Frequently Asked Questions
Do you find all the sea glass yourself?
We most certainly do! We grew up collecting it in Fairfield, Connecticut and have bins containing our collections over the years. Occassionally a friend may find a piece or two while on vacation and give it to us, but aside from this, almost all of our sea glass has been personally collected. You can read more about this on our Ethos page.
Where do you find it?
Beachcombers can never fully reveal their secret sources! The majority of our sea glass was found along the Fairfield Beaches years ago. We'll continue to collect pieces in travels here and there. Some of the sea glass has been found in the following locations; California, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Maine, Massachusetts, Bermuda, Italy, Canada, the Canary Islands, and other various areas.
Do you reshape the sea glass?
All sea glass is left in very same condition in which it was found. This is what makes sea glass so unique- that a variety of forces have contributed to shaping, coloring, frosting, and sizing it. To reshape or tumble the sea glass would be stripping away all that nature has so beautifully created. This is why Seaduced Jewelry is either drilled sea glass or metalsmithed around the glass- to preserve its original condition. Additional information about this is also on the Ethos page.
I always look for sea glass and never find any! How do you find it?
It's hard for us to find today, too! Luckily we live in a more eco-friendly environment than previous decades so there's a greater awareness of waste disposal and recycling. It wasn't too long ago that bodies of water were main sites of garbage dumps (which is where sea glass essentially originates). Another factor to consider is how plastic has evolved and exploded as the main container of storage. Today typical beach-goers tend to bring plastic to the beach- eliminating the liter of glass that ends up in the water. With this in mind, sea glass is definitely heading towards extinction! However, there's certain things to keep in mind when searching for your glitter-litter; tide changes, moon phases, weather patterns, party places, shipping routes, etc. Some of the most exciting discoveries that we've made have come from adventuring to new places, talking to local people, and understanding the environment of a given area. Remember, sea glass can show up in unexpected areas of the same place where you currently look. Try to think creatively about where else it could have been washed to that's out of ordinary sight. Treasure hunts are the best!
I have my own collection of sea glass. Would you be able to make a piece of mine into jewelry for me?
Of course! Sea glass pieces (especially the rare finds) create such a deep personal connection to those who find them. We become attached to them for whatever reason and there is an emotional value that can't be transferred to just any piece of sea glass. If you have a piece (or pieces) that you're interested in converting into jewelry, we can offer you a consultation to assess your piece(s) and provide you with jewelry options to choose from. Just send a message through the Hotline and we can go from there!