Sea Glass Collecting
Sea Glass collecting has been a tradition of seaside residents and visitors for years, but it’s only in the last few years that collectors have begun to come together, compare “finds” and demonstrate their creativity in displaying or using the sea glass. Together with other artisans and enthusiasts, Jacqueline hopes to share the beauty of sea glass through elegant, wearable art. Enjoy a peak at the studio in this recent interview.
Cape Ann Designs
The idea for Cape Ann Designs evolved after a year of creating and selling hair accessories under the name Beach Glass Barrettes by Jacqueline. Cape Ann Designs evolved from there – to reflect the indigenous nature of the artwork and the desire to make the connection between natural beauty of the region and sea glass. After the first year, with input from customers, partners, and experienced designers the line was expanded to include a full range of hair accessories and jewelry. Jacqueline will also design custom pieces from her collection or yours! Visit her during the Cape Ann Artisans Studio Tour.
Cape Ann- Massachusetts
Cape Ann has been the home to great artists going back to the 17th century and still hosts the oldest continuous working artist’s colony in the country, Rocky Neck, founded in 1623, Rocky Neck which is coincidentally where the sea glass hunting began for Jacqueline and her husband, Michael. An important part of the sea glass and pottery shards is the history tracing back to the establishment of the Sandy Bay colony on the northern cape of Boston known as Cape Ann. Jacqueline’s personal goal is to make a strong association between the beauty of the sea glass jewelry and the exquisite natural beauty of the area.
Gloucester is one of four State endorsed Cultural Districts! Here more about my personal journey on this Podcast.
I was privileged to be interviewed by Kristine Fisher for Cape Ann ARTWaves in the Fall of 2022. Enjoy this video that captures 19 years of making!