Sea Glass Stud Earrings

Courtney Gillen handcrafts custom sterling silver bezels to fit each piece's organic shape.
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Sea Change

Take a little shimmering sunshine on water and velvet sand under your feet everywhere you go with Courtney Gillen's elegant earrings. The studs are built around "pebbles" of either seafoam- or cobalt-hued sea glass—discarded glass that is shattered, shaped, and smoothed by the ocean. Courtney collects it on the beaches of Hawaii when it washes ashore, then handcrafts custom sterling silver bezels to fit each piece's organic shape. The reflective silver makes the translucent glass catch the light, almost glowing from within. A beautiful collaboration of artist and nature, each piece has unique variations in shape and color. Handmade in the USA.

Due to the recycled and handmade nature of this item, each is unique and will vary.


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Courtney Gillen

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Courtney Gillen



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
0.75" L
When needed, clean with a soft polishing cloth.
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within 8 days, arriving no later than the 9th business day after the order was placed.
Standard shipping:
within 4 days, arriving 5 business days after the order was placed.
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within 2 days, arriving 3 business days after the order was placed.
Expedited shipping:
within 1 day, arriving 2 business days after the order was placed.
Express shipping:
will ship the same day and arrive 1 business day later.

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