Nothing is more renewing than planting your feet in the sand and having the waves wash over you as you take in a deep breath of sea air. The ever-changing colors of the sand, sea and sky bring a calm over me I long to bring home every time I go to the beach. A recent trip to the island of Nantucket was a trip down memory lane for me, as I used to go there often, back in the day. Long walks on Madaket beach collecting treasures, taking in the exquisite crafts created by sailors at the Nantucket Whaling Museum, visiting the beautiful shops along the waterfront, all made me want to get into my studio and create pieces that captured that unique windswept island flavor.
I love working with stones, shells, glass and metals that evoke that feeling. Aquamarine, Peruvian opals, conch shells, quartz and vintage glass African trade beads all come together in this collection of pieces that are as light as an ocean breeze. Whether it’s the end of Summer and you want to hang on to that feeling just a little bit longer, or it’s the dead of winter and you want to be transported, I hope you’ll peruse these beauties and enjoy.