Tuesday, June 21, 2011

JET Interview - Adroit Jewelers



I remember collecting shells and sea glass as a child.  Back then my family always asked what I was going to do with all of my “treasures”.  I think it might have been their way of saying “enough already”.  But I didn’t let them dissuade me.  Little did they, or I, know that I would never outgrown my love for this kind of treasure hunting.  Give me a beach and I’m a happy girl. 

Can you find the sea glass in this picture?



Don’t be fooled by running water.  There can be glass there, too.  Do you see it?  



A closer look.


Voila!


And now onto the finished pieces…  When the fun of finding the sea glass is over, I get to go home and have more fun creating one-of-a-kind pieces of jewelry. 

This sea glass ring remains one of my favorite pieces.  This color blue is not as common as some of the other colors, so it’s always an extra special to find.
Genuine Cobalt Blue Sea Glass Ring


I’ve had quite a few compliments on this genuine beach glass bracelet.  The glass has RC written on it, so I assume it came from an RC Cola bottle.  

Genuine Sea Glass RC Statement Bracelet

Sometimes I will add some sterling silver wire for a different look like I did with these earrings.

Genuine Sea Glass Soldered Earrings

I have always liked stained glass and thought it would be fun to put pieces of sea glass together to create a stained glass jewelry type of look.

Genuine White Glass-Stain Glass Look Necklace Pendant

As well as necklaces, I’ve made some sea glass pendants that people can put on their favorite chain or necklace cord.


Sometimes I know what the sea glass will become when I find it on the beach and sometimes I have to get it home and start playing around with it before I get direction.  I enjoy the entire process from start to finish.  I hope you have enjoyed this little peak into this part of my world.
Thank you for reading,

16 comments :

Bob J24-7 said...

I really LOVE Ida's new line of "stained glass" type settings for her sea glass jewelry! This Chocolate Brown Sea Glass Bracelet is fabulous!

Made By Tammy said...

Fantastic feature and jewelry shop!
I'm a proud own of a -
Genuine Sea Glass Bracelet But in Blue. Love it!

Tracy said...

I too spent my younger years walking the beach and finding sea glass and other hidden beach gems. I wish I had been as industrious with my treasures!

Such beautiful work! Thanks for sharing.

DG Jewelry Designs said...

Great feature. Love Ida's sea glass creations.

Rough Magic Creations said...

Ida, you are amazing, and so are your beautiful creations! I've always loved what you do with your beautiful seaglass, and your post here has inspired me to hit the beach too! Thank you so much for giving us this peek into your art.

Michele said...

Amazing jewelry so creative great shop to browse!!!

Erika Price said...

Fabulous creations - love the idea of the sea doing your tumbling for you! Erika Price Jewelry

nikhajewelry said...

Wonderful post, Ida! Your treasures are lovely!

SendingLoveGallery said...

enjoyed this! love the jewelry in this shop - I have one of Ida's sea glass necklaces and it's so beautiful!

Beadsme said...

Now I will look every where just to find some. Great post AJ.

jemsbyjb said...

Thanks for sharing this info AJ. Love the sea glass treasures you make.

WanderingJewel said...

Beautiful work!

Your Daily Jewels said...

I aspire toward such great artistic soldering! Ida's skill is fantastic and her jewelry is wonderful.

Ida @ Adroit Jewelers and The Road to My Goals said...

Thank you for all of the sweet comments everyone! I appreciate it!

l'actrice said...

I definitely share with you the love for sea glass.

cooljewelrydesign said...

Have always been a big fan of Ida's work...and glad you are pursuing a love from childhood. Your excellence over time working with your beloved sea glass and other mediums has been a delight to watch.