Imagine the shimmering light of sunshine on water, the velvety smoothness of sand under your feet, or the radiant warmth of a clear, summer morning. Designer Courtney Gillen seems to work these very elements into her handcrafted jewelry.
These elegant earrings are built around "pebbles" of sea glass--discarded glass that is shattered, shaped and smoothed by the ocean before washing up on the beaches of Hawaii, where Gillen seeks it out and collects it. The rounded, organic shapes are framed in handcrafted sterling silver. The reflective silver makes the translucent glass catch the light, almost glowing from within. A beautiful collaboration of human ingenuity and forces of nature, each piece has unique variations in shape and color. Handmade in the USA.