MelusineGlass

Melusine Glass Co. Authentic Sea Glass Jewelry

Vancouver, Washington · 92 Sales

MelusineGlass

Melusine Glass Co. Authentic Sea Glass Jewelry

Vancouver, Washington 92 Sales On Etsy since 2014

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(20)

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About

My goal is it create beautiful, unique pieces of art using Mother Natures' ultimate Upcycle- Sea Glass.

My shop came to being thru the combination of two of my favorite things: Authentic Sea Glass and shiny things. : )

I work hard to make pieces that showcase this beautiful, Nature crafted product. I hope you enjoy the finished product as much as I enjoyed making them!

A little information about Genuine Sea Glass, and why it's can't be manufactured or replicated:

Lets say the year 1953, and Joe Schmo is out fishing and drinking in the waters off of Florida, and he has just finished his beer. He decides, because who recycles in 1953, to toss said beer bottle over the edge of the boat, into the frothy ocean depths below. Perfect. Now it's gone and we'll never have to mess with it again. Cuz it's 1953.

Well now, not so fast. Mother Nature in all her infinite wisdom, is not to be out done by Joe Schmo. I like to think that here, she giggles a little bit and winks a twinkling eye before saying "Patience. You give me your trash, and I will make it a treasure."

Thusly the journey begins. Joe's bottle is smashed repeatedly against the rocks, breaking it into sharp, jagged pieces. For years, those pieces are sanded and smoothed by the sea. Very slowly the ocean buffs off rough edges and sharp corners in the sandy tides. The saltwater begins to leach out minerals from the manufactured glass, giving it a frosty white finish. I like to think that along his journey, the little piece of sea glass had to fight sea monsters and defeat the evil Sea Hag. But I can't prove it, so we'll just say "allegedly".

Fast forward- I am hunting along the beaches for hidden treasure. My eye catches on something just out of place in a mound of sea stones. I grab it up. Resting in my hand, is what could almost pass for a sea pebble, it is so soft and smooth. Except that the color is the deep brown of a 1953 beer bottle, and when I hold it up light from the sun pours through.

Ok. ok. I MAY be romanticizing the whole thing just a smidgen. "But it's just someone's old trash." one may say. Maybe it was. But not anymore. Nature took something careless, and buffed and polished and changed its chemical make-up, until it was something completely new and beautiful. Each piece utterly unique, having its own unimaginable journey, and Perhaps even battling the odd Sea Hag or two.

The quality of the glass may very, based on its shape and evenness of the frosting. There are also colors that are more rare than others. For instance, in Connecticut, I find very few Cobalt blue pieces. But in Greece, or another part of the world where blue glass has been used and discarded for decades, blue may be more plentiful. Reds, oranges, yellows and pinks are universally considered among some of the more rare colors. Mainly because glass using those colors is no longer mass produced for bottling or other easily discarded items.

But what's the deal with the Mermaid? Legend has that Mermaids were the Daughters of Neptune, and as such, had elemental control over the water, though they were forbidden to use it. As the story goes, a mermaid fell in love with a sea captain. When his ship was in danger of crashing into the rocks, the Mermaid used her powers to save him. For doing so, she was banished to the depths of the ocean, never to see him again. Her tears would wash a shore as frosted pieces of colorful glass. Sea glass. Or as it is also called, Mermaid Tears. Romantic, no?

Shop members

  • Amanda Hatley

    Owner, Creator, Customer Service

    Hello everyone! Welcome to my shop!

  • Kitty

    Assistant

    As assistants go, he's sort of rubbish. He can't wire wrap, write, or even polish the jewelry. He's always trying to eat the beads, and now it appears he's drunk on the job.

Shop policies

Last updated on December 2, 2016
Welcome to Melusine Glass Company!

My goal is it create beautiful, unique pieces of art using Mother Natures ultimate Upcycle- Sea Glass.

Each piece is hand crafted by me, using quality materials. Each piece of sea glass is authentic and unique, as only real sea glass can be.

Accepted payment methods

  • Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Returns and exchanges
I have a 30 day, satisfaction guarantee. If you are unhappy with your art for any reason, send it back for a full refund. I want you to love your unique glass as much as I do, and I will work hard to make sure you are satisfied with my product.
Shipping
I charge a flat rate of $5 for all purchases shipping within the continental US. For my Sea Glass Mobiles I charge a flat rate of $10, to help supplement the cost of safely shipping a large piece.
Your parcel will be insured and you will have access to tracking.