Imagine sunlight shimmering on water, the sublime smoothness of sand under your feet, and the radiance of a clear, summer morning...Courtney Gillen seems to work these breezy elements into her handcrafted sea glass jewelry.
These elegant drop earrings are built around dual "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 gathers it. The rounded, organic shapes are framed in hand-wrought sterling silver. The reflective metal makes the translucent glass catch the light, almost glowing from within. A beautiful collaboration between human craftsmanship and forces of nature, each piece features unique variations in shape, texture, and color. Handmade in Maryland.