whimsical, fun, shiny, happy, handmade glass jewelry
It all begins with melting and shaping rods of Murano glass into my beads, each one a wearable treasure. With my beads and sterling silver I create Sailorgirl Jewelry - wearable art.
It's not just a name, it's a lifestyle. I escape the Canadian winter by floating around in my sailboat - the Flying Saucer. It's an escape, it's inspiration, it's joyful. I gather ideas for stories that I can turn into jewelry.
When I posted this photo of my leftovers at the end of a torch session, many people asked, “Why not just melt those bits down?”
I don’t melt these down because this day I was using two different types of glass, Effetre and Bullseye and they have different COEs.
COE - Coefficient of Expansion. It's....