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angie on Jul 28, 20215 out of 5 stars
I love the necklace. It is beautiful. Excellent customer service.
Laurel on Apr 5, 20215 out of 5 stars
Love the sea glass bangle!
Pattie on Feb 16, 20215 out of 5 stars
My daughter loved this necklace for her birthday present. 'It goes with everything', she said. Thank You!!! She loved the handmade box also. I will be back for more!!
Cristan on Feb 8, 20215 out of 5 stars
I’m OBSESSED with this gorgeous necklace!!! Thank you!!!!
Cristan on Feb 3, 20215 out of 5 stars
Absolutely beautiful!! I have purchased before and just purchased again!!
melissaperruccci on Jan 30, 20215 out of 5 stars
I have worn the leather necklace and bracelet every day since I received them. Such a cool, earthy look. I really like the durability of the leather line. If you buy a lot of jewelry like me, you eventually have lots of lovely broken pieces. These are very strong and well made and I am sure will last a long time!
Krista on Jan 8, 20215 out of 5 stars
Beautiful ring! Lovely details in the wrapping/twists and hammered finish.
Joyce Wilson on Nov 24, 20205 out of 5 stars
absolutely stunning. Bought it as a Christmas gift.
Janice on Nov 15, 20205 out of 5 stars
Gorgeous! I get many compliments.
barrondebbi on Oct 20, 20205 out of 5 stars
Casually elegant sea glass necklace! Perfect size stones and cascades nicely!
A Lifetime of Creativity Together
We met in college in 1987. From the very beginning of our relationship we were collaborating. We made music together. We made art together. We travelled the world together, soaking up inspiration from around the globe. Our artistic pursuits were sidelined for several year by corporate careers that left little time or energy for other creative activities. After witnessing the horror of 9/11 first hand from our Brooklyn apartment, we decided life is too short to grind it away inside an office. So we slowly transitioned into a more artistic way of life.
Shortly thereafter we started House of Z, an umbrella under which we could explore all facets of our artistic curiosity. We started doing street markets on the weekends, selling Amy's photographs and various other items we were creating. Then one day we discovered a beach on the banks of the Hudson River that was covered with sea glass. We became immediately enamored, amazed at how the waves could turn a piece of trash into something beautiful. After several collecting trips, we found ourselves with heaps of gorgeous sea glass. The obvious question was, what to do with it? Amy made a few jewelry pieces for herself, and her friends, and the response was fantastic. Soon we started selling our sea glass jewelry at markets, and before too long the jewelry became our main focus.
People love the fact that we collect and make everything ourselves, and so do we. Each piece is unique, and we really enjoy learning where every piece of glass would take us creatively. Eventually we made the move to working on House of Z full time. We travel the world looking for the most gorgeous sea glass we can find, and then we bring it into our studio and see what it inspires us to make. Each piece is a collaboration between us and the forces of nature, and we are so happy to share them with you. Thanks for visiting - Amy & Drew Burchenal
Amy and Drew Burchenal
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