Sea Glass Jeweler Julie Anderson Design: The Landlocked Mermaid
In case you haven’t noticed, I’m kind of a sea glass junkie. My Instagram account is filled with my sea glass finds, and I think it’s kind of the best hobby in the world.
And you know what? I take it for granted. Living on Maryland’s Eastern Shore means I have access, especially by kayak to some amazing beaches.
Julie Anderson lives in Kentucky, though. Not usually a place you’d think of. She calls herself a landlocked mermaid, so the way she finds sea glass (which is actually pretty cool!) is by buying it from pro hunters all over the world. She selects only the very best 100% pure natural sea glass pieces, and makes them into jewelry using the finest sterling silver (and on special order 18k gold).
This is my new ring, made by Julie, from a sunset-orange-yellow piece found in Puerto Rico:
I am head over heels in love with this: I feel like Poseidon himself asked me to marry him. Haven’t taken it off since it came last week. I love that it’s a natural piece and you can see the pitting.
Julie started her sea glass jewelry business because of her desire to stay home with her special needs son, and her love for the sea. Her business started on her Etsy shop, and custom orders have become the fastest growing part of her work. She has recently expanded into using Hawaiian Island seashells and Tahitian and South sea pearls.
She has a new line of bracelets featuring interchangeable center pieces:
I can’t say enough about how talented she is. You’ll have to just “sea” for yourself.
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