Saturday, November 12, 2011

Sea Glass and Sterling Silver; Stamping, Patterns, Making A Unique Mark

We've been asked to create some beautiful pieces over the years.... Sea Glass Earrings, Necklaces, Bracelets and more.  When time allows, we enjoy moving our creativity outside of the box.  And this year we are happy to be sharing our world class collection of sea glass in some new  silver designs fresh from the studio.

Recently West Coast Sea Glass was invited to be a featured artist at the Tucson, AZ Bead Show.  While there, we made sure we took the time to purchase some fabulous new silversmith tools to enhance our sea glass and sterling silver designs.  The results; some new hammered creations.

These circular, sterling silver back plates make a wonderful setting to represent the circuituous, oceanic cycle that sea glass has journeyed upon.

At left (below), our 1.5" rounded, hammered "half moon" pattern creates a handsome ring setting.

At right (above) a hand hammered, lined pattern in the backplates hallmarks a pair of cornflower blue, sea glass gems.  The sea glass was beachcombed by hand from Pacific Ocean beaches and paired together in these original West Coast Sea Glass earrings.

At right a well hammered focal pendant features a naturally shaped, aqua blue sea glass triangle.  All pieces are bezel set in fine .999 sterling silver.

Check out more genuine beachcombed sea glass and sea glass jewelry here:  West Coast Sea Glass

As always, the West Coast Sea Glass pieces that are made in the silver studio are marked with our signature "sea star" stamp.  This ensures your piece is authentic, and hand crafted by us.