May 11, 2011

Sea glass beach glass gemstone wire wrap jewelry



My name is Amanda Piver. I was born on the island of Oahu, brought to the states (theeastern shore of Maryland) when I was young and have recently returned to the big island of Hawaii. One of the privileges of living in Maryland on the eastern shore was the miles of beaches to walk along the shores of the Chesapeake Bay. This is what started my love of Sea Glass.
 I have always thought of myself as a creative person and have dabbled in many things...Painting and other fine arts, soap making, flower arranging, photography...but one of my true loves is jewelry making. Whether it be metal and wire work, beading in new and interesting ways or the joy of combining colors and seeing my ideas come to fruition. I love working with semi-precious & precious stones, as I enjoy learning about their metaphysical properties as well as the sea glass I have collected along my many walks.
So many different things inspire me. Quite a bit of my work is done in shades of blues and greens. I'd like to think I am representing nature, the earth, as well as the ocean. They are so important to me and how I choose to live my life. I'd like to think that a little bit of me is in each piece that I create & that somehow I might inspire others to have the same feelings towards our home, the earth.