Courtney Gillen scours the beaches of Hawaii for the most stunning sea glass samples she can find.
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There is something inherently poetic about sea glass–discarded by man, smoothed and shaped by the sea, and eventually rediscovered by beauty-seeking beachcombers. One of those beachcombers is often artist Courtney Gillen, who scours the beaches of Hawaii for the most stunning sea glass samples she can find, then ships them back in bulk to her studio in Maryland. There, she fashions them into modern but evocative jewelry like these circular drop earrings. To make this pretty pair, Gillen painstakingly matched the two pieces of cobalt sea glass for color and size. She then framed them in a clean-lined sterling silver design that subtly enhances the beauty of the glass. Handmade in Maryland.


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Courtney Gillen

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The first time she took a metalsmithing class, Courtney Gillen knew what she would do with the rest of her life. Shortly after finishing art school and establishing her studio, a box arrived in the mail from a family member in Hawaii. It was filled with sea glass and a note which read "this might make nice jewelry." Courtney was hooked again. The mesmerizing colors and shapes of the sea glass would prove to become an endless source of inspiration. That was over twenty years ago. Today, Courtney goes on sea glass collecting trips whenever possible and hand-makes all of her jewelry in her studio in Maryland. Inspired by her materials, she hopes her pieces will transport you back to a favorite beach memory—finding some sea glass, being excited by the mysterious treasure, and wondering about its age and origins.

Handmade Recycled Made in the USA
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sterling silver, sea glass
1.25" L x 1" W
When needed, clean with a soft polishing cloth.
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