I was really impressed.
Since I'm not able to be making glass jewelry in the quantity I wanted to do because of my health, I thought, hmmmm... and the wheels started turning.
not only will
we be able to provide a larger variety of truly fine jewelry to you
folks, but it also gives us a chance to promote those who really
I started making jewelry in 2004, anticipating what could happen, and knowing I didn't want to stay in the dental business.
It was definitely the time for a career change.
Lin: What was the result of that decision? What is it about designing handmade sterling jewelry that brought about that decision?
I had never experienced the joy that creating has brought me in any other job I have had!!
get the idea to start using sea glass in making glass jewelry combined
with your handmade sterling jewelry?
Signe: I took a traditional wire wrapping class and a bezel setting class a few years ago. I took what I learned and ran with it.
First, I have friends who live on Lake Erie who were into collecting beach glass. I would look at their collections and some pieces would just speak to me.
I could actually see silver around them in my head. I really didn't care if the glass was flawed or undone, I just knew I could make them into a cool piece of jewelry.
I might add that, at that time, I had NO idea about how vast the sea glass community is.
sure has grown! What
you tell us about your recent experience, work, or plans? What do you
see in the future regarding handmade sterling jewelry and designing and
making glass jewelry with it?
Now I use hand-collected genuine jewelry quality glass from all over the world in all my one-of-a-kind designs.
As far as plans for the future go, I would absolutely love to be able to design and make sea glass jewelry every day, and it looks like maybe, just maybe, it's going to work out that way!
Lin: Thanks so much, Signe.
David and I love your sea glass and handmade sterling jewelry and are so excited about being able to share it with our friends in the Odyssey Sea Glass community.
Here is a little reminder to check out the upload features on the fun page, where you can contribute your comments, questions, and photos on what you find at the beach or just about anything to do with beach glass.
We invite any of you to share a short story of your beach impressions (funny, sad, or exciting) and get a link to the website or blog of your choiceon the fun page.