SeaAndGlassOnEtsy

Sea Glass + Driftwood Mobiles, Wall Hangings + Jewelry

Sunset Beach, Hawaii · 809 Sales

SeaAndGlassOnEtsy

Sea Glass + Driftwood Mobiles, Wall Hangings + Jewelry

Sunset Beach, Hawaii 809 Sales On Etsy since 2014

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Note from shop owner Please visit us at www.seaandglass.com and on Instagram @seaandglass

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Last updated on Nov 17, 2017

Please visit us at www.seaandglass.com and on Instagram @seaandglass

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About

Sea Glass Love

We are a collective of ocean lovers, mermaids, surfers, and beachcombers.

Alongside our love for the sea, our fascination with 'literally' everything about sea glass and driftwood inspires us daily. We are awed by the natural recycling process that occurs in the production of genuine surf-tumbled sea glass. We love working with such exquisite found objects - designing, repurposing, and upcycling them into works of sea-inspired beauty.

We live on the North Shore of Oahu, Hawai'i where we design and handcraft all of our creations. Each piece we make is meticulously handcrafted with the Spirit of Aloha :)

Please feel free to contact us with any questions! We hope you find something you love.

Mahalo Nui Loa for shopping handmade!
xo

www.seaandglass.com
Instagram: @seaandglass

Shop members

  • SEA AND GLASS

    Owner, Designer, Maker

Shop policies

Last updated on October 14, 2016
Thanks for visiting our Etsy shop!
Each piece is handcrafted, unique, and one-of-kind.
Everything we make is inspired by our love of sea glass :-)

Our items come beautifully wrapped and packaged. We ship to your Etsy address by default so if you'd like it shipped elsewhere please include the address in "note to seller". If the item is a gift, we're happy to include a gift card with your personal note which you can also include in "note to seller". Or contact us with any other special instructions!

Accepted payment methods

  • Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Returns and exchanges
Apologies, we don't offer refunds or exchanges on made-to-order mobiles. Please take the time to examine the photos carefully as well as the description and dimensions to ensure you will be satisfied with your purchase. Feel free to contact us with any questions or concerns before purchasing. We are happy to send you more photos and info as needed. If the item is damaged upon receipt please contact us within 24 hours and we will work something out. If you are truly unsatisfied please contact us to discuss the issues and we will work something out together:)
We offer a full refund or exchange on all jewelry that is not "made-to-order" if you are unhappy with it for any reason! Item must be returned unworn, undamaged, and returned in same packaging within one week of purchase.

Mahalo!
Payment
We accept PayPal, Visa, Mastercard, Discover, and American Express.

Payment can be made through direct checkout with Etsy or through PayPal.
Shipping
All items ship USPS First Class or USPS Priority Mail unless otherwise indicated. Tracking and delivery confirmation included on all US orders.

We are happy to accommodate expedited shipping requests and/or additional insurance, please contact us directly for a quote and include the date you'd like to receive your item by.

GLOBAL/INTERNATIONAL SHIPPING is by USPS First Class International Service. Customs form number provided (which works in some countries as an electronic tracking number). **PLEASE NOTE that buyer is responsible for any and all duties, taxes or import fees. **UK customs charge 20% VAT (on anything over £15) and £8 processing fee - buyer pays this in addition to our shipping charge. For more info: http://www.hmrc.gov.uk/customs/post/buying.htm

Combined, bulk, and international orders can be difficult to calculate as there is a wide variety of weights with our items. We appreciate your understanding and will promptly refund any overpaid shipping charges in excess of $2.00.

We make every effort to carefully pack all shipments in biodegradable, compostable, and recycled packaging when possible!
Additional policies and FAQs
What Is Sea Glass?

Sea glass is any glass that has found its way to the ocean where a combination of surf, sand, and stone naturally tumble smooth and frost the glass pieces into a [genuine] surf-tumbled sea glass jewel. In most cases the glass originates from glass products that were thrown away, or from ship wreckages and trash dumps located near the coast where the debris has spilled into the sea. Glass thrown overboard from boats in shipping lanes, marinas or areas of commerce can also be a source of sea glass.


Where Do You Get Your Sea Glass And Driftwood?

We hand-collect most of our sea glass and all of driftwood from the beaches of Oahu, mostly on the North Shore. Beginning in 2016 we will also be collecting driftwood and sea glass from the Northern California coast. We also source sea glass from trusted vendors around the world ensuring it is genuine surf-tumbled sea glass.

Blues

Blue sea glass – in all color variations – is the most popular color request we receive. It is also one of the more rare colors and hardest to find. This drives up the value and price of blue sea glass (and other rare colors) and in turn, increases our cost and the cost (and value) of our mobiles containing blue sea glass. This is why you’ll often see a price difference between two similar mobiles in our listings – mobiles made with blue sea glass are priced higher.

What Determines The Value And Cost Of Your Items?

1. Sea Glass Color(s)
2. Number of Sea Glass Pieces + Sizes
3. Size of Mobile
4. Time Involved for Each Piece

Color Factor: Blue sea glass of any shade will cost more, as will the other rare colors. The more rare the color is, the higher the value and cost of a mobile.

Number & Size of Pieces: The number of pieces used and the size of those pieces becomes a time and value factor. The more pieces used increases the amount of time it takes to make a mobile; and the larger pieces are not as plentiful and harder to find (for all colors). Because it takes roughly the same amount of time to tie one small piece of glass as it does one large piece, but the larger pieces are not as common, you’ll see a mobile containing more small pieces priced the same as a mobile with less pieces that are larger. We do our best to strike a balance between the time and value factors with this.

Time Involved: The additional time involved for each piece can vary but always includes: the time spent beachcombing for materials, sorting and organizing the sea glass, design arrangement, stringing, driftwood selection, sanding, drilling, and tying the driftwood, twine knotting and attachment, and carefully packaging the mobiles for shipping.

How Do I Care For My Sea Glass Mobile And/Or Other Beach Craft?

Sea glass is merely glass and equally as fragile. If it is dropped or hits a hard surface it can break, so we always recommend gentle handling first and foremost.

Additionally, our items are made from "found objects" and meant to retain this natural, rustic look & quality. On very rare occasion a piece of sea glass or twine may become loose and need to be re-secured. You can do this easily with any clear type of super glue.

To keep your sea glass clean and glistening over time you can use glass cleaner (applied to a paper towel first) or a small amount of oil (we like mineral oil) rubbed on your fingers then rubbed on each piece very sparingly. The very frosty, jewelry quality pieces will have a frosted whiter surface appearance without oil and their color will glisten more (or “pop”) with the oil. The different look is a personal preference. If you find you don’t like the look of the oil, you can always remove it with glass cleaner.

What Is The Life Of My Mobile?

One of our favorite things about our sea glass mobiles is that you're also receiving a beautiful collection of Sea Glass. If you ever tire of your mobile, it can be pulled apart with some minimal “crafty” effort and the glue spots on the sea glass pieces can be gently filed off with a very fine sand paper or nail file. You then have a lovely collection of sea glass to repurpose in another way or to simply enjoy!


Can You Explain How Your Items Are Considered To Be Made From Found Objects And Are “Repurposed” And “Upcycled”?

Our mobiles are primarily made from objects we (or others) find on the beach – driftwood and sea glass. They are repurposed and upcycled because the glass is no longer being used for its intended purpose (it was originally a bottle or plateware, etc), and we are “repurposing” it – giving it a new purpose by turning it into home décor. Additionally, the mobiles are “upcycled” in their new purpose because they are given an increase in value (aesthetically and monetarily), meaning the glass is worth more in its new form.

These terms (along with recycled and downcycled), are used interchangeably right now, and it’s hard to tell the difference. There are a lot of definitions out there, but we found this to be the most clear and simple, just fyi:

Recycled: In it's broadest sense - used again and value remains unchanged
Downcycled: Items are turned into new items of a lesser quality than their original state
Repurposed: Used again but with a new purpose
Upcycled: Used again, with a new purpose, and with greater value than its original state

I’d Like To Learn More About Sea Glass In General. Can You Recommend Sources For This?

The following are great resources for info on sea glass for our fellow sea glass lovers out there:
North American Sea Glass Association // Sea Glass Journal // West Coast Sea Glass // Richard LaMotte’s Book, Pure Sea Glass // C.S. Lambert’s Book, A Passion for Sea Glass // Mary Beth Beuke’s Book, The Ultimate Guide to Sea Glass