FoundMadeArt

One of a Kind Sea Glass and Driftwood Jewelry

Victoria, Canada · 5 Sales

FoundMadeArt

One of a Kind Sea Glass and Driftwood Jewelry

Victoria, Canada 5 Sales On Etsy since 2016

5 out of 5 stars
(2)

Announcement   Welcome to FoundMadeArt! Sea glass and Driftwood Pendants made from glass and driftwood found on the beaches of Vancouver Island. Check out our other shop, FoundMadePrint.

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Last updated on Sep 11, 2017

Welcome to FoundMadeArt! Sea glass and Driftwood Pendants made from glass and driftwood found on the beaches of Vancouver Island. Check out our other shop, FoundMadePrint.

Will and Helen Bushell

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Will and Helen Bushell

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Laura Keyser

Laura Keyser on Apr 22, 2018

5 out of 5 stars

I adore my new pendant! It's beautifully made - even the packaging was lovely and creative! With it's beach glass "gem" and cool & unique silver scrolls, it will be the perfect touch for summer-y outfits. Thank you- I love your shop!

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Creating some fun Beach Jewelry at FoundMadeArt

We live in Victoria, BC and enjoy every minute on the beach. In fact, we even check the tide charts and look forward to beach combing when the tide is way out. We've spent many a mellow hour, wandering up and down the beach, searching for bits of pottery, glass and driftwood.

So, of course, the jewelry we are introducing is made from all those little bits of beach pottery and sea glass we've found on our favorite beaches in Sidney BC. And the driftwood most often found at the beach at Ross Bay in Victoria. The Town of Sidney used the ocean as a dump way back over 100 years ago, and although we'd never condone that practice now, we do treasure all those bits of glass and pottery that the ocean has tumbled for so many years.

Each piece of our beach jewelry is made from authentic ocean tumbled pieces so if you find some iron discoloration around the edges of the pottery, this is just totally natural and adds to its charm. Each piece is hand made by Will Bushell.

Our shop is called FoundMadeArt because it sort of explains a lot about what we do as artists. We find things like beach pottery, thrift store dishes and furniture, ephemera for collage and paintings and make art with it all. Our small contribution to upcycling and recycling, creatively.

We also make mosaics and other artworks from found dishes. Almost every room in our little house has studio space in it. We have painting and furniture studios in our basement, mosaic and painting studio in a spare bedroom. The jewelry is made in our "kitchen studio".

In time, we'll be introducing more products like jewelry made from found re-purposed jewelry, and mosaics made from beach pottery and thrift store dishes. We will also be adding to our store collage and paintings in original and print form. Please check out our website and blog below for more links to our work.

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Though we both have an education in Fine Art and Design, mainly in the area of Painting, we are totally unable to constrain our efforts to just one medium. And one area of art naturally seems to lead to another. So far we have been led to creating mosaics, collage, upcycled furniture, photography, fabric design and now making jewelry. If there is one common element, it is that we tend to incorporate found items and ephemera into our artwork.

We work on all of these areas in our home studio(s) in the beautiful city of Victoria on coast of Vancouver Island. We're just a couple of beach combing, garage sailing, thrifters who love making green art.

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  • Will and Helen

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    We are a couple of artists living in Victoria BC, enjoying the beach and making jewelry from the treasures we find there.

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