EastCoastSeaGems

Genuine Sea Glass Jewellery and Art

Dieppe, New Brunswick · 9 Sales

EastCoastSeaGems

Genuine Sea Glass Jewellery and Art

Dieppe, New Brunswick 9 Sales On Etsy since 2016

Announcement   Welcome to East Coast Sea Gems. Each of these Genuine raw beach items are picked with care from the Eastern Beaches of Canada and USA, and wire wrapped into original designed jewellery and art. Get your one of a kind gem today!

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Last updated on 01 May, 2017

Welcome to East Coast Sea Gems. Each of these Genuine raw beach items are picked with care from the Eastern Beaches of Canada and USA, and wire wrapped into original designed jewellery and art. Get your one of a kind gem today!

Salisha Tatton

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Salisha Tatton

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Share the love of the sea with this elegant Mermaid Heart pendant of surf tumbled sea glass. The white Milk glass and Green sea glass are secured in Sterling silver wire. Both pieces have been Tumbled into hearts.
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Stunning Cornflower Blue Sea Glass Ring in plated silver, size 7. One of a kind. #seaglass #mermaid #mermaidjewelry #beachglass #shoplocal #handmade #mermaidrings #cornflowerblue #seaglassrings #beachglassrings #oldnewborrowedorblue

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About

Beach combing to find a piece of history to recycle into a beautiful piece of art.

Hello and Welcome to my little Hobby business. So happy you found me. I realize it’s been awhile since introduced myself so here goes ….
My name is Salisha Tatton and I am the creator of East Coast Sea Gems. I was raised in Saint John, New Brunswick, Canada and have lived in this beautiful province for my entire life. I spent much of my summers growing up collecting shells and playing in the water surf of the Bay of Fundy.
I started this hobby a little over 2 years ago, with no more in mind than to fill in some spare time, making a few cute pendants for my mom and friends from finds I had found on the beach. It all began with a set of simple jeweller’s tools and some wire I was given from my best friend and an idea from being on the beaches of Campobello Island. You see, I had been off work with chronic health conditions for a few years by this time and was starting to feel that my therapies and medications were working to the point that I could start to live life again after years of being reclusive due to my pain. I was ready to feel like a productive active member of life again. I wanted to be able to find joy in living that had been so elusive. Trying to find what brings you joy in life can be a hard road to follow, with lots of roadblocks and detours, but many times the journey is what makes the final destination all worth it. The beach is my happy place. It seems like nothing else matters when I’m walking along listening to the waves hit the shore and the birds sing where all the best fishing holes are.
Family and friends were encouraging, many times joining on my beachcombing adventures, sometimes going on their own and bringing me back treasures to wrap for them as keepsakes. What could you possibly find on the beach that could be of such value, you wonder? Sea glass or Beach glass hunting is a popular pastime for many of us who live along the shoreline and in maritime coastal communities.
Consider a sea glass as a piece of history 100-300 years old, washing up on the beach, sparkling in the sand, smooth and frosted with colours such as bright blues, lavenders and greens twinkling in the sunlight. Sea glass is glass such as bottles or windows that has been tossed or washed into the sea and tumbled for many years to become the smooth beautiful pieces you see in jewellery. Some pieces swirl around in the ocean currents for many years before making it to a coastal beach. It takes more than 50 years for the currents, ocean sand and tides to do their work at making these shards of glass into something worthy of wearing as a piece of art.
I love the stories that can be found by researching a piece of sea glass. How old could it be? What type of glass did it come from? Stained glass? A boat window? Pop bottles? Fine China? Sea glass is no less than History and Mother Nature coming together to create a unique and elegant gem.
Different eras created different quality of glass. In the 1600-1700’s, glass was meant to be reused many times before it was discarded, so it was thick, dark and very durable. As the industrial revolution came into play in the 1800-1900’s, glass containers became more disposable, thinner and less likely to last more than a few washes. A wider range of colours were also able to be produced because glass became more easily produced.
As I search for sea glass I know I’m doing my small part to help clean up our beaches, not only collecting sea glass, but by picking up other refuse along the beach while I scour the shores looking for that colourful frosted gem. Our beaches are so beautiful and deserve respect for all they bring to us.
I make and promote New Brunswick found/made pieces. With the rare exception, that are well marked, all my jewellery creations are made from pieces I have found on New Brunswick beaches. When I’m not creating designs, I spend my summers in and around Albert, Westmorland, St. John and Charlotte County beaches and around Deer and Campobello Islands.
Based out of Moncton, NB, I can be contacted directly @EastCoastSeaGems through Etsy, Facebook, and Instagram, through email at eastcoastseagems [!at] gmail.com , by phone at 506-852-0447. You can also see a limited product selection at @Campobello Island Gift House on Campobello Island and @ Artful Persuasion at 170 York Street, Fredericton, NB.
I’m looking forward to sharing more of my adventures with you this year. I have so many plans for what I would like to share with all my followers, I hope you enjoy them. If you have a special piece you would like wrapped or a special day you would like a piece of sea glass jewellery designed for, please contact me for more information.
Cheers! Happy Sea Glass Hunting.
Salisha

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  • Salisha Tatton

    Owner

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  • Nancy Burton

    NB, Canada

    My production partner helps me with the wine glass and sign designs.

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