FireWaterCreations

PEI Seaglass Jewelry

Bay Fortune, Canada · 65 Sales

FireWaterCreations

PEI Seaglass Jewelry

Bay Fortune, Canada 65 Sales On Etsy since 2011

5 out of 5 stars
(7)

Shop owner

Teri Hall

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Announcement   WELCOME to Fire & Water Creations which features quality sea glass jewelry with attention to detail, hand- crafted components and complete customer satisfaction. I have a wide range of reasonably priced jewelry made with sea glass and sea pottery that my family and I have found on the beautiful beaches of Prince Edward Island.

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Last updated on Mar 28, 2016

WELCOME to Fire & Water Creations which features quality sea glass jewelry with attention to detail, hand- crafted components and complete customer satisfaction. I have a wide range of reasonably priced jewelry made with sea glass and sea pottery that my family and I have found on the beautiful beaches of Prince Edward Island.

Teri Hall

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Teri Hall

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5 out of 5 stars
(7)
cathyw63

cathyw63 on May 23, 2018

5 out of 5 stars

Lovely!! beautifully designed and made.

Jill Settle

Jill Settle on Jan 2, 2017

5 out of 5 stars

Purchased as a gift, recipient loved it! Store owner very accommodating with shipping options. Thanks!

maryjogarvin48

maryjogarvin48 on Jul 18, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

What lovely earrings ...true treasures from the sea crafted by a gifted and generous artisan! Thanks for offering.

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About

Fire & Water Creations.

It all began as a dream...

I was living and raising a young family in eastern Prince Edward Island. My husband, like many others from the Maritimes, was away most of the year working “out West” and I worked in the justice system as a probation officer. I walked the shorelines to erase my long, stressful workday so I would be a smiling, upbeat mom when I picked up my two young children from school and daycare. These walks helped me re-energize and turn off the work side of myself. Along the way I would pick up pieces of glass, not really knowing what they were or where they came from. The glass piled up at home in various containers, waiting….

As time went on, it became more difficult for me to leave work behind, and although deep in my soul I knew it was time to make a change, how could I? I had a degree in criminology, I loved my job, and I had full benefits, weeks of vacation. But the beach beckoned me, and so I began to spend more time there trying to find peace of mind and clarity of thought. I would meditate. I would breathe deeply. The ocean would breathe its oceanic breath: pranayama. The sea glass would call to me, and its presence helped to focus my scattered mind as I walked. What colour would I find today? Maybe blue, or even red, maybe a special shape, a piece of pottery, a marble…or even a heart.

One day, as I was sitting on the rocks after my sea-glass hunt, I closed my eyes and asked aloud to whoever would listen, what am I to do? I had my hands deep in my jacket pockets, which, of course, were full of my recent finds. When I released my hands, the glass flowed out.

And then I knew. The sea glass was all around me. It had been sending me messages, and it was time for me to listen, to honour my inner voice.
I have always been an artist. I use to draw, paint, and immerse myself in creative pursuits, but as life got busy as a mother, a wife, and full-time worker, this part of me had been put on the back burner. I had silenced it for too long. While there is an art to beachcombing, I had to take it to the next creative level. So I left my secure twenty-three-year career and opened an “office” on the waterfront, with no windows, no doors, and no walls. (Somewhat different from working in the criminal justice field!)

Just as the jagged broken glass had been transformed into smooth, naturally frosted jewels, I knew that I had the courage to change as well. My journey to train as a metalsmith began, and I found a wonderful, accomplished jeweller and teacher, Kim Goldsmith, who came to love sea glass as much as I. I took the next step and became an entrepreneur, establishing my own business, Fire & Water Creations, handcrafting beautiful, affordable jewellery using genuine sea glass.

And the rest, as they say, is herstory.

Shop members

  • Teri Hall

    Owner, Creator, Designer

  • Kim Goldsmith

    Designer

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Last updated on Apr 11, 2016
Frequently asked questions

Sizing details

I do not alter the glass in size or shape. Mother Nature has already perfected its beauty so I use the glass “as is” and design the jewelry to reflect the individual piece of glass. The overall value of each design reflects the rarity of the glass, the time required to customize the setting and the amount of sterling silver used. The colorful palette of these translucent sea jewels includes greens, whites and browns. Aqua, blue, lavender, lime green and red are the rarest of all.

This beautiful affordable jewelry is hand crafted with genuine sea glass. Each piece is hand-drilled underwater with diamond tipped drills. This exacting procedure preserves its natural form. While some may be similar in style and colour they are never identical

Care instructions

You do not need to clean your sea glass but when working with it, I rub a little vaseline on it to get the translucent appearance. If you prefer the frosted look, you can place the sea glass in water or rubbing alcohol which will remove the oil. Be careful as the rest of the components are sterling silver.

Sea Glass is very durable when worn, but should be handled with care when not. Remember it has been tossed and tumbled for years in the ocean waters so it is "tough". Still glass though !

Keeping your jewellery in a zip lock plastic bag helps to keep your sterling silver (.925) from tarnishing.

Gift wrapping and packaging

All pieces come gift wrapped in a organza bag accompanied by a story of the artist, the glass and the meaning of the colour.

Lavender - Spirituality & enlightenment

Blue - Inspiration & truth

Aqua - Inner beauty & wisdom

Brown - Security & creativity

Green - Healing & love

White - Inner peace & divinity

The value of your design is reflected in the rarity of the glass. White is often found on Island beaches while lavender is a rare discovery.