Sunday, March 2, 2008

Meet Etsy Jewelry Artist: SeasideStudio

Jane lives in an old seaside town north of Boston with her family. "I love the ocean and nature. That is what inspires me most," she admits. While she has tried her hand at all sorts of artistic mediums her entire life, she has only started making jewelry in the last two years. She incorporates her love of collecting sea glass into many of her pieces, beautifully wrapping her finds in wire alongside semi-precious stones. "Living by a very old harbor makes it easier for me to find it. Each piece I spy makes me feel like I’ve found a precious little jewel. I love the history in sea glass and find looking for it to be very relaxing." One of her favorite parts of jewelry making is never really knowing how a piece will turn out until it's finished. "The piece takes on its own life," she explains. "I hope that my jewelry will make the wearer feel connected to the beauty in nature." She may have started making her natural pieces as a hobby, but it is now a full time career and she is striving to "become more visible in the market place." She recommends her fellow Etsians "believe in yourself, go for it, and make use of and be thankful for all of the very intelligent and creative people on Etsy who will so generously share their knowledge with you." Please check out her shop: http://seasidestudio.etsy.com/

-Wendy Baylis
Dharma Designs

5 comments:

Rosebud Collection said...

Something so beautiful about sea glass..Born in Greenport, L.I.,N.Y.
We always went to the beaches and picked up sea glass.

Dharma Designs said...

I love sea glass, too! There's something so alluring about the naturalness of it. :-)

capitolagirl said...

The seaglass is beautiful with the copper wrap. Nice job, and I like the sandollar background too!

The Downtown Boutique said...

GORGEOUS earrings!

Ravenhill said...

These stunning earrings bring me back to childhood walks on the beach in Maine! I can smell the ocean!