Beach glass style earrings, necklaces, anklets, and bracelets.
 

Handcrafted beach glass / seaglass style wholesale jewelry, designed by American artists.
Hand made by Sand Sea Sun™ on the Outer Banks of NC & in the VA Blue Ridge Mountains.

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What is Sea Glass?

Genuine sea glass is the glass found along shorelines, tumbled and broken by the ocean. Authentic sea glass is a rare find, but lucky beachcombers may find these jewel like pieces in the gravel and shell patches along beach tide lines. A very fortunate few may find bits or even whole bottles lost through the centuries in the storms and shipwrecks that still sweep over the Diamond Shoals of North Carolina.

 

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When we began working with natural sea glass, the colors and shapes lent themselves so naturally to many jewelry designs. The possibilities are endless ~ the supply of glass, unfortunately, is not. More hours were spent walking the tide line than working at the jewelers bench!

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To supplement the natural supply, Sand . Sea . Sun™ began recreating the beach glass process. Today, the sea-style glass used in our jewelry is primarily recycled glass, created from broken bottles, stained glass remnants, and beads. This colorful glass is broken, formed and finished in our studios, then tumbled with genuine beach sand, gravel, and salt water to replicate the roll of ocean waves. The resulting sand-etched finish turns these pieces into modern sea jewels, resembling the natural beach glass found along the shore. A long and labor intensive process (with many cuts, burns, and scrapes!) ~ but the results are worth it: sea style glass in a rainbow of color. Click here to learn more about our eco-friendly recycled materials and methods.
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From this glass palette we create the intricate jewelry of Sand . Sea . Sun™. Earrings, bracelets, and necklaces combine this recycled glass with sterling silver wire & beads, genuine fresh water pearls, the finest crystal beads, and charms with nautical and sea life motifs. For more information on the elements used in our jewelry, click here.
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Sand . Sea . Sun™ &  Austin Design

are two distinctive American handcrafted jewelry lines. Sand . Sea . Sun™ is created from recycled glass similar to natural seaglass, and accented with sterling silver, sand etched glass beads, charms with nautical and sea life motifs, and bright crystals. Austin Design™ is a more contemporary line, incorporating, semi-precious stones, natural pearls, bohemian glass, and sterling silver. Austin Design Jewelry originated in 1987 on the Island of Cape Hatteras, a small fishing village on the Outer Banks of North Carolina, and on the island of St. Thomas in the the U.S. Virgin Islands. Today, we have our studio in the Outer Banks village of Kill Devil Hills on the North Carolina coast. Our company is a group of artisans which create each and every piece by hand. We pride ourselves not only in our original designs but also in the quality and workmanship which goes into every piece. Our inspiration, of course, is our home island ~ into all the jewelry we blend the colors, elements and feel of the ocean.

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originated on the Outer Banks of North Carolina -- islands with a wealth of history, beauty, and diversity.
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