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About Me!
My goal is to live an inspired, adventurous, creative life. Sailing, hot glass, bikes, cooking, wine, cheese, books, doodling, cookies. Life. It's meant to be lived. Fully.

About the jewelry
Sailorgirl Jewelry is made from handmade glass beads (my hands!) and sterling silver. I create light, playful jewelry to brighten a day and to inspire imagination.

About my glass beads
I make glass beads using a technique called lampworking or flameworking. I use a propane/oxygen torch to melt rods of glass. My raw glass is Moretti glass from Italy. The melted glass is wound around a thin steel rod (called a mandrel), then shaped and decorated with thin rods of glass (called stringers). Some of the beads have silver leaf added inside. There is no paint on any of my beads, they are all layers and layers of glass.
All of my beads are annealed (baked) in a kiln at approximately 950 degrees F. This removes stress from the glass and prevents the bead from cracking. Because my beads are annealed, they are durable. Try not to drop them on cement or marble. They will hold up well under normal, everyday wear.
As they are handmade, each bead is unique. While I do my very best to produce exactly what you see on the screen, there will be some slight variations in the beads.

Do you make everything?
I do. Every bead, every piece. One by one. My hands. (And I’m mighty proud of this!)

I want something I saw at a craft show but it’s not here!
In my booth at a craft show are hundreds of shiny baubles. If there’s something you must have and it’s not listed here send me an email. Chances are it’s sitting on my bench, I just haven’t taken photos yet to list it!