Each of the custom projects I create are incredibly sentimental, but when I'm able to commemorate family and love in a piece made for someone dear to me- the sentimentality of the piece is boundless.
Created for a dear friend and owner of the first store to carry HBJ, I was approached to incorporate sea glass pieces into a one-of-a-kind necklace. These fragments were found on a family holiday in Puerto Rico; the necklace was a gift to my dear friend from her family.
Comprised of oxidized silver with 14k gold and sea glass; I wanted to utilize a few different techniques to give this custom necklace some edge and singularity. I also wanted experiment with lapidary work in the process- with that in mind, I set some of the sea glass pieces the way I have set precious gemstones. Other pieces I set in my new phantom setting- this setting holds the sea glass with the prongs on the inside. The best part of the creation process, was drilling into the sea glass pieces and setting tubing on the inside- turning them into luxe, organically refined beads.