Handcrafted wax seal jewelry and whimsical embellishments … connecting the past to the present, borrowing from history to create meaningful and inspirational jewelry from antique wax seals and treasured trinkets.
Founded in 1990, she began fashioning sea glass into jewelry. Inspired by the sea glass colors, textures, and shapes she uses traditional hand tools to wrap each unaltered and authentic piece of sea glass in sterling silver wire creating jewelry that is unique in its shape, size, and color.
The wax seal jewelry is hand crafted from her large personal collection of unique antique wax seals, the oldest dating back to the 14th century through the Victorian era.
Historically, a wax seal was used in correspondence ... the wax seal would securely bond a letter closed, serving as a stamp of authenticity and privacy, verifying to its recipient who the sender was and that the letter had not been tampered with.
The imagery on every wax seal and jewelry item is well researched to determine the meaning and symbolism in heraldry and history, to translate proverbs and mottos inscribed in other languages and to identify text that is sometimes so small that it is difficult to read.
Each wax seal necklace charm and jewelry treasure has a story and will arrive with a descriptive informational card.
The jewelry on this website is not shown actual size and is not always proportional in size with other items on the same page.
If you’d like something longer, shorter, bigger or smaller please contact her with your preferences and she will do her best to accommodate you.