Reimagined Components: Hand-drilled genuine sea glass and moss agate from an antique glass bottle with sterling silver crown bead strung on a 24'' light brown leather cord.
1888's Take: In some way, shape or form, destruction is a necessary part of creation. The action of breaking things down is in fact creating something entirely new. We take great comfort in knowing that nothing is ever lost forever only changed and reborn anew." - Ali & Nathan
Agate has a long history of being used as a grounding stone that helps to stabilize one's emotions. Its many colors and banded layers of chalcedony make it one of the most widely used stones for jewelry and healing alike.
Sea glass is physically and chemically weathered down bits of glass that are found in bodies of saltwater (differing from beach glass, which is found in freshwater and has a slightly different chemical make-up and appearance). Sea glass takes a minimum of 20 years for the broken shards to naturally tumble and get the smooth, frosted look that it’s known to have, and for some types of glass can take up to 200 years to fully form. These interesting bits of history can come from an array of places such as beach trash, dumping, or accidental over-boards, but we’d love to think that the sea glass we’ve collected comes from an old, treacherous shipwreck that occurred centuries ago somewhere far out at sea…
After each artifact or specimen has been discovered it is sent through a careful restoration process before being used in a design. If a particularly unique patina is found to add design value to an artifact, it's preserved & sealed to ensure its longevity & protection.