SeaGlassSeaham

Unique Sea Glass Art & Gifts by Carol Ward

Sunderland, United Kingdom

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This shop got multiple 5-star reviews in the past 7 days.

Announcement    Genuine Seaham Sea Glass and Beach Pebbles, carefully hand picked by my own fair hands to make beautiful things for you to love - unique art, personalised gifts and jewellery. I create with care and special attention to detail, making each piece totally unique and top quality. I endeavour to provide a first class customer experience and have many happy customers. I love what I do and I hope it shows. Thanks for stopping by, I hope you found something to make you smile. Custom orders taken. Please send me a message if there is something special you would like me to make for you.

All items are carefully packaged using recycled materials when possible using Royal Mail 2nd class in the UK and International Tracking worldwide. Please contact me if you would like to reduce the shipping costs to International Standard and I will give you a price. Combined shipping costs will be given for multiple items,

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Last updated on May 11, 2021

Genuine Seaham Sea Glass and Beach Pebbles, carefully hand picked by my own fair hands to make beautiful things for you to love - unique art, personalised gifts and jewellery. I create with care and special attention to detail, making each piece totally unique and top quality. I endeavour to provide a first class customer experience and have many happy customers. I love what I do and I hope it shows. Thanks for stopping by, I hope you found something to make you smile. Custom orders taken. Please send me a message if there is something special you would like me to make for you.

All items are carefully packaged using recycled materials when possible using Royal Mail 2nd class in the UK and International Tracking worldwide. Please contact me if you would like to reduce the shipping costs to International Standard and I will give you a price. Combined shipping costs will be given for multiple items,

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About SeaGlassSeaham

Sales 656
On Etsy since 2016

Creating beautiful art and gifts from sustainable vintage sea glass

Hi, I'm Carol. Beach lover and Sea Glass Creative. Welcome...

I have always lived at the coast and enjoyed walking along the beach, it is my happy place where the fresh sea air is good for my soul.

Collecting sea glass began when I spent many happy hours at the beach with my grand daughter. We would often pick up a pebble or seashell to bring home for the garden or to decorate and we began to notice shiny pebbles in the sand. I don't think I had even heard of sea glass before then. We were fascinated by the colours and shapes... the hobby of sea glass collecting had began.

Around that time I had a small business selling hand knitted goods alongside working as a holistic therapist but a frozen shoulder put all this on hold. And, as life twists and turns in the way that it does, I found that when my shoulder had recovered I had developed a creative flair for making pictures from the sea glass we had collected, particularly flowers - I love flowers!

Thus, my new business was born and I love everything to do with it - coming up with new designs, gift wrapping and talking with customers - and best of all, I get to go to the beach as often as I like.

Everything you see has been collected with my own fair hands
with some help from my grand daughter who is now a young woman but still loves to visit the beach with her nana. We
love to share our beach love!

Seaham is home to the famous multi coloured pieces of Sea Glass and I am lucky to live just a 5 minute drive away. So that is 5 minutes from beach to workshop (more commonly known as the kitchen table!).

And pebbles... aren't they just amazing too! They have been around for millennia and each one is a sculpture in its own unique way. Sea glass, with its transparency and lightness and pebbles with their earthiness and solidity are both ways to connect with our inner and outer worlds. Just hold a pebble for a few moments and you will see what I mean.

Seaham, and my home town of Sunderland, was a hive of glassmaking activity over a century ago. From bottles to home decoration, there were glassmakers and bottle works producing the country's best glassware and exporting around the globe. The glass I find today is from the leftovers and breakages of each day's production which was discarded into the river and sea. After being tumbled and smoothed for decades it washes up on Seaham beach and sparkles in the sand when the tide is going out...

Visiting the area? Why not call in to the National Glass Centre or Sunderland Museum & Winter Gardens. Both of these places have great exhibitions about the history of glassmaking and you can pick up one of my pictures from the gift shop!

Each item is carefully packaged for postage and I minimise the use of plastic by re-using cardboard and other packaging materials where possible.

Thank you for stopping by!

Shop members

  • Carol

    Owner, Sea Glass Collector, Maker

    plus Designer, Marketer, Wrapper and Packer!

  • Carol

    Owner, Sea Glass Collector, Maker

    plus Designer, Marketer, Wrapper and Packer!

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Last updated on Apr 9, 2019
Frequently asked questions
If I buy more than one item, can I reduce shipping costs?

Yes, please contact me prior to placing your order and I will adjust the shipping accordingly.