A Touch of Glass by Emily is a business which started after I began collecting sea glass from my local beach. I turned these pieces into jewellery and this eventually turned into a business. All of my jewellery is made with sea glass, which is in its natural form, that has been hand collected from the beach. Each piece of jewellery is individual and unique, due to each piece of sea glass being different. I use sterling silver to make luxurious, but affordable jewellery pieces, which make the perfect accessories for any outfit.
I find most of my sea glass at Seaham beach, in County Durham. This beach is popular amongst sea glass hunters due to the vast array of sea glass which can be found here. Seaham was home to the largest glass bottle works factory from the 1850s, until its closure in 1921, producing up to 20,000 bottles a day. The waste from the factory would then be dumped into the ocean, which, over years, would shape and smooth the glass, before being washed up on Seaham beach in a variety of shapes, colours and sizes.