SunshinedayDesigns

Handcrafted Sea Glass Jewelry

Kingston, Washington | 150 Sales

SunshinedayDesigns

Handcrafted Sea Glass Jewelry

Kingston, Washington 150 Sales On Etsy since 2014

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Announcement   Follow my process and see what's new first on Instagram and Facebook! Handcrafted sterling silver jewelry featuring amazing sea glass from around the world! Not accepting custom orders at this time.

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Last updated on Mar 2, 2019

Follow my process and see what's new first on Instagram and Facebook! Handcrafted sterling silver jewelry featuring amazing sea glass from around the world! Not accepting custom orders at this time.

Sunny Laursen

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About

Welcome to SunshinedayDesigns!

Thank you for stopping by!
My story in a nutshell ~
As a young adult, I moved to Arizona. Yes, on purpose! Instantly, I fell in love with the Sonoran Desert landscape and was drawn to the design realm. My degree in landscape architecture allowed me to design unique outdoor spaces for resorts and parks. Upon moving to Washington, a dear friend introduced me the world of sea glass... I'm thrilled to say, these sea gems have brought me back to the world of design.
When creating jewelry, I find inspiration for my designs from my surroundings, my Southwestern roots, my Pacific Northwest home, and in the beauty of each piece of sea glass. All my jewelry is handcrafted in my studio, using a combination of fine silver, sterling silver and gold. I use mostly genuine sea glass, but enjoy incorporating fossils, turquoise and other stones. My favorite pastime is beach combing for sea glass on local beaches, but I also acquire stunning pieces from coastlines around the world.

You might ask ~ 'What is Sea Glass?'
Well... A long, long time ago, prized decorative glass, tableware, and a variety of bottles had been broken, discarded, and forgotten about. Often this 'junk' glass ended up being dumped into the ocean. After many decades of tumbling in the sea, they have acquired their signature smooth edges and the beautiful frosted finish. Each piece is unique and and tells its own story! Sea glass has a true 'trash to treasure' story.
There is a big difference between glass tumbled in the sea and those pieces that are artificially made. Genuine sea glass is actually considered to be a gem (not to be confused with gem stones, as those are mined from the Earth). Genuine sea glass has its own rarity chart with varying values placed on each piece based on color, flawless attributes and size.
Over the past decade there has been a surge in fascination for these sea gems and they are becoming increasingly hard to find on many beaches... However, when you find yourself on the beach and are enjoying the views and sounds of the water, take a moment to look down... you might just find a gem of your own!

Hope you enjoy looking through my shop. Have a wonderful day!

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  • Sunny Laursen

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    Metalsmith Jewelry Designer, Beachcomber, Sea Glass Addict

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